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  1. T

    How to make moisturizing bath bomb mixture smooth?

    I've been using this bath bomb recipe, and I love how it moisturizes my skin. I live in Colorado and it is dry, dry, dry here! Especially in winter. The bath bombs harden well, fizz nicely, even float. But I'm having trouble getting the oil & butter mixture to incorporate fully. I always end up...
  2. Tmwmo5

    Bath bomb Ewax or poly 80

    Hello, im going to make bath bombs but I’m toying with the idea to use Ewax instead of poly 80. has anyone tried this ?
  3. Dwilson9

    Food grade, Cosmetic grade, Pharmaceutical grade.

    When it comes to ingredients 'grades', which is best for bath bombs? I would have assumed pharmaceutical grade would be better because of purity, but is it? Is it even safe? I was reading somewhere that some food grade ingredients are better suited as opposed to the cosmetic grade of the same...
  4. L

    The little fruit on top of bath bombs.

    Hi There, I was hoping someone here might be able to help me. I saw some really cute bath bombs that had little watermelon slices on. It looked like polymer clay so I’m thinking it might be fondant. Does anybody have any ideas about what it could be made of? Thank you! -Lucinda
  5. F

    Making Bath Bombs with Witch Hazel instead of Rubbing Alcohol?

    Hello! I’m new here and also kind of new to bath bomb making. I’ve been using Dean Wilson’s videos on YouTube to make my bath bombs. He uses Rubbing Alcohol as one of his wet ingredients, but I wanted to add Witch Hazel instead. So I added my wet ingredients together in another container...
  6. B

    Foam explosion

    Hello! I’ve been making bath bombs for a while now but I’ve had the same issue with every one I’ve made- as soon as I put it in the water I get an initial poofy cloud of foam and color that floats on the surface unless I break it up. Is there a way to get rid of this? To make it so the bath bomb...
  7. B

    Stain and damage minimizing set up ideas?

    Hello everyone, I’m not sure if this is the right place but I couldn’t think where else to put this- I am a bath bomb maker with hopes to expand into soap someday. I am in between college and grad school and living with my parents to save money and save up. So far my parents have been very...
  8. B

    Please help! Seeking red bath water!

    Hello all! This is my first post here but I love this forum and I am hoping to find some specific advice. For weeks I have been trying to find a pigment, lake, or dye that will give my bath bombs and the bath water a true scarlet color. I have tried a few different micas with very...
  9. PanicAtTheDitto

    New Soap/Bath Bomb Maker!!

    Hey you guys! My name is Kelsey, I have been making soap (melt & pour and a couple good cold process batches) for about 6 months now. Im about to start experimenting with bath bombs and wanted some advice about a recipe I wanted to try. Ingredients I wanted to use would be citric acid, baking...
  10. B

    Not Just Soap

    i also like making bath bombs although I’m an avid shower user.
  11. A

    Question re bath bombs

    Hello all, I hope everyone is well. I was just wondering if anyone might have any insight in to this: I finally perfected my bath bomb recipe (or so I thought, recipe below), however, I recently had an issue whereby one of the bath bombs I had made and was drying suddenly expanded slightly and...
  12. Alyssa McF

    Some bath bomb questions

    I took a class on making bath bombs and have a recipe, but have a few random questions: 1. If it's easier to get my hands on "regular" epsom salts instead of the "fine" kind, can I just buzz the epsom salts in a food processor to make them fine grained? 2. If it's true that it is better to use...
  13. E

    Bath Bombs Cracking Days Later

    When it comes to anything crafty or artsy, I have about the same skill level as a 6 year old. Projects that are labeled as "super easy" often leave me stumped. I've been making cold process soap for like 5 years and still can't do even the simplest swirl. I gave up on making "pretty" soap and...
  14. H

    Is butter extract safe?

    Hi everyone, I came across a recipe for a bath bomb that lists vanilla and butter extracts as ingredients (instead of fragrance oils). So as the subject of the thread says, is butter extract safe? I didn't even know what that was and had to Google. The ingredients are: Water, Propylene...
  15. UnderTheCupboard

    New to Forum :) Have a au natural B.B. question...

    Hello beauties! My name is Bianca, I’m new to this forum, and I am SO glad I came accross this while in search of help and suggestions. I believe this would be the best place to ask opinions from fellow artists! :) I’ve been making bath bombs for a little over a year now (which translates...
  16. Rose

    Mica Turning Black?

    Hi all! I was wondering if you could help me out. I have been using brown mica powder for bath bombs and I recently noticed that my bath bombs are letting out brown & huge black rings that cling to the side of the tub rather than the usual brown. The only thing that has changed is the addition...
  17. S

    Oxides and Bath Bombs

    I have a bunch of red and black oxide powder and was wondering if it's safe to use them in bath bombs. If so, how much should be used and is it necessary to mix it into a carrier first? (Glycerin, oils, etc.) Thank you so much! :bunny:
  18. Saponomancer

    Bath bomb notes

    I know I've been away from the forum for a while (College and Shows kicked my behind for a bit) But I was researching bathbombs and pretty much finding that you have to comb through a lot of things to get any information at all and most of what you'll find is just finished recipes. So! I...
  19. E

    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...
  20. D

    Bath Bomb Help Needed!

    Hi everyone! I'm having some small troubles here. Tried much different recipes for my bombs, some didn't turn out quite well, but now I have a stable and reliable recipe that works fine. Only problem is that it has cream of tartar in it, which makes it pretty expensive to make them. So I...