I've been tinkering around with bath bomb recipes for the past couple of weeks and finally made some tweaks to the recipe and it was mostly successful aside from packing a couple of the molds too tight and the contents expanding and bursting, quite literally, through the seams.
Here is the recipe that I am currently using:
First you mix all of the dry ingredients (including glitter and dried flowers) and then add the Sweet Almond Oil, Bath soap food coloring, and Essential Oils and mix it together. Then you spray the mix with water until it is moist, but not soaked. This can be the tricky part. When well mixed, you simply pack this mixture into a plastic bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Do not pack too much into each mold as they will expand and leak out the sides.
I just tested out the bath bombs tonight and I give them two thumbs up. The water was a deep purplish-blue, the glitter was the right amount (I learned last time that there is such a thing as too much glitter, who knew?), the scent was lovely, and my skin feels nice and soft.
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