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  1. Tammyfarms

    Help with Failed Bath Bombs

    Yesterday I decided to finally try making bath bombs. I am using recipes from Swift Crafty Monkey's e-book BATH TIME FUN: BUBBLES & FIZZ. First I tried the recipe titled Bubbling Bath Bomb. The ingredients are baking soda, citric acid, SLSa, oil of choice (I used Fractionated Coconut Oil) and...
  2. catswithmasgicbomb

    Help! Shower steamer/bath both having white spot after drying

    So I was testing my recipe for shower steamers and because I am in the United Kingdom, which is very humid most of them, I modify those testing receipts and I have my receipt with NO CARRIER OIL and NO WATER at all. The ingredient I am using are: Baking Soda Citric Acid Dry Flour (The 2nd...
  3. Dwilson9

    Bath bomb packaging problem

    When I shrink wrap my bath bombs, after a few days. They go soft. I’m drying them 3 days before wrapping them. They stay hard when not shrink wrapped. Can someone please explain to me why this is happening? And a solution? I much like the idea of shrink wrapping my bath bombs
  4. Dwilson9

    How to enhance fragrance in bath bombs

    How do i enhance the scent of my bathbombs? is there an ingredient i can add? things i should look for in a fragrance oil? are there maybe fragrance oils in powder form?.. so i don’t max out my wet ingredient percentage trying to make scent stronger by adding more of the FO. are there different...
  5. Dwilson9

    Bathbomb Ingredients

    What ingredients do you use? What TYPE of ingredients do you need? - Emulisers? (I think that’s how you spell it) - Surfacants - Carrier oils - Essential oils - Colourants - Solubilisers - Bicarb/Citric - Fragrance What other ‘TYPES’? Should I use Unrefined or Refined ingredients? - Cocoa...
  6. M

    SLSA vs SCI

    Hi Creatives Is there much difference between SLSA and SCI? I'm thinking of switching to SCI for my bath bombs and bubble bars, but need to know if there is a huge difference in performance
  7. F

    Powdery / Chalky bath bombs

    Hi guys! I am newer to making bath bombs and I am finding that they are molding and coming out of the mold well, and drying well but after about 24 hours thr bombs are dry but very powdery. Lots of powder comes off and feels almost chalky. I don't think my mix is too dry because it molds well...
  8. I

    Bath Bomb Mica help

    I am currently trying to make bath bombs with mica, which i understand is a challenge, but I just love that silky/shimmery look just like @wwfco on instagram. My current recipe is 1cup sodium bicarb 1/2cup citric acid 2 teaspoons of mica 2 teaspoons of polysorbate 80 1 teaspoon fragrance oil 1...
  9. M

    Bath Bomb Help - Crumbly/Powdery

    Hi all! I've been reading through some of the threads and I can't seem to quite figure out what is wrong with my bath bombs. It took a little longer than usual for them to dry (left them for nearly 2 days to completely dry) and when they did, they seemed fine when I took them out of the molds...
  10. C

    Help with bath bombs

    Hi all I have recently started to perfect a recipe for making bath bombs. I have done research and looked at the type of bomb I want to create but I am really struggling to get it right. I have tried so much but it's not how I want it to be.. I want them to fizz but foam and for bursts of...
  11. WishingWell

    Bath bomb clumps?

    Hello everyone I am a beginner bath bomb maker and I have one very annoying problem! There are clumps in my bath bombs! I use a strainer to sift all of my dry ingredients but when I pour in my oil and wet ingredients then it gets clumpy and I have no idea what I am doing wrong, maybe my oil...
  12. S

    How much oil in a bath bomb?

    Hello all! I hope everyone is staying safe during the pandemic. I have been making bath bombs out of boredom and I'm looking for advice. So far I do: 2 cups B.S. 1 cup Citric Acid 1/4 Cup Epsom salt 1/4 corn starch 1/4 tsp SLSA 1/2 tsp kaolin I am looking for some guidance on how much...
  13. EllieMae

    Bath Bomb Questions

    I've now made a few batches of bath bombs and they fizz nicely, smell great and don't leave the skin feeling oily. But now I'd like to make some tweaks to accomplish foaming and floating. I found this website ( that claims...
  14. E

    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...
  15. Anstarx

    Moon Cake Bath Bombs

    Not sure if I can post bath bombs here but here we go. Sep 13th was the Mid-autumn festival here in China this year and my birthday was the day follows. In the spirit of the holiday I made some bath bombs to share with my friends and colleagues. I used a 50g mooncake press and each...
  16. K

    Using Lake Dyes

    Hi everyone, I was hoping to get some insight on using lake dyes, as I am new to using dyes and I could use some help! I have been trying to make bath bombs with lake dyes and I haven't had any real problems except one. When I hold the bath bomb in my hand (especially if it is wet) it will stain...
  17. Danielle_WM

    Bath Salts/Bombs-> Has anyone tried these Polysorbate 80 substitutes?

    Hello, I am not scared of ingredients like polysorbate 80 or Cromollient SCE, but I do like to add new or less common ingredients to my products. Experimenting is fun! Has anyone used these products to disperse oils, EOs, and colorants like micas in bath water (for salts, bombs, and bath...
  18. H

    Bath bomb recipe by my daughter and I

    We’ve been having a great time with this oversized batch. I hope this helps anyone having problems getting them to work. Any suggestions welcome! Ingredients • 10 Disk Mold & Packages • 2 cups Baking Soda • 1 cup Citric Acid • 1/2 c cornstarch 2 Tbsp...
  19. H

    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...
  20. B

    Bath bomb help (Oils)

    Hello everyone. I live in pa and was wondering for 601 gram of dry ingredient, how much oil and water should I use for my bath bomb?