How to Make Bath Bombs Frances Osborne Austin TX
Basic Bath Bomb Recipe
Gather your ingredients:
• 1 part citric acid
• 2 parts baking soda
• Witch hazel
• Coloring of your choice
• Fragrance oil of your choice
• Dome Shaped 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. We actually 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 Bombes work best – don’t add too much though – the color shows up once you add the witch hazel.
 Add fragrance oils to your personal nose preference.

Now, this is the difficult 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” (start the fizzing reaction) on you.

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.

Water Softening Fizzy
1 cup Baking soda 1/2 cup Citric acid 1/2 cup corn starch 2-1/2 tablespoons oil ( I use a combo of grapeseed and almond, but you can use any liquid oils) 3/4 tablespoon Water 2 teaspoons essential or fragrance oils 1/2 teaspoon Borax Spray bottle filled with Witch hazel Mix the baking soda, citric acid and corn starch until well blended.
In a separate bowl combine cooking oil, water, essential oil, and borax. Mix well. Drizzle wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, pouring with one hand and squishing it together with the other.

Pack into candy or soap molds. I use a circular 2 oz. soap mold with a flower pattern on the top (it's tooooo hard to unmold anything with squared corners). Pack it in really hard, then immediately flip it over and tap it out onto a lined cookie sheet. When all are done, lightly mist with witch hazel and let dry overnight.

Next day, turn over and mist the bottoms with witch hazel. Let dry another day. The witch hazel forms a crust on the outside that keeps them from cracking and falling apart, although they're still a little fragile. Don't make them when it's damp outside, high humidity makes it much harder to do.
 
Moisture Rich Fizzy
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 Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and then in a separate dish or cup mix wet ingredients and then combine the two.I uuse a wire wisk....the mix doesnt really even look wet but it compacts nicely into molds and after drying through the night they are rock hard and fizz for almost 2 minutes.

Make sure to wisk fast when adding wet ingredients to prevent fizzing whisk for a good minute and then press mix into your mold.
 
Fizzy Milk Bath Bombs
1 c. baking soda 1/2 c. citric acid 1/2 c. corn starch 1/3 c. epsom salts (finely ground) 1/4 c. powdered milk (buttermilk will clump so don't use it) 2T olive oil (tip: infuse calendula petals for an extra therapeutic bath) 2tsp melted cocoa butter 1tsp fragrance or essential oil 3-7tsp water/witch hazel blend (1:1). TIP: put in a spray bottle for even dispersion Mix all dry ingredients together well, drizzle the olive oil and melted cocoa butter and fragrance/essential oil over the dry mix, mix together with hands, and then use witch hazel/water blend to get the product to the right consistency to shove into your favorite molds. Enjoy with your bath!
 
For an EXTRA moisturizing Bath Fizzy, try this recipe:
Super Moisturizing Bath Fizzy
1 cup citric acid 2 cups baking soda 1 tsp. fragrance oil 1 tsp. olive oil (or shea butter or cocoa butter) Follow the basic bath bomb directions above and drizzle the olive oil in with the fragrance oil.

If you want to substitute some of the baking soda, you can substitute up to 1 full cup with dehydrated milk (goat's milk or regular milk).

If you want a colored bath, add powdered food coloring or liquid food coloring. If you add 1/2 tsp. of liquid food coloring to the basic recipe, this should give you a colored bath. If you add 1/8 tsp. powdered food coloring to the basic recipe, you will get a wonderfully vibrant tub. If your tub is dirty, or has excess oil in it, this recipe will leave a ring around your tub. Happy Soaping!

Tub Tints
Tub Tints are a really fun way to add some pizzazz to your bath!
3 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cups citric acid
2 cups cornstarch
3 cc fragrance oil
.15cc powdered water-soluble dye (pigments or micas will NOT work. FD&C Blue and FD&C Yellow from Bramble Berry WILL work. If you use a pigment or mica, it may not disperse evenly in the water, and may stain your tub!)

Mix all ingredients completely. The mixture will appear white.
Package into decorative bags and tie closed.
To use, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup per full tub of water. Mix crystals in completely before getting into the water. Taa-daaaa! Colored bath water!

Due to the high price of aromatherapy spa product, make your own aromatherapy bath product would be a good idea. Aromatherapy bath product are a wonderful way to turn a simple bath into a spa-like experience of relaxation and rejuvenation. Make your own aromatherapy bath product is very easy and cheap beside that you can make sure that all the ingredient are pure and high quality.

You can consider making aromatherapy bath product as gifts for your friends and family. Deliciously-scented bath salts in brand new jar, tied with a crisp new ribbon make wonderful birthday and holiday presents. Or you can make a bath bomb with a beautiful mold and pack it in the box.

Handmade gifts are always popular and show that you really care about the person. By keeping in mind their lifestyle and personality, you can create highly personalized recipes they’ll adore.
Ready to start make your own aromatherapy bath product?

Okay, here are a few step to get started :
You have to know first what you want to make ? a bath salt, bath bomb or bath gel. Check my recipes area if you don’t have a particular one in mind.

Make Your own Aromatherapy Bath Salt .
Choose the salt first. (whether it’s Epsom Salt, sea salt, or dendritic salt, euro salt, Hawaiian salt ) My suggestion : It’s better to mix the sea salt and Epsom salt with some more expensive salt like dead sea salt or Hawaiian salt to make you bath spa more luxurious. There are many exotic salts from around the world with different healing qualities. Find out what type of salt you want to use.

Next step would be choosing the aroma. Which one do you prefer an aromatic blend or aromatherapy blend. Aromatherapy blend use essential oils. Read carefully about each essential oils’ profiles so you will have a desired benefit.

If you love the scent of a particular fragrance, then aromatic blend would be a good choice. Fragrance oil has more variety. Remember to buy Fragrance oil that safe used for skin not candle fragrance oil. Candle Fragrance oil only used for potpourri and candle making.

If you have a dry skin you can add moisturizer in a recipe blend. Some moisturizer that are good for skin are : Shea butter, all typical butter for bath, milk.

Add color to your bath salt! My suggestion is use only FD&C dyes (stands for Food, Drug and cosmetic) and D&C dyes ( stands for Drug and Cosmetic). They come in liquid and powder form. Either that would be ok. Another one would be mica. Mica is like a jewel in your bath salts sparkle it to make more attractive. Please check with FDA for colour that safe for skin use.

All done with the recipe and now you can move on to packaging.

There are variety packaging for bath salt such as paper bag , glass bottle with unique shape, muslin bags, organza bags or Tulle fabric ( tie around the neck with ribbons or rosette), Round plastic tube, PET jars. And other.

Natural herb can be add to bath salt . Choose from natural eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender and dozens of other flowers; rosemary, thyme and lemongrass from the herb families; and cloves and cinnamon for a spicy kick!

Make Your own Aromatherapy Bath Bomb :
Decide first what theme you want to create ? an ocean breeze, or romantic bath For ocean breeze you can use a mold like shell, starfish. And for romantic bath you can use the mold shape love. Or you can make a ball, just like a bomb! Choose the oils ( essential oils or just fragrance oils) it’s depend on your theme. Add the moisturizer and color to make it attractive As there is baking soda and citric acid ,it’s best to us organza bag to wrap it, you can also wrap in a box or plastic bag but make sure there is a little hole so the gas could easily escape


Whether you make your own aromatherapy bath product for yourself or as a gift to your friend . These ideas would be a great one to spend your evening!

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