Thanks to Lush, which I grew up with in London, me (and I'm guessing you) love the thrill of a good bath bomb. There's something about them that reminds me of Pop Rocks—you know, those little pebbles that explode on your tongue in a cloud of sour glory. The fizzing and sizzling is still a thrilling experience—a frothy, bubbly, effervescent, and rainbow-colored party that just makes me very, very happy.
They're pretty easy to make, too, would you believe it, and you'll feel like you're back in school chemistry lab, but this time with an infinitely cooler arsenal of baking soda, citric acid, and a ton of essential oils—a mighty sensorial experience if ever there was one. I like making these green tea ones, because besides their shamrock-hued loveliness which feel lucky, they offer a mega-antioxidant and inflammatory boost for your skin, too.
Green Tea Bath Bombs
- 3 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 10 ml green tea
- 1 oz. melted shea butter
- 10 ml natural green colorant
- bath bomb molds
- witch hazel
- Combine the baking soda and citric acid in a large bowl.
- Add the green tea, green colorant, and the shea butter.
- Spray the molds with witch hazel 5-10 times.
- Once the bath bomb mixture has reached a moldable consistency, fill half of the mold with the mixture, and set aside.
- Slightly overfill the other half of the mold with the rest of the mixture and squeeze the two halves of the mold together.
- Allow to set for 20 minutes, then gently pull and twist one half of the mold away.
- Once one half of the mold is removed, leave the bomb in the mold to harden, and then gently remove the other half of the mold.
- Allow the bombs to harden for at least 24 hours.