Local photographer uses talents to raise money for adoption

Learn her secret to the perfect bath bomb

ROANOKE, Va. – We are learning how to make bath bombs with the help of a local photographer, all while she explains how she uses both bath bombs and photography to raise money for local adoptions. 


1/2 cup citric acid

1/2 cup baking soda

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup coconut oil

4-5 drops favorite essential oil

Optional: Natural coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals


Note: Citric acid can be found at most major supermarkets in the canning section. You can also use almond oil or olive oil in the place of coconut oil.


  • Place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and coconut oil in a bowl.
  • Add 4 to 5 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice.
  • Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand. Note: If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct. 
  • At this point, you may add food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to mixture. 
  • Place mixture in silicone molds. Let sit 24 hours before removing from mold.
  • To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.



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