INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Bath Bomb Fizzie
Use GoPlanetEarth.com's 3-D ball or 3-D heart to make your favorite bath bomb fizzies. Here is one of our favorite recipes.
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Here's what you need:
(Yields approximately 4 balls)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup epson salts (adds to the fizzing action)
1 to 2 teaspoons Fragrance Oil (optional)
2 1/2 Tbsp sunflower or other light oil such as Almond, Coconut, or Canola
Mix equal parts of water and glycerine. You will need approximately 3/4 teaspoons of this mixture.
1/4 teaspoon borax (an emulsifier)
Put all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix together making sure the citric acid is thoroughly dispersed throughout. You'll want the citric acid and epsom salts to be in a granulated form. If you find they are too chunky, place them in a small coffee grinder to get a finer grade.
Combine oil, water/glycerin, fragrance, borax, and colorant in a separate bowl and mix well.
Slowly drizzle the oil/water/glycerin mixture into the dry ingredients. You DON'T want the mixture to fizz as you drizzle, so take your time. Don't drizzle the wet ingredients too fast, but be sure to miix the dry and wet ingredients thoroughly.
Once mixed, pack the mixture into each 3-D mold half. It's OK to overfill each half. You want the mixture to have the texture of slightly moist wet sand. The mixture should hold together when squeezed in the palm of your hand.
Refrain from twisting the two filled halves. Instead, firmly push the two halves together. Remove any excess mixture from outside of mold with your fingers or by wiping the perimeter with a paper towel.
You will want to unmold 1/2 at a time by gently tapping the first half of the mold a few time with your fingers.
Let the bath bomb fall out of the mold one half at a time. Do not use forced or twist.
Should the bath bomb crumble upon removal, do NOT discard. Instead, add a small amount of oil (1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon) and reshape the mixture into the mold.
Once removing from molds, allow bath bombs to air dry undisturbed for 3 days on a clean kitchen dish towel or on waxed paper.
Bath bombs should be stored in a closed container such as a cello bag or gift box. Our BO-3 clear cube clear box is a great packaging option. Use colorful tissue paper to cushion the bath bomb. Our 3-inch clear cube is another packaging option.
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