“smallUrl”: “’67cc7a2751adf193455c438d6e2120f4′”citric acid can be expensive and hard to find, that’s one reason for that.This recipe uses cream of tartar, a common baking ingredient, instead of citric acid to address this issue.The bath bombs will produce colorful baths and smooth skin.
Step 1: Make sure you have everything you need.
The last thing you want to do is scramble for more supplies after you’ve mixed the ingredients.The recipe will make a bath bomb.You should keep the proportions the same if you want to make a different size or amount.If you wanted to make 2 softball-sized bath bombs, you would start with 2 cups of baking soda instead of 1 cup.
Step 2: The dry ingredients should be put in a glass or metal bowl.
1/2 cup (120 g) of salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, and cornstarch should be placed in a glass or steel bowl.The oils may react with plastic or aluminum bowls.You can use any salt you want.Sea salt and non-iodized table salt can be used in bath products.If you can’t find cornstarch, add baking soda and salts.The bath bomb will not last as long because of this.
Step 3: The dry ingredients should be whisked together.
Take a metal whisk and mix all the ingredients together.You can use 2 forks or a set of chopsticks if you don’t have a whisk.Don’t worry about it being perfect.The goal is to make up the dry ingredients.You can shake the jar if you put them in it.
Step 4: In a separate bowl, mix the oils and food coloring.
Measure out the essential oil and put it in a bowl.Add 1 to 2 drops of food coloring.Put everything together with a spoon.The oil will make the bath bomb more hydrating for your skin.Coconut oil, vegetable oil and olive oil are great choices.The food coloring may be hard to mix into the oil.You could use an oil-based food coloring.It’s a good idea to avoid getting the essential oil on your skin.You will be fine once the oil is in the bath bomb.
Step 5: Slowly add the mixture of wet and dry ingredients.
Before adding more, spoon the wet ingredients into the first bowl.As you go, mix the ingredients with your hands.Adding the ingredients too quickly may cause the mixture to foam.Gloves keep the mixture from staining your hands.
Step 6: The mixture needs to be sprayed with a water bottle.
Adding water to your bath bomb will blend the ingredients well.It’s best to add it little by little as you work, because the exact amount you need will vary.You’ll need less than a small amount.If you can’t work the mixture, spray some water.The mixture you end up with should hold its shape when squeezed together.
Step 7: Put the mixture in the mold.
Pack the mixture tightly.It should be Pat it down to make it smooth.Overfill each half of the ball if you’re using the popular Christmas decoration option.Press the 2 together lightly.
Step 8: Before you remove the bath bomb from the mold, wait for it to set.
Allow your bath bomb to dry for at least a few hours.It is more likely to fall apart if you try to remove it early.Carefully wash metal tools.Over time, the metal can be damaged by the salt.
Step 9: The bath bomb can be used.
The bath bomb can be used once it’s out of the mold.Drop your bomb in your bath tub and relax.It’s best to use a bath bomb in a few weeks.Older bath bombs lose their sparkle.
Step 10: A mold can be picked.
Plastic and glass items are the best for mold making.Pick something big enough to hold a few cups for one big bath bomb or use smaller molds for little bath bombs.After you’ve mixed everything together, it’s less likely that plastic will soak up essential oil.A spherical plastic Christmas ornament is the most popular “mold”.The snap-together type of ornament is sold at craft stores.The round, softball-sized shape is often seen in commercial bath bombs.There are many cute chocolate molds that are perfect for making bath bombs.cupcake tins work well.
Step 11: Pick and experiment with colors.
You don’t have to use dyes in the box.You can mix them together to make your favorite colors.A bath bomb that looks pretty may not be the best one to use.You should keep a record of the combinations you’ve tried.Make sure to use dyes that are non-toxic and water-soluble.
Step 12: The perfect scent can be found.
Get creative with the scent of your bath bomb.You can blend different oils to create your own scent.You can find essential oil “recipes” online if you don’t know where to start.There are some popular combinations that include: spearmint to 1 part patchouli, 2 parts orange to one part vanilla, and a third part cedarwood.