The bathroom is your personal wellness oasis? Then you will find in this article an idea that you will love! Learn how to make bath balls yourself, and find some great recipes for many relaxing hours in the bathroom. Let yourself be inspired!
Make bath balls yourself – give yourself many relaxing moments in the bathroom
Making bath balls yourself is not only incredibly easy and inexpensive, it’s also fun. If you’re a fan of creative DIY ideas, you should definitely try it! While bathing, the small bath bombs are bubbling and distribute fragrance and nourishing oils, leaving the feeling of a real spa procedure. For this reason, they are also a great gift idea for your loved one. Below you will find the basic recipe for bathing balls, as well as a few tips that would help you to get the desired result. We hope that you like our suggestions!
Make bath balls yourself – basic recipe
As mentioned above, making homemade scented bathing balls is actually a lot easier than you might think. For this you need the following:
• 500g of soda
• 1 tablespoon of milk powder
• 200g Maizena
• 250g citric acid
• 120g nourishing vegetable fats or vegetable oils (for example cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, argan oil)
• 15 drops of aromatic oil according to your preferences (for example, pink oil, lavender oil)
• Food colors or petals as desired
First, all solid vegetable fats (if you use them) should be melted in a water bath. Thereafter, all dry ingredients of the bath balls – soda, milk powder, food colors, Maizena, etc. – are mixed in a large bowl. Next, you should add the nourishing vegetable fats, essential oils and decoration ingredients, such as petals, and knead well until a homogeneous dough is formed. Now only the bathing balls have the desired shape. You could do that simply with your hands, with acrylic hemispheres from the craft shop or with an ice-cream scoop. Of course, the fragrant bath bombs could not only be round – you could also use ice cube molds, cookie cutters and baking silicone molds or muffin molds. Finally, place the finished bath balls in the refrigerator for a few hours to harden quickly, and then store them in a dry and cool place.
Make the bath yourself – a wonderful gift idea
Maybe you are already convinced that making bath balls is child’s play. Their beautiful sparkling effect is actually due to a chemical reaction – when the soda and the citric acid come into contact with the water, carbon dioxide is released, which is released in the form of bubbles. For this reason, it is important to always mix soda and citric acid in a 2 to 1 ratio, regardless of the specific recipe. If you make the bath bombs as a gift, it is important that they are packaged airtight. You can, for example, wrap these in paper and place them in a glass. A colorful ribbon and handwritten message would give the gift an individual touch. Below we offer you two recipes for bath balls, which you can also try!
Recipe for scented bath balls with rose and lavender
If you love the scent of roses and lavender, you should definitely try this recipe! You need:
• 400g of soda
• 200g citric acid
• 100g food starch
• 100 ml sunflower oil
• dry rose petals and lavender stems
• some raspberry juice powder
• 2 teaspoons of honey
After you have prepared the dough for the Bagekugeln, you can fill it in muffin cups, and bake for 2 hours at low temperature in the oven.
Make bathing balls in rainbow colors
The bath balls in rainbow colors look just beautiful and are a great Geshenkidee for your family and friends. For this you need:
• 200g of soda
• 100g citric acid
• 50g Maizena
• 100ml olive oil
• 20 drops of perfume oil of your choice
• Different food colors
• 2 tablespoons of milk powder
• 1 teaspoon of honey
First you should mix the solid ingredients with the oils to a smooth dough. Depending on the number of food colors you want to use, divide the dough evenly in separate bowls. Color each serving in different colors. After you are done, knead again to a dough very well, and form it from the bathing balls.