Relax in the bath with home made bubble bath bombs

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. 

Recipe

  • 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!