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November 8, 2012

FUN Fizzy Bath Bombs

I am sharing a recipe to make Bath Bombs today.  I remember when they had just arrived  in the stores - Cheri and I went crazy for this stuff.

In the collage you can see I made Bath Bombs shaped more suitable for kids or teenagers.  These will make great stocking fillers.

{Cheri and Dimitri quickly told me that I have used the incorrect spelling for Nokia - I know, that. was. the. idea!}  .. and Cheri is hinting for a new might get her wish !

Use any mold you have - I still have the molds which I used for my Nutella Cheesecake Cellphones , so, I used them here as well. The "cupcake" molds was formed in the container in which I have bought my silicone molds some months ago.

You do not need any fancy molds - use what you have on hand. (I will be making more shapes, ..uhm, suitable for the more sophisticated generation as well..}

This is what you need to make BATH BOMBS;

1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid Crystals
1/2 cup Corn Starch
1/2 t Water {plus a little extra}
2 TB Almond Oil {you can use sunflower oil as well}
Few drops Essential Oil - quantity and scent to your liking {keep in mind this stuff is strong}
Few drops Food Coloring - again, your choice
1 t Borax

-  Mix the Baking Soda, Citric Acid and Corn Starch in a medium bowl.
- In a separate, small, bowl, mix the Water, Almond Oil, Essential Oil and Food Coloring* until combined - add the Borax and stir through.
- Add the Oil mixture in a thin stream, whilst stirring all the time, to the Baking Soda mixture.
- Use your hands to really get it all mixed up, it should feel like wet sand and able to hold together - if not, add a drop or two Water to the mixture - not more than a drop at a time, it will make it fizz away if you use too much at once.
- The mixture is now ready to be packed TIGHTLY into your mold - make sure to press it into all corners etc.
- Leave to harden at least 12 hours or overnight, do not remove it too soon - it will crumble away, wait and you will have rock hard bombs.

- Decorate as you wish :

   - I used edible ink pens on the cellphone shapes as well as the hand drawn Christmas Tree on the one cupcake shape
   - The other cupcake forms were sprinkled with hundreds-and-thousands sprinkles as well as edible food glitter, do not use ordinary glitter ! - unless you want to get out of the bath full of glitter ...

* Coloring: if you want to use different colors, divide the Oil mixture just before adding the Food Coloring, color, then divide the amount of Borax and add to each color - divide the Baking Soda mixture and add the colors as you wish.

Easy, right ?  I was sure mine will not go rock hard, ...surprise, surprise - it did !

I do realize I am not Picasso as I have mentioned a ton of times before ... - go mad, have FUN!

This is excellent for Christmas, draw trees, stars, anything you want to.
I have seen some "cupcake" Bath Bombs with "Swirled Icing" surfing the internet, but for the top piece, you will need a different recipe - unfortunately I did not go into that ... this time.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember this is easy to make - I do not do difficult stuff, it tends to irritate me..

Ciao for now,

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  1. Linda, those are pretty cool! Had to laugh about the glitter! Someone gave me bath fizzies that had glitter in them and it took forever to get that out of my tub and bathroom!! Nice project girl!

  2. These are so cute...with the added design. Could easily be personalized!

  3. How cool! I love bath bombs! I had no idea you could make them yourself.

  4. Neat!

    I'd love for you to come link up at my Show & Tell party.

  5. cornstarch?! i would have never guessed!

  6. How fun!! Great for stocking stuffers. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!!

  7. I'm SO making these for my little girls! Thanks for sharing on the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! I will be featuring this post tomorrow!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  8. What a fun idea! Great for a stocking stuffer :o)

    Thanks for partying with us at Keep Calm & Link Up last week! Our party is starting a tad later this Thursday evening at 9 PM EST! Come join us when you get a chance sometime this weekend...can't wait to see what you've been working on!
    xo, Meredith @

  9. These are so fun! I just got a silicone Christmas tree mold, so maybe I will try to make something like this. I was going to try and make those cute bath salt molds you had here too. Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Saturday :)

  10. Adorable, such cute ideas.
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.

  11. How cool are these?? Oh my goodness. Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

  12. These are so cool! How fun!!
    Thanks so much for linking up at Artsy Corner! Can't wait to see what you link up this week :)


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