Bath Bomb Instructions
cups baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Water based liquid dye or water or witch hazel
Fragrance oil or blend of Essential oils
filled with water or witch hazel
Place your fragrance
and dye in your bowl first. Next add the baking soda. Add your citric acid
last. Note: you don't want to add the citric acid to the liquids as it
will cause the citric acid to react. Stir mixture together with a spoon
to disperse the fragrance and dyes. Blend the entire mixture with your
hands until the color and dye are evenly dispersed and the mixture begins
to hold its shape in your hand when you press it together. If you find
your mixture is too dry and not holding it's shape, spray one or two mists
of either water or witch hazel. Blend your mixture some more. You may need
to repeat this step a couple of times to get the consistency you need to
mold your bath bomb.
Take a handful of
your bath bomb mixture and pack it tightly into your mold. Level off the
back of the bomb, trim off any other excess mixture and flip out onto a
waxed lined cookie sheet or other flat surface that is lined with wax paper.
Allow your bath bomb to set up for one day.
If you find your bath
bombs are sticking in the mold, chances are you may have too much water
in them. Lightly dust the inside of the mold with baking soda and pack
a new bomb in again. One customer told us that she sprays a cloth with
cooking spray and wipes the inside of the molds which works for her.
If you find your bombs
are crumbling, you probably need to add one or two mists of water and mix
well again. Be careful not to over mist.
You can add dried
flowers to your bath bombs while molding them. To do this, make sure your
flowers are not too big, so crush them down a bit. Place half of the mixture
that would fill your mold, next add some of the dried flowers and then
fill the mold up with more of the bath bomb mixture. Press firmly, trim
off any excess mixture and release the bomb onto your drying surface.
Multi-Colored Bath Bombs
To make multi-colored
bath bombs, make two or three of the recipes as above, but use water in
one, one color of dye in another and another color of dye in the third.
Place a bit of the mixture from each recipe in your mold next to each other.
Press mixture firmly in the mold, remove excess and level off the back
before releasing onto your drying surface.
Bath Bombs make a
wonderful room freshener before they are used. You can leave a number of
them in a pretty bowl sitting in the washroom before using or elsewhere
around the home.
Other Skin Loving Conditioners
- up to ¼ cup
Oils - grapeseed
or olive - up to 1 tablespoon per recipe
Cocoa butter - up
to 1 tablespoon either melted or crumbled up
Coconut Oil - up
to 1 tablespoon melted
Shea Butter - up
to 1 tablespoon melted
Vitamin E - 1 capsule
Wrap your bath bombs
in pretty plastic gift bags and tie a ribbon on the top.
Wrap your bombs in
netting with the top tied as well.