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Guest Post: DIY bath bomb with Marisa Walker, founder, @rattleandrollkids

Editor’s note: Mishka is a girl after my own heart and can stay in the tub all day. Recently, I wrote about the rose-petal bath I created for her and she’s been asking when we can do that again. I may be able to one up the rose-edition with this amazing DIY bath bomb. Even if you don’t have a tub at home, this would still be fun to make and watch bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Or make the perfect holiday gift for loved ones.

Marisa Walker, founder, @rattleandrollkids Our bedtime routine usually goes like this: bath, brush teeth, read books, sing songs (to our little one) and talk about our day (with our older one).

It got me thinking....what can I do to get my kids even more involved in their bath time ritual? One idea: make bath bombs together! It’s relatively easy, very kid-friendly, and can be made with a few basic ingredients.

Here’s what you need: - 8 oz baking soda - 4 oz Epsom salt - 4 oz corn starch - 4 oz citric acid - 2.5 tablespoons coconut oil (or any other veggie oil) - About 1 tablespoon water - About 2 teaspoons essential oil (for scent) - 4-6 drops of food coloring - Metal bath bomb molds work best - when we used silicone molds, they fell apart!

Steps: - Mix the dry ingredients (baking soda, Epsom salt, corn starch, and citric acid) in a bowl, making sure it’s clump free. - Now mix the wet ingredients (oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring) in a separate bowl. - Slowly mix the liquid into the dry mixture, a teaspoon at a time. The mixture should just barely clump together, like damp sand. - Stuff the mixture into metal molds, packing as much as you possibly can. Smoosh both sides of the half-sphere molds together to make a ball. - Let the bath bombs dry overnight, then throw one into the tub!

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