Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb (Lush Dupe)

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 or water 
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used lord of misruling)
3 packs of red pop rocks

For the bath bombs first mix all of the dry ingredients except for the citric acid and pop rocks. 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 made two mixtures, one was green with the pop rocks and one was a wine color that I hide in the middle to create a hidden color effect. Check out my hidden color bath bomb recipe for more information on how to make them.

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. 


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pineapple Whip Bubble Bars

Bubble Bar Recipe

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

1/2 cup cream of tarter 

Wet ingredients
1/2 cup liquid glycerin
1 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
1 tbsp water
1 tsp fragrance oil (I used pineapple ice)
yellow food coloring 

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. 

Next I rolled my mixture into cones and covered them in snowflake sparkle mica from bramble

Let dry for a few hours before using or gifting.

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, July 2, 2016

4th of July Bath Fireworks

For these super cute bath fireworks I decided to use a set used to make cake popsicles that I found at Jo-Anns. 

For the red part of the firework I made some fizzing bath salts and added some pop rocks to it. 

Fizzing Bath Salt Recipe

3 cups epsom salt
1 cup baking soda 
1 cup citric acid 
1/4 cup SLSA
3 packs pop rocks 
fragrance oil
Red food coloring 

And the blue layer in the fireworks is Bubble Bar 

Bubble Bar Frosting 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
2 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
2 tbsp water
1 tsp fragrance oil 
blue food coloring

After you make your bubble bar frosting put it in a pipping bag and pipe it into small disks so you can layer them into the popsicle mold after they dry. I used a macaroon baking sheet to get the right size but if you don't have this you can just measure the top of the popsicle molds and use that as your guide. 

After your bubble bars dry you can start to layer them into your popsicle molds and tie red ribbons around the sides:)