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Make Your Own Coconut Vanilla Bath Bombs

RecipeAmy WileyComment

I adore a nice, long, hot bath in the evening. It’s really a treat. I use baths to relax, to pray, to unwind and to read. It’s a simple luxury!

Living in Colorado, the air is so dry that you must stay on top of moisturizing your skin. To keep my bath habit from adding to the dryness, I started using bath bombs that left me feeling luxurious and moisterized after my relaxing moments. These high-quality fizzes come with a price tag, so I’ve learned how to make my own. Not only to they save money, they make darling gifts!

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I keep all my bath bomb-making supplies in a handy basket.


Here’s what you’ll need: citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, coconut oil, vanilla essential oil, skin-safe food coloring, bath bomb molds, or cupcake liners and sprinkles.


In a medium-sized bowl mix up:

1 cup citric acid

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup cornstarch

Melt 1/2 cup of coconut oil and add 12 drops of vanilla essential oil. Add several drops of skin-safe food coloring to the oils. (It won’t really mix.) Slowly mix the oils into the dry mixture. Avoid adding too quickly, or it will start too fizz. You can use your hands to incorporate everything nicely.


Press the mixture into bath bomb molds or a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners. You can add a few sprinkles to the bottom of one half of the molds before you add the mixture for a fun and festive touch.


Allow your bath bombs to dry out overnight. Once dried, you can package them in cello bags to give as gifts, or of course use them yourself! The coconut oil not only smells delicious, it does wonders for your skin.


Happy bathing!

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