You Will Need ...
  1. large bowl

  2. small cups or bowls

  3. fork or whisk

  4. measuring spoons

  5. measuring cup with ounces listed

  6. paper plate or drying surface

  7. 2 oz baking soda

  8. 1 oz. citric acid

  9. 1 oz epsom salts

  10. 1/4 t. water

  11. 1/2 t. essential oil

  12. 1 t. olive oil or coconut oil

  13. food coloring

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Step 1: 

In a small bowl mix the dry ingredients:

2 oz. baking soda

1 oz. citric acid

1 oz. epsom salts

Step 2: 

Use your fork to mix the dry ingredients.  Make sure to break up any clumps and make the mixture as smooth as possible.

Step 3: 

In a separate bowl mix together the wet ingredients:

1/4 t. water

1/2 t. essential oil

1 t. olive oil

a few drops of food coloring

Step 4: 

The food coloring will tend to bead when added to the oil.  Mix with your fork to incorporate the food coloring and avoid any beads.

Step 5: 

SLOWLY, SLOWLY, SLOWLY add the wet ingedients to the dry.  You want to add a few drops of the wet at a time and stir.  Keep doing this until all of the wet has been incorporated.  The mixture should be moist but not wet and the color should be evenly incorporated.

Step 6: 

Shape your bath bombs into domes using the 1T measuring spoon

Step 7: 

The domes will have to dry for anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours before use

Age: 
Tween
Teen
Adult
Basic: 
Science
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Use your noodle! (challenging; focus required)
Holiday: 
Other
Prep Time: 
5 - 10 minutes
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children