Bath Bomb Recipe

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I have been working on perfecting my bath bomb recipe as of late so I thought I would share it with you.  These bath bombs are pretty easy to make, and more importantly if you have ever worked with bath bombs, they are not too hard to mess up. They are also fun to make and fun to use.

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Bath Bomb Recipe

Dry ingredients:

  • Baking Soda – 1/2 cup
  • Citric Acid(Sour Salt) – 1/4 cup
  • Corn Starch – 1/4 cup
  • Epsom Salt - 1/4 cup

Wet Ingredients:

  • Water - 1/2 tbsp.
  • Essential or Fragrance Oil – 5-10 drops
  • Almond Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp.
  • Food coloring - 2 or 3 drops

Instructions:

Step 1- Blend your dry ingredients

Step 2- Blend your wet ingredients

Step 3- Then while stirring slowly add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients

Step 4-Try to avoid volcanoes. If the mixture starts to foam, you are adding the liquid too fast. Quickly stir the reacting ingredients into the nonreactive part and you should be able to stop the reaction. When all of the wet ingredients have been added, you should have a mixture with the consistency of slightly damp sand. The mixture probably wont look wet, but It should clump together in your hand when you squish it

Step 5- Mold quickly. The mixture can dry quickly. You want to get it in the mold while it is still damp. If it does become too dry, you may add a little bit of water to dampen it up again(no more than a ¼ tsp at a time.)

Step 6- Let dry. I use ice cube trays from IKEA to mold mine. This recipe will fill an entire tray. To be safe you will want to let these dry for about 24 hours or they can crumble when you take them out. If you want to speed up the process though, you can put them in the oven on 200 degrees for 20 min.

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These will make the perfect valentines gift for a friend, or a sister, and I am sure husbands wouldn’t mind them either.

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3 comments:

  1. I love bath bombs! You can save soooo much money making them at home. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  2. These are so so fun! I have a heart mold waiting for them. I think my kids would love to take a bath with them on Valentines day. And me too!

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