Beauty & Fashion, Food & DIY

Error 404 & Bath bomb DIY

Before we’ll get to that DIY, let me just tell you something. I’ve received an email from Lush just two days ago with a very important message and request so I would like to spread the word now. There is a new collaborative campaign between Lush and the Digital Rights group Access Now. They are uniting together for one important reason – to call on world leaders to stop internet shutdowns.


Internet shutdowns (happens when someone (usually the government) intentionally disrupts the internet or mobile apps to control what people say or do) threaten our safety and human rights all around the world. Join the fight if you are interested at AccessNow and sign the petition, ask world leaders to keep the internet on just like I did. The petition will be delivered on 7th December 2016. For more information visit LUSH. #KeepItOn.

There is also a limited edition bath ballistic called the Error 404, all funds raised through this bath bomb will go directly into a charity fund called the Digital Fund. Money are being raised for activists and human rights groups working in areas around the world affected by Internet shutdowns. You can purchase it for £4,04 / $6,95 / 5,05€. 

Thank you for your attention and now let’s get to the fun part of this blog post.

You already know that I’m addicted to LUSH bath bombs but I know they are pretty expensive and not everyone can afford one. So I’ve decided to make one for you and maybe you will be inspired to do your own some time.

Of course I didn’t have all the good stuff that Lush puts in its bath bombs but I improvised and this is what came out of it.

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So here is what you are going to need to get started:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 citric acid
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 3 tsp water
  • 1,5 tbsp olive oil (optional, you can use coconut, almond oil, etc.)
  • a few drops of essential oil (citrus, peppermint ..)
  • soap colouring or food colouring
  • cosmetic glitter
  • bath bomb mold ball

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So to start, we are going to need to put all our dry ingredients together in a bowl. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed very well together. You can use a whisk. Now slowly add  a water, olive oil and an essential oil. Give it a good stir. This is your wet phase and will make the mixture clump together.

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Now here comes the colouring time. Divide the mixture over several smaller bowls (depends on how much colours you want to have, I used a red, blue and a yellow colour). Add a different colour of food colouring to each bowl and mix it together (you can use your hands, it’s easier). You can also add some glitter in it if you want.

Once you are done with the colouring, fill up both sides of your mold with the mixture until it overflows. Press it down tightly as you go. Close up the ornament and twist both sides together. I wrapped a hair tie around it to make sure it stayed close. You are done! Let the bath bomb set for a few hours or put it in the freezer for a while.

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This is it!

This has been a short, pretty simple DIY for the lazy weekends. You can use the bath bomb for yourself or you can wrap it as a Christmas gift for your loved ones or a friend. Enjoy the last days of November! Because even more exciting month is coming and Christmas posts  as well.

Be kind, be creative, Petra.



7 thoughts on “Error 404 & Bath bomb DIY”

  1. I’ve never thought of making my own bath bombs, I definitely should give it a try – I actually have pretty much all I need at hand. I’m wondering though, is it a good idea to use food colourings in them? Last weekend I made cupcakes with a neon icing, coloured with food colourings – my hands after decorating cupcakes were more colourful than most of the original bath bombs, and it took like 2 days to get rid of the stains!


      1. Thanks for the info! 🙂 I was mostly concerned about taking a bath in food colourings, stained hands are bearable, but stained entire body… no thanks 😀 But in this case, I’ll definitely give it a go.


      2. You are welcome 🙂 It really shouldn’t do anything I hope (from my experience), I heard from more people that It was okay (maybe it depends on what kind of food colouring it is). In case it does stain your bath or anything, there is an easy way how to get rid of it 🙂 i had to clean my bath a few times from Lush bath bombs in the past.


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