Bath Bombs!

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Bath Bombs!

Post by Librarian » Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:05 am

This one is from: http://www.teachsoap.com/bombs.html

There's a bunch of other fun recipes for kids thre as well.

Bath Bombs are like giant alka-seltzers for your bath - they spin, whirl and swirl in your bath while releasing scent and skin-softening agents. They make bath time SUPER fun!

Basic Bath Bomb:

* 1/3 part citric acid
* 2/3 parts baking soda
* Witch Hazel

Step one

BLEND BLEND BLEND BLEND the citric acid and baking soda – this step is super important – if you don’t blend well, you end up with a grainy bomb. We actually use a mixer on our larger batches.

Step two

Once you’ve blended really well, add your colorant. Dry pigments work best – don’t add too much though – the color shows up once you add the witch hazel.

Step three

Add your fragrance oils to your personal nose preference.

Step four

Now, this is the difficult part. Spritz (with a squirt bottle) the witch hazel onto your batch while stirring with the other hand. When your batch sticks together when squished, you need to start putting it in molds – time is of the essence. If you wait too long, the mixture will get hard. If you spritz too much, the mixture will be too wet and “grow” (start the fizzing reaction) on you.

Step five

Put the bombs in molds – wait a few minutes and tap them out. Let them air dry for 3 or 4 hours and voila! Wonderful, hard bath bombs. The harder you pack the bath bombs, the more dense, heavy, and durable bomb you will get.

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