Bathbomb Tutorial!

Being of irrelevant status in most of what’s “cool,” I had no idea what the hell bathbombs where until just recently, and I was pretty unimpressed with the prices at places like Lush. I looked up a recipe and ordered the ingredients online and have messed with it in the few batches I’ve tried so far. Starting with a pound of each dry ingredient, I can make about four batches of six or seven bathbombs, depending on how consistent I am with my sizes, which isn’t often. Anyway, here’s how to make your own!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • 1/3 cup epsom salts

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ tbsp olive or any other light oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp fragrance oil
  • 10 to 12 drops of food coloring

Mix your dry ingredients together, and set aside. Pour the wet ingredients into a small cup and pour it together into the dry.

Enjoy that fizz for a sec, and the color, ooooooh. Anyway, mix together throughly and then pack into small balls or place into molds (let set for a couple of hours, then it can air dry).

These will take anywhere from a day to two to dry out fully, so if you’re like me and are impatient to test, yes, you can still dry one out. It just probably won’t float, if you want that.

Speaking of which, if you get extra oil into the mix, it will take longer to dry, and will probably be heavier, so mix in extra epson salts. Extra epson salts alone make for a speeder drying time and a little extra shine. 

Make sure to get body safe oils and colors, not candle stuff, go for soap making materials. Mixing colors leads to interesting results, I tried to make purple, and my bathbombs dried to a cakepop like looking ball, but in the water it’s a most fabulous pink. Try mixes of scents (but don’t overdo it, tried something that now smells like playdoh in another batch) and see what combos you can come up with!

I’d love to see what everyone creates, send me photos or reblog with your own! Happy crafting!


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