Foam explosion

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    Brezo11

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    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 just fizzes normally? I don’t really know what else to do or why it even happens.
    Here’s a picture for reference of what I’m talking about:
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    You'll need to post your recipe so we can help you better. There are many different ways to make bath bombs these days.
     
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    This is the recipe I use for one bath bomb. At this point I make them one at a time to experiment with different colors and fragrances, but the recipe works in multiples for batches too.

    120g baking soda
    60g citric acid
    20g kaolin clay
    6 g SLSA
    2 tsp cream of tartar

    1g polysorbate 80
    3g oil
    1/4 tsp coco betaine
    2-3 g fragrance
    1 g cocoa butter
    2.5 rubbing alcohol

    And before anyone says it’s the coco betaine, I would think so too except that I’ve had this problem since before I started using it, so I don’t think that’s it. I also had the problem when I was using much less clay and had Epsom salt in my recipe.
     
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    I actually think it's a combo between the coco betaine and the SLSA & Cream of Tartar and clay. It's making more of a foam than a fizz. Adding too much stuff will affect the fizzing of the citric acid.
     
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    That makes sense. So would it be better to take away some things or increase the amount of baking soda and/or citric acid? I really like what all those things do to the water but maybe I could do them in smaller amounts?
     

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