Thursday, April 28, 2016

Captain America Civil War 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 (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used OMG olive)


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 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. 











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. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie.






Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to lossen the mold. 



After they dry for 24 hours its time to decorate. I used some edible spray paint I got at Jo-Anns to spray Captain Americas Shield on the top. I made a stencil by tracing it on some paper and cutting it out. After you paint your bath bombs let them dry before packaging or using:)









Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Bubble Bars



Bubble Bar Recipe

Dry ingredents
1 cup sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch


Wet ingredients
1/2 cup liquid glycerin
1 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
1 tbsp water
1 tsp fragrance oil (I used Snow Angels)
1 tbsp vanilla color stabilizer

Extras

Body Safe Glitter
Straws or Popsicle Sticks 





First, I put the dry ingredients in my kitchen aid and move on to the wet ingredients. With the wet ingredients you want to first measure them out and then stir them together until all ingredients are well incorporated. This is really important because if you don't mix them first your bubble bars won't stick together. Next, you want to mix wet and dry ingredients. When mixing everything together you will want to cover your kitchen aid because the SLSA can get into the air and make you cough and cause discomfort (some people like to wear a mask when working with SLSA but that is optional). After mixing everything you are ready to mold your bubble bars. Note if your mixture is not sticking together now it won't stick together later so you need to add more glycerin until a dough like consistency is achieved. Now roll your bubble bar dough out and use a cookie cutter to make stars and put your straws or popsicle sticks in the stars to make a wand. Lastly, sprinkle with body safe glitter:)

To use
Hold bubble bar under running water and watch the bubbles form:) Be careful, your tub may become slick when using bath products like this.




Saturday, April 23, 2016

How to get the Perfect Bath Bomb every time


Hi everyone, today I am going to be giving you a few tips and tricks on how to get perfect bath bombs every time. Ive been getting a lot of questions about this and I thought I would give you some information on bath bombs and how to get your recipe perfect. 


1. Liquid to Dry Ratio 

It can be tricky to get the right ratio between your liquid and dry ingredients. This ratio might be different for you depending on where you live. The humidity level can play a role in this as well. For example in the picture the bath bomb on the right wouldn't stick together therefor I didn't add enough liquid. And the one on the left has too much liquid so the shape has changed after I took it out of the mold. unfortunately this is something you will just have to mess around with until you get the right liquid ratio that works for you where you live.


2. Always add your citric acid after you have mixed your wet and dry ingredients 

This one is easy to forget but very important. Always add your citric acid last. The reaction your bath bomb makes when you drop it in your tub is between the citric acid and baking soda and if that reaction starts before you are ready your bath bombs will get very mushy and won't work. This just happens to be the same method Lush uses when making their bath bombs.


3. Never store your bath bombs in your bathroom 

This one is simple, don't store your bath bombs in your bathroom. The reason its not a good idea is because the steam from your shower or bath water can set off the reaction early and all your hard work will be ruined. I like storing mine in a box in my room but I've also seen many people use an apothecary jar to store all their bath and body products. 


4. Never make bath bombs when its raining 

This one is has the same concept as the others. When it rains the humidity in the air is a lot higher and will mess with the liquid ratio making your bath bombs fall apart. 


5. Picking a mold size 

Bath bomb molds come in many different sizes and it can be tricky to find the size you like. I use 70mm molds or 2.5" diameter. This size works really well with my recipe because you will get 3 bath bombs every time. But mine are a little smaller than Lush bath bombs so if you want yours to be the same size as theirs you would want to use a 80mm mold. The small bath bombs from Lush are 50mm.

Another tip for your molds is to use two of the same sides of the mold. The mold fits together with the lips on the edges and I like to use the sides that stick out. This way your molds will last a lot longer and won't break. 


6. Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate

Ive gotten a lot of questions about if this ingredient is necessary and the answer is no. This is an optional ingredient but it changes the reaction in the water. Sodium laurel sulfoacetate or SLSA is a bubbling agent that makes your water a bit frothy or foamy. It also slows down the reaction time and makes your bath bomb fizz for a lot longer. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Star Light Star Bright Bath Bomb




bath bomb ingredients
2 cups baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1 cup epsom salt
1 cup citric acid
1 tsp sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used Hula Girl)


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 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. I added some snowflake sparkle mica to the mixture to add some sparkle to the water. I added it when I added my citric acid.






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. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie.







Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to lossen the mold. 


