Tonight I decided to experiment a little more with my bath bombs. After watching a few tutorials on galaxy bath bombs, I wanted to attempt it a little. Now, it may not be quite as exciting as some galaxy bombs out there, but I still think it's awesome!
Let's start at the beginning!
2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Corn Starch
1/2 cup Epsom Salts
1 tablespoon melted Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil
1 tablespoon Polysorbate 80
1/2 teaspoon Bergamot Essential Oil
1 teaspoon Barrier Reef Fragrance Oil
1 teaspoon Ocean Pearl Fragrance Oil
The first 4 items are the dry ingredients, and the rest are the wet ingredients. Mix the dry together, sifting out and breaking up any clumps. Then, I melt the Coconut Oil, and add the other wet ingredients. In this case, I was using the same fragrances throughout, so I mixed them all together. Next, I slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. I still do it slowly to prevent activating the mixture, even though oils don't activate it the way water does. You can never be too careful! Once my wet ingredients are mixed with the dry, I give it the squeeze test to see if it's the right consistency. It wasn't as moist as I wanted it to be, so I spritzed it with Witch Hazel until I was content. It should clump together well when squeezed like wet sand.
For this batch, I knew I wanted to use 4 colors, so I separated my mixture into 4 bowls. Then I added my pigment powder until I got my desired color.
Now it's time to make my bath bombs!
I chose my charcoal color as my base, so I made sure I had more of that color than the others. I then randomly added a little bit of each color at a time until each half was full. (I made sure the charcoal was the last color on each half since that's the part that gets pushed out.) I pushed the two halves together, and brushed off the excess. Repeat until all of your mixture is used up!
This next section is just my personal preference, as there are many ways to proceed. I like to put them in the fridge for about an hour. This allows the melted Coconut Oil to harden again. The result is a shorter dry time. I will still leave them to sit overnight just to be safe, but they already feel very firm after pulling them out of the fridge.
With each batch, we always have to test one to make sure it's good before being ready to sell! Here it is:
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