When these DIY bath bombs fizzle in the tub, toys pop out

There are few things Mommy enjoys more than a long soak in a hot bath. And every once in a while, I like to add a bath bomb.

But who says I’m the only one allowed to have bath time fun?

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Bath bombs have grown in popularity lately, to the point where they’re even sold at grocery stores like Whole Foods. But they’re expensive. So, I decided to make some for my kids — and, for added fun, I put toys inside!

You will need:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¬Ĺ cup Epsom salt
  • ¬Ĺ cup citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon essential oil (your choice of fragrance — I used lavender)
  • Small toys
  • Food coloring
  • Bath bomb molds (you can also use measuring cups)

Did you know: Citric acid is what causes bath bombs to fizz when they hit the water. It works with the baking soda to make carbon dioxide bubbles.

This is a simple, colorful way to make the chore of bathing your children more fun — because, if you don’t have fun, this parenting thing is going to be a¬†long trip.

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Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. 
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