Tips for Making Bath Bombs

Here’s an Easter idea for a bath bomb or melt and pour soap mold: Start with a large plastic egg (the kind you can fill with goodies). Use a match, lighter, or firestarter to melt a hole in the wide end of the egg. Close the egg, and place (small end down) in a pan of uncooked popcorn or rice to hold it steady. For the melt and pour soap, just melt, color, scent, and use a funnel to pour into the hole. For the bombs, fill and pack down until the container is firmly full, let sit for a while, and try to unmold. Repack the items into an unmelted egg for basket goodies!

submitted by Lynn W.

Bath kisses are butter (cocoa, shea, or mango) based moisturizers to add to your bath. Melt your butter, add scent and some light oil (I use almond), pour into small containers (ice cube size), harden and remove. I generally use 3 parts cocoa butter, 2 parts shea or mango butter, and 1 part almond oil. My favorite EO’s for scenting these are orange, tangerine, peppermint, and spearmint. If you use unscented cocoa butter, you can scent them with anything. To use, melt the kiss under hot water, add cold water to your desired bath temperature, and enjoy!

submitted by Lynn W.

I have made bath bombs over the summer. It is very humid here during summer. Any bath bombs that I have made did not fizz in the humidity. I make mine in the shape of a ball, and allow them to stand on wax paper to dry. I have not had any trouble with fizzing. Mix your water, light oil, and essential oil in a container and shake well. The oil bonds with water and you have less fizzing when adding to the dry ingredients. Your bath bombs will turn out nicely.

submitted by Cynthia S.

I’ve recently made bath bombs… What I found was that you must use a sprayer to incorporate the liquid and you absolutely cannot overwater or they will fizz up and get puffy. I also discovered quite by accident that they must be unmolded as soon as they start to harden up. Otherwise they get like concrete and are next to impossible to get out. I ruined many that way, and almost destroyed new molds in the process. Saved the lost by using them as crumbled up bath salts for my own personal use.

submitted by Bette T.

A tip on bathbomb making in this humid weather. After packing your bathbombs into their molds, don’t take them out just yet. Put those molds into the fridge for a few hours for the bathbombs to dry… then proceed with packing.

submitted by Nurilin I.

I wrap my bath bombs in origami foil paper for gift baskets. I make my bombs round and then wrap the paper around one (or two) and twist at the ends. Looks like candy. The papers come in beautiful colors and patterns. You can even “color code” with these (I put Rosemary scented bombs in green foil, lavender in purple, rose in red). I do put a “card” in the basket listing all the items in the basket so no one tries to eat anything.

submitted by Corinne H.

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