by Jody Lane for Rustic Escentuals
A bath bomb is a hard-packed mixture of chemicals which effervesces when wet. They are used to add scent and color to bathwater. They are also called bath fizzies or bath snowballs. Make bath time a special occasion, not a boring ritual, by enjoying the fragrant bliss and silky skin of a bath bomb!
A large bowl
Bath Bomb molds
A spray bottle of either witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
Put the Bath Fizzy Base into the large bowl. Mix it up with your hands in case there are any clumps. Add your body safe fragrance oil and mix well into the fizzy base.
mix with hands to remove any clumps – add FO and mix well
Using your spray bottle, spray/spritz about 4 times and continue to mix. Continue to spray and mix until you have a dry, Play Dough type texture.
spritz about 4 times
Take your bath bomb molds and pack each side being sure to over-fill them.
spray and mix until you have a dry, Play Dough type texture
pack each side of your molds, over-filling them
Put the two 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!
take one side off and remove the other side
packing heart shape bath bomb mold
squeeze gently together in a push/slide motion
Put a towel on a cookie sheet and let bath bombs air dry for at least 24 hours.
let air dry on towel for minimum of 24 hours
How to Use a Bath Bomb:
Run bath water, drop into the bathtub and watch the fizzing action begin. 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.