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Elderberry Bath Bomb
Bath Bombs make great gifts, but they’re also a great item to use yourself! When used in a bath, a bath bomb will dissolve, dispensing and fill the water with fragrant essential oils, as well as any nourishing and moisturizing butters and oils, or other items you include in the custom bath bomb. Depending on the essential oils and other ingredients used, they can help reduce or eliminate muscle tension, pain, and sometimes inflammation. The best part about making your own bath bombs at home is that you can customize them to whatever issue you personally need help with. The base ingredients can be purchased in bulk, coloring agents interchanged or even eliminated, and essential oils can be any that you prefer. This is the recipe I used when I made a batch of Elderberry Bath Bombs, I hope you enjoy!
Elderberry Bath Bomb Supplies:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid (It’s better to buy in bulk on Amazon)
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup dead sea salts (I get mine on Amazon)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (I get mine on Amazon)
- 1 teaspoon polysorbate 80 (I get mine on Amazon)
- 1 teaspoon elderberry syrup (I get mine on Amazon)
- 1/2 teaspoon Elderberry scented oil (I get mine on HERE)
- Purple soap colorant (I get mine from this set on Amazon)
- 1 teaspoon purple cosmetic glitter (I get mine on Amazon)
- Stainless steel bath bomb molds (I get mine on Amazon)
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 2 small mixing bowls
In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, dead sea salts and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them! Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub. Add the scented oil. Mix well. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand. Separate the mixture evenly into the 2-small bowls.
Add 1-2 drops of the purple color to one bowl. Don’t add more than that at a time because it will make the mixture foam up. Mix well. Now mix in the elderberry syrup If the mix is not dark enough add 1-2 more drops of the color, but no more or it will be too wet. Mix in the purple glitter to the bowl with the purple mix.
Layer the colors in your bath bombs molds until the mixture is slightly overflowing. Press molds together and grind to remove excess mixture. Gently tap each side of the mold to release the bombs. Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours.
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These are a few items I find helpful when I create these Elderberry Bath Bombs in my own home:
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, 5 LbsMilliard Citric Acid 5 Pound – 100% Pure Food Grade NON-GMO Project VERIFIED (5 Pound)ARGO Cornstarch – 35oz – CASE PACK OF 2Minera Natural Dead Sea Salt, 5lbs Bulk – Fine GrainIsland Fresh Superior Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 OunceMystic Moments Polysorbate 80 (Solubilser) – 125gSambucol Black Elderberry Syrup Original Formula, 7.8 Ounce BottleBlack Canyon Elderberry Scented Crafting Fragrance OilStardust Micas Pigment Powder Cosmetic Grade Colorant for Makeup, Soap Making, Epoxy Resin, DIY Crafting Projects, Bright True Colors Stable Mica Batch Consistency Violet PetalGLITTIES COSMETICS Extra Fine Glitter Powder-Make Up Body Face Hair Lips & Nails-(Purple Essence)BESTOMZ Bath Bomb Molds Stainless Steel for DIY Bath Fizzies – 4 Molds Sets 2 Size Diameter 2.6’’ and 2.8’’ Bath Bomb SetTolco Empty Spray Bottle 8 oz. Frosted Assorted Colors (Pack of 3)Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 5), Non Slip Colorful Silicone Bottom Nesting Storage Bowls by Aammaxs-yyi, Polished Mirror Finish For Healthy Meal Mixing and Prepping 1.5-2 – 2.5-3.5 – 7QTThe Bath Bomb Recipe BookMake It Fizz: A Guide to Making Bathtub TreatsFizz Boom Bath!: Learn to Make Your Own Bath Bombs, Body Scrubs, and More!
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