Homemade bath balls are a fun and creative way to ensure a luxurious bath. Surprisingly, they are cheap to make, fun, and have endless possibilities. They can have many scents and surprises in the middle and have added glitter, shimmer and oils to soften skin. Let your imagination run riot.
Essential oil in any scent desired
Skin-safe powdered colouring agents (Many are sold especially for bath products in craft stores)
Cosmetic grade glitter
Dried flower petals
Small toys or gifts for the centre of the ball
Bath ball mould
Small spray bottle
Directions: Combine 1/2 cup citric acid, 4 tablespoons baking soda and 4 tablespoons cornstarch together in a mixing bowl, add a teaspoon colouring agent and mix if using colouring agent.
More or less of the colour can be used to achieve the desired colour. If desired add glitter to mix and stir until combined.
In a small spray bottle, combine two teaspoons water, one teaspoon olive oil and five drops essential oil. Proceed to shake the bottle to mix the ingredients.
Spray over the mixture until a wet sand-like texture is formed. It should just hold together if squeezed in hand.
You can place silver or gold leaf in the mould before filling one-half of the mould with the mix. Place dried flower petals or small toy in the centre of the ball if desired. Press to pack down.
Fill the other half of the mould until slightly overfilled. Press the two halves together firmly.
Allow to dry for two days before removing the product from moulds.
It will make three or four balls depending upon the size of the mould used.