Thursday, July 8, 2010

Practice Making Bath Bombs

My first attempt at making bath bombs was a fizzing disaster. I gave up a year ago and never looked back. Last week, I found a fantastic tutorial on the Soap Queen blog and just kept watching it over and over again. She makes the process look so easy that I felt brave enough to pull out my ingredients and give it another go. I actually ordered the mold to make the jumbo mondo bath bombs, but it won't arrive here until next week along with the kaolin clay. I'm not exactly known for my patience, so I used ingredients that I already had on hand to start a few fizzies.

These are my ingredients:
2 part baking soda
1 part citric acid
10 sprays of sweet almond oil
5 sprays of liquid silk
3-5 sprays of water mist
iron oxides and ultra marines
fragrance oil
Here are my results
Starting with the one at the top with the little lavender buds and going clockwise: Lavender & Chamomile, Salty Mariner, Lime Margarita, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Clean Cotton, Night Blooming Jasmine, Tahitian Vanilla and Coconut Lemongrass in the center.

This is what happened when I sprayed too much water into the mix (I need to get some witch hazel). After that, I held the bowl 6-8 inches from the spray bottle and sort of caught the mist in the bowl. Worked like a charm :0)
Lime Margarita with Dead Sea Salt

Japanese Cherry Blossom

These have the whole room smelling soooo good!

So now to see if they will actually fizz.
That piece fizzed for about 3 minutes.

Now I'm all out of citric acid and need to order more. Which means next week I'll finally have my mold but not all the ingredients, sigh.


  1. That's a nice, long fizz! Great job! I love the one with the lavender buds on top- cute touch. Can't wait to see the next batch with the mondo mold!

    P.S. Thanks for the shout out =)

  2. Great job Missy:)

    I am terrible at making those huge round ones, so I'm sticking to molded ones.



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