Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mondo Bath Bomb!

With the new stainless steel bath bomb mold, you will end up with a fizzy so big you'll have to save some for later. No joke, this weighs a good 7.5 ounces!


To make bath bombs, you need 1 part citric acid and 2 parts baking soda, witch hazel in a spritzer bottle, color (dried pigment or La Bomb colorant), fragrance 0.5 oz for 2 pounds, and a mold. In this example, I used cellini blue mica, ocean blue jojoba beads, and Celestial Waters fragrance.

Once the baking soda and citric acid have been thoroughly mixed together and you have added color, spritz with witch hazel as you mix until it holds its shape when you squeeze the mixture.


To create the 3D bomb, fill both sides and compact it really well (the harder you compact it into the mold, the denser and longer-lasting the fizzy), then overfill both sides and push them together. Let them harden in the mold for ten minutes or so before setting it on the table to avoid getting flat spots. That's it! Super easy and a great addition to your product line.

11 comments:

  1. This post is sooooo adorable! I love the tiger stripes you did. Your fizzies turned out super!

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  2. The color is awesome! I havent made bath bombs in almost a year, but was thinking of doing some this weekend...you have inspired me...my stainless steel bomb mold has been staring at me for months.

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  3. Is there any other way to prevent flat spots? I only have one round mold and can't really let it sit for 10 minutes or the rest of my bath bomb mixture will get all dry.

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  4. Very Cool! They turned out GREAT! Love the addition of the jojoba beads!

    To keep mine from getting flat spots, I've acquired some molded foam apple divider trays from my grocery store. (The little tray thingies that they transport the apples/pears in so they don't knock around together) They have perfect little round divots for holding the bath bombs while they dry! ;-)

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  5. I totally LOVE making bath fizzies! It might be my new favorite (although I did have a few mishaps of them being too soft and getting flat spots or by them sticking in the molds because I added corn starch (OOPS!!!))! I'm going to have to try and do the two toned stripes on my next batch. :-)

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  6. Yay, so glad you like them! I love this mold-- it creates such a smooth and solid fizzy. Tub-Time Treasures gave a great tip for storing the bath bombs in foam dividers to free up the mold and avoid flat spots. Egg cartons also work great for the smaller bombs.

    Corn starch is a great ingredient for moisturizing bath bombs. Here's a recipe from www.teachsoap.com:

    Dry ingredients:

    * 1 cup Baking soda
    * 1/2 cup Corn Starch
    * 1/4 cup Epsom Salt
    * 1/2 cup Citric Acid

    Wet ingredients:

    * 2-3/4 tablespoons Almond oil
    * 3/4 tablespoon Water
    * 1/4 teaspoon Borax (optional)
    * 1-1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil or essential oil
    * Colorant

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  7. I haven't been a bath bomb in a while and seeing this beautiful one makes me want to make one. I think I will tomorrow!!!!

    Jan

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  8. Here is a great tip for avoiding flat spots in mass production...well not mass...but a bigger size batch. Get the clear round plastic christmas tree ornaments. they open in half so you have two halves. As you make your bombs....unmold them into the little larger christmas tree ornaments. Turn them at about 20 minutes or so and then again in about an hour. this way, they are not completely flat like they are on a cookie sheet. This works for me everytime. The plastic ornaments are not expensive at michaels. It also does not hurt to take a spec of baking soda and rub it inside each ornament...keeps them from sticking once they have been used a lot.

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  9. Fantastic tip!! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, I'll be sure to give that a try next time.

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  11. @Tub-Time Treasures: Thank you so much for posting about the apple trays! I was not very happy with drying my bath bombs on paper towel and having flat spots!! Now I will have perfectly shaped bombs, yaaaaaaaay!

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