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    Adding Citric Acid Last- Lush Bath Bomb Technique?

    Every bath bomb or bubble bar recipe that I have ever made involves mixing your well blended dry ingredients with your oils/fragrance/poly80 or wet ingredients. Today I came across an old article in Marie Claire with photos from a Lush tour. They included photos of an employee making bath bombs...
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    Need Assistance w/bath bombs

    hello - The first time I made bath bombs, I only used FO and 91% alcohol to bind the ingredients. 12 hours later, they came out of the metal molds perfectly, except for one that crumbled. Yesterday I made bath bombs and I used 30g of shea butter to bind 8 oz baking soda, 1 oz cornstarch, 4 oz...
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    Consistency bath bomb dough

    Some thoughts on changing the consistency of my bath bomb dough: So I had some real trouble with my bath bomb dough recently. It started too dry and with adding of isopropylene (RA) it just got an weird consistency. It actually reminded me of this video . My bombs also broke/crumbled while...
  4. Kari

    Newbie Bath Bomber - starting over?

    I am using a beginners kit I bought from a local candle company, the kit included the following recipe: 1 cup Baking Soda 3/4 cup Citric Acid 2 Tbsp White Kaolin Clay 1 Tbsp Grape Seed Oil 2 Tsp Polysorbate 80 5 Drops of Vitamin E oil 1 Tsp Fragrance Oil 1/4 Tsp Borax Powder 1 Tsp Mica The...
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    Bath bombs clumping in the bath water

    I just started making bath bombs. My first recipe came out great, but I tried adding shea butter to the next batch and it didn’t go so well. It comes out of the mold fine and it fizzes well, but there are foamy clumps in the bath water that don’t disperse. Why is it doing that and how do I...