I have been busy making bath bombs as gifts for the holidays. I have mostly been working off of the original recipe (you can see that here) and changing up the oils used and adding a little decoration to the top that goes with the scent I used. In addition to doing the regular recipe, I tried making a moisturizing bomb. This one has almond oil, coconut oil, AND shea butter.
Here is the recipe:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup corn starch
2 Tablespoons almond oil
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup shea butter
vanilla fragrance oil
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, sifting to remove any lumps.
Mix the oils together in a second bowl. Slowly add the oils to the dry ingredients, stirring constantly. Cut in the shea butter. The mix will be very wet and pasty, unlike most bath bomb recipes which remain crumbly.
Press the mix into your mold. Place the mold in the fridge to help it set. Once it is hard in the fridge, remove from the mold and allow to dry. It will not get fully dry and hard like most bath bombs do because of all of the oils. I keep mine in the fridge so they will keep their shape.
These bombs fizz slowly and take a long time to finish. They also make the tub very slippery so be careful getting out!
Here are some of the other bath bombs I have been making
I did one in a citrus blend of sweet orange, lemon, tangerine, bergamot, mandarin, clementine, and vanilla. This one I added yellow coloring only.
These are lavender with purple color added and a sprinkle of dried lavender on top.
These were made with a Happy blend of pink grapefruit, lemon, cassia, ginger and peppermint. The flowers on top are Wilton sugar candies and the bombs themselves are pink.
Aren’t they so cute!
Finally, I made some peppermint bombs in red and white stripes with candy sprinkles on top. Very festive and probably my favorite!