Thursday, January 18, 2007

Making: Spicy Fizzy Bath Hearts

These were fun to make and so easy.

I look forward to making different scent combinations.

This Basic Bath Bomb Recipe comes from

I also followed the directions for making fizzing bath salts in Marie Browning's book "Melt & Pour Soapmaking"

This recipe made 4- 2" Hearts

Dry ingredients:
1 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
½ cup citric acid (sifted or finely ground)
½ cup corn starch

Wet ingredients:
2 ½ tablespoons sweet almond oil
¾ tablespoon water
¼ - 1 teaspoon of essential or fragrance oil= I used 1/4 tsp of Sweet Orange, cinnamon, Clove bud, and Ylang Ylang essential oils.
colorant (optional)- a few drops of red liquid soap colorant

3-dimensional mold or deep dish style molds
squirt bottle with witch hazel or water

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Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside. Mix the wet ingredients in an old jar with a lid so they can be shaken well. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with your hands. The citric acid my start to fizz, so pour slowly and work the liquid in as you go. The mixture should be damp enough to hold together. If needed, mist with witch hazel or water. Work fast to press the mixture into the molds. If you're using a 2-part sphere, fill each side and then press together. Let bombs dry in the mold for a few hours. Larger spheres may need more drying time. Remove from mold and let dry for 1 week before use. Cover with tissue paper and store in a dry place.

Tip: If you want to use only a part of the molded salts, place in a bag and break with a Hammer. Place a Piece in the bath.

To Use: Draw a warm bath and drop the solid bath salt into the water. Hop in and let the salts dissolve and fizz away stress and tension.

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