This post is sponsored by Ivory but all opinions & story are my own.
Are my kids the only ones who are obsessed with bath bombs? Like, every single time they get in the tub – ‘can we do a bath bomb this time?!!!’. I’m all for making baths more fun (see how we do it here) but I also want to keep it simple – the ingredients, the expense, the experience. The last thing I want is to wash my kids after a bath, and store-bought bath bombs with lots of extra scents and dyes almost always require another rinse. See how we made our own easy bath bombs recipe for kids…so simple, even Cooper helped me make them:
Like I shared here, we’ve been using Ivory Original 3-Bar and Original Body Wash for the kids and it’s super gentle on their sensitive skin. Ivory is famous and trusted for being 99.44% pure for 138 years, with simple ingredients – so pure the bar soap literally floats in water. Just a few squirts of the Ivory Original Body Wash make the bath nice and bubbly, which is great because it’s free of dyes and heavy perfumes. Chris and I have been using Ivory Free & Gentle Body Wash with Pear & Sandalwood, which contains the #1 Dermatologist-Recommended moisturizing ingredient and is a total skin-saver in the dry winter months.
easy bath bombs recipe for kids
Here’s the recipe – follow it exactly otherwise your bath bombs might not be fun & fizzy. It’s important your mixture doesn’t get too much moisture because the liquid is what activates the citric acid (the part which makes the bath bomb fizz). Optional but helpful items are metal bath bomb molds, and they’re pretty inexpensive on Amazon.
- 1 cup baking soda,
- 1/2 cup citric acid (you can find this in the jarring/baking aisle of some stores or on Amazon),
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt,
- 1/2 cup cornstarch,
- a few tablespoons of shredded Ivory Original 3-Bar (I used a cheese grater to shred ours into a fluffy bowl of soap flakes),
- 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil (I hold the jar under some warm water to liquefy the coconut oil),
- 2 teaspoons water,
- 10-ish drops of essential oil (I used lavender for a ‘wind-down’ scent to calm the kids).
Here’s how to make the easy bath bombs recipe for kids:
- Mix all the dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch, Ivory Original 3-Bar) in a bowl.
- Mix all the wet ingredients (coconut oil, essential oil, water) in a different bowl.
- Slowly (important!) add the wet ingredients to the dry, a few drops at a time. Mix with your hands as you add the ingredients together. The mixture should be somewhat dry but should stick together when you roll it into a ball or put it into the molds.
I put my mix into the molds and let them dry for 24 hours.
Do your kids love bath bombs?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ivory. The opinions and text are all mine.