Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fun for the Kids!

These fun little bath bombs were a success and fizzed for over a minute! I used Yuzu Cybilla fragrance oil and hydrated green chrome pigment. I found a flexible triangle tray mold that I used for the tablets, but I wouldn't recommend using a flexible mold because it chipped the edges as I popped them out. A stiff, plastic mold works best, like the spaceships mold that I used for a slightly bigger bath bomb.

Basic Bath Bomb Instructions
  • Gather your ingredients:
1 part citric acid
2 parts baking soda
witch hazel
coloring of your choice
fragrance oil of your choice
bath bomb mold

  • Blend, blend, blend! Blend the citric acid and baking soda-- this step is super important-- if you don't blend well, you end up with a grainy bomb. I use a whisk and then break up the remaining clumps with my fingers. We also use a mixer on our larger batches.
  • Once you've blended really well, add your colorant. Dry pigments or a specialty bath fizzy colorant like La Bombs work best-- don't add too much though-- the color shows up once you add the witch hazel. We start with 5 ccs of dry colorant per 2 pounds of bath fizzy mix.
  • Add fragrance according to your preference. We start with 0.5 ounces of fragrance in 2 pounds of bath fizzy mix.
  • Now this is the tricky part. Spritz (with a squirt bottle) the witch hazel onto your batch while stirring with the other hand. When your batch sticks together when squished, you need to start putting it in molds-- time is of the essence. If you wait too long, the mixture will get hard. If you spritz too much, the mixture will be too wet and "grow" or start the fizzing reaction.
  • Put the bombs in molds-- wait a few minutes and tap them out. Let them air dry for 3 or 4 hours and voila! Wonderful, hard bath bombs. The harder you pack the bath bombs, the more dense, heavy, and durable bomb you will get. Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. This seems simple enough, I'm going to have to give it a try. Thx for the tutorial.