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

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

Mix all of the ingredients together. You might need to add more glycerin depending on how thick you want your Bubble Bars to be. Then roll out your dough and use a cookie cutter to make the stars. Put them on top of your bath bombs and cover the tops with yellow mica. I added some body safe glitter to the top. let dry for 24 hours or until your bubble bars are dry. 






Thursday, April 21, 2016

Birthday Bash Bubble Bars


Bubble Bar Recipe

Dry ingredents
1 cup sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch


Wet ingredients
1/2 cup liquid glycerin
1 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
1 tbsp water
1 tsp fragrance oil (I used Birthday cake)

1 tbsp vanilla color stabilizer
pink food coloring 



Extras

sprinkles





First, I put the dry ingredients in my kitchen aid and move on to the wet ingredients. With the wet ingredients you want to first measure them out and then stir them together until all ingredients are well incorporated. This is really important because if you don't mix them first your bubble bars won't stick together. Next, you want to mix wet and dry ingredients. When mixing everything together you will want to cover your kitchen aid because the SLSA can get into the air and make you cough and cause discomfort (some people like to wear a mask when working with SLSA but that is optional). After mixing everything you are ready to mold your bubble bars. Note if your mixture is not sticking together now it won't stick together later so you need to add more glycerin until a dough like consistency is achieved. Now roll your bubble bar dough into small to medium sized balls and roll them into your sprinkles. Let them dry for 24-72 hours.

To use
Hold bubble bar under running water and watch the bubbles form:) Be careful, your tub may become slick when using bath products like this.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pineapple 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 (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used Iced Pineapple)


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 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.







Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to lossen the mold. 


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 pineapple tops:
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup SLSA
1/4 cup corn starch
1/2 cup liquid glycerin
1 tbsp oil

Mix all of the ingredients together. You might need to add more glycerin depending on how thick you want your frosting to be. Then mold your bubble bar dough into the pineapple stems and place them in the holes. let dry for 24 hours or until your bubble bars are dry. 





Saturday, April 16, 2016

May Flowers 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 (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used French Market)


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 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. 






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. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie.




Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to lossen the mold. 

After they dry for 24 hours its time to decorate:) I mixed coconut oil with some mica and painted some flowers on the top to decorate. (I used Electric bubblegum pink and Fizzy lemonade)


Friday, April 15, 2016

Caramel Coffee Cake 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 (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used Cake Bake)



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 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. 





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. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie.




Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to lossen the mold. 

After they dry for 24 hours its time to decorate:) I mixed coconut oil with some gold mica and drizzled it on the top to look like caramel.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rafflesia arnoldii 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 (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used Black Linen and Amber)
Safflower petals (I got mine at Good Earth)

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 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. I added some of the safflower petals when I added my citric acid.


When I mold my bath bombs I lightly overfill both sides and then push them together. I put some more of the flowers in the top of the mold for decoration. 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. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie.


Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to loosen the mold. 




Monday, April 11, 2016

Sugar Rush 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 (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used Lollipop Lane)
crushed hard candy

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 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. 



When I mold my bath bombs I lightly overfill both sides and then push them together. I put the crushed candy in the top of one side of the mold. 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. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie.


Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to loosen the mold. 


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Salt Water Taffy Chocolate Bar Soap


Todays Tutorial is a fun soap I made using a chocolate bar mold. This would be really cute if you wrapped it up like a chocolate bar and would make for a really cheap gift or DIY project.

Ingredients

3 oz White melt and pour soap base 
Poppy seeds
Body safe glitter
1/4 tsp Fragrance oil (I used salt water taffy)
food coloring or mica
chocolate bar mold

First I got my mold ready with my poppy seeds and glitter. I just sprinkled the desired amount on the bottom of my mold before I started pouring my soap like this. 



Then I put some pieces of orange soap on the bottom. I just used some from a different project but if you don't have that you can melt a little soap and add colorant and pour it on some wax paper to make a thin layer of soap. When it dries you can cut it into little pieces and put it on the bottom like I did. 

Now its time to melt the other colors. I used 1 oz for each color and melted them and dyed them the colors I wanted. (I used pink, blue, and yellow) Now add your fragrance oil and pour into the mold. I layered the colors to make a swirled effect. 

Let your soap harden until you un-mold. 



Saturday, April 9, 2016

Watermelon 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 (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used Watermelon)
food coloring 
poppy seeds

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 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. I added the poppy seeds to the pink mixture when I added the citric acid. 


When I mold my bath bombs I lightly overfill both sides and then push them together. I used one color on one side and one on the other. 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. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie.



Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to lossen the mold.