Making your own bath bombs and facial steam tablets is super cheap and easy - and you know what's gone into them - no nasty additives or chemicals.  The recipes shown are for basic bombs and tablets so you can add your own essential oils, glitter, colourings etc. What you do with them is only limited by your imagination!  So enjoy, have fun and lets get creative! 

Here is a list of the ingredients and equipment you will need 

Equipment:
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Spoons or Cup
- Gloves or mixing spoon
- Silicone moulds (optional)

Ingredients:
- Bicarbonate of Soda
- Citric Acid (ask your pharmacist)
- Sea Salts (any type - Epsom, Pink, Dead Sea). I will be using Epsom Salts
- Oil (any type - Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil etc.).
- Water (if you have floral water you can use this)
- Essential Oils
- Dried flowers/petals (optional)

WARNING:  If you are using colourings, essential oils, glitter or adding anything else to these basic recipes please ensure you follow instructions and guidelines for that particular additive.


Facial Steam Tabs

You will need 1 cup Bicarbonate of Soda,  1/2 cup Citric Acid, 1 or 2 Tbs of Oil of your choice (I always use Jojoba Oil as it is fabulous for moisturising the face), Silicone Mould.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then add your oil.  Just add a little oil at a time until you have the consistency of wet sand.  If you need to use more oil to get this consistency you can.  

At this stage you can add dried flower petals, colouring, glitter or whatever you want.

Transfer mixture into your mould and leave to set for 24 hours.  Turn out and put into an airtight container ready to use.  

Take a bowl of warm, steaming water and add one tab to get a fabulous steam facial. You can add one or two drops (no more) of essential oils onto the tab before you put it into the water.

Bath Bombs

You will need 1 cup Bicarbonate of Soda, 1/2 cup Citric Acid, 1/2 cup Salts (Epsom, Pink or Sea Salts), 2 tbl Oil (I use Coconut or Argan Oil), 2tps Water (I use Witch Hazel or Rose Water).

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then add your oil.  Add a little of your water at a time until you have the consistency of wet sand.  If you need to use more water to get this consistency you can.  

At this stage you can add dried flower petals, colouring, glitter or whatever you want.

Transfer mixture into your mould and leave to set for 24 hours.  Turn out and put into an airtight container ready to use.  

Add 3 or 4 drops of essential oil (no more) of your choice before putting into bath of warm water.  Sit back and relax.