I and my little girl love to make baths. Bath bombs are great project for both beginner and advanced crafters, perfect hand made product for adults and kids as well. Making bath bombs is an easy process but without the right mixture of ingredients bath bombs can crumble, fall apart or fizz incorrectly.
My bath bombs consist of baking soda, citric acid, fine sea salt or fine Epson salt (depending of availability), cornstarch, little herbs hydrolate water, little food color and small amount of essential oil. When those ingredients are combined and introduced to water, they create a fizzing reaction. The standard ratio most of the carfters follow is 2 parts baking soda to 1 part part citric acid and optional little cornstarch. Once the dry ingredients are combined, a small amount of liquid is introduced to create a moldable, wet sand texture. The liquid is usually herbs hydrolats, 1 cold pressed oil or 2 and essential oils for smell and to add moisture and additional skin benefits.
If you find that your bath bomb is crumbly, the mixture may be too dry or to wet. Adding more vegetable oil give the mixture a moister texture, which will be less likely to crumble and crack once removed from the mold.
If your bath bomb is not fizzing in the tub as much as you’d like, you may try increasing the amount of citric acid in your recipe.
If your bath bombs are expanding in the mold, this means the mixture is too wet and the fizzing reaction is happening prematurely.
You can use as much colorant as you’d like but less is always perfect!…:))))
Lavender bath bombs idea:
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup fine sea salt or fine epsom salt
2 tablespoons Sweet Almond
4 teaspoon water
15 drops pure Lavender Essential Oil
U can add little food grade color and decorate as well the bomb with a few tablespoons of dried lavender flower
1.In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, fine sea salt or epsom salt and optional dried lavender.
2.In a small bowl combine almond oil, lavender hydrolate, and essential oil.
3.Pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Test mixture by pressing a handful together. If the mixture doesn’t hold add little more sweet almond oil. Avoid adding too much water or the mixture will fizz and not form in the mold correctly. Once it’s the right consistency press mixture into mold and remove. Set bath bombs on a soft towel to dry overnight.