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    hi everyone, a friend has asked me to help her make bath bombs because I am the crafty person that I am.

    I have never made bath bombs… and I am the type of person who prefers to learn how to formulate my own recipes for items vs follow someone else’s recipe. I see recipes all over for bath bombs but I have not really seen anything to explain the whats and hows of making your own… I get that the base of a bath bomb is citric acid and baking soda and something to bind it together. I see a base of 2 parts baking soda to one part citric acid is very common, but I see some that go for 3 parts baking soda to 1 part citric acid or some that it is closer to 1 to 1.

    I see some recipes that call for kaolin clay some that call for cream of tatar….

    I guess my main question is does anyone know of any resources that would talk about how to go about designing your own bath bomb… with the extra additives and how much and why you might want to include them?


    I would go to Swift Crafty Monkey’s site and see if any of her blog posts help you with this.


    It looked much like a plain recipe I found this which was the closest to what I was looking for

    Bath Bombs

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by inertia.

    Check it out. Wellness mama. She explains everything really well. You should get a good understanding of all the ingredients and that should help you customise your own.

    My ratio is:

    – 2 Bicarb
    – 1 citric acid
    – 1 cornstarch
    – 1 salt/ epsom salts
    – 0.3 oil (liquid)
    – 0.075 water/witchazel

    Play around with this a bit. They are the main ingredients so you can customise it according to what you want. Eg. More citric acid for more fizziness. Less cornstarch if you don’t want so much cloudiness in the water afterwards.

    Hope this helps. Probably way too late.

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