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Super Easy DIY Citric Acid Free Bath Bombs

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Science in the bathtub? No, science labs are not always serious. But when you’re trying to make a colorful bath bomb for your little one or yourself that smells like fruit punch and has glitter inside of it – well then we have something special! The reactions from kids can be priceless (and maybe even more entertaining than what’s on TV).

Making bath bombs is always such a blast! I never thought making something like this would be so much fun. Now, we’ve done it before and everyone had tons of fun with our end product- which means that if you want to make one for your next party (or just because), then let’s get cranking on these super cool bath bombs ASAP because they’re sure not going to create themselves soon enough!

What better way to celebrate for any reason than making your own bath bombs with this easy recipe tutorial! You won’t need any citric acid powder because we’ll show you how in a few simple steps. A great rainy-day activity or anytime really; these bath bombs are so much fun for all ages (and even adults) that it would make an excellent family project together—no matter if you have kids or not. Enjoy this easy bath bomb recipe!

Even though most bath bomb recipes you will find in a google search or in a DIY book use citric acid as an ingredient, you can actually make DIY bath bombs without citric acid.

Prep Time:20 min
Category:Beauty, Bath Bombs
Yield:4 bath bombs
1. Mix all the dry ingredients.

2. Be sure to mix the dry ingredients very well.

3. Use a silicone whisk to do the job.

4. Add carrier oil to the mixed dry ingredients.

5. Use carried oil like coconut oil or grapeseed oil.

6. Sunflower oil, avocado oil or jojoba oil also work.

7. Mix the dry ingredients and carrier oil very well.

8. Mix the ingredients using a silicone whisk.

9. Mix for about 5 to 10 minutes.

10. When mix looks like wet sand, it’s ready for mold.

11. Add 10-15 drops of essential oil.

12. Lavender, orange and geranium oils are great.

13. Mold the bath bombs.

14. Use a Norpro meatball tong.

15. Pack mixture into the tong or mold very tightly.

16. Unmold the bath bombs after about 30 seconds.

17. To unmold, tap the tong or mold with a spoon.

18. Do not tap too hard as they can crumble.

19. Vibration caused by your tapping will release.

20. Let your bath bombs dry for about 24 hours.

21. During this period of drying, they will harden.

22. Drying makes them less likely to crumble.

23. Easy recipe for bath bombs without citric acid.

24. Great for people who are sensitive to citric acid.

25. Cream of tartar is good substitute for citric acid.
* 1/2 cup Baking Soda
* 1/4 cup Cream of Tartar
* 1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder
* 1/4 cup Pink Himalayan Salt
* 2 tbsp Liquid Carrier Oil
* 1 piece Meatball Tong
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  1. I love bathbombs but they are very expensive in store. I’ll give this a try. Great article, thanks!

    Published 12.12.21
    • Thanks Brandon! I agree- bath bombs in stores cost a lot more than making them yourself. Thank you for the compliment and enjoy my recipe!

      Published 12.12.21


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