Friday, June 10, 2011

How to make Bath bombs!

Today I will teach you how to make bath bombs!
These guys are amazing little balls designed to fizz up and make your bath water amazing.
Extremely romantic and also a very good way to make a perfect bath every time.
Here is a youtube link to check out if you have never seen a bah bomb in action before :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2gCcsd4dbQ

My famous blue ocean bath bomb recipe!
This recipe will make your skin nice and soft. It also smells amazing and feels even more amazing!


ingredients you will need

• 2 cups citric acid
• 4 cups baking soda
• Witch hazel
• Blue powder food coloring (optional)
• Lavender Oil
• Course Sea Salt
• Dome Shaped Mold (A small metal mixing bowl works)
• Spray bottle


Steps
1.Blend the citric acid and baking soda. Ensure it is blended extremely well or you will have grainy bath bombs.

2. (Optional) Once you’ve blended really well, add your blue colorant.
*Do not add a ton as the witch hazel really bring it out!

3.Add 3 Tbsp Lavender oil to the mix while you are blending!

4.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.

5.Put the bombs in molds. Make sure to put a heaping Tbsp of Sea salt at the bottom of the bowl first!– 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.


These make for great gifts or just a nice alternative to regular bubble baths!
Enjoy and make sure not to stay too long in the bath! your poor skin will prune!!

Feel free to also switch the salt with something else like dried seaweed and the Lavender to another oil to try different bombs! Have fun with them!

62 comments:

  1. Ima gonna make one today and use it after work! =D

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  2. haha 2 min on microwave for hot water?

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  3. Now I just have to clean my bathtub. <.<

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  4. That's actually pretty cool. I feel like if you added food coloring though it would be way too messy to actually use.

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  5. bmx4130 You use only a few drops and that's only if you want to :P its completely optional and to be honest i prefer it without :)

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  6. This is very cool! But I'd rather buy one... also, do you have to drain the bath after each use?

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  7. The one on the video looked like it was full of worms till I read the comments and saw that it was seaweed! I noticed yours doesn't have that so I would probably be more apt to make one rather than to buy it. Plus it would be a pain to have seaweed stuck in your drain. Thanks for the post!

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  8. For some reason when I read this, the image if an underwater nuke being detonated popped into my head. I doubt it's quite like that.

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  9. I am going to try this.. just so i can walk in and throw one on my wife while she is in the bath reading ;)

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  10. AH, this can be a nice cheap gift :)

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  11. This is sweet! Can't wait to try it!

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  12. even cooler than the breakfast shake!

    not sure if i have the home ec skills to make this though

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  13. I'm going to have so much fun with this :P

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  14. This looks incredible I think I have to try it.

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  15. Cool! I'll try it out some time!

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  16. I know some people that would really like this, thanks!

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  17. I wonder what would happen if you used this in combination with glow in the dark bubble bath?

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  18. This is so informative. I think I will make some for my gf!

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  19. Haven't taken a bath in years.. maybe I will!

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  20. I think it might be time for my first bath in months.

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  21. :D Give it a try for sure! For super fun try making a massive one the size of a cantaloupe!

    There really is no danger at all and you can actually hold them while they are dissolving in the bath. It feels pretty cool!

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  22. I made one of these in my high school chemistry class. When I brought it home and told her what it was, she freaked out cause she thought it would explode when it got wet. Stupid bitch.

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  23. LMFAO!!!!

    I'm so tempted to make one of these, but getting the ingredients together is abit of a hassle!

    Although - if I manage to pass by these ingredients I'll definitely consider picking them up to give this a go! :)

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  24. wow cool, i should try this, i got every you need... bathtime tomorrow i guess lol.

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  25. very cool! to bad i take showers though =(

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  26. guess ill do that tomorrow! haha

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  27. That's awesome dude - any videos of this working?

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  28. Yes Timmytherobot :) There should be a link in the blog up there showing one of the massive big blue bombs working in a bath tub :D

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  29. Baths aren't really popular in Mexico, most use showers... too bad, would've loved to test this

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  30. As a herbalist-in-training, just know using witch-hazel is a great idea. It's very good for the skin :]

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  31. hahaha that's a pretty cool idea for baths

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  32. Could you use an ice cube tray to make mini-bombs?

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  33. well picked I guess you could! :P

    Never thought of that though

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  34. Useful tip, I love bubble bath type baths, very enjoyable

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