Let’s Make Something: Bath Bombs

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Here we go! It’s so nerve racking putting a video up of yourself. Pictures are easy. They are still, quiet and still hold a bit of mystery to them. A video is the real deal. Ha! I wanted to start a little series here on the blog called “Let’s Make Something”. My favorite things to do with Rowan are little projects we can work on together. Whether thats cooking, art, etc… I thought since so many of you out there are Moms we could share the fun projects we do together and give you some ideas for you and your little ones.

Today we made bath bombs. We are big fans of baths around here, both Finley and Rowan love them. I love those Lush bath bombs but can’t justify the price of those amazing things all the time. So we just decided to make our own. Rowan loved this little project and you better believe she reminds me every time she takes a bath that she wants to use one of them. I love seeing the pride she takes in everything she makes. It warms my heart when Rowan runs to the door when Kev comes home and can’t get the words out fast enough as she tells him about the things she made that day.

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INGREDIENTS:
Spray bottle
1-3/4 cup baking soda
1 cup citric acid (I found at Walmart by the canning supplies)
2 cups cornstarch
Food Coloring
Water
Whisk
Silicone molds
Essential oils

TIP: Try adding your own touch. We’ve also made ones with oatmeal and coconut oil to make them great for your skin. Other essential oil favorites for bath bombs are lavender and mint. Wrap them up in a pretty bag or fill a mason jar and give as a gift to friends.

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p.s. I didn’t realize Rowan had knocked the camera so that’s why our heads are cut off the entire time. Whoops. And yes, my hair is ridiculous looking. I had just taken out Heidi braids. The crimped look is not one I was trying to aim for. Double whoops. Note to self: Schedule a hair cut for this weekend. It’s our first “Let’s Make Something” video. We can only get better!

and yes, Rowan said Baby Finley’s favorite foods were “milk and boobies”

  1. That’s awesome! I’ve been meaning to make bath bombs. I actually just got an idea that you may want to consider for your service project. I do this with my youth leadership group every year. We sewed heart pillows for C-section patients at Albany Med. It’s super easy and I don’t know if Rowan has the dexterity to sew, but maybe it would be fun for her to pick out the fabric and stuff the pillows! Here is the contact number for Albany Med, ask for the community service coordinator and say that you’d like to make the heart pillows for c-section patients and they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about!

    518-262-3125

  2. Kelly C •

    Ok, seriously….cutest video ever!!!!! Milk and boobies. I died! :)

  3. oh my goodness!!! I loved watching this! You two are the cutest combo!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  4. I smiled the whole way through the video. It was so cute and heart warming! Thank you for sharing, I cant wait to for more :)

  5. Boobies made me laugh so hard! haha Great video. I’ve been meaning to make these and really think I will now :)

  6. Oh so precious!! What a great video ahahaha! keep’em coming!

  7. Lauren •

    Definitely going to try that out! I’ve made a few videos with my kiddos too. You might like the one on making cornbread http://thedar.es/category/video/

  8. Soo cute!! That first video was perfect! Great project, lots of fun, smiles and love. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. love this idea and rowan is TOO cute!! thanks for sharing!

  10. Love this idea. Eucalyptus smells so wonderful too

  11. I loved this video!! Rowan is hilarious and you have such a sweet connection! Can’t wait to see what else you make together!!

  12. Oooh, this is fantastic! I use to love making soaps and I can’t wait to take a stab at making these adorable bath salts. Great post as always, Jen. And… um seriously, could Rowan be any more adorable?! I kept giggling at her cuteness through out the whole video!! Happy weekend! xo

  13. Such an adorable craft and video Jen! Loved this. Thanks for sharing :) :)

  14. aaah! what a treat! you two are the best!
    love this and can’t wait to try it at home…

  15. Awww, you two are adorable! I’m saving your project as an idea to do with my kiddos at school. I hope you post more craft videos. Your smiles are contagious.

  16. That was so adorable!!
    She’s such a cute little helper!

  17. Awesome!!!! Love you guys

  18. I love this! So sweet!

  19. aww this video is adorable! And the bath bombs look fab!

    hannah xx

  20. So cute! I love this! Can’t wait to see more!

  21. amanda olive •

    I almost never comment but I just had to. this video made me smile almost the whole time. you guys are precious, the bath bombs look awesome and easy to make and I just love the heart you have for your kids. you seem to be a sweet, calm spirit across the Internet. :)

  22. Lauren •

    Awww you guys are so cute! I can’t wait til my baby girl is big enough to do projects like this with me.

  23. love the video. also love your scarf–where is it from?

  24. how cute!! i love how y’all made them into hearts. i’m a big fan of baths too–i’ll have to try this out! thanks!

  25. What a great project! As a broke college student, I’ve been looking for cheap and easy Christmas gifts to give my friends that aren’t absolutely lame and this is perfect! I loved the video! Rowan is too cute for her own good!

  26. Great project! You are such a sweet mom and Rowan is so cute! And it’s really nice to have video of you… in pictures you always look so restrained but in video you are really lovely. More!!

  27. Alainna •

    Fun! The video was great & made my day brighter :)

  28. Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing this adorable video. My daughter’s still too little for things like this, but I’m going to file this away for next year. Wonderful idea!

  29. Amandarin •

    Gaahhhh…. Rowan’s cuteness is beyond adorable!! Great video!

  30. First – that was adorable! You are so sweet with Rowan. Second – This must have been the first time I heard your voice, and I don’t know why this shocked me but you sound nothing like I was imagining you to sound! Isn’t it funny how we can get an idea of what someone is like just by pictures? (Even if later it is way off.)
    I really enjoyed the video and this does seem like a great and easy project for mamas and kids!

  31. This is WAY too cute.

  32. I’m not sure who was more adorable, you or Rowan! Had I known bath bombs were so so easy to make, I’d have been doing this for years now! Can’t wait to try these.

  33. this is so adorable!!! and i just love that rowan said milk and boobies!!! you two are just the cutest. i love her dancing and her singing! xoxox

  34. Rowan is adorable!

  35. Patricia D •

    Loved the video!!
    Where do you buy essential oils?

  36. We love baths here too! I can’t wait to try this! Have you tried using Sweet Almond Oil in them yet?

  37. This video had me smiling from ear to ear! You two are the sweetest!

  38. You both are so sweet!!! So natural and joyful :) Now I can`t wait for my little daughter to grow bigger :)

  39. Rowan just stole my heart!

    xo
    cortnie

  40. LOVE this idea!

  41. Love this! Thanks for sharing!
    And your daughter is just adorable!!!

  42. Stephanie •

    You are both so adorable and charming – more videos please!

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