How to make fizzy bath bombs

Making bath bomb at home

How can you make a “bath bomb” from com­mon in­gre­di­ents? In this ex­per­i­ment, we’ll demon­strate how to make an all-nat­u­ral bath bomb in 5 min­utes!

Safe­ty pre­cau­tions

Cau­tion! Do not eat! Pos­si­ble al­ler­gens

Reagents and equip­ment

  • glass bowl;
  • 4 tbsp bak­ing soda;
  • 3 tbsp cit­ric acid;
  • 2 tbsp sea salt;
  • 1 tbsp dried chamomile;
  • 1 tbsp mint;
  • lemon and or­ange zest;
  • 1 tsp olive oil.

Step-by-step in­struc­tions

Com­bine the bak­ing soda, cit­ric acid, sea salt, dried chamomile, and mint in a glass bowl. Mix thor­ough­ly and shape into spheres us­ing a mold or by hand. All that’s left is to toss it in wa­ter and en­joy your car­bon­at­ed bath!

Process de­scrip­tion

Soda and cit­ric acid re­act in wa­ter to re­lease car­bon diox­ide.

С₆Н₈О₇ + 3NaH­CO₃ –> Na₃C₆H₅O₇ + 3CO₂ + 3H₂O

As car­bon diox­ide doesn’t dis­solve in wa­ter, it bub­bles out, first ap­pear­ing on the sur­face of the “bomb” and then in the bath. The es­sen­tial oils in the lemon and or­ange zest lift the mood. Chamomile and mint have an­tibac­te­ri­al prop­er­ties and soothe the skin. Olive oil cre­ates a thin film on the sur­face of the skin that helps it re­tain mois­ture.