These Bombs are the Bomb!

As a little girl I never tolerated things like bubble bath in my tub. Now I know why. While bath bombs are eye candy to any little girl – most of them contain a number of human carcinogens, hormone disruptors and artificial dyes.

This weekend, we decided to make something BETTER.

Below are the recipes from @mindfulmomma (thank you!) we followed. While we were at it we made some toilet bombs too. Did you know that traditional toilet cleaners are some of the most toxic home cleaning products you can buy?

Have fun and let me know what you think!


Homemade Fizzy Toilet Bombs

A natural way to keep your toilet fresh and deodorized in between cleanings.

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ⅓ cup citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
  • 30 drops essential oil eucalyptus or peppermint

Instructions:

  1. Mix baking soda and citric acid together in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in hydrogen peroxide, mixing as you go. Slowly add the essential oil, mixing constantly. The mixture will bubble and fizz a little bit but that is OK.
  2. Press the mixture into silicone molds. Make sure the mixture is packed into the molds tightly. Let the molds dry for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Push bath bombs out of the molds. Store in a sealed container.

Homemade Bath Bombs

Made with non-toxic odor neutralizing, disinfecting and stain fighting ingredients – this is a nice freshener to use between cleanings. Just drop on in the water and it will start to fizz.

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/8 cup Espom salts
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2.5 tablespoons skincare oil (almond, grapeseed, jojoba)
  • 10-20 drops essential oil
  • 3-4 drops natural food coloring (optional

Instructions:

  1. Mix water, oil and essential oil (and food color if using) together in a small jar and shake well. Slowly drizzle wet ingredients over dry ingredients, mixing constantly. A slight fizzy reaction will happen but that’s OK. The mixture will be crumbly but packable.
  2. Press mixture together into 1 to 2 inch balls. This can be done free-form or using a mold. We used a small melon baller.

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