Homemade Kid Safe Bath Bombs For Valentine’s Day

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Heart eyes day is approaching and my kids are OBSESSED with these fun little fizzy things that you toss in the tub. I am sure you might be familiar with them too as it seems they are the most technologically advanced entertaining thing in existence–hah! Ok, ok, you guessed it, it’s a bath bomb. Trouble I found is they are far too expensive for thirty seconds of said entertainment. Most of them are questionable on the safety side for kids too. I have three little kiddos, so both of those factors are pretty important. I bought ingredients in bulk for a fifth of what it would cost to purchase the same bath bombs in a store. We worked hard to perfect an easy homemade bath bomb recipe for Valentine’s that is kid safe and of course, super fizzy.

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homemade bath bomb recipe

Makes 20-25 minis/10-15 medium sized

ingredients

Other items needed: Medium size bowl, mini sauce ramekin or cereal bowl, fork, pipette(optional). The kids also love to add fun little toys inside like Shopkins or the sort.

easy how to

*This is super easy to make, just added extra fizzy details below!

  1. Pre-mix 1 tsp water with drops of food coloring. This step eliminates staining on skin or tub as the coloring “settles” first. Non-artificial food or soap colors are better at not staining as well.
  2.  In a bowl, mix Citric Acid and Baking Soda well. A fork will do this best.
  3. Optional (but amazing): Add the essential oil drops in scattered locations slowly while mixing. This is important to do first as it will add some moisture to the mixture which will effect how much water to add.
  4. SLOWLY add colorful water, a drop at a time while mixing continuously. If you have an eye dropper or pipette this will be helpful. This is science, so if you add water to quickly, it will create the reaction you’re hoping for later. If it does fix, continue mixing and compress location of fizz, it will resolve. You want the mixture to be slightly damp only, it will feel like it needs to be more wet, but I promise it will stick together when dry.
  5. Add mix to mold and compress tightly.
  6. Allow bath bombs to dry for 18-24 hours depending on your location. For example, here in Florida it is humid and will take a little longer. You may notice some expansion at first if in a more humid location, just squish it back down and it will still work perfectly. Side note: Don’t leave your oil diffuser running in close proximity to drying molds, that won’t help either–oops!
  7. Remove from molds when completely dry. With this recipe, NONE of them cracked. They easily pop out as you peel the mold away. That’s why I love these rubber mold normally used for chocolate or jello versus the metal ones. Store in an airtight sealed jar.
  8. Have fun! Enjoy them at bath time (they are safe for skin–more below) or my kids also love to get a big bowl, add some favorite toy characters and have at it! Kids should be supervised during use as even though they are skin safe, large ingestion could be harmful (even though taste would be unappealing). Ages three plus is recommended, but if you have an extra curious little one, extra care should be given.

I’ve added everything you’ll need to our Amazon store minus the oils which you can get here in our shop. I added some other molds like flowers or Legos we’ve used for day to day bath bombs as well! Most items are the bulk size that will get you through a few rounds of bath bomb making and in the end, save you lots of money. Feel free to drop any questions below for me.



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Homemade Bath Bombs For Valentine's Day Kid Safe

why these homemade bath bombs are kid safe

Even though these ingredients are safe for skin, ingestion should not occur and children should be supervised with use. I recommend ages three plus as they are most likely to understand they are just meant for fun and not food.

baking soda

Known to draw out toxins, is alkaline in nature (counter acts acidity) and has anti-septic properties. It should not cause any irritation to skin and is commonly used in bath products. It should not be ingested of course even though a small amount is said to not be harmful (it is common in children’s toothpastes). It has a horrible taste, so likely, any curious little ones will stop at first lick.

citric acid

Naturally derived from citrus fruits, is a weak organic acid. It is often added to foods to improve taste and flavor. It can be found in cleaning products and bath products that are environmentally friendly as it is biodegradable. It helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and rarely causes allergic reactions. Again, a large amount shouldn’t be ingested, but small amounts will not be harmful. Sour to taste will add to curious tasters haste at first attempt to try.

essential oils

The essential oils can only add amazingness to these. The kids love the peppermint because of course it smells fresh and like Candy Canes. It can be calming and cooling to the skin. We have our own essential oils shop through Young Living and love theirs because they are seed to seal products without any harmful ickies added.

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I hope you enjoy making these homemade bath bombs for Valentine’s that are safe for kids. They will love helping you make them and bathing with them in all their fizzy bath bomb glory.

We’d love for you to follow along on our day to day fun on our Instagram, get to know more about us and visit more of the ways we transforming our home to be more naturally safe.

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  • Cherie
    January 22, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    This is my first time visiting your blog. I must compliment you photos and writing. I really like the sound of these and think my boys would enjoy making them.
    I like you included the extra items needed to make these and the explanations of why these were safe for children, was a nice touch.

    Cherie

  • Chava
    January 22, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    What lovely photos! This looks like a ton of fun! My kids would really love doing this, we may have to make this a project soon..

  • Miranda
    January 22, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    I will be trying these for my kiddos. These are awesome!!

  • Sara
    January 22, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    Aww! This looks like so much fun. Perfect for a fun Valentine’s day activity with kids or a romantic bath with hubby 😉 Cute!

  • Floby
    January 22, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    I will try this for my daughter Laia. She would love this!

  • Baylie W.
    February 7, 2018 at 7:48 PM

    Can you use any type of essential oils?

  • Baylie W.
    February 7, 2018 at 7:49 PM

    Can I use any type of essential oils?

    • Ashley Solberg
      February 7, 2018 at 9:27 PM

      Hi Baylie! As long as they are safe for skin contact, yes. Depending on the concentration, you may want to start start with few drops at first and go from there. This step is optional, but definitely an amazing part of them!