You guys know I’m not too too crazy about the summer heat. I try to embrace it but I never fully can. One of my qualms about the heat is that I can’t take my bubble baths. Baths are a huge part of my life in the cooler season. At least twice a week you can find me reading, brainstorming or eating dinner in the bath tub. No shame in my tub game. In the summer it’s just not possible, I would roast. I do take a lot of showers though! Most hot days I have to take one before bed to even be able to sleep (Life without air conditioning! Woo!) I also enjoy my post bike ride cold showers.
Earlier in the year I reviewed some bath products and in the comments someone mentioned a shower bomb. I had never ever heard of or even thought about that being a thing. Something to make showers more relaxing? YES, PLEASE! Because I never shower for as long as I bathe I couldn’t bring myself to spend any money on something that would be washing down the drain almost immediately. Then it hit me – why not make some!? These babies are simple to make, they’re cheap, easily customized, and of course, make those cold showers that are necessary in the summer even more relaxing!
1. Whisk together one (1) cup baking soda with a third (1/3) of a cup citric acid.
2. Add a very small amount of water and mix that in. I found it helpful to use a spray bottle and stir after every spritz to avoid accidentally using too much water. You want it to be damp, and pack-able but not soaked.
3. Add in your essential oils! How much you use depends on how potent you’d like your bombs to be. I used around 20 drops but feel free to use more or less!
4. Pack it your mold. It doesn’t have to be a silicone mold (but that’s what I had on hand and c’mon, denture shower bombs?! YES!) You can use a cupcake liner, or even make them into little balls of your own.
5. Set aside to dry. Dry time will depend on how wet the mixture is as well as how humid your home is. I put mine on the deck on the sunny day and within less than two hours they were good to go!
6. Place at your feet, and enjoy! Water hitting these directly will dissolve them almost immediately so try to keep them in a corner where the water only splashes on them. Be sure to store the other in an air tight container for future use!