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BATH BOMBS

Bath bombs are fizzing little balls or shapes that you drop into your bath water. They release oils and fragrances for a wonderfully relaxing, and fun bath.

I have several recipes for Bath Bombs, each one is a little different from the other, so I hope you find one that you would like to try!
~ENJOY~

HELPFUL TIPS

Make small test batches by using the basic proportions of the original recipe. For example, if it calls for 1 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup each cornstarch and citric acid, then your basic proportion is 2:1:1. Use a tablespoon as your measurement, and reduce the amount of liquid called for. What I like about doing this is that you're not wasting a lot of ingredients if the recipe goes awry

SHAPING BATH BOMBS
Place the whole mixture on a cookie sheet and mash it down with your hands. After you get it as thick as you want, use cookie cutters in different shapes. Leave them on the cookie sheets to dry... couldn't be easier.


BAKING BATH BOMBS
Depending on your recipe, baking can help firm them up. The caution on baking is if you have too much oil in them, they can start to fizz. Set on low temp., and leave in oven until firm.

TESTING OIL BLENDS
Toothpicks
Example: if you are making a blend with two parts lemongrass & one part cedarwood, dip 1/2 of two toothpicks into the lemongrass and 1/2 of another one in the cedarwood then hold them all together to smell. You can also keep them together for a few days to see if one scent overpowers any others.

Di's BATH BOMBS
Note: After trying every recipe on this page, plus lots of others, I have finally come up with a recipe that is wonderful. It mixes well, rolls into balls well, molds well, hardens well, and fizzes wonderfully. I hope it works as well for you! I just took basic ingredients, and experimented. I live in a high humidity area, and was running into problems with the Bath Bombs growing mold, but haven't had a problem, so far, and I have had some around for months.
2 T cornstarch
2 T citric acid
1/4 c baking soda
1/2 t borax
5 t coconut oil-DO NOT melt
2-3 drops Vitamin E oil
12 drops fragrance oil
coloring, if desired
Mix cornstarch, baking soda, and borax. Mix in the coconut oil (remember NOT to melt) until mixed together well. Add Vitamin E oil, fragrance oil, and coloring, and mix well. This is when you add the citric acid, and mix well.
Roll into balls, about walnut size. I usually get 6 out of a batch. Or you can put in molds. Let dry throughly. This can take several days, depending on dryness or wetness of your area. You can tell by touch. I wrap them in saran wrap after they are dry.
Note: If your not happy with the results, try experimenting on your own. A little less of this, a little more of that......as long as you have a basic recipe, you really can't make a mistaske. I usually made smaller batches, so that I wouldn't be wasting too much. Have fun!

BATH BOMBS
1/2 cup citric acid
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups baking soda
3/4 cup avacado,sweet almond or coconut oil(melted)
1/2 - 1 t. essential or fragrance oil (if desired)
Dried herbs, oats, petals, etc. (if desired)
Mix all dry ingredients you are using thoroughly, add any essential (or fragrance) oils used to the oil.
Slowly add the oil mixture to the dry mixture combining thoroughly.
Immediately press into a plastic soap mold, or measure out 1 tablespoon of mix and press into balls.
Dry for 2-3 days.
Dry molds for 1 day and then carefully unmold and dry for 1 week or more.
Store in an air tight container.
Enjoy by breaking off a piece from the soap size, or dropping one to two bombs in a tub of water.

BATH BOMBS
2 T Citric Acid
2 T cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
3 T Coconut oil (or you can use any other emollient oil like Almond oil, Avocado oil or Apricot Kernel oil)
1/4 t fragrance or essential oil
3 to 6 drops of liquid colorant (if desired)
Place all of the dry ingredients (first three) into a bowl and mix well.
In a small glass bowl melt oil then add fragrance and colorant.
Slowly add oil mixture to dry ingredients and blend well.
Shape into balls about one inch in diameter. Let the balls rest on a sheet of waxed paper for two to three hours. Gently reshape if needed.
Let the bombs (balls) dry and harden for 24 to 48 hours.
Pack each bomb into its own candy cup. Store the bombs in a closed container to keep fresh.
To use, drop one to three bombs into warm bath water to release fragrance and oils

BATH BOMBS
Mix 1 part citric acid with 2 1/4 parts baking soda.
Add several drops of essential oil and a few drops food coloring.
Moisten by spraying with water or witch hazel (witch hazel is better since it evaporates much more quickly) until mixture just begins to stick together.

BATH BOMBS
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup corn starch
Sieve dry ingredients til you get a nice smooth blend. (Optional: add 1/3 cup epsom salts or coarse sea salt after sieving)
2 1/2 T. sunflower or other light oil
3/4 T. water
1 to 2 t essential oils or fragrance oils
1/4 t borax as an emulsifier
Vegetable or other natural colorant (optional)
Combine wet ingredients and borax in a jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously.
Drizzle onto dry ingredients and blend thoroughly.
Pack tightly into molds and slide out.
Allow to dry overnight.

BATH BOMBS
10 T. baking soda
5 T. powered sugar (or cornstarch)
5 T. citric acid
5 droppers full fragrance or essential oil
2 T. almond oil
Mix dry ingredients together.
Gradually drizzle oils in.
Spoon into molds and press very hard.
Bake bombs for 2-3 hours at very low heat (no higher than 200 degreesF). Let cool on baking sheet before removing, as they are very fragile until cool.
Cure for 2 weeks before using.

BATH BOMBS
1 to 2 parts epsom salts
2 parts baking soda
1 part cornstarch
1 to 2 part citric or ascorbic acid
Mix very well.
Add up to 1 part olive oil, until the consistency of pastry dough, (just sticks together)
Add a few drops scented oil.
Add food color if you want them colored.
Form into small, golf- sized balls.
Store in cellophane wrapper.

BATH BOMBS
1/4 c. baking soda
2 T citric acid or absorbic acid
1 T Borax powder (for softening)
2 T powdered sugar (for binding)
2 T sweet almond oil
1 t Vitamin E oil (preservative)
1/4 t fragrance or essential oil
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended.
Drizzle in almond oil and stir until mixture is moistened. Add Vit. E oil and fragrance and stir until well mixed.
Take teaspoon size globs of mixture and form into ball shapes with fingers. (mixture will be VERY crumbly and fragile, add a little bit more of the vit. E oil, if needed)
Place the balls on a sheet of wax paper and leave alone for 2-3 hours. After 2-3 hrs, reshape balls.
Let the balls air-dry and harden for 10 days.
Store balls in a closed container to protect from moisture.

LOOSE MIX BATH BOMB
2 parts fine sea salt
2 parts baking soda
1 part citric acid.
Add your fragrance to the salts before you mix them with the other ingredients.
Toss 1/2 cup into warm bath water and watch the sparks fly!


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