Hey friends! It’s been awhile. About 2 years (!) ago I took what I thought would be a brief hiatus from YouTube. The longer it went on, the harder it was to come back. I got busy with life and work and (if we’re being totally honest) Netflix binges and naps. In 2 years, I’ve moved, changed jobs, moved again, gotten engaged. Long story short, I made a lot of excuses about how busy I was, but I still missed YouTube every single day. Before I became a full time YouTuber, it was fun. It was stress free. It wasn’t what was paying my bills so there was no pressure. What I didn’t realize was that quitting “full time” didn’t have to mean leaving YouTube entirely. I’ve recently decided that instead of imposing rules for myself about how often I should be posting or how much social media I should be promoting, I would just come back slowly, with no pressure. I want YouTube to go back to being a hobby, not a job. I’m back because I’ve decided to do this in a way that is fun again – no rules, no strict uploading schedule, no pressure to do sponsored videos. I’m going to post what I want, when I want and if you’d like to join me for the next phase of simpleDIYs, subscribe! I have already filmed several videos that I’ll be putting up in the next couple of months so stay tuned!
A FEW WORDS ABOUT CBD – I am still new to CBD and while I have had positive results (mainly from topical treatments, not so much from edible products), I have also spent money on CBD products that have done absolutely nothing for me. With this and any other wellness trend, READ REVIEWS and DO YOUR RESEARCH! Some companies are just trying to cash in on the trend. Others are actually making good products. If you think the CBD trend is total BS, the recipe below works just fine without it!
Baking soda – 8 oz.
Corn starch – 4 oz.
Citric Acid – 4 oz.
Epsom salt – 4 oz.
Coconut oil (or a substitute like castor oil, olive oil, almond oil, etc.) – 2.5 tablespoons
Essential oil (for scent) – 2 teaspoons
Water – 1 tablespoon
CBD oil – 1-3 mL (the amount you use will depend on how strong you want the CBD dose to be. See tips & tricks section below for more info on this)
Bath bomb molds (mine were aluminum)
Food coloring – 5-10 drops for a lighter shade / 15-20 drops for more intense color (I used 10 drops)
This recipe makes 5-10 bath bombs depending on the size of your molds.
1. Mix the wet ingredients. Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds then mix with 1 tablespoon of water, 1-2 droppers of CBD oil, and food coloring.
2. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl then whisk together.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients SLOWLY. Whisk the entire time. When you are done stirring in the wet ingredients, the mixture should feel like damp sand.
4. Pack the molds firmly. Overfill each half slightly so that there isn’t a gap between the 2 halves of the mold after you press them together.
5. Let the molds dry overnight. To remove, tap on the outside of the mold a few times. The bath bomb should slide right out.
6. Bath time! Enjoy.
TIPS + TRICKS
FIZZING TIME: To make the fizziness last longer, add more corn starch. The baking soda/citric acid combo creates the bubbles. The corn starch acts as the brakes – it slows the chemical reaction down. Add an additional 2-4 oz. of corn starch to the recipe above to make your bath bombs last longer.
COLOR: The CBD oil will turn the bath bombs yellow. I still used the bath bombs (because CBD oil is expensive!) but they turned my bath water a puke green color SO if the color matters to you, use more food coloring to counteract this. I achieved a light blue/turqouise color with 1 mL of CBD oil to 10 drops of food coloring.
CBD DOSE: Your CBD oil should indicate how many mg it contains. Divide the total mg by the # of bath bombs (e.g. If you use 500mg of CBD and make10 bath bombs, each one contains 50mg of CBD. Typical doses range from 25-100 mg)
Filmed with… CANON 60D
Edited with… Adobe Premiere Pro
Music by… Airplanes – “Summer Eyes” (Licensed from Music Bed)
This video is not sponsored. All items featured were purchased by me.