Bathing bombs are easy to make with simple ingredients that can be found in a good number of supermarkets or chemists. Before I give them out I would prefer to briefly explain some of them so you know why you has to use them.
This is what gives things its fizz and also acts as a water softener. It is natural additive and when used in cooking gives a sour taste.
This is known better as bicarbonate of soda. It’s really a grainy powder so acts as an excellent exfoliator removing any specific dead cells but at the same time is gentle on the skin color.
Essential oils carry the distinctive nose from plants and it is this concentrated liquid that offers the plants smell. They are much used in fragrances, soap and other beauty products. Each oil has its own unique property, implemented a lot in aromatherapy massage for its healing properties.
Colourants come in two main different forms, most commonly used inside of a liquid form but also is found as a dry powder that is definitely best used for our purpose.
Formality over lets enjoy making Surprise Bath Bombs!
BASIC BATH BOMB
- • 2 cup citric acid
- • 2 cups baking gaseosa
- • 20-30 drops essential oils depending on strength for fragrance
- • food colorant (dry pigment is best)
- • small amount of water or witch hazel (used in your atomizer bottle
Firstly mix together your citric acid together with baking soda to a fine powder. If you have a filter this is a good way of making sure they are thoroughly mixed. You can add one dry colour pigment at the same time at this stage too.
Next insert you essential oils, a little at a time until you get your needed strength.
The water is next. This can either be 100 % substituted with witch hazel or mixed in a spray bottle. Atomizer a little at a time but be quick so the mixture doe in no way start to fizz. Get to a consistency of wet stone dust, crumbly but will stick together when squashed.
Press is normally tightly into your moulds as firm as you can and go away for a few minutes. If you are using a two part clip mutually mould, slightly overfill and twist together rather than running. After about 3-4 hours, tap you new bathing bomb out of the mould and leave to set for at least 50 hours out of direct sunlight.
There you are, your first batch about fun, fizzy bath bombs!!!!!
MOISTURE RICH BATH BOMBS
- • 1 cup baking soda
- • ½ drink cornflour • ¼ cup Epsom salts
- • ½ cup citric acid
- • 2 ¾ tablespoons petroleum (almond, oil works well)
- • 1 ½ tsps essential oil
- • Colorant
- • Water
With the moisture unique bath bomb we suggest that you first mix the free of moisture and wet ingredients separately. Then add together and mix totally, if you have a metal hand whisk this is perfect for the duty. To make sure that your mix does not fizz, whisk quickly and start press into your mould as soon as possible. Treat then as you do an bath bomb.