“Frozen” Bath Bombs with color surprise

Hello Everyone!
Here is my updated formula for bath bombs.
This time I have taken inspiration… no wait, I am sure you just cannot guess where I took inspiration from for these bath bombs πŸ˜‰ it will stay a secret! ahah πŸ˜€
I know they look quite boring on the outside, but that’s because there is a surprise in the middle! Keep reading for formula and instructions πŸ˜‰

Frozen Bath Bombs DIY

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Mood-booster Bath Salts

Hello everybody! πŸ˜€

I made a promise in my last post so here I am with the new extra-simple (but effective) recipe.

Mood Booster Bath Salts

This recipe won’t be like the ones I usually post, and this is for a very simple reason: I just do not measure the ingredients for this one! πŸ˜€
So you just need to gather the ingredients and you are almost done! πŸ˜‰

The reason why I call it “Mood-booster” is that I make these salts when I feel little bit too tired (mentally or physically): they do really work for me! Is it the epsom salts (magnesium is known to be very good for muscles in pain and for mood πŸ™‚ ), is it the good smell which creates in the bath-room or is it simply that I feel I am taking care of myself in a moment when I really need it… I don’t know! What I know is that having a bath with these salts always lifts me up! πŸ˜€

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Magic Powder Bubble Bath

Here is the recipe of the “Magic Powder Bubble Bath” πŸ˜€

Magic Powder Bubble Bath 2

It is great for kids (it’s easier to convince them at taking a bath πŸ˜‰ ) and it is also little easier to use and make than the Bubble Bars!

The recipe is very similar:

Phase A:Β 
Sodium Bicarbonate 30
Citric Acid 25

Phase B:Β 
SLSA 20
Cocamidopropyl Betaine 10Β (this is liquid and even if water in this recipe is not the best thing… we cannot avoid this ingredient: it is the one which makes the SLSA milder in our formulation).
Cornstarch 15

Phase C:Β 
Powder Colorant (I have used Micas in this case but you could also use food colorant powders if you have any – they will color the water much more than mixas do. Avoid ultramarines as they don’t behave well with citric acid and they will make your mixture smell bad and spoil)
Fragrance Oil (enough :D)

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DIY Bubble Bars

I have been trying to remake at home the famous L*sh Bubble Bars, with similar ingredients but with few additions also! πŸ˜€

I have to admit that it wasn’t too easy: it was the first time I was usingΒ sodium lauroyl sulphoacetateΒ (SLSA – a powder surfactant, which is the main ingredient of this recipe because it is the one which makes bubbles :D) and tartaric acid… plus I had problems with getting the right procedure… but I did it! πŸ˜€
Finally ended up with a recipe which left me satisfied and so here I am sharing it with you! πŸ˜‰

DIY Bubble Bars

For those of you who don’t know what a BUBBLE BAR is: it is essentially a solid bubble gel, if this makes any sense πŸ˜€ You have to make it into small crumbles inside of the tub while you are pouring water and tadaaa… few seconds and your tub will be full of foam and good perfume! πŸ˜‰
Therefore, if you love foamy luxurious baths, keep reading πŸ˜€

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Coconut Bath Fizzies

In summer I still like to take warm baths: they are still refreshing πŸ™‚
These bath melts contain coconut oil, which makes them melt at very low temperatures, so they can be enjoyed also in summer! Β Recipe follows:

Coconut Bath Melts:

300 grams bicarbonate of sodium

150 grams citric acid

150 grams corn starch (makes the water very soft and soothing)

60 grams coconut oil (melted)

2 ml Coconut cream fragrance oil

2 table spoons of coconut powder

It is a very easy process:

– mix very well bicarbonate and citric acid.

– add corn starch and mix very well again

– add the coconut fragrance oil

– add the melted coconut oil and mix very fast with your hands (coconut oil melts at very low temperatures so it won’t burn your skin at all)

– now you should have a mixture that looks kinda like a paste. Put it in moulds (they can be silicon trays or plastic moulds precisely created for shaping bath bombs. Here I made some mini bath fizzies cause they are my favorite)

– put the moulds in the freezer or fridge (in the freezer it took very short time) and pop out the Mini Bath Melts! πŸ™‚

– you can keep them in the fridge or in the freezer so to have them keep their shape until use! πŸ™‚ When you want to have bath, just pop a couple of them in the water and ENJOY πŸ™‚

 

 

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Mini Bath Bombs “Sex on the beach” ;)

Yesterday I created quite many Mini Bath Bombs.

What I like of the “Mini-version” is that you can use a few for the bath tub or one for soaking feet. They leave a silky feeling on the skin, perfect for dry summer feet as well! πŸ™‚

Here is what you have to do:

1) Mix very well (very very well! this is the only essential thing you have to do to make this work properly):
200 grams of bicarbonate of sodium
100 grams of citric acid
100 grams of corn starch

2) Add some powder pigment (I used the mineral colors I use for creating my soaps as well!)
*TIP* you could use old eyeshadows as well! Just make them into powder and add them to the mixture!

3) Add 2 ml of an essential oil or a fragrance oil of your choice (for this one I used a fragrance oil called “Sex on the beach” with notes of Vanilla and Cherry). Mix very well.

4) Spray some water gently and mix fast with your hands.
NOTE: water is exactly what makes this mixture react, therefore spray water little by little and mix fast so that the powders won’t react before they actually should.
While you mix, check the consistence of the mixture: if you feel that you can shape it a little bit (like moist sand) then it is time for next step:

5) put the Bath Bombs mixture into a mould! The mould should not be too soft or you won’t be able to press the Bath Bomb enough (the more you press, the better results you will get).
Let the Bath Bombs dry few hours (if you are impatient, like me, you can already try to use one immediately after you created it… it just won’t last very long :D)

6) ENJOYΒ πŸ˜€

 

 

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