Happy Soaking Bath Bombs

by Jody Lane

happy soaking bath bombs

 
Items needed
Large bowl
Glass Pyrex measuring cup
Wooden spoon
Measuring spoons
Plastic Bath Bomb Molds
Plastic glasses
Popsicle sticks
Rubber gloves
Spray bottle of either Witch Hazel or Rubbing Alcohol

items needed

 
Dry Mix Ingredients
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/4 Cup Dead Sea Salts
1/4 teaspoon Kaolin Clay

** Note: Bath Fizzy Base may be used in place of the dry ingredients with only Dead Sea Salts needing to be added.

gather dry ingredients

 
Wet Mixture Ingredients
1 tablespoon melted Shea, Mango, or Cocoa butter
2 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil or Grape Seed Oil
A dash of liquid Vitamin E
1 tablespoon of body safe Fragrance Oil
Body safe colorant (use sparingly – a little goes a long way)

gather wet ingredients

 
Using the Pyrex glass cup, slowly melt the butter in microwave. In the meantime, mix all of dry ingredients in the large bowl. Stir well.

mix dry ingredients in large bowl

 
Using a plastic glass, measure out 1 tablespoon of melted butter, 2 tablespoons of Grape Seed Oil or Sweet Almond Oil, dash of Vitamin E, fragrance oil, and colorant. Using the Popsicle stick, stir this mixture until the colorant mixes in well with the oils.

mix well with popsicle stick

 
Slowly mix the wet into the dry mix with your hands. You do not want it to fizz up! Using your spray bottle, spray Witch Hazel about four times and continue to mix.

spray witch hazel and continue to mix

 
Continue to do this until you have a dry play dough type texture.

consistency should like lie dry play dough

 
Take your molds and pack each side over-filling them. Put the 2 sides together. To get the mix to pack into the mold, do a push slide, until they meet together. Do not twist because they will come back apart! Do not press so hard as to crack the mold – if you crack or break the mold, you’re pressing way too hard. Gently take one side off, turn it in your hand and remove the other side. Practice makes perfect….

pack molds, overfilling them

 

remove molds from bath bomb

 
I put a towel on a cookie sheet, and let them air dry for at least 24 hours. When they are completely dry, then I put them in craft bags and tie them with metallic twist ties.

finished bath bombs

 
Other items that could be used to your bath bombs: body safe colored glitter and Dead Sea Salts.

To Use: Run bath water, drop into the bathtub and watch the fizzing action start. As you soak, the oils and butters are released to make your skin soft and silky. Use with caution – these may make your tub slippery!

– Jody Lane (on Etsy as Jody’s Candles Soaps & Such)

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