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Old 02-26-2017, 03:32 AM   #1
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I've been making bath bombs for months now, and loads of them. I have a good recipe but today I got some SLSA and was really excited to try it but I find it decreases the effect of the citric acid?

They foam well but don't fizz well, and they sink and only create beautiful colors if i hold them on top.

My recipe is pretty much 2 cups baking soda, 1 cup epsom, 1 cup cornstarch and 1 cup citric acid, so today I added .5 cup SLSA. Should I be adding less?

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Old 02-26-2017, 07:09 AM   #2
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I'm a bath bomb newbie, so take this with a grain of salt. I never tried Epsom salt in bath bomb, but in my research too much Epsom salt will decrease fizz. I could be wrong, so hope some bath bomb guru will chime in.

ETA: if you want crazy fizz, use less corn starch, and add more citric acid.


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I don't use Epsom salts. Here is my go-to recipe for bath bombs. This recipe is from Kayla Fioravanti's book, DIY Kitchen Chemistry: Simple Homemade Bath & Body Projects.

1 cup Citric Acid (7.4 ounces)
2 cups Sodium Bicarbonate (17.3 ounces)
cup of Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (1.6 ounces)
cup Cream of Tartar (1.4 ounces)
cup melted Deodorized Cocoa Butter (3.2 ounces)
1 tsp FO or EO (0.12 ounces)

This recipe works well for me.
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my 1000 g of powders contain 2 Tbsp of slsa, it is kind of enough
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Does this recipe float?

I don't have cocoa butter, would 1/2 cup of coconut oil work?
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They don't float at first, but come to the surface as they fizz. No, coconut oil does not get as hard as coco butter.
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I use only liquid oils, mine float and spin
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I use only liquid oils, mine float and spin
Do you mind sharing your recipe?

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tammys bling bath bombs find them on youtube


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