Friday, March 31, 2017

Easter Egg Bath Bombs

*Easter Egg Bath Bombs*

   The Bath Bomb industry is booming! Bright colors, great smells, luxurious fizzling bath bombs... what's not to love? While Easter is upon us, a bright Easter basket filled with Easter Egg bath bombs would be the perfect gift for any bath bomb lover!

 *Batch yield: 11 eggs

Materials you will need:
* 1 Cup Baking Soda
* 1/2 Cup Citric Acid
* 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
* 1/4-1/2 Cup Fine Grade Sea Salt or Epsom Salt ( I used 1/2c. Epsom Salt)
* 2 1/2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil or Cyclomethicone (Cyclo makes the feel silky)
* 3/4 Tablespoon Water
* 2 Teaspoons soap safe Fragrance Oil
* 1/4 Teaspoon Borax (Sold in Laundry aisle) 
* Large Mixing Bowl
* Plastic Easter eggs

First, mix all dry ingredients, except borax in a large mixing bowl.

Once dry ingredients are mixed, mix together water, oil (I used Sweet Almond Oil), Liquid Dye, Fragrance Oil, and Borax in a separate container. *Be sure to mix well!
*Tip... mixing these wet ingredients together in a bottle and shaking, or mixing together in a cup and mixing with a fork works as well if you do not have a bottle on-hand.

For Colorant, I used the Blue, Pink, and a touch of the Red Cosmetic Liquid Dyes
*Tip...I am asked this frequently, and please Do Not use mica powdered dye, or Gel Tone colorants to color your bath bombs! Using mica powders and gel tones may look amazing, however they leave a very large ring of dye around a bath tub, which is difficult to remove from the tub, let alone yourself. 

For fragrance, I used our brand new fragrance "Apple Flower Type". It is a B&B Works Type that is simply A-mazing!

As soon as your wet mixture is blended completely, begin mixing dry ingredients with one hand, while drizzling the liquid mixture into the dry mixture. Slowly and constantly blending the liquid into the dry mixture until full incorporated. 
*Tip... Be sure to do this slowly. Adding the liquid mixture too fast can trigger the fizzing action!

When the mixture is completely mixed, it will seem somewhat dry, rather than wet. If the mixture is too wet, the bath bombs will not hold their shape. Be sure to follow the measurements in the instructions precisely to prevent ruining your bath bombs.

Gather your Easter Eggs that will be acting as your bath bomb molds. I found it much easier to separate the top of the egg from the bottom by cutting the small plastic piece that holds them together, for forming the bath bombs easier. 

With one piece of the plastic egg in each hand, while holding them in the mixture, bring them together over the length of the mixing bowl, while scooping up the mixture as you go. Once joined together, move the entire mold to a designated area that you would like the molds to sit until they harden.*Note: Not all of the eggs with fit perfectly together in the molds. If you have a small gap of space between the two pieces of the mold, that is perfectly fine. The finished product will still look amazing and you will not be able to tell.

A paper plate worked great for holding all the eggs in place. 

The bath bombs within the Easter Eggs will take roughly 6 hours to fully harden. I leave mine in their molds overnight. 

Once your bath bombs are ready to extract from their molds, I found it much easier to gently press the crease of the mold while spinning the egg. All while pressing gently all around the crease in different areas, while constantly spinning. This helped the egg come apart much more easily, than when I tried simply pulling the mold pieces straight apart. 

Once your bath bombs are all extracted from their molds, set them aside on paper plates while you are collecting the used egg molds. 

 Keeping the egg shell pieces in a large mixing bowl helps keep the mess down quite a bit. However if you do make a mess, it's a very quick and easy clean up with a towel and some water!
*Tip... For cleaning your egg molds, wash in warm water and dish soap, then allow to air dry for future use.

Package individually, create a gift bag, or fill a colorful Easter Basket with them! These Easter Egg Bath Bombs are a great project to let kids get involved with, and are extremely fun and easy to make!
*Tip... We offer many new colors of Paper Shred to add extra appeal to your projects! 

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Happy Easter everyone!

"Easter is the only time of year when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket."
-Evan Esar