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3 Ways To Get More Fun Out Of Your Bath Bomb Recipe

3 Ways To Get More Fun Out Of Your Bath Bomb Recipe

In my previous post I shared with you what was inside the very first Eco Creatives Box, Box #1. Incase you missed it, our little founding members received everything they need to create fizzy bath bombs using all non-toxic food grade ingredients and beautiful dried botanicals to add colour and aroma.
If you would like your little one to receive a monthly eco-conscious craft, DIY or hands on educational activity then join Eco Creatives here.
I also shared a link to the exact recipe I used to create the bath bomb powder and included instructions. You can view that here.
Today I would like to expand on the bath bomb recipe and show you how to mix it up a bit to have even more fun with your little one. 
Below I have three more bath bomb related activities your little one can enjoy. 

Shape with Cookie Cutters 

Whale shape bath bomb - The Eco Party Place
We all have a few different cookie cut shapes at home. So why not create some fun bath bomb shapes? To do so, mix all your ingredients as per the recipe. Lay your cookie cutter shape on a flat plate or tray. Then fill the shape with your mix, pushing it into all the weird and wonderful corners. I have used some dried lavender for the whales eye. If you don't have any dried flowers you can also use herbal tea. Carefully use your fingers to push the bath bomb out of the cookie cutter and onto a board or plate. Let the bombs dry overnight and you can pop them in a jar to gift to a friend or enjoy them yourself. 

Colour with freeze dried fruit 

Freeze dried strawberries - The Eco Party Place
Another great natural way to add colour and an amazing aroma to your bath bombs is by using freeze dried fruits. You can purchase freeze dried fruits from the supermarket and some bulk food stores. Usually strawberry, blueberry and mango. Yum! All you need to do is pop them in the blender until they become a dry powder. Then use them in the same way as we used dried botanicals in the recipe. Smells amazing! Good for you and the environment.

Make toilet bombs

Toilet bomb recipe The Eco Party Place

Toilet bombs are a mix of baking soda, citric acid and essential oils. They absorb icky odours and help to keep toilets cleaner between cleanings. I don't know about you, but I hate cleaning toilets. So I just pop one of these in my toilet every night and I wake to a lovely smelling clean toilet! You can use any essential oils you love the smell of. I like to use Thieves® essential oil which is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. If you are new to oils and would like to know all the ins and outs of essential oils then Tammy is your oil guru from @natural_mama_culture.  

Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Citric Acid
  • 20 Drops of Thieves Essential Oil (or essential oil of choice)
Instructions:
  • Mix the baking soda and citric acid together.
  • One drop at a time add the essential oil, mixing well in between each drop. 
  • Now it's time to slowly add water. There are two ways you can do this. 1) Fill a cup with water. Dip the fork into the water and transfer these water drops to the powder, mixing well each time. 2) Use a spray bottle to mist water over the mixture, stirring between every two sprays.
  • Only add water until the mix can lump together in your hand, like wet sand. 
  • Using your hands or a mould, form ice cube sized balls. I have used a measuring tablespoon in the photo example.
  • Allow to dry over night and store in an air tight jar or container. 

1 comment

  • I was thinking it’s not fair we don’t have a bath, but think I might create some of these as fun activities for the children to play with! Great idea, thanks for sharing the recipes!

    Shae

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