Make your own fizzy bath bombs

Make your own fizzy bath bombs
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You will need...

  • 155g (5½oz) bicarbonate of soda
  • Sieve
  • 1 medium mixing bowl
  • 75g (2½oz) citric acid
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • ¼ tsp purple natural mineral colour
  • Spoon
  • ½ tsp juniper essential oil
  • Water in a spray bottle
  • Bath bomb mould

Method:

STEP 1: Measure out the bicarbonate of soda and sieve it into the larger mixing bowl.

STEP 2: Add the citric acid to the bicarbonate of soda and mix well with your fingers until fully combined. 

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STEP 3: Split the mixture between the two smaller bowls. Add the colour to the first bowl and mix well with a spoon or your fingers, ensuring no lumps remain.

STEP 4: Add approximately half the fragrance to the first bowl and half to the second. Mix each bowl well, again making sure that no lumps remain.

STEP 5: Spray both bowls lightly with water and mix it in evenly with your fingers. Continue to spritz and mix until the mixture feels damp but not too moist.

STEP 6: Fill one of the mould halves halfway with the purple mixture and gently press the mixture down into the mould with your fingers to remove any pockets of air. 

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STEP 7: Add white mixture to the mould half, leaving a mound at the top. Repeat the process for the other mould half, this time starting with the white mixture.

STEP 8: Bring the two mould halves together, making sure that the two halves of the bath bomb are lined up exactly. Press the halves together.

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STEP 9: Leave the bath bomb to set for approximately 5 mins. Try not to move it at all during this time, as it can be very fragile before it is set.

STEP 10: Once set, remove one of the mould halves. Then place your palm over the bath bomb and gently turn it over. Remove the other mould half.

  • This project is taken from The Crafters Year, published by DK. rrp: 14.99  
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