This bath bomb recipe is a great recipe for those with sensitive skin. It uses buttermilk instead of citric acid, which some people find gentler. It is also infused with Dandelions and Turmeric for a soothing, healing tub experience to aid in your self care. Try these incredible bath bombs and enjoy learning a new skill, and a relaxing bath.
Luxurious and Gentle Bath Fizzy Recipe
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For many people, one of their favourite moments of self care is when they submerse themselves in a warm, fragrant bath. Surrounded by candles, while reading a good book.
Ahhhhhh…. I’m relaxing just thinking about it!
One of my go to ways of making bath time extra special is with bath fizzies or bath bombs. I prefer to make my own bath bombs for a few reasons, which you can read about here.
With this recipe I love that I am getting a gentle, skin saver recipe, that has a dash of summer with the power packed Dandelion.
I have extremely sensitive skin, so I like my products to be as gentle as possible. That’s one of the things I love about making my own bath bombs, I know exactly what is in them.
And these luxurious and gentle bath bombs are truly magical for those of us with sensitive skin!
All Natural Bath Bomb Recipe
20 minutes to make, 24 to 48 hours to set
2 cups baking soda
1 cup powdered buttermilk
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup Epsom salts (unscented)
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon jojoba oil
2 tablespoons turmeric powder
2 tablespoons dried dandelions
10-20 drops turmeric essential oil
Stainless steel bath bomb molds
Mini muffin tin (optional)
Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol or witch hazel
1 large mixing bowl
In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients: baking soda, buttermilk, Epsom salts and cornstarch. Mix the dry ingredients together to ensure they are well combined.
Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds just it is just liquid. Add the coconut oil to the bowl. This binds all the ingredients together and helps prevent crumbling.
Add the turmeric essential oil and jojoba oil. Add the turmeric powder, this is what will give your bath bombs their natural colour.
Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly. Make sure you use your hands (use gloves to prevent staining your hands), and breakdown down any lumps and clumps. You want to really work it all together and ensure it is completely mixed. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand. If after a number of minutes it is still not “clumping”, try adding a teaspoon more coconut oil. If you live in a dry climate the original recipe may be a bit too dry.
Mix in the dried dandelion. Lightly work through the mix.
Using a Bath Bomb Mold
Packing bath bomb molds is a bit of an art that takes some practice.
First, do it immediately after you make the mix. Do not let the mix sit for any length of time before packing it into the molds. It will start to dry. If you find it is drying too much as you are packing the molds, spritz the mix lightly with a bit of rubbing alcohol or witch hazel.
Pack these over the bowl. Start by loosely heaping the mix into both sides of the mold.
Press the molds together and twist to ensure both sides of the mold connect. Let any excess mix fall back into the bowl.
Gently tap each side of the mold to release the bombs. You can also tap the sides. You should feel the bath bomb moving inside the mold. Tap until you feel this. Then gently lift on side of the mold off. Remove the other mold. You made a bath bomb!
Set the bath bombs in a mini-muffin tray to let them set up and dry for 24 to 48 hours. The tray helps prevent any accidental bath bomb rolling!
Once thy are hard to the touch, they are ready for the tub! Store in an airtight container until they are ready for use.
Tips on Natural Bath Bombs
Bath Bombs that use Buttermilk for the acid have less intense reactions in the bath water. You will still get fizz, but it won’t be as strong as when you use citric acid recipes.
Always store your bath bombs in air tight containers. Any exposure to moisture, even in the air, will start reactions in the bath bomb. Over time this will ruin your bath bombs and they will no longer react in bath water.
For best results, use these bath bombs within 3 months.
If you have sensitive skin, and notice any reactions while making these bath bombs, don’t use them for yourself. Gift them to someone else.
Want more tips on bath bomb making? Check out our bath bomb making resource here.