Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Star Wars Bath Bombs

bath bomb ingredients
2 cups baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1 cup epsom salt
1 cup citric acid
1 tsp sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil
food coloring

For the bath bombs first mix all of the dry ingredients except for the citric acid. You want to mix wet and dry ingredients separately and then mix them together then add the citric acid. This makes it so the reaction with the baking soda and citric acid doesn't start when you add your wet ingredients. After everything is mixed you want your mixture to be similar to wet sand and stick together on its own.

Next you want to mold your bath bombs. I used two molds for this so that I could have a hole at the top to put my bubble bar frosting in. My large mold is a 70 mm mold I found on amazon. I also got my small molds on amazon but I cut the edge off so they would fit in the bigger molds.

When I mold my bath bombs I lightly overfill both sides and then push them together. If you want to make sure your bath bomb stays together, you can lightly tap one side of the mold with a spoon, take the mold off, and then check if the bath bomb is still together. If you do this with these bath bombs take the bottom side off so the the insert will stay in place. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie like this.

Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds.

When removing the molds, you can lightly tap them with a spoon to help loosen the mold. Also take out the small mold on the top so you have a nice place to pipe your bath bomb frosting.

Now its time to make the frosting. I used a kitchen aid to mix all of these ingredients but you could also use a hand mixer.

Bubble Bar Frosting:
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup SLSA
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup liquid glycerin
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp oil

Mix all of the ingredients together. You might need to add more oil depending on how thick you want your frosting to be. Then put your ingredients in your piping bag and pipe the frosting into the holes on the top of your bath bombs. I found the Star Wars sugar Decorations that I put on the top at Jo-Anns in the baking section. 

After you pipe your frosting and decorate your bath bomb you want to let your frosting dry until you use them.

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