Bath bombs are a delightful addition to any bath time routine, transforming an ordinary soak into a fizzy, fragrant, and soothing experience. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of creating your very own Lime Margarita Bath Bombs, following the tutorial by Paige from Sudsy Soap Works.
For the bath bombs, you'll need:
- 1000g Baking Soda
- Green Dye (from Nurture Soap)
- 10 g Distilled Water
- 10 g Rubbing Alcohol
- 40g SLSA
- 75g Corn Starch
- 4 g Kaolin Clay
- 10g Rubbing Alcohol
- 10g Avocado Oil (or another oil of choice)
- 7g Polysorbate 80
- 14g Fragrance Oil
- 500g Citric Acid
For the frosting, you'll need:
- 16 oz Baking Soda
- 0.53 oz Cream of Tarter
- Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Prepare the Baking Soda: Start with 1000 grams of baking soda. Use a sifter or a strainer to get all the clumps out of the baking soda. This is important as the clumps won't accept the color well and they'll leave white spots all over your bath bombs.
Color the Baking Soda: Mix the green dye with one tablespoon of distilled water. Add one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol to this mixture and stir it up. Add this to the baking soda and mix these ingredients together, dispersing the water, alcohol, and color throughout the baking soda.
Add SLSA and Corn Starch: Add 40 grams of SLSA and 75 grams of corn starch to the mixture. Sift this and mix it into the baking soda mixture. Be careful when handling SLSA as it can become airborne and irritate your lungs.
Add Kaolin Clay: Add two teaspoons of white kaolin clay. This helps harden your bath bomb. Make sure that this is well incorporated into the mixture.
Prepare the Liquid Ingredients: Measure and add 10 grams of rubbing alcohol, 10 grams of avocado oil, 7 grams of polysorbate 80, and 14 grams of fragrance oil. Stir all these together and add this to your dry ingredients.
Add Citric Acid: Finally, add the citric acid. Do this last because if you add any liquids to the citric acid it starts to fizz up and it can inactivate part of your bath bomb mixture.
Check the Consistency: Your bath bomb mixture is done when it sticks together like wet sand. You don't want it to be too wet or too dry. If it holds its shape when you squeeze it in your hand, then it's ready.
Mold the Bath Bombs: Use a bath bomb mold to shape your bath bombs. Don't pack your bath bombs too tight as it removes the air pockets throughout the bath bomb and can affect the end result.
Prepare the Frosting: Mix 16 ounces of baking soda with 15 grams of cream of tartar. Add your colorant and Cocamidopropyl Betaine. Add a little bit at a time until you reach a thick, pipeable consistency. Also, add the fragrance oil into this so it has alittle bit of a scent.
Apply the Frosting: Once your bath bombs are dry, apply the frosting using a piping bag. Pipe a little bit in the middle and then go around, similar to frosting a cupcake.
Add Final Touches: Cut paper straws into one-inch long pieces and insert them into the frosting. Add a medium green European sea salt to the top for added aesthetics.
And there you have it! Your very own homemade Lime Margarita Bath Bombs. Not only do these bath bombs make for a relaxing bath experience, but they also make for great gifts.
Remember, safety is paramount when making bath bombs. Always wear a mask when handling SLSA as it can become airborne and irritate your lungs.
If you enjoyed this DIY project, don't forget to check out the original video tutorial by Paige from Sudsy Soap Works here.