Making Your Own Bath Bombs

Making Your Own Bath Bombs
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Make Your Own Bath BombsBy Lucinda Jenkins

Making bath bombs is a blast! Dropping a huge effervescent tablet into the tub smells so good and is fun to watch. Kids really enjoy them too!

Making a bath bomb isn't hard but it can take a some care and patience. Citric acid is the ingredient that causes the fizzing.

You have to have the correct grind of citric acid to make a successful bomd. You should have the fine or cosmetic grind of citric acid otherwise your bath bombs will not mold together well.

Instructions:

Place in a large bowl -

2 cups of baking soda

1 cup of cornstarch

1 cup of citric acid

30 to 40 drops of fragrance oil

and a few drops of food coloring

(use pigments if you have them)

Mix together well and then scoop out 1 cup into a small bowl and add the coloring and the fragrance oil... mix well.

Add this back to the large bowl and mix well.

Remove enough mixture to the small bowl for one bomb and mist lightly with a spritz bottle, just enough to hold salts together. DON"T over mist , this is where technique comes in . Press the moisten mixture into a mold,pack down hard. Continue on in the same way. If your molded bombs break , just moisten and remold. If you have added to much water just add more dry ingredients to stop the fizzing.

Carefully remove the bomb from the mold and let dry out overnight. You can use candy molds, old containers, Glad throw plastic containers, anything that will hold a shape. These make great gifts, craft shows items, and great additions to gift baskets.

 

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About the Author:

Lucinda Jenkins of Glenbrook Farms is a soapmaker, business owner, and herbalist. You can purchase the needed ingredients, including the citric acid, on her website Glenbrook Farms Herbs and Such. Glenbrook Farms is our source for all of our herbal supplies, soaps and more.

 

About The Author

Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at Harvestmoongazette.blogspot.com.

 
 

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