DIY BATH BOMBS
Everybody loves bath bombs. There is nothing better than feeling like you are taking a bath in bubbling champagne, while listing in music and taking time out for yourself.
Bath balms are fairly simple to make, but sometimes the strangest things can make a batch go weird. They are effected by humidity, room temperature, oil viscosity. Or perhaps you horoscope is in a new moon.
So, let’s start with a basic recipe in two parts.
Baking Soda – just under 1 cup
slightly heaping 1/2 cup epson salts
citric acid ½ cup
corn starch ¾ cup
1 Table spoon water
3 Tablesoons oil ( almond oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, olive oil)
20-30 drops of essential oils
3-5 drops of coloring ( food coloring –dry is best)
Where to get your ingredients
CITRIC ACID HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT Sometimes during the canning season you can find it at you local Walmart if you are in a hurry to get it.
I have heard of people opening up the little lemon crystal light packages and using them.
I have mixed 1/3 lemon and two thirds water into a spay bottle and have used that for citric acid ( but it adds a lot of moisture ) The best sources that I found is amazon and shipping is free.
CORN STARCH the same as baking soda
Amazon carry more oils than you can imagine and their pricing is beyond belief. Check them out here. Over 50 types of oil
ESSENCE OIL OVER 70 DIFFERENT KINDS in A VARIETY OF SIZES AND BLENDS TO CHOOSE FROM.
Go Here for a chart on how different essence oil heal and benefit you. .
pigment color found at amazon
The amazon store carries every thing you need at their site. They have good qualify and huge selection go here to get what you need.
This is one of many video you will find online to assist you in your new adventure. Bath Bombs are truly easy and very fun to make.
As you make more and more bath balms you will get this down to suit you. Some of the things that I found that helped me along the way was to add a few drops of water at a time. Make sure you keep stirring your ingredients. Watch your moisture content as if it gets to wet it becomes more chalky.
For molds I have found the best type is plastic candy molds you have to make sure you pack it as tight as you can. Amazon makes perfect plactic molds for 3 d. Check out your local supermarket that has a bakery. The plastic carriers that they put the small cup cakes or cookies in makes perfects molds also.
Michael also carries soap molds that are perfect.