Thursday, 26 July 2007


D'Arcy is in the bath. Kovu is helping. D'Arcy made bath bombs using a recipe from his Double Helix magazine. It involves citric acid and bicarb soda and then some almond oil and scented oil. D'Arcy made some lavender ones (with flowers) and some rose geranium ones (with rose petals). He's very happy with them, and they are an incentive to get in the bath.


10 Tbsp bicarb
3 Tbsp citric acid
6 drops scented oil(x2)
5 tsp sweet almond oil (x2)
10 drops food colouring (x2)
flower petals or body glitter

Mix together the bicarb and citric acid in a bowl. Divide it in half and put into two bowls if you want to make two different flavours/colour of bath bomb.

Add flower petals or body glitter to this mix.

In a small jar mix 6 drops of scented oil, 5 tsp almond oil, and 10 drops of food colouring.

Gradually pour the oil mix into the dry mix. Using rubber gloves mix it up. it should hold together without crumbling too much.

Press mixture into a mould. We used a silicon muffin tray, greased with almond oil. Anything rigid should work, but I think you need to grease it.

Make the second half of the mixture using different flowers/glitter, oils and colours.

Leave in the tray to set for a few days.

Ours ended up a bit crumbly, a little bit more oil would probably fix that. They fizz up satisfactorily, and turn the bath a pale shade of food colour. More would be better probably for that skin staining psychadelic bath experience.


Sara said...

Ooh those sound fabulous! And hey, stranger. Sorry I dropped off the face of the earth for awhile-not sure what my problem is. I've been thinking of you and the family and am glad to see you're doing well. We're good-just got back from a week at Disneyland.

Mummy/Crit said...

Cool. Glad to hear that all is OK. I've been popping by your blog, but saw you hadn't posted anything new for a while.