DIY: Holiday Bath Bombs

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We try and do this as often as we can, get all the babes together under one roof for a fun craft’ernoon with their “pretty much family” friends. Close since they were born, the ages now range from 8 months to 6 years old, finding a craft that everyone can do is not easy, but this one at least everyone can use. Last month we did a Halloween inspired playdate which we managed to make bowls and bowls of Monster Slime and boy was it fun!

This time around we changed seasons and geared our craft around the upcoming Christmas holiday. We had all the kids make Peppermint Bath Bombs and with only one child that decided to make it lunch, I’d say that it was a complete success.

As always we did a obligatory group shot, the success I feel when I actually get one where they’re all looking and nearly happy is really quite something (weird right?!). Once we knew we had “the shot” we bombarded them with indoor snowballs and got more great shots! Looking at these now makes me so excited about the future, the future of replicating these moments on that very same couch when they’re in their 20’s. 

 

HOLIDAY BATH BOMBS 

(original recipe and inspiration via Cranberry Lane)

MATERIALS:

  • 3/4 cup Citric Acid Powder
  • 2 cups Sodium Bicarbonate
  • 15ml Witch Hazel
  • 1/4 tsp Orris Root Powder
  • Peppermint Essential Oil //we used doTERRA

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix Citric Acid Powder and Sodium Bicarbonate in a large bowl
  2. Combine your Essential Oil(s) in a seperate small bowl, mix well, add Orris Root Powder.
  3. Add the two mixtures together and blend thoroughly. 
  4. While blending, spray a fine mist of Witch Hazel on the mixture to moisturize, and continue to mix and spray until it becomes slightly damp. Do not over spray and soak mixture.  
  5. Press mixture into cookie cutters or molds, remove and let dry. 

TIP: Citric Acid is a fluffy substance, so be sure to pack down when measuring the amount you require. 

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