My husband and I have spent a small fortune on “bath bombs” because our girls LOVE them at bath time. Most recently, we visited a Lush store last fall in Winnipeg and returned to the farm with a fresh supply of bath bombs of different sizes, shapes, colors and scents. After that shopping spree, I think I also promised myself to never spend money on balls that fizz away in the bath in minutes. Bath bombs aren’t a line item in our monthly family budget (if we could manage to keep one). And at a minimum of $5 a piece it seemed ridiculous to consider purchasing anymore anytime soon.
However, in observing our bag of bath bomb purchases and how happy the bag of simple fizzy bath bombs made our little girls, my mother knew we would indeed be buying more bath bombs.
Unless of course we had a more frugal, cost effective bath bomb option.
My creative and frugal mother (and fun loving grandma) set to work on making homemade fizzy balls.
Earlier this month she blogged about how to make bath balls that fizz and then added second entry on additional bath bomb recipes she tested and tried in GriggsDakota. In total she has four entries on how to make these frugal, fun and fizzy bath bombs. My dad then delivered a big box of my mom’s homemade bath bomb treasures to our corner of the prairie.
Bath time at our home a few nights a week has never been more fun…
Our favorite homemade bath bombs are pink, peppermint and fizzy. You certainly can make them too.
In a side by side test, we have determined my mom’s homemade bath bombs fizz more than the expensive Lush brand bath bombs. The Lush bath bomb we tested did turn the bath water very pink but the more fun, longer lasting fizzy bath bomb was definitely the homemade by my mom bath bomb that Anika is holding in these pictures.
Every kid needs a homemade bath bomb in their bath. It’s frugal. It’s fun.
It’s bath time on a budget.