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Make Your Personal Bath Bomb

Make Your Personal Bath Bomb

Bath bombs are the new craze and very popular among kids of all ages especially girls. Nowadays you can find bath bomb packs in almost any major retail store or online shop. These soap-like ball or square shaped compact mixture usually comes in a single or multi-pack. A bath bomb contains a mix of dry ingredients which produce fizz when the bath bomb is dropped in water. Some luxury bath bomb not only fizzle but also leave color and scents in the water as they dissolve! Add bubbles, scent, essential oils, and color to enjoy the bath even more. Below we have outlined basic ingredients you need to create your own personal bath bomb, just follow these instructions and you will have your own personalized bath bomb whenever you desire.

1. Dry Ingredients:

Citric Acid

The acid is extracted from the fruit juice and chemically processed to be transformed from liquid to solid. As a solid substance, it has many uses such as metal polish and flavoring for beverages and foods. For the bath bomb, you need only 2 tablespoons.

Cornstarch

Common cornstarch is used to thicken soups and make fillings and sauces that give pastries a delicate texture. You will need 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.

Baking soda

Yes, baking soda is one of the main ingredients you will need to make a bath bomb! You may already know that baking soda produces gases that makes a flour mixture rise when mixed with acidic liquids like lemon juice, yogurt and sour milk. You will see how this applies to bath bomb in a few.

2. Wet Ingredients:

Essential oil

The oil is potent that it is used in teaspoons or drops. It should be packed in dark-colored bottles as the oil loses its efficacy when exposed to light. To be sure that you are buying high quality essential oil, smell it before buying.

Food color

Synthetic and natural dyes that can be eaten and used to color foods such as beverages, cake icing and candies. Like essential oils, food coloring is very concentrated so only very little is used at a time.

Vegetable Or Nut Oil

These plants are widely available and odorless, thus generate more oil and cost less than essential oils. Use 3 tablespoons for this recipe.

3. Preparation Tools:

– Mixing Bowl
– Plastic Mold
– Small cup
– Ties
– Colorful and water-proof wraps
– Watertight containers

4. Directions:

– Sieve all dry ingredients to make sure there are no lumps formed in the mixture.

– Press the mixture onto the plastic molds. They will be hardened within 2-3 hours though allow a day or two before storing them. You may choose to bake the bath bombs in a 200-degree oven to really dry them out if you live in a very humid area.

The oil is potent that it is used in teaspoons or drops. These plants are widely available and odorless, thus generate more oil and cost less than essential oils and perfect oil for bath bomb use.

– Slowly add the oil mixture into the dry ingredients, making sure to mix very well as you add them together. You need not use up all the oil mixture. Too much of the oil mixture can make your bath bomb too wet, and not hold together.

– Mix all the dry ingredients together with a fork to make sure that there is an even distribution each of the ingredients in the mix. For added refinement, you may sieve them into the mixing bowl, altogether.

– Wrap the balls in colorful paper and store in watertight container, in a dry area of your bathroom. You may also give them away as gifts to share the sizzling experience with family and friends.

– In a small cup or a different bowl, mix the wet ingredients: base oil, essential oil, and food coloring.

You need not use up all the oil mixture. Too much of the oil mixture can make bath bomb too wet, and your bath bomb may not hold together.

There you have it, simple steps to make your own personal bath bombs at home. Bath Bombs bough at the store or made at home are a great gift choice for women and girls for all ages. They make perfect Birthday, Valentine, Easter or Christmas Gifts.

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