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By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO
These bath bombs combine two popular scents, citrusy lemon and relaxing peppermint. Make some of them for yourself and prepare to be pampered.
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If you are making homemade bath bombs and they won't harden it can be frustrating. This is a guide about homemade bath bombs won't harden.
Bath bombs are a fun craft to make for yourself or as a gift. This is a guide about making bath bombs at home.
Combine the dry ingredients in bowl and stir until well mixed.
Next... Drizzle in the almond oil and stir until mixture is moistened. Add more oil and fragrance and stir until well mixed.
If mixture is crumbly, add more oil.
Put ball on sheet of wax paper and leave to dry until hard, it make take several days.
Using a Mold: Using a little oil coat the mold, then press the mixture firmly inside and then slip it out and allow to dry as normal. Heart Shapes look Great!
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My bath bombs did not harden in 24 hours. How can I make them harden?
Bath bombs are neat and really make great gifts.
It is difficult to really diagnose what caused your bombs to not hardened but maybe if you review some instructions on how to make them you may see what you could have done wrong.
Can I put my bath bombs in the oven to speed up the drying process? What temperature would I use? How long?
By RV from Ontario
What is a bath bomb?
<b>Editor's Note:</b> Here you go : http://en.wikip g/wiki/Bath_bomb
I've read that you can, on several sites.
Preheat oven to 170° (no higher!) And bake for up to 45 minutes.
Make sure your baking vessel of choice is oven safe, before you proceed!!!
I'm making bath bombs tonight and will be trying out the oven drying method for the first time. Will update with my results, tomorrow.
Does anyone know how to make cupcake bath bombs and also I am looking for a recipe for they resemble jello jigglers but they are for your bathtub. You scent them, color them and drop one in the tub for a nice bath.
Fruity6 from Cleveland, Ohio
|Does anyone have a recipe for "cupcake bath bombs"? They are bath fizzies in a shape of a cupcake. I bought some, but would like to make as gifts. They are made in muffin pans and use muffin liners. Thanks for any help!|
Dana from Newkensington, PA
|RE: Cupcake Bath Bombs|
|Post by Luvyabye|
|Hi Dana!! Here's a page with some recipes. You can key "Make your own bath bombs" in the search engine and come up with other sites, too. Have fun! http://www.teachsoap.com/bombs.html|
Reply #22 is the recipe and technique. Go to the beginning of the thread for a picture. Good luck!
I am making bath bombs. What do I use to colour them? I want to use a natural product.
There are a lot of natural ways to do this. Try beet root powder or carrots ground raw. Cinnamon also works well but might cause skin irritation to some.
Hi again. Well I made the homemade bath bombs, but they are not fizzy. Here are the ingredients I used: 1 part citric acid, 2 parts bicarbonate of soda, colour, and essential oil (a few drops), also 1 part Epsom salts. The problem is they are crumbly and breaking up. I have left them over 24hrs now and still the same. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
By Helen from U.K
Go to soapqueen.com she has videos where you can learn how to make "Bath Bombs". I never heard of using Epsom salt in bath bombs before. Have fun.
I don't know anything about bath bombs, but if you are mixing citric acid and bicarbonate of soda, you should be getting a chemical reaction, fizzing. When you pop them in water, that is. What is holding these things together?
How do I make bath bombs?
Sweet almond oil
1. In a mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of citric acid. Mix well.
2. When there are no more lumps, add 1/4 C baking soda to the mixture. Stir until you have a very dry, dough-like consistency.
3. In a second bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil with 3-4 drops of food coloring.
4. Next, add 1/4 teaspoon of your essential oil for scent.
5. Very slowly and carefully add your oil, food coloring, and essential oil mixture to the first bowl that has the dry dough mixture. Blend everything very well.
6. Lay out a piece of wax paper, and using your hands, roll the mixture into balls that are smaller than golf balls. Anything bigger may not dry thoroughly, which can make a mess!
7. Place your bath bomb balls on wax paper and let them dry for several hours in a warm and dry place. After that, you will need to move them to an open box or plastic container to dry for several days before you package them up.
TIP: The drying time is very important. No one wants a gooey bomb!
8. Once the drying is completed, put your bombs in any sort of decorative container for storage. Some people wrap them in cellophane to give as treats, the rest is up to you! Just be sure to let them dry, don't get in a hurry to finish them up!
I love making bath bombs and have made quite a few batches in the past month. Just recently I noticed that when my bath bomb is fizzing, there are a lot of little yellowish-whitish lumps showing. I have no idea what they are. They look really gross like warts. I'm thinking maybe it's the food colouring because I only made 2 batches with food colouring and both of them had this problem. The other 2 batches I made were perfect! Also, I noticed that instead of floating on the water like they should, they sink down to the bottom of the tub! I really want to have my own soap and cosmetics business and sell at craft fairs and stuff so please reply! Thank you.