Making Bath Bombs
Have you thought about making your own Bath bombs?
Bath bombs are so popular! And it looks like the bath bomb craze will never end! Why should it? Bath bombs are very easy to make using safe ingredients that are easy to find, and they are so FUN to use.
To help get you started making bath bombs we developed this easy to follow formulation so you can join in the bath bomb craze and make your own foaming colorful , fragrant bath bombs. Note that in most basic bath bomb recipes, the Sodium bicarbonate will be double the amount of the citric acid to get the most fizzing action. This recipe follows this “rule”
of bath bomb recipes.
Ingredients you will need:
(Makes about 12 to 15 bath bombs)
2.5 pounds / 2 Lb 8 Oz of pure top quality Sodium Bicarbonate
1.25 / 1 pound 4 Oz of top quality Citric Acid
6 Oz of Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) For the best foam ever
2 Oz Pure Corn starch
6 Oz Cream of tartar
4 Oz of pure Almond Oil
1 Oz of Polysorbate 80
1 Oz of pure Shea or Cocoa Butter (melted)
A favorite Fragrance or Essential oil – (as needed)
A favorite Mica powder or Lake Colorant
Preparation and Instructions:
Gather: 2 large mixing bowls, a wire whisk, rubber gloves, a face mask, wax paper, blow dryer or craft heat gun.
Make sure you have a large open space to spread the wax paper so that the bombs are sitting level and can air “cure”.
You will need to mix the ingredients in a well-ventilated area, and always use safety gear like gloves and masks.
Part A: Mix together your pre-measured citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, SLSA, cream of tartar and cornstarch together until well blended.
Part B: Slowly add almond oil and Polysorbate 80 until well incorporated. Gently melt your shea and cocoa butter. Add the melted shea or cocoa butter to the “Part A” . You may want to put your gloved hand into the mixture and smooth out any lumps that may form. Mixture should resemble ground cornmeal. At this point, if you want different colors and fragrances separate the mixture into different bowls and add fragrance oil till you reach the desired level of fragrance. You can also add colorant (mica ) now if you wish.
Take the 2 sides of the mold and scoop as much mixture into the mold as possible and squeeze the 2 sides together. Hold the mold in one hand while very gently squeezing the top of the mold. It should slide right off. Gently turn ball over into hand and gently squeeze the other side of the mold till bomb pops out into hand. Carefully lay the bomb onto the wax paper and let it “cure” for 2-3 days in a space where you have an air conditioner or a dehumidifier running if you have high humidity in your area.
After your foaming bath bombs have cured and are nice and solid, it’s time to shrink wrap them. Unfold the shrinkwrap and cut out in to 8 x 8 inch squares. Place the bomb in the middle and pull one edge of the wrap up and over the ball while working your way around the ball. Hold the wrap down with one finger and apply the hair dryer or heat gun to the wrap working you way around the ball until it shrinks the wrap and the wrap adheres to the ball. Make sure you heat the entire ball. Lastly – properly label the product and affix the label to the bath bomb
Packaging Suggestions: Keep the bath bombs only in the clear wrap, or be creative and wrap the bath bombs in pretty fabric or sheer material with a bow These make wonderful gifts and will stay fresh for at least 6-9 months if stored properly.
* Makes about 12 to 15 bath bombs depending on how tightly you pack the molds.
When using the bombs, simply drop one bomb under warm running water into a tub. Be advised that jet tubs will make the bubbles absolutely explode!
* Always use FDA Certified colors if you are selling your bath bombs. The bath bombs are considered cosmetics, and all the ingredients and the colors, as well as your manufacturing practices should be in line with FDA regulations . This formulation is just a guideline. Research all information and adhere to all laws and regulations when making this or any other product you make for resale.
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