those delightful chunks of good-smelling stuff that explode into colorful fizz in your bathtub—are therefore an awesome gift on any occasion. But they can get a little pricy. If you buy ingredients in bulk and make a mess of bath bomb
s yourself, you can get a lot more bang for your buck. Plus, you can customize color, scent, and shape to perfectly suit the holiday—or the lucky bath bomb recipient. And no one will know if you save a couple dozen for yourself.
This recipe makes about 12 bath bombs, but the exact count will depend on the size of the silicone bath fizzies molds you use.
First, mix the dry bath fizzies ingredients (baking soda, Epsom salt, corn starch, and citric acid) together in a large bowl. Use the whisk to make sure the mixture is clump-free. Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a key ingredient in this bathtub explosion: When the high pH powder reacts with a low pH acid, it produces carbon dioxide bubbles. Remember those baking soda and vinegar volcanoes you made in elementary school? Citric acid takes the place of vinegar in this chemical equation, but it doesn’t react with sodium bicarbonate until it gets wet. If you want, you can add visual decorations like biodegradable glitter into the mix. Just don’t use regular-old craft glitter, because it’s no good for our friends in the ocean.
Now mix up the wet bath fizzies ingredients (oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring). The easiest way to get this party started is to put them in a jar and shake them up. This is the step where you need to make some important decisions about scent. You can tweak quantity to suit your taste, but you should use about two teaspoons total of essential oil or perfume. Try cinnamon, cocoa, peppermint, or coffee scents for the winter holidays (or a combination of all four to make a mocha-licious bath). Or go with something classic, like a spa-like eucalyptus and lavender mix or a straight-up sugary hit of vanilla extract. The possibilities aretruly endless. It’s also time to make decisions about color. We recommend sticking to a single hue to avoid accidentally muddying the bath waters. Stick to something like 4-6 drops of food coloring total, but feel free to mix up different pigments.
Slowly add the liquid to the dry bath fizzies mixture. Really slowly. Like a teaspoon at a time. Whisk as you go, and slow down if things start to look fizzy. You should end up with a mixture that just barely clumps together, like damp sand bath fizzies.
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We are located in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, with convenient transportation. All our bath products meet international quality standards and are greatly appreciated in a variety of different markets around the world. The factory covers an area of 100 square meters and has more than 200 employees. The factory has passed the Sedex audit of GMPC, ISO22716 and SGS, well-equipped facilities and strict quality control throughout all stages of production, enable us to increase production capacity.