Gifts for the Cupboard - Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are super easy to make and they also make fantastic gifts. This is also a fun idea for your kids to make for their friends. This project may not be the fastest with kids, but it surely will be fun for all. This is a perfect time of the year to restock the cupboard, you may have some extra time or you may even have some extra hands around the house. A great time to restock the cupboard with your great gift ideas that will be on hand when that next gift is needed. Today I am going to put my teenagers to work or really I’m going to bribe them to help make up a big batch of bath bombs. I’m going to need a few extra hands to make this a fun afternoon. The kids will get their own and a few for sharing with friends, a great trade off to have my gift cupboard filled.
Multicube Clamshell or other Molds of your choice
Large plastic bag for mixing
Small plastic bags for individualizing each clamshell
Recipe: (Makes 6 pounds, fills 20-22 Multi-Cube Clamshells)
Recipe in pounds:
3 pounds Baking Soda
2 pounds Citric Acid
1 pound Corn Starch
Recipe in Percentages
50% Baking Soda
34% Citric Acid
16% Corn Starch
Color Note: Adding color to this recipe can be done with ease if it is mixed with water and spritzed lightly into the dry ingredients. Try a .15 cc scoop of the water soluble dyes into a 4 oz size bottle with spray head and see how easy it is to color your bath bombs!
Weigh dry materials into a bag and mix well. If using the Multi-Cube Clamshell, weigh 4.4 ounces into a small bag. Add up to 1/2 mL fragrance oil and mix well, making sure all the clumps have been broken up. Spritz the colored water over the dry powder once or twice and then mix thoroughly. Alternate spritzes of colored water and plain water until the mixture is the texture of coarse corn meal.
Be careful to not over spray or your bombs may start fizzing, so spray once or twice and mix thoroughly, then repeat if necessary. Compress finished product into Multi-Cube Clamshell or Mold of your choice and let dry thoroughly about 6-12 hours. Label and give as gifts or keep for yourself! Used the Multi-Cube Clamshell? Simply break off a cube or two into your next bath.
This recipe will make approximately 20-22 Multi-Cube Clamshells.