Hot & Bothered Bath Bomb – Tracy Barr Settles

Developed to produce successful bath bombs in high humidity.

*all measurements are by weight, except for colorants*

Dry ingredients:
  • 15 oz. Baking Soda
  • 8 oz. Citric Acid
  • 1 oz. Foaming Agent (SLSa or Milk Powder)
  • .40 oz. Kaolin Clay
Wet ingredients:
  • .50 oz. Coconut Oil
  • .75 oz. Grape Seed Oil (or other light oil)
  • 1.25 oz. Polysorbate 80
  • .75 oz. FO/EO
  • .05 oz. Witch Hazel
  • ½ tsp. (total) Mica – added to dry ingredients, sifting together
  • OR 10-15 drops La Bomb Colorant – added to wet ingredients
  1. Measure all dry ingredients and sift together in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate, small container, measure and melt coconut oil and add remaining wet ingredients, mix together well.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Use hands to blend the two, mixing well.
  4. Squeeze a bit of mixture in your hand to see how well it holds together.
  5. Mold and allow to dry.
1. My bombs dried within 24 hours of molding, but it can take up to 48 hours.
2. When allowing bath bombs to dry, air flow is essential. Keep them in a cool, open area, and run a fan if possible.
3. Floating bath bombs are possible with this recipe depending on how tightly they are packed and molded.
4. If you decide to play around with the amount of oils, keep in mind balancing it with an equal amount of Poly 80 is necessary for good fizzing action.
5. I was able to mold my bombs in stainless steel sphere molds with both sides releasing easily.

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