Here are some bath bomb recipies I got from a ailing list I am on, and thought you could use. Blessed Be, White Wolf

PaganCrafts Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are round balls made of hardened bath salt, which you drop in a bath full of hot water and they fizz away to nothing (hence the name- think of cartoons with those hissing bombs ie bugs bunny etc.) they work just like bath salts. They are great. You usually wrap them in brightly coloured cellophane and tie them and give them as gifts. The bombs themselves can be different colours and smells.

Eschra


Bath bombs are - for lack of better phrasing - like Scented Alka-seltzers for your bath. Fill the tub & drop one or more (depending on size) into the tub. They fizz & smell great! This particular recipe has a bit of oil, therefore it will leave a bathtub ring. If this is a concern, I can dig around and try to find ones that don't contain oil. I DO know that this one has not failed me yet!! Anyway, here it goes: Trina's Sure-Fire Bath Bombs
1998 Snowdrift Farm Natural Products

Dry Ingredients

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup corn starch

Sieve dry ingredients til you get a nice smooth blend.

Wet Ingredients

2-1/2 T. sunflower or other light oil
3/4 T. water
2 teaspoons essential oil
vegetable or other natural colorant
1/4 teaspoon borax

Combine wet ingredients and borax in jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously. Drizzle onto dry ingredients and blend thoroughly.

Pack tightly into moulds and slide out. Dry overnight.

*** you can use basically anything for molds. I have used dixie cups, ice cube trays, candy molds & those clear round plastic ornaments (2 halves) that you can get from craft stores. AND I understand that to make a ball shaped one, you should scoop up the mix in two sides of one of these ornaments & mash them together (tightly). I personally can not get them to work, so I make half balls.

BTW, you need to pack "really" tightly. Your thumb should hurt by the time you're done!

Submitted by Laura B in TN


Bath Bombs

Dry Phase:

3 parts citric acid (you can get this at a home brewer's supply, or at a chemistry supply house in bulk. Frontier Coop also sells it) to one part sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), crushed botanicals of your choice; mixed together well.

Wet Phase: In a sprayer bottle, put witch hazel (your own homemade is nice, if you can get it, but store bought is fine too), with a small amount of vegetable glycerin, and shake well.

Lighly spritz the dry mixture with the witch hazel solution until like moist sand. Add essential oils of your choice (rose otto, roman chamomile, lavender or sandalwood are especitaly good for the skin) and mix well. Pack very tightly into a plastic mold of your choice (or dixie cups), let stand for 10 minutes, then pop out and let dry over night.

Potential problems:
crumble too easily - add more wet or dry until this rectifies;
fizz in mold - keep pushing back into mold until they firm up;
cracks - add more glycerin to the wet phase.

These take a little bit of playing with and there are many opinions on them as there are people, LOL! Also, if you want a more moisturizing bomb (it will make your tub slippery) add a *very* small amount of sweet almond oil, or cocoa butter or coconut oil, whichever you like. These are fun to make, and I hope that you enjoy them!

Emily Scott Banks


I have a great recipe for fizzy bath bomb

2T citric acid
2T cornstarch
1/4c baking soda
1/4t fragrance oil
3-6 drops color (if desired)3T oil (coconut, or Almond oil, or Apricot kernal oil

place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix in another bowl mix oil, color and fragrance. slowly and wet to dry make into balls about 1" around leave on waxed papaer a few hrs let completely dry for a day or two. enjoy Anyone using should check ingredients to make sure you do not have allergies to any ingredients.

Posted by holly

Submitted by Diana Much


Lemonade Bath Bombs

The following recipe is from Poppie Carter:

1/2 C. Baking Soda
1/2 C. Epsom Salts
4 T. Citric Acid
4 T. Corn Starch
2 pk. Lemonade Kool Aid
2 t. dried lemon zest
4 Chewable Vit. C tablets (coursely ground, Orange colour)
6 T. Coconut Oil

Mix dry ingredients well. Dribble in melted oil. Mix till consistancy of wet sand. Pack into molds. Freeze 1 hour. Remove from mold and place on wax paper on baking sheet. Place in pre-heated oven @ 150 degrees... turn off oven. Check often for spreading. Remove after 10 minutes or less. Allow to dry 24 hours. Yield: 20 bombs (2 ice cube trays).

NOTE: If spreading occurs repack into molds and push down hard. Freeze again for 1 hour. Air dry on waxpaper over newspaper. (this actually makes a harder bath bomb, less crumbling)


Milk and Honey Bath Bombs

This is another one from Poppie Carter. She is the owner of Poppie's Pleasure in CA and if anyone would like to thank her for the recipes, just drop her a note by clicking on her name above.

1/4 C. Baking Soda
1/4 C. Powdered Milk
2 T. Citric Acid
2 T. Corn Starch
3 T. Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 t. Honey FO (or to taste)

Combine dry ingredients. Drizzle in oil. Mix to the consistancy of wet sand. Roll into balls and let air dry on waxed paper over newspaper for 24 hours. Store seperately...bombs will pick up scents from other products. Yield: aprox. 10 bombs


Rose Petal Bath Bombs

Yet another from Poppie Carter.

1/4 C. Baking Soda
2 T. Citric Acid
2 T. Corn Starch
3 T. Coconut Oil
1/4 C. Rose Petals-chopped
1/2 t. Rose FO
6 drops Red food colour

Mix dry ingrediants well. Add FO and food colour to oil. Drizzle in melted oil. Mix to the consistancy of wet sand. Pack (hard) into rose molds. Freeze 1 hour. Remove from molds and Remove from mold and place on wax paper on baking sheet. Place in pre-heated oven @ 150 degrees...turn off oven. Check often for spreading. Remove after 10 minutes or less. Allow to dry 24 hours. Yield: aprox. 10 molded roses


Unscented Bath Bombs

Yet another from Poppie Carter.

1/4 C. Baking Soda
2 T. Citric Acid
2 T. Corn Starch
3 T. Coconut Oil

Combine dry ingrediants. Drizzle in oil. Mix to the consistancy of wet sand. Roll into balls and let air dry on waxed paper over newspaper for 24 hours. Store separately...bombs will pick up scents from other products. Yield: aprox. 10 bombs

NOTE: These unscented bombs are made to go with the rose scented bombs. The rose is strongly scented. Place both types of bomb in chocolate glassine cups and pack into a small tin box in equal amounts. Use one rose and one unscented bomb per bath for maximum enjoyment.