How to Make Bath Bombs

With the right mixture of ingredients, candle fragrance oils and colors and dyes typically used for candle making can be used for creating bath bombs. Bath bombs will transform your bathing experience into a relaxing and pleasantly fragrant experience.

Assemble the ingredients and follow the instructions below to create your own bath bombs.

Dry Ingredients:
– 1 cup Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
– 1/2 cup Citric Acid
– 1/2 cup Corn Starch
– 1/3 cup Epsom Salts

Wet Ingredients:
– 2 1/2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil, sweet almond oil, or other light oil
– 1 Tablespoon water
– 1 teaspoon fragrance oil
– 10 to 12 drops FD&C Colors

Mix all the dry ingredients together until you get a smooth blend. Adding Epsom salts adds a bit of shine to the bomb and will make the fizzing action more vigorous. It also seems to shorten the drying time required. Set aside dry mixture while you prepare the wet ingredients.

Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and mix well with your hands. This mixture is dry and has to be packed in the molds quite firmly to keep shape. If you add any other ingredients (such as herbs, Epsom salts or dried flowers) you may need to add a bit more oil or water, but be careful not to add too much as this makes the bombs soggy and harder to dry.

Press mixture into balls or molds and let set for 2 hours. Pop out of molds and let dry for 24 – 48 hours. Pack in cello bags to present to friends or sell. Be creative and have fun!

Fizzing Bath Balls:
– 1/4 cup baking soda
– 2 Tablespoon citric acid
– 1 Tablespoon salt
– 2 Tablespoon powdered sugar
– 2 Tablespoon almond oil
– 1 Tablespoon vitamin E oil
– 1/4 Tablespoon fragrance oil

Combine dry ingredients in bowl and stir till blended. Drizzle in oil and stir till moist. Add Vitamin E and stir well. Take teaspoon sized mixture and form balls. Place on waxed paper and leave 2-3 hours. Let air dry 10 days and then store in air tight container.

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