How to make a bath bomb
Although a glass of wine, a good book or a lot of bubbles are the perfect complement to a hot bath, a more colorful and exciting choice may be a bathtub bomb. It is usually shaped into a small sphere that fits your palm (although you can also find interesting shapes!), The bathtub bomb will bubble and decompose as soon as it touches the water, releasing a pleasant fragrance and making your bathtub full of color.
Bathtub bombs can add a bit of fun to a soothing self care ritual, but they usually cost $5-15 each and soon add up. Fortunately, if you choose to make your own bathtub bomb at home, you don't have to spend your hard-earned money on this pleasant indulgence. This process is very simple (only 20 minutes, plus a drying time of one or two days). It can be a relaxing and creative activity, because you can customize them according to your favorite smell and color. With this basic formula, it should be easy how to make a bath bomb, and you will soon bathe in a colorful and fragrant bathtub.
Are you ready for the next phase? Please continue to read the simple, customizable and affordable DIY bathtub bomb formula.
You will need to:
3 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cup citric acid
2 tablespoons tartar or white kaolin cream
2 tablespoons sodium dodecyl sulfoacetate (SLSA)
1/2 teaspoon cosmetic mica colorant, optional
2 tablespoons self selected oil (we recommend sweet almond oil)
1 tablespoon polysorbate 80 (if color additive is used)
Essential oil or essential oil, optional (see note)
Hamamelis, in a fine mist spray bottle
2 1/2 "round metal bath cartridge mould
In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly mix baking soda, tartar (or kaolin) cream, and SLSA. If necessary, stir in the mica colorant until completely mixed.
In a small container, mix the oil, spice/essential oil and polysorbate 80 (if used).
Keep stirring and slowly mix the liquid into the dry ingredients until they are completely mixed.
Add citric acid to the mixture and stir until completely mixed.
Test whether the mixture is moldable consistency - it should feel like slightly wet sand and stay together when held in the hand.
If the mixture is not wet enough to form, spray it twice or three times with a bottle of witch hazel spray, and then mix well. Repeat this step as needed until appropriate consistency is achieved.
Fill the two halves of the bath cartridge mold with the bath cartridge mixture, making sure that the two sides of the mold slightly overflow. Press the two halves of the mold firmly together.
Carefully release the shower bomb from the mold (tap the mold gently with a wooden spoon if necessary) and allow it to dry completely for 24-48 hours, depending on the temperature and humidity of your location.
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