Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snowball Bath Bombs Recipe

Here is a fun bath bomb recipe for the holidays and winter season that I found on Pure and Natural Soaps (http://www.pureandnaturalsoaps.com/) website.  Although, I must admit that I was surprised to see water as the binder of the ingredients.  I have always spritzed witch hazel, so I honest do not know the how water will work.  But if you are used to spritzing witch hazel then stay with that method.

Dry ingredients:

2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1 cup cornstarch

Wet ingredients:

1/3 cup Safflower oil
1-1/4 T. Peppermint E/O
2 T. water


Combine dry phase in mixing bowl. Combine wet phase in small jar and shake well. Slowly add wet phase to dry phase, whipping with a whisk as you go. If the mixture starts to fizz you are adding the liquid too fast and or not stirring fast enough. Once all incorporated, use bath bomb press to scoop mixture up and pack it in tight through the two holes. Gently tap on hard surface and release top half slowly by pushing your finger through the top hole, turn upside down and repeat. If mixture gets dry at the end of batch, add a little more oil and mix well this will stop fizzing or cracking! Lay bath bombs on paper bag over night and package! These bombs are packaged in 3" x 8" poly bags fits 2 bombs perfectly! Each bomb weighs approx. 2.2 oz.

Source: http://www.pureandnaturalsoaps.com/recipe-snowball-bath-bomb.html


milk and cookeez said...

Im wondering if they purposely use water to create the "bumps" that happen when the chemical reaction starts. Maybe this would create a more "natural" snowball look instead of a smooth bath ball fizzy.

Lori Stoia said...

I have never done it the way that this recipe calls for the wetting agent. I have always used witch hazal to bind the baking soda and citric acid. Instead of adding the way this recipe does, I use a spritzer.