If you are using the Gyre and Gymble system of caring for your home you will have all the ingredients to create a relaxing bath to soak in.
- 300g bicarb soda
- 100g citric acid
- 15 to 20 drops of lavender oil
- Water in a spray bottle
- Dried rose or lavender petals (optional) just to look pretty
Mix the dry ingredients (bicarb, citric acid, and optional rose petals) in a large mixing bowl then add the essential oil mixing all the time. Very gradually add the water a few drops at a time by spraying the mixture. Move the mixture about in the bowl with your hands or spoon so that it does not fizz too much. When you can grab a handful and it stays compacted together, it will be ready to mould.
You can mould with your hands to make balls or use a scone tray or any small container, however a silicone ice tray will work the best. Leave them to dry for about half an hour and press them out of the mould. If they are still a little crumbly just leave them a few moments longer. Once you have removed them let them dry totally on the kitchen bench. You can then store them in a lovely air-tight jar once finished and display your handy work in the bathroom.
Bath bombs also make a lovely gift, but remember to add a ribbon. Nothing will say to a friend that you are thinking of them like a beautiful packet of hand made bath bubble bombs!