This Sweet as a Peach bath bomb recipe is so easy and smells so good! Bath bomb making is a fantastic chemistry experiment for kids with results they love to use. Plus, making bath bombs ourselves means I can save a LOT of money. It works out to about a dollar a bath bomb doing it ourselves. But the education and learning and fun my kids experience in the process? Priceless!
Easy Sweet As A Peach Bath Bomb Recipe
Other than Halloween one of the things we look forward to the most every fall is the arrival of fresh peaches. We live quite far North so our fruit travels over long distances. That means most of the year we don’t have nice fresh peaches. Which is sad, because peaches are also one of my favourite fruits! Last week I was able to buy peaches for the first time since last year and boy they were amazing! But now, with this wonderful Sweet as a Peach bath bomb recipe I can at least relax and enjoy the wonderful scent of peaches anytime of the year.
The best part, is how fantastic bath bomb making is for kids. It is an exceptional, practical chemistry lesson. Plus, we get to do some serious scientific investigations as we try new recipes and ingredients and see how it affects are fizzy chemical reactions.
But first, let’s see how to make these easy bath bombs that smell amazing!
Peach Bath Bomb Recipe Supplies
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup bentonite or kaolin clay
3 tablespoons solid coconut oil
1 teaspoon polysorbate 80
Peaches and Cream scent
Peach or orange mica powder
1 large mixing bowl
3 small mixing bowls
Bath bomb molds
Easy Peach Bath Bomb Making Directions
In a large mixing bowl, add baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and the clay.
In a small mixing bowl combine the coconut oil and polysorbate 80. Then add to the large mixing bowl and mix.
Add the peaches and cream scent and mix the ingredients together really well. This is a great sensory moment. You can encourage the kids to get in there with their bare hands and really mix it together and make sure all the clumps are broken up.
Separate the mixture evenly between two bowls.
Add the orange mica to one of the bowls and mix thoroughly.
Take a bath bomb mold and fill each side with the mixture. I layer mine by alternating the white and peach colors. But you can mix the colours however you prefer.
Press both sides together, using a twisting/grinding motion to get rid of any excess mixture. Gently tap each side and carefully remove the bomb.
Leave molds overnight to harden in a dry environment. Once hard, store in an airtight container until ready to use.
To enjoy the sweet peach bath bomb experience, simply add to a warm bath, close your eyes and relax.
The Science Of Bath Bombs
The chemistry of bath bombs is a simple acid-base reaction. In this recipe we have citric acid as our acid and baking soda as our base. Water is the activator. One of the biggest issues people have with making bath bombs is they erupt prematurely or expand while setting. The reason this happens is because there is too much moisture. This could be because too much liquid was used in the recipe or it was a rainy/humid day and the bath bombs pull moisture from the air. Water molecules facilitate the reaction between the acid and the base. As long as those powders stay dry, they will not react.
Polysorbate 80 helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.
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