11.13.2006

15. Bath Bomb




MATERIALS
Dry Ingredients
    1/2 cup citric acid
    1 cup baking soda
    1/2 cup corn starch
    1/3 cup Epsom Salt

Wet Ingredients
    2-3 TBSP Vegetable oil
    3/4 TBSP water
    1/4 teaspoon essential oil
    Coloring of your choice

    Bath Bomb Mold (found at crafting stores) - you can also use soap molds or chocolate/candy molds


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Blend the citric acid and baking soda – this step is super important – if you don’t blend well, you end up with a grainy bomb. You may want to sift the ingredients together to ensure a smoother texture.
  2. Once you’ve blended really well, add your colorant. Dry pigments work best – don’t add too much though
  3. In a separate container, mix wet ingredients
  4. Slowly drizzle the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring constantly to prevent a reaction from starting. Make sure you mix in all of the wet ingredients. The mixture will be somewhat crumbly.
  5. Pack the mixture into your mold – wait a few minutes and tap them out. Let them air dry for 3 or 4 hours. The harder you pack the bath bombs, the more dense, heavy, and durable bomb you will get.


Sources: teach soap, Brenda Sharpe, and Not Martha

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