What are Bath Bombs?
Also known as bath fizzles or fizzies, bath bombs are palm-sized spheres with a gritty texture, single-use bath products with a fizz that melt the moment they come into contact with water. As they dissipate, they release scents, colors, and nourishing powders. The primary ingredients are sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda) and citric acid, which interact with each other once dissolved in water to create that fizzing effect.. Once this reaction occurs, the bath bomb dissolves and breaks apart, releasing all the good stuff inside: which act as softeners on your skin.
Bath Bombs are Completely Natural and Vegan Friendly
Unlike other bath products that depend on chemical makeups, bath bombs are natural, meaning that there are less harsh irritants that could result in skin inflammation. They are soothing and protective with stunning skin softening properties.
Bath Bombs are Excellent for Your Skin
A bath bomb adds softeners and emollients to your bath water that indulge and moisturize your skin. No matter your skin type, the good ingredients in bath bombs leave it silky, soft, and supple It moisturizes and cleanses your skin, but the ingredients it contains will also soothe and pamper it.
Bath Bombs Contain Healing Properties
Bath bombs are composed of citric acids and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). The two ingredients merge to build that burbling sensation. They deodorize, clean, strengthen blood vessels, and repair skin. These two significant ingredients result in healthier and youthful-looking skin.
Bath Bomb Creates an Atmosphere
Bath bombs help in creating an atmosphere of opulence and luxury. Once you drop one into your bathwater, it burbles are releases lovely scents.
Bath Bomb Scents Have a Purpose
Many individuals appreciate bath bomb since it is advantageous to their Aromatherapy. The scent sticks in your skin and stays with you the entire day. If bathing in the morning, you will be opting for energizing products. It activates tired skin, wakes up a sleepy mind. If you are bathing in the evening, you need to opt for relaxing and calming scents.
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 1 cup Corn Starch
- 1 cup Citric Acid
- 1 cup Epsom Salts
- 4 tsp Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Hemp Oil, or any other lightweight oil (We use sunflower oil and hemp oil)
- 4 tsp Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil
- 2 tsp Distilled Water
- A few drops of Liquid Soap Dye, lakes or mica powders.
- Bath Bomb Mold (We use our own 3d printed molds or those clear crafting ornaments!)
- Mixing Bowl
- Bring together all of your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, (baking soda, corn starch, Epsom salts) excluding your citric acid. We want to leave the citric acid until later, as adding it now can complicate things during the liquid pour step, just trust me.
- In a separate container, you can go ahead and mix your wet ingredients as well, including any food color or soap dye you’re planning to use.
- Working slowly so as not to disturb the baking soda too much, add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients a bit at a time and mixing thoroughly with your hands.
- As you work the bath bomb ingredients, you’re looking for a texture that is similar to that of damp, but no saturated, sand. You’ll notice that the mixture will begin to stick together at this stage, a bit like wet sand does in your sandcastle bucket.
- Once all of your liquid has been added and you’ve mixed thoroughly, add your citric acid and mix once more. It’s okay to use your hands but as citric acid can cause irritation and burns, make sure you’re using gloves.
- Take both halves of your mold and pack them with your mixture. You want it ever so slightly heaped so that your halves stick together well. (Some like to poke a hole in the middle of one half)
- Once the molds are filled, press the two halves together tightly so that the mixture bonds into an orb. After a few seconds, you should be able to remove one half of the mold.
- It should just pop out of your bath bomb mold, but if it doesn’t gently tap it to try and loosen it up.