Bath balms like the ones at Lush are all the rage these days, especially among teenagers. However, these beloved balms can get very pricey. One way to help not only with the cost but also with making the balms last longer is to make them at home.
It may seem a little daunting at first to try a DIY project to create own bath balms at home. The good news, it is actually much easier than one might think. Plus, the end result is a product that is exactly like the ones at Lush but at a much cheaper price. A person is not sacrificing anything but a little bit of his or her time.
According to the website DIY Projects For Teens, making bath balms can be done in four easy steps and with only eleven simple ingredients. In fact, most of the ingredients are things that a person probably already has at home. Plus, most are relatively inexpensive and can be used multiple times.
Here is what a person needs to make DIY bath balms that are exactly like the ones at Lush.
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1 tsp. water
2 tsp. essential oil
3 tsp. olive oil
Food coloring (any color you want)
Bath bomb mold
The four easy steps are as follows.
Step One: Put the baking soda, Epson salt, and citric acid all into the bowl. Then whisk them all evenly together.
Step Two: In the jar add the water, the essential oil, the olive oil and the food coloring. Then whisks them all evenly together.
Step Three: Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture. This should be done very slowly, perhaps add a spoonful of liquid then mix and repeat.
Step Four: Once everything is all mixed together, then you must quickly add the new mixture to the bath bomb mold. It is very important that this step be done quickly so the mixture does not harden. However, it also needs to be done carefully so that the mixture is properly placed in the mold.
There it is, a simple way to make bath balms just like the ones at Lush. It may take a few tries to get the essential oil and fragrance down. However, that is the fun part of this DIY project, a person can play around to get those qualities to their own specifications.