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Learn How to Make Luxurious Bath Bombs at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to make bath bombs the professional way

Making bath bombs at home is an easy and affordable way to enjoy a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own bathroom. With high quality ingredients, you can create your own fizzy, fragrant bath bombs that will leave your skin feeling soft and rejuvenated. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

Step 1: Gather your ingredients you will need the following to make a professional type batch of bath bombs.

Bath bomb recipe

  • 500g sodium bicarbonate
  • 250g citric acid
  • 15g Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa)
  • 10g Kaolin Clay Powder
  • 15g oil eg. apricot oil, sweet almond oil or avocado oil.
  • 12g Fragrance oils
  • 16g Polysorbate 80
  • 7g binder water or witch hazel or isopropyl alcohol
  • 7g colorants eg. Dyes or Lakes

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients In a large bowl, mix together baking soda, citric acid, SLSa, kaolin clay powder and set aside remember to wear a mask.

Step 3: Add the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, mix together oils, fragrance, binder and colorants. Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, mixing by hand until everything is well combined. The trick is make sure you don't over mix the recipe as it can dry out quickly. It should feel clumpy and feel like it can be combined together when you squeeze it. If it feels dry or falls apart too easily you've either over mixed or handled it too much.

Step 4: Pack the mixture into your mold shape or plastic bath bomb mold you can find some here breakingthemoldyyc.ca, making sure to press down firmly to eliminate any air pockets. 

Step 5: Allow the bath bombs to dry partially it can be about a few minutes tap on it with a spoon to release the bath bomb from the plastic mold and carefully handle it so it doesn't break since it's not completely harden as of yet.

Step 6: Once the bath bomb are completely free from the mold the bath bombs are partially dry allow it to sit carefully on a pan to dry overnight. Once they are hardened and easy to handle should be over night depending on the humidity where you live.

By following these simple steps, you can create your own bath bombs at home that are just as good as the ones you would find at lush or any other crafty store. Get creative with your fragrances, colors, and shapes to create a truly personalized bath bomb experience.

Where to find uniquely shaped bath bomb molds?

You can find uniquely shaped bath bomb molds in various places, including:

  1. Online retailers: Many online retailers like Amazon, Etsy, and AliExpress have a wide range of bath bomb molds available in various shapes and sizes.

  2. Craft stores: Craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann Fabrics carry a selection of bath bomb molds in various shapes.

  3. Specialty bath and body stores: Some specialty bath and body stores may carry unique bath bomb molds that are not available elsewhere.

  4. DIY tutorials and social media: You can also find DIY tutorials and inspiration on social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, where you can find unique and creative ways to make your own bath bomb molds at home.

  5. If you have access to a 3D printer you could make your own as well.

When shopping for bath bomb molds, consider the material they are made of, as well as their size and shape to ensure they are suitable for your needs. 

Using embeds to create amazing bath bombs?

Once you've gotten a handle on the bath bomb recipe this recipe was designed specifically for use with embeds you can explore them here Embed Bars where you can get very creative with the bathbombs you can create. 

Where can I buy citric acid?

Citric acid can be found in several places, including:

  1. Grocery stores: Many grocery stores carry citric acid in the baking or canning sections.

  2. Health food stores: Health food stores often carry citric acid in the form of supplements or as an ingredient for natural cleaning products.

  3. Online retailers: Citric acid can be easily purchased from online retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, and other similar websites.

  4. Chemical supply stores: Citric acid can also be purchased from chemical supply stores for industrial or laboratory use.

Before purchasing citric acid, make sure to check the label to ensure it is food-grade.

Where can I buy the other special ingredients to experiment with?

Here are some of our favourite places you can find them.

Windy Point Soap Making Supplies
(587) 318-6678

https://g.co/kgs/EDGuof

Candora Soap and Soap Supplies
(519) 685-3111

https://g.co/kgs/eVN9MT

Voyageur Soap & Candle Co Ltd
(604) 514-0632

https://g.co/kgs/HPN6AZ

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