Fizzing Bath Bomb Recipe
Fizzing bath bombs make bath time fun, fragrant, and exciting. Add bomb to warm bath water and watch it begin to fizz and bubble, releasing fragrant essential oils into the water.
• 1 part citric acid
• 2 parts baking soda
• Witch hazel
• Coloring of your choice
• Essential oil or Fragrance oil
• Round Shaped Mold or smooth melt and pour soap mold
Blend the citric acid and baking soda extremely well. Just when you think you have blended the mixture enough, blend some more. Blending is crucial – if you don’t blend well, you’ll end up with a grainy bath bomb.
Once you’ve blended really well, add your colorant. Dry pigments work well but be sure not to add too much. The color will intensify when the witch hazel is added. If you choose to use food coloring, add the coloring to the baking soda only, mix well, then add in the citric acid and blend some more.
While stirring with one hand, add fragrance oil or essential oil. Use your nose to determine the proper amount you prefer but keep in mind that essential oils are potent.
With a fine spray bottle, spritz the witch hazel onto the batch of bath bomb mixture while stirring quickly with the other hand. Don’t overdo it. If you use too much moisture the citric acid will begin to activate and fizz. When the batch sticks together when squeezed, begin placing into the molds. Work quickly or have a friend waiting to help get the mixture into the molds. If you work slowly, the bath bomb mixture will get hard.
When placing the mixture into the molds, be sure to pack them firmly. The more pressure you place on the bath bomb mixture when placing into the molds, the better your bath bomb will be. Wait two to three minutes and gently tap out your bath bombs. Allow to air dry between two and four hours or overnight.
Fizzy Milk Shea Butter Bath Bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup citric acid
1/3 cup epsom salts (grind finely in a coffee grinder)
1/4 cup powdered milk
2 teaspoons luxury oil (sweet almond, grapeseed, etc.)
2 teaspoons melted shea butter
1tsp fragrance or essential oil