Bath bombs

Updated: May 7, 2021

We made bath bombs!

Here's the recipe I used:


16 oz baking soda(sodium bicarbonate)

8 oz citric acid

30 ml jojoba oil

58 drops lavender essential oil

30 drops vanilla essential oil(or fragrance oil)

10 ml polysorbate 80*

Mica(optional)

Witch hazel(if needed)



*Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier used to make sure that the sides of your bath don't get covered with a ring of colour if you are adding mica.


Add the baking soda and citric acid together. Citric acid can have a drying effect on skin, so you should wear surgical gloves.


Mix with your hands to break up any clumps.


Then you add your mica powder. Add how much you need until your mixture is your desired colour.


Now, you can put in your jojoba oil and essential oils.


Next pour in your polysorbate 80. Be careful, and don't spill it all over your workspace!


Mix with your hands until you can squeeze it in your hand and visually, the liquid is gone, but mixed in.


If your mixture won't stick together, you can spritz some witch hazel until it is the right consistency.


Put into silicone moulds, plastic moulds, or any kind of bath bomb mould or silicone mould.


Wait 2 days and test it in the sink after.


(Optional): You can mix some mica with rubbing alcohol(isopropyl alcohol) to make paint and paint on top of your bath bombs.


For some more recipes, please visit brambleberry.com or https://www.soapqueen.com/category/bath-and-body-tutorials/bath-fizzies/(bath bomb archives). Thanks!




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