Orange Dream Bath Bombs

Ingredients

2 Cups Baking Soda
1 Cup Citric Acid
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil
1 Tsp Dreamsicle Fragrance Oil
Neon Orange Gel Food Dye
Orange Sugar Sprinkles
Witch Hazel
Gloves

 

Instructions:    

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1. With a sifter over your bowl, add 2 cups of baking soda and 1 cup of citric acid. Sift them into the bowl breaking up any clumps inside the sifter.

2. With a wire whisk, mix the two dry ingredients together, until well combined

3. Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of Grapeseed oil to the dry mix. With your hands, mix the ingredients together until the entire dry ingredients are now moist. This takes a minute or two. Break up any clumps formed in the mixture. You will mix with your hands, until the mixture looks moist but has not formed any shape.

4. Add 1 teaspoon of Dreamsicle fragrance oil to the mixture. Now with your hands, mix this in really well, making sure there are no clumps. I mix for at least two minutes, this way the fragrance oil is evenly distributed. Now sniff the bowl- this is where you will decide if you need more fragrance. You can add more to your liking.

5. Add a few drops of Neon Orange gel food dye (start off with a few drops at a time. You can always add more later until you get your desired color). Mix with your hands until all specks of food dye have been thoroughly mixed in. This can take a few minutes, so be patient. Rubbing the mixture between your palms can help speed up the process and even out the color. You will see almost no specks of color left when the mix is ready. Sometimes it's impossible to get every bit of colorant mixed in, and that's ok. You will just have some speckles in your bath bombs- but they add character!

6. With a spray bottle filled with ONLY Witch Hazel, spritz your mixture with a few spritzes. Don't go overboard. You do not want to get your mixture too wet, or your bath bombs won't stick, and you could activate the fizz. Mix with your hands until all of the mixture is moistened. Now take some mixture in one hand and close your hand around it. Open your hand and look and what has formed. If it has formed a solid shape, with no crumbling, then your mixture is ready. If you open your hand and the mixture crumbles apart, then you will need to add a few more spritzes of witch hazel to your mixture.

7. Take one half of your bath bomb mold (I use plastic ball ornaments from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's Fabric) and add some Orange sprinkles to the bottom of only one of the molds. You can add as much or as little as you like.

8. Take the first half of the mold that you added your sprinkles to, and lightly pack it with your mixture. As your packing the mold, lightly press the mix into your mold, packing it down like you would do with brown sugar. Once you have filled up the mold and packed it down, take the other half of the mold (no sprinkles in this one) and repeat the same adding the mixture and packing.

9. Once both halves have been filled with your mixture, press the two halves together until they have formed the ball. You will have to squeeze a little to get the two halves to close. That's ok, it's supposed to be like that.

10. Once the two halves have closed, tap on the top mold half. This helps to release the air seal, and releases your bath bomb from the mold. Slowly pull up the top half of the mold while you GENTLY squeeze the side of the mold. The top now should be off. Place the bath bomb on a piece of wax paper to dry. At this point it will still have the bottom mold, do not try to take this half off yet!!

11. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes, this allows the bath bombs to dry, and the two halves to stick together and harden a small bit. I usually wait 10 minutes. Now carefully pick up the bath bomb and put the unmolded half into the palm of your hand. Tap on the top of the mold like you did with the first half. After giving a few taps, gently squeeze the sides of the mold, while pulling up on the mold. The other half of the mold is now off . Place the bath bomb back onto the wax paper and allow it to dry over night before using, or packaging.

 

Credit: This recipe was kindly shared with us by Joy from DollFace Bath and Beauty. Visit DollFace Bath and Beauty