1. Feb 26, 2017 #1

    kobrien22

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    Hey there!

    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?

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Feb 26, 2017 #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.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2017 #3

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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)
    ¼ cup of Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (1.6 ounces)
    ¼ cup Cream of Tartar (1.4 ounces)
    ½ 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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    Do you mind sharing your recipe?

    Thanks
     
  9. Feb 27, 2017 #9

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    tammys bling bath bombs find them on youtube
     
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