2 cups baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup citric acid
1/2 cup powdered goat’s milk (OR powdered buttermilk)
essential oil of your choice
3 T. epsom or Dead Sea salts (optional)
1-2 T. almond oil
witch hazel, just enough to moisten
Combine the dry ingredients, except the citric acid.
Add a few drops of your favorite fragrance to the almond oil.
Drizzle this over the mixed dry ingredients. Then you can add the citric acid.
Mix well and spritz with a little witch hazel. If you overdo the spritzing, the citric acid will start to fizz. Mist the mixture, work it in with your hands, and mist some more, about 10 minutes worth, alternating between the two techniques. When you can grab a glob in your hand and it stays together like dough, it’s ready.
Pack it into balls, or molds of your choice, whatever is handy and yields about 2 ounces.
Let them sit in the mold about 15 minutes. They pop out easily but be gentle because they can break at this point. Let them *age* 12 hours to 24 hours to get hard.
A sprinkle of a very fine glitter adds sparkle. When dry, wrap in net or tulle and tie with a ribbon.
This was a guest post written by Aimee Plesa from Shake Your Bon Bons