Best Tips to Make Your Own Bath Bombs

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Thinking about lovely little bubbly gifts personalized for family and friends during the holidays? From Christmas stocking stuffers to your teen's Easter Basket, watch the swoons as instant relaxation kicks in --that is, if you make them correctly. 

Tips and Tricks for Bath Bombs that Will Soak Your Troubles Away.

Everyone struggles with bath bombs, from the novice to the most experienced makers. It shouldn’t be so hard, and it actually isn’t if you just follow a few steps.

First, some items you will need and a recipe:

 

• A very large stainless steel or glass bowl.

• Small glass measuring up

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• 2 3/4 cups of Baking Soda

• 1.5 cups of Citric Acid

• ¼ cup of Corn Starch

• ¼ cup White Kaolin Clay

• 2 Tablespoons of Goat Milk Powder

• 3 Tablespoons of Sweet Almond Oil (or jojoba/grape seed)

OR you can use a butter (Mango is what we like to use as it is actually great all around, and works best in fizzy bath bombs. Shea and cocoa are our other go-to butters.) If you choose to use a butter, make sure you melt it first as it will need to be in a liquid state. *** 

1 Tablespoon Fragrance – Essential oil that will not irritate the skin (you still have to research your fragrance, so begin with something mild, like lavender. You can also use a fragrance oil. Go LIGHT on your fragrance).

Any Color added should be formulated for bath bombs. We recommend using Brambleberry - https://www.brambleberry.com/Bath-Bomb-Dyes-C50.aspx

You will need around 5 ML

Tips:

 

• You are looking for a consistency that is like the sand at the water's edge when you squeeze it and it holds its shape.

• You don’t want it to be TOO wet, however, so, short bursts are best. 

• Spraying with the right amount of witch hazel is important.

• Making sure you are paying attention to temperature and humidity is also key.

• Balancing your citric acid to baking soda ratio is a must, but you can add in ingredients with simple adjustments without upsetting the mix.

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