Bombs away!

These days in Pittsburgh, I find myself sitting around waiting for signs of spring.  Until last weekend. I found the perfect remedy to beat the wintertime blues… BATH BOMBS!  What better way to treat yourself than soaking up warmth in a bath tub or hot tub, knowing you made your very own bath fizzy.

The ingredients and directions are quite simple, making these a fun Valentine’s Day treat for someone who may need some time out for themselves.Colorful Bath Bombs at MAKEnight

How to Make Your Own Bath Bombs


2 Teaspoons of Citric Acid

4 Teaspoons of Baking Soda

3 Teaspoons of Corn Starch

1 Teaspoon of Sugar

2 Drops of Food Coloring (Optional)

Essential Oils

Dried flowers, oatmeal, bath salt (Optional)

Spray Bottle



Mix the first 4 dry ingredients together.  If you prefer, add 2 drops of food coloring and mix.  Fill a spray bottle with water and add essential oils, drop by drop, to your desired strength.  Spray your dry ingredients with the water and oil mixture and stir. Keep repeating this step until the consistency is comparable to wet sand, or it sticks together when pinched.  It is very important that you do not dadd too much water, or it will begin to fizz.

Finally, press your bath bomb mixture into your desired mold.  You can use small cups, silicone ice cube trays, or a store bought plastic mold.

To use, fill a bath with warm water and add your bath bomb.  Relax and enjoy!

Amy is an educator and artist that works with weaving, dyeing, and installation. At her small business, The Dear Dyery, she creates hand-made accessories and wearables that she sews and dyes. Amy learned how to knit and sew as a preteen and was instantly hooked. Since then, she’s been taking art and craft classes, and showing her friends how to create simple projects. Naturally this led to becoming the Coordinator / Teaching Artist at the MAKESHOP. For the last two years, she’s been teaching kids how to hand sew and use the sewing machine, and has even had a crash course in electronics! Outside of MAKESHOP she can be found teaching tot yoga, or caring for her three pets: Piper and Greta, the house rabbits, and Cashew, her 1 year old lab/ collie mix. Amy has a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Fibers.

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