Anyone that has been around a shopping mall in the past couple of years has either seen or known a woman in their life that has bought those bath bomb things.
It’s another one of those things that you use, sort of like a bubble bath on steroids I suppose, that as far as most women I have heard talk about them goes it is like having a spa treatment in your own home.
Now, if you can make something that means that you can put something in it.
There are even some people now that are putting little prizes of sorts into some of these things that the person using the bath bomb can keep once the ball itself has dissolved.
That being said these things can be a little bit on the expensive side if you find one that is made with quality ingredients.
However, if you are a handy individual you can make your own. You just have to be careful about it because they can be a bit tricky to produce.
The three main ingredients are baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch — things you might even have on hand right now. Of course, to really spice them up, you’ll need an essential oil of some sort and some food-safe dye that won’t turn you or your bath some unnatural color.
Once you’ve assembled the ingredients, you mix one part cornstarch, one part citric acid, and two parts baking soda. After carefully mixing in the liquids a little at a time (not all at once or you’ll set off the bomb too early!), you pack the mixture into a mold of some sort and let it dry.
It’s not that difficult, and not that expensive — unless a normal-size bath bomb is too pedestrian for you.
One group wanted to see what would happen if they made a pool-sized bath bomb. So they started out with 50-pound bags of ingredients, created a huge fiberglass mold, and got to work.
When they were done, they had an enormous bath bomb — 2,000 pounds, to be exact! The bomb looked more like a small planet than anything else.
They rolled it into the swimming pool, and the bubbles began! The whole pool changed color and transformed into a spa.