If you love a good soak in the tub, you will want to check out this Homemade Oatmeal Bath Bombs recipe! They are so easy to make! And you very likely have all the ingredients in your pantry already.
These Oatmeal Bath Bombs can be made with your favorite fragrance, and for a lot less than what you will pay at the store. Plus they are perfect for summer as oatmeal is great at relieving the sting of sunburn. So a nice soak in an oatmeal bath after too much sun will do your skin wonders.
Here is how you can make your own Homemade Oatmeal Bath Bombs:
What You Need:
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Oatmeal
4 Tablespoons Cornstarch
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1-2 Tablespoons Water
Essential Oils of your choice. I love Lavendar from Young Living! You can order Here.
What You Do:
To get started, combine the baking soda, oatmeal and cornstarch in a bowl. Then add in your oil and essential oil. Mix until well combined. You are looking for a consistency that will hold a shape but not be too wet.
If mixture does not hold together, or is too crumbly, add a little bit of water at a time. Once you have a good consistency, you can either press a section of the mixture firmly into a silicon mold or you can just mold by hand. I just made my bath bomb balls by hand. But it can also be fun to use different shapes in a mold as well.
Allow you bath bombs to dry for about 24 hours.
The recipe above made about 4 smallish round bath bombs. I doubled it to make all the the bath bombs you see in the picture. So modify the amount of each ingredient to accomodate the amount of bath bombs you are looking to make.
I think would make great gifts for someone. Add to a mason jar or other container. Decorate with ribbon or gift tag.
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Does it have to be olive oil? Can it be vegetable oil?
And when I google what cornstarch is it came up with baby powder, is that correct? I am attempting to make these as gifts but some of the ingredients are not common in the uk.
No, corn starch is the starch derived from the corn grain. You can typically find it in the baking aisle of your grocery store. I have not tried using vegetable oil, but I would recommend using the olive oil. They are different.