When The Mr. and I used to go to Montreal, one of my must stops was LUSH. It’s this freaking amazing store filled with gorgeously fragranced handcrafted soaps and bath bombs. I’d always buy a few to take back to the hotel and get all yummy smelling for my dear husband.
If you ever have the opportunity to go to LUSH, DO IT!!! Their products are divine!!
Last year I posted a recipe how to make round bath bombs.
But here is an extra cute way to make bath bombs! I think these would make sweet gifts for the holidays.
Bath bomb ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of baking soda
1/2 cup of Citric Acid
Sweet Almond Oil (or any light oil such as grape seed oil or Rice Bran Oil )
2 1/2 tablespoons of meringue powder
4 tablespoons of warm distilled water
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of SLS (foaming agent) but you can omit if you do not like
4-6 drops of fragrance ( use pure essential oils for best results)
Piping bags and nozzles
Mix the Baking soda and Citric Acid until the mixture is a smooth powder consistency. Next you can start to dash in the oil and also your fragrance or Essential Oil of choice until it feels like “wet sand”. Once that’s done (what I do) is began to drizzle in the Distilled water or with hazel, but be careful on how you do it because you do not want your mixture to start to fizz too much. Drizzle then cover the water quickly and mix.
**Your final product should feel like mold-able wet sand.
Turn to your cupcake mold. Are the liners in? Make sure they are firmly in the mold. Take a handful of the dry mixture and press firmly into the molds. The more dense and packed the fizzies are, the longer they will last in the tub.
First, grab a bowl and take the Meringue Powder and warm water and mix it up. Then add the Cream of Tartar and SLS to the mixture. Be mindful of the SLS and breathing it in, it’s not a good thing to do. Once those things are mixed I then take my powdered sugar and add it in.
Take a blender and get to blending!!! You want to blend for about 7 minutes tops to make sure everything is mixed all together. If your noticing your mixture is too dry add DROPS of water to thin it out a little and if it’s too wet then slowly add powdered sugar. You want your over all mixture to be fluffy and able to form peaks (meaning when to stop your blender and take it out it keeps it’s shape) .
Blend in your fragrance at this point. all together you should be able to touch your mixture and residue sticks to your finger.
Next work fast to get the mixture in your piping bag and start icing your cupcakes. If you take to long it will set up and you have to add more drops of water to form peaks again.
**Feel free to add any decorations you choose to and your done!
Let set up for 48-72 hours.