Are you looking for the best bath bomb recipe that rivals your Lush favorites? Learn how to make homemade bath bombs that help exfoliate dead skin while you soak in the bathtub.
Do you ever use tea leaves in your homemade beauty products? I love using them because they have great astringent properties for skin.
In my brightening hand scrub recipe, I use green tea leaves to help lighten dark spots on my hands. Combined with the right essential oils, it can really help to brighten aging skin. Today, I’m sharing a new DIY beauty tutorial with you featuring tea leaves.
Lush bath bombs have become really trendy over the last few years. However, you can make your own fun fizzies for a fraction of the price of store bought and get really creative with the ingredients.
In this easy bath bomb recipe, I use a chai tea leaves blend because tea leaves can also help to gently exfoliate dead skin. By adding them to your homemade bath bombs, you’ll get a nice gentle exfoliation while you relax and soak in the tub.
When it comes to bath bomb ingredients, I don’t usually use polysorbate 80 in my recipes. I’ve had a lot of people email me asking for a recipe that won’t cause the colorant to stick to the side of the tub though. So, I’m sharing a new recipe with you today that I hope you’ll enjoy. You can add polysorbate 80 to other DIY bath bomb recipes where you want the same effect.
If you’ve been wondering, adding polysorbate 80 to your homemade beauty projects is also how to make bath bombs without citric acid. While citric acid has skin benefits, some people are sensitive to it. So using polysorbate 80 instead of citric acid for bath bombs in this recipe is an easy way to get more fizz in your tub too.
If you’ve been looking for the best bath bomb recipe for soft skin, give this tutorial a try. And be sure to come back and leave a rating so we know how you liked it!
Exfoliating Vanilla Chai Tea Bath Bombs
- Stainless steel bath bomb molds (I get mine on Amazon)
- Large mixing bowl
- In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, powdered buttermilk and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
- Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them! Next, add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the colorant from sticking to the side of the tub.
- Add the colorant to the bath bomb mixture.
- Mix everything together thoroughly. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
- Mix in the Vanilla Chai Tea.
- Add the mixture to the bath bomb press until they are slightly overflowing. Fill the other side of the mold with the mixture.
- Press molds together.
- Grind molds together to remove the excess mixture.
- Gently tap each side of the mold to release the bombs. Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the tub! Store in an airtight container until ready for use.