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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Bubble Bath Bomb Recipe

                   Bubble Bath Bomb Recipe

combine the following 3 ingredients in a bowl and mix
1.25 cup baking soda
.5 cup tapioca starch
2 tbsp cream of tartar

In separate container heat up .5 tsp sodium lactate for 10 seconds

Add these next 3 ingredients to the sodium lactate and mix gently
4 tbsp decyl glucoside
2 tbsp coco betaine


Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well.
You should have a crumbly wet sand texture that sticks together.

Press mixture into bath bomb molds or other shape molds that have little to no details.   Allow to sit for a few days to completely dry.

Testing video was done when bombs were 5 days old.

Please note.. This recipe was printed and given freely for the sole purpose of FREE sharing.  Changing one or two ingredients and calling it your own original recipe is not cool!   Please do not do this and then put it up for sale.  Feel free to share this recipe with all.  No special permission is required...

Everyday Basic Bath Bomb Recipe

Everyday Basic Bath Bomb Recipe
(makes 6 or 7 - 4 ounce bombs depending on how you pack them)

Dry Ingredients: 

•   2 cups baking soda
•   1 cup powdered citric acid

•   1/2 cup powdered epsom salt
Wet Ingredients:

•   2 Tbsp light oil
•   2 tsp fragrance (be sure to check usage rate and adjust as needed)
•    liquid coloring (to your shade preference)

1.  Sift your baking soda and Epsom salt into a mixing bowl and mix well.

 2.  Add your oil, color and fragrance to the dry ingredients and mix to incorporate all the wet ingredients evenly.   Make sure you are scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl.

3. Sift your citric acid into the mixing bowl  and mix it well.

1. Molding is the fun part.   You can use the plastic ball ornaments found at hobby shops, metal ball molds from Xen, silicone baking molds, candy molds etc…   Loads of options.   I prefer to use the Xen metal molds in the 2 inch size for my standard bombs.

2. First thing to do is make sure you mix is ready for molding.   To test this you are going to grab a handful of the mix and squeeze.   If it clumps and stays clumped it is ready.   If it doesn’t stay clumped you will need to spritz it with some moisture to get it to a clumping state.   I like to use rubbing alcohol however you can also use witch hazel and water.  Be aware that water and witch hazel will activate the mix more than alcohol so you will spritz and mix, spritz and mix as quickly as you can so that you get as little of a reaction as possible.  Alcohol will also activate the mix but not nearly as quickly.

3.  Now your mix is ready.   Get your mold and pack them firm.   Not hard just firm.  If you are using the ball molds I suggest mounding the mix in both halves lightly and them firmly pressing them together.   Let it sit for 3 seconds and tap the mold with a spoon to release the seal and your bomb will pop right out.

4.  If you are using plastic decorative molds you will need to pack them in tightly and use the back of the spoon to smooth them out.   They don’t need to be perfect.   Let it sit for 30 seconds and flip the mold over.  If your bomb does not pop right out then give it a gentle tap with the spoon.   Keep in mind that the more detail the mold has the harder it will be to release from the mold.  (This is why I choose to use the round ball molds)

5.  Allow your bombs to air dry for 24 hour before packaging.  You do not want any moisture in them when you bag or jar them up or that moisture trapped in there will activate your bombs leaving a yucky mess.

Butter Butt Bath Melt Recipe

Butter Butt Bath Melt Recipe

 Version 1:
This will melt in your hand so handle them as little as possible
Dry Ingredients:
*7 ounces baking soda (depending on how thick you want it you can add more)
*1.5 ounce citric acid

Wet Ingredients:
*6 ounces Cocoa Butter
*1/2 ounce Shea Butter
1/2 ounce coconut oil (solid at room temp 92 degree)

*1/4 oz polysorbate 80

****You can use any combination of softer butters totalling 1/2 ounce****

Version 2: will be a bit more solid but will still melt in your hand if you hold it to long

Dry Ingredients:
*7 ounces baking soda
*1.5 ounces citric acid

Wet Ingredients:
*6 ounces Cocoa Butter
*2 ounces soy wax (I prefer pillar blend)
 *1/2 ounce Shea Butter
1/2 ounce coconut oil (solid at room temp 92 degree)

*1/4 oz polysorbate 80

****You can use any combination of softer butters totalling 1/2 ounce****

*Fragrance oil to recommended usage
*color to recommended usage
*If you do not have 92 degree coconut oil you can replace it with any similar weight butter
*preservative is not required for this recipe
*powdered oats or milk (use 1 Tbsp or to liking.  The more you add the less buttery it will become texture wise)
*botanicals to mix in or top with
*Clays are also a nice addition (remember less is more 1 tsp-1 tbsp)
*you can substitute the soy wax for Candelilla wax, Carnauba wax or beeswax.  You may have to adjust the amount used. Make sure it is a wax that will melt in the tub :)  High melt point waxes will just stay in clumps
*you can also substitute some of the baking soda for other dry ingredients like tapioca starch or corn starch.  Remember that starches feed yeast so... make sure you note this on your products.

Step 1:  Pick your mold and have it ready to go.

Step 2: In a microwave safe bowl weigh out your cocoa butter and shea butter (soy wax if doing version 2).  Heat these 2(3) ingredients in the microwave in 30 second bursts until it is almost completely melted.   Remove from microwave and add your coconut oil and poly 80.  Don't worry about the coconut oil being solid.  It will melt from the heat of the other oils. 

Step 3:  While you are heating your butters, measure your baking soda and citric acid into a bowl.  Sift, blend well and set aside. This is the step where you will add any optional powders like botanicals, clays, oatmeal or milk.

Step 4:  Now go back to your oils and make sure it is all melted.  Stir it up to help any chunks that might still be floating.  If you need more heat only do it at 10 second intervals in the microwave.

Step 5: This is the fun step.  Add all your melted oil and butters into the dry ingredients and stir like crazy. Add in your liquid optionals like fragrance or liquid color.   Remember that as this cools it will start to solidify on you so you need to mix it in well.  This recipe gives you plenty of time for molding so take your time.  No need to rush.  Make sure when you fill your molds you are continuously stirring so that you are evenly distributing the powders that will want to sink to the bottom of your mixing container.

Step 6:  pop them in the freezer for 20 -30 minutes (depending on your mold size) to allow them to cool quickly.  Pop them out of the molds when they are solid.  If you have to press hard and they seem difficult to release then you need to leave them in the freezer a bit longer.  Even detailed molds should release very easily.

I do not recommend shipping these in hot temperatures.



Option 1:  Make recipe as is for a nice plain jane bath melt full of buttery goodness.

Option 2: Make recipe as is but add 1/4 cup slsa for a foaming bath melt.

Option 3: Fill your molds with colored epsom salts or botanicals and pour your uncolored mixture into the mold making sure that all the butters get mixed in as you pour.  The mix is liquid enough that you should not have to worry much about mixing it in.

Option 4: Put some whole oatmeal in the mold and wait until the mixture thickens and scoop it into the mold so that the oatmeal stays on the top.  Some people have added a bit of honey to the mix.  If you add honey you will need to add a preservative.