For this month’s STEM activity, we decided to make some bath bombs and study chemical reactions. Since we are literally days away from moving, Hubs suggested a “destress your PCS” theme and the kids love to steal my bath bombs so here we are. You don’t need much to make them but we had to order the citric acid (aff link) off amazon but it was super affordable. If you can’t make your own bath bombs or would just prefer not to you can buy some amazing bath bombs from https://www.amorbathbombs.com, that being said if you do want to make your own continue reading below for step by step instructions including a list of what ingrediants you’ll need at the bottom of the page.
Since it is mostly dry ingredients, we let the kids do the pouring and measuring. Once all the dry ingredients are combined in a bowl, combine the wet ingredients together before mixing them into the dry ingredients. We got some liquid color (aff link) to make our bath bombs more fun and some chamomile and lavender essential oils to make the bath more relaxing.
When you pour the liquid in, the dry ingredients will start to bubble up, something I had not anticipated but keep stirring and you will be able to incorporate all the ingredients without too much bubbling. From there, you can stick them in molds and let them dry. Once dry, just pop them in a bath and get ready to relax! That evening we let the kids do one in their bath and they loved seeing the pop and fizz of the bath bomb as it touched the water.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 1 tsp. water
- 2 tsp. essential oils
- 3 tsp. olive oil
- liquid color
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
- Slowly incorporate the wet into the dry and combine thoroughly.
- Put bath bombs into mold and allow to dry. Store for up to 30 days.
What about you? Do you like bath bombs? Have you ever made them before?