Saturday, 17 March 2012

HANDMADE BATH BOMBS- QUICK TUTORIAL

Hi everyone. 
When I added my first post about handmade bath bombs, many of you asked me to do a tutorial. I really couldn't find time for bath bomb making, but I managed to do it when my son was having a long nap :) 
As promised- here is a tutorial. I am not an expert, I just wanted to know how to make bath bombs, because I was spending too much money on Lush. I done some research, watched videos, bought ingredients and started practising. You can get all the ingredients online, on ebay or from bath bomb and soap making supply stores.

You will need:
-2 parts(cups) of bicarbonate soda
-1 part(cup) of citric acid (fine-not grainy)
-essential oil or cosmetic fragrance oil
-witch hazel or water in a spray bottle
-bath bomb mould
-big bowl
-optional- petals or other decorations
-rubber gloves(if you use colouring)

1.Mix dry ingredients in a bowl until they are perfectly combined.
2.Add a desired amount of fragrance of your choice and start spritzing the mixture with witch hazel or water 
( remember, you will only need a very small amount of water, so do it gradually)
3.When the mixture starts clumping together, you will know that it's ready. Perfect consistency feels like snow-  powdery but when squeezed, it stays packed together like a snowball.
4.Put the mixture into moulds, overfill each half of the mould, push two halves together and squeeze firmly.
5.Demould carefully and leave the bath bombs to dry for 1-2 days.

HERE IS A GREAT TUTORIAL THAT I USED WHEN I STARTED MAKING BATH BOMBS, WITH MANY HELPFUL TIPS, EASY TO FOLLOW. click

THIS TIME I MADE BUBBLEGUM FRAGRANCED BATH BOMBS:






FIZZING :)


I also made heart shaped ones with some pink colouring and calendula petals:




PS. If just like me, you use a jetted bath tub, don't use bath bombs with petals, as they tend to stay inside the jets and it doesn't smell nice after a few days :)
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