I simply love making skin and body items which I sell at a local Farmers Market and among my most popular selling products is the bath bomb. I am presuming you know how to make bath bombs, however I will give you the basic recipe that I take pleasure in utilizing with excellent success plus I will offer you some concepts on how to make bath bombs with the wow aspect.
For my basic bath bomb recipe I utilize the following ingredients:
500 grams of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda).
250 grams of citric acid (granular or great powder).
100 mls of oil mix.
This recipe offers a great bomb that fizzles well in the bath. You can add more citric acid if you want it even fizzier, but I believe this amount works just great. The difficult bit with making any type of bath bomb is throughout the stage of mixing the oils in as there is a great balance to getting just the correct amount of liquid taken in, without setting off the chemical reaction that provides the bomb its “fizz.” I discover it is best to put the oils into a plastic bottle with a trigger and then thoroughly spray, ONE spray at a time, stirring all the time. Spray uniformly around the combined ingredients duplicating the spray/stir action, stirring regularly and taking care not to over wet the components. Once the mixture starts to hold together and will form a ball shape when pressed by hand, STOP SPRAYING. Think damp sand castles since this is the consistency you are going for. You then need to pile the mix into your molds by loading it in as tightly as possible so you overfill each half. Then press the 2 halves together simply the when. Do not twist or you will end up with 2 halves of a bath bomb. It does not matter whether or not the 2 halves are lined up well or even if they are closed, at this phase you are merely motivating the mixture into a perfectly rounded shape. Keep in mind, the more mix you pack into your molds, the fizzier they will be.
So, how to make bath bombs with the wow aspect? To achieve this you need to be able to produce great mixes of important oils with various carrier oils, such as almond oil, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, to name however a couple of. Explore including colours and glitter for a very quite, girlie type bomb. Among my preferred bath bombs has to be a decadent chocolate bomb where I use 50g grated cocoa butter, which is integrated with the other dry active ingredients, and then I add a mix of almond oil and chocolate fragrance. I also colour it a chocolate colour and grate a percentage from a chocolate bar into the mold prior to I put in the mix. The result is a glamorous, moisturising bomb which has small flecks of cocoa butter displaying in it and smells sufficient to consume!
The heart shaped bath bomb molds that you can purchase likewise produce a bath bomb with the wow result given that you can position a mix of rose petals or dried rosehips in the mold or alternatively dried lavender flowers look gorgeous if put in the bottom of the mold. Simply beware not to overdose on the extras like dried botanicals and shine due to the fact that clearly all of these things will wind up in the bath water and not everyone likes to sit in a tub of soaked petals!