Bath Bombs – What a Blast! 9


We had a blast making bath bombs during our last Stocking Stuffer classes. Bath bombs are super easy to make and they also are fantastic gifts for those people that are hard to find gifts for. This is an easy recipe to follow and it is listed below.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Baking Soda
Citric Acid
Corn Starch
Fragrance Oil of your choice
Water Soluble Color
Distilled Water in a Spray Bottle
Equipment
Multi-Cube Clamshell or other Molds of your choice
Scale
Pipettes
Large plastic bag for mixing
Small plastic bags for individualizing each clamshell

Recipe: (Makes 6 pounds, fills 20-22 Multi-Cube Clamshells)

Recipe in pounds:
3 pounds Baking Soda
2 pounds Citric Acid
1 pound Corn Starch
Recipe in Percentages
50% Baking Soda
34% Citric Acid
16% Corn Starch

Color Note:
Adding color to this recipe can be done with ease if it is mixed with water and spritzed lightly into the dry ingredients. Try a .15 cc scoop of the water soluble dyes into a 4 oz size bottle with spray head and see how easy it is to color your bath bombs!

Weigh dry materials into a bag and mix well. If using the Multi-Cube Clamshell, weigh 4.4 ounces into a small bag. Add up to 1/2 mL fragrance oil and mix well, making sure all the clumps have been broken up. Spritz the colored water over the dry powder once or twice and then mix thoroughly. Alternate spritzes of colored water and plain water until the mixture is the texture of coarse corn meal. Be careful to not over spray or your bombs may start fizzing, so spray once or twice and mix thoroughly, then repeat if necessary. Compress finished product into Multi-Cube Clamshell or Mold of your choice and let dry thoroughly about 6-12 hours. Label and give as gifts or keep for yourself! Used the Multi-Cube Clamshell? Simply break off a cube or two into your next bath.

This recipe will make approximately 20-22 Multi-Cube Clamshells.

You can find Water Soluble dyes in our catalog at thesage.com, but I have also included links to all of our water soluble dyes here for your easy perusal!
Grape
Lemon Yellow
Purple Raspberry
Ocean Blue

Thanks to everyone in the Stocking Stuffer classes for playing, we had a great time! I hope you enjoy!

Tonya

Mixing bath bombs.

Mixing bath bombs.

Look at mine!

Look at mine!

Oh dear! It is hard choosing a fragrance.

Oh dear! It is hard choosing a fragrance.

Stocking Stuffer Class Photo - Nibley

Stocking Stuffer Class Photo – Nibley

Stocking Stuffer Class Photo - Riverton

Stocking Stuffer Class Photo – Riverton

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  • Christine

    I just looked at the recipe and I love the simplicity of the 3:2:1 ratio of baking soda, citric acid and corn starch. That one kinda stuck out because that’s the same ratio as my perfect Christmas sugar cookies with flour, butter and sugar.

    Anyways, I thought I’d share the first time I ever made bath bombs. The kids were little then and watching me and I explained to them about the fizz. The bath bombs were down and sitting on the tray drying out and I got busy doing something else, folding laundry. I noticed that it was awfully quiet in the house so I went in search of the kids. I found all four of them in the upstairs bathroom standing around the toilet and just heard my oldest say “throw in another one!” when I came around the corner. Needless to say, the toilet was quite fresh and clean!

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  • Mesha

    I sure wish ya’all were close enough I could have attended that class. I sure could have used the hands on when trying to make my own bath bombs that were a huge failure/

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  • Wanda

    I made bath bombs with my granddaughter on Saturday and today if you touch them they crumble a little bit. What did I do wrong. Can I spritze them with witch hazel or rubbing alcohol than shrink wrap them? Or are they now bath salts?

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    • Andee

      Wanda,
      Unfortunately, you now have fizzy bath salts. Go ahead and bag them to give as gifts or sell as they still work! There are two potential problems that prevented your bath bombs from sticking together. They are 1) the addition of oils to the recipe or 2) not enough water had been used that allowed the bath bombs to stick together.
      I would recommend reading an old blog post that I still find helpful in teaching about bath bombs. Bath Fizzy Hearts.
      I hope this helps!

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  • caren

    I’m going to try this recipe, other recipes online have oils or glycerin in them and I have not had any luck with them, they never stay together. After the holidays I will try this one, cross your fingers!!! I wish I was closer too, would love to attend some classes.

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    • Andee

      caren,
      I promise that these are easy to make. We have learned that extra additions tend to cause the bath bombs not to stick together well.

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