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Apr
24

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe


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Lavender Mint Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe

It’s spring time! Well, kind of spring time. We had a couple of nice, warm days here in Ohio. What makes you think of spring? Some of our thoughts turn to spring planting. Others think of spring clothes or just looking forward to the bright colors of Mother Nature. I look forward to warmer weather, sunny days and the fresh smells from flowers and newly cut grass. However, at Nature’s Garden, our creative team starts to think of spring recipes and our Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe is a perfect example. With its soft pastel colors and fresh, crisp fragrance, this bath bomb will make you think and smell spring immediately!

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: The Ingredients

First off, before we get started, let’s talk about some of the ingredients we are using in this recipe. Most of your bath bombs use only two basic “bath bomb” ingredients. Baking Soda, Citric Acid. However, we added an extra ingredient into this recipe, Sodium Cocoyl Isethinate, or SCI. SCI is a gentle sufecant derived from coconut and it is used in a variety of cosmetic recipes. Sodium Cocoyl Isethioniate (SCI) gives your soaps, shampoo, bath bombs and bubble bars their bubble action. Most of all, bath bombs need some skin-nourishing oil added in! We chose Jojoba Oil. This oil has remarkable absorption and moisturizing qualities. This bath bomb is going to leave your skin feeling soft and silky after a nice, long soak in the tub!

Our fragrance oil inspiration is our Lavender Mint WOW.  Anybody in the bath and body business will know that lavender is a popular herb known for the soothing and calming effects it can have. Lavender, which is a very down to earth, natural fragrance, however, it can be a bit overwhelming by itself. With a touch of mint added in you have a wonderfully balanced fragrance that is bright yet subtle, crisp yet soft. This bath bomb is a perfect showcase for this fragrance oil. Lavender Mint WOW is an wonderful verdant scent of earthy lavender flowers and fresh peppermint and spearmint leaves! With soft colors of violet, green and white, this pretty, little bath bomb will be a perfect addition to your spring or summer bath and body line!

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Found At Nature’s Garden

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
  • 6- Clear Round Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
  • Mixing Bowls ( You will need 3)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
  • 512 grams Citric Acid
  • 1,120 grams Baking Soda
  • 18 grams Jojoba Oil
  • 16 grams Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil
  • 7 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
  • 12 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare Your Work Space and Equipment

Before you begin creating you want to make sure your work area and all the equipment you are using is clean. This will prevent any unwanted particles or bacteria from getting into your bath bombs. Also, make sure you have you have enough room to work in. We highly recommend wearing an apron to protect your clothing and gloves, glasses, and a mask. In addition, you will want to have your Witch Hazel bottles in a spray bottle. Witch Hazel is used to help bind ingredients with little to no action so it’s important to have that handy and ready to go. Water will not be helpful in this recipe and as a side note, this recipe is best prepared in a non-humid climate. Like I stated above, bath bombs are activated by water and simple moisture in the air can slightly activate these guys.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

Are you ready to get started?  So, in the first bowl is going to be your dry ingredients. Take your scale, making sure it is set to grams, and weigh out 166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 512 grams Citric Acid, and 1,120 grams of Baking Soda. Then using your gloved hands, mix the ingredients together, breaking up any clumps as you go. Once these are mixed well, set this bowl aside.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you can combine the wet ingredients together. So, in a separate bowl, with your scale still set to grams, weigh out 18 grams of Jojoba oil and the 16 grams of Lavender Mint Wow Fragrance Oil. Mix this together well using your mixing spoon or even a whisk.

 

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Next, we can combine our wet and dry ingredients together. Slowly add the oils to your dry. For the record, if you happen to get a mild reaction when you add the wet to the dry, don’t panic! It will calm down once you get more dry mixed in. Finally, use your gloved hands to mix the ingredients together. You want to be sure the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. This bowl can be set aside until later.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the DoughLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the Dough

Now that your base mixture is combined, you can separate the dough so it can be colored. You are going to separate the bath bomb dough into 3 equal portions and there is no distinct weight for each portion so go ahead and eyeball it. Two bowls will be colored with our FUN Soap Colorants and one bowl will remain un-colored.

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Violet ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Violet Color

Now we can add our colorant! Tare out your scale and to the first bowl, add in 9 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Then using your gloved hands you will mix the color fully and evenly into your dough until you have achieved a nice, pale violet color. You can set this portion aside for the moment.

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Green ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Green Color

Next, let’s mix the green! Tare out your scale and in your second bowl add 12 grams of Kelly Green FUN Soap colorant. Again, using gloved hands, mix the green colorant in thoroughly and evenly until you have a nice, pale shade of green. Now you can set this bowl aside.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Molding the Bath Bombs

There are many types and shapes of bath bomb molds out there that can be used.  Virtually anything can be used as a bath bomb mold! Silicone molds, soap molds, shallow jars or deep lids.  Shop around your local craft store or even look around your kitchen and let your imagination take over! You can make all shapes and sizes of bath treats, however, please keep in mind that you need the mold to have the ability to release easily. With this recipe, we kept it easy and chose a simple, round plastic fillable Christmas ornament that you can find in any craft store.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Starting With Your First ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Starting With Your First Color

Next you can start putting these bath bombs together! You may start with any color you wish, however we started with the green dough. Plus you will be using the Witch Hazel now.  Please note, that it is important to not spray the dough with too much of the Witch Hazel. Over spraying can cause the bath bomb ingredients to activate and as a result your bath bomb will not stay together. Now go ahead and spritz your dough with the witch hazel. Using your hands,give it a nice mix. You are looking for the consistency of damp sand. Take one half of the mold. Next, you will take a small amount of dough and press it firmly into the ornament half.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Second Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Second Layer of Color

Next, we can move onto the second color. Again, chose any color you wish. We went with white. Give the mix a spritz of Witch Hazel and mix it well making sure it is the right consistency. Next, take a small amount and press it firmly on top of the first layer.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Third Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Third Layer of Color

Next, you are going to spritz your third layer of dough with Witch Hazel so give it a quick mix, making sure it looks like damp sand.  Take a small amount. Add it to the second layer. Fill to the top as full as you can get it without it overflowing. Make sure to press the dough firmly down.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Second Half of the Mold

Now we are going to work on the second half of the mold. So, repeat the process of layering as we did in the first half.  With your first color, take a small amount and press it firmly into other half of the mold.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Second Layer of Color

Move on to the second layer by taking a small bit of dough and pressing it firmly onto the first layer.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Third Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Third Layer of Color

Finally, you are going to finish off the second half of the mold with your third layer of color. So, pull off a small amount of dough and push it firmly on top of the previous layer. Next you will be putting the two halves together. So first, give each half of the mold a light spray of Witch Hazel then press the two halves together tightly. Lastly, you will want to place the bath bombs in an area where they will not be disturbed or roll around and let them rest for at least 24 hours. In addition, make sure that the bombs are in a humid-free zone.  Now you can continue building the remaining molds with the same layering process. This recipe should allow for six medium sized bath bombs.

 

See how easy making bath bombs can be? The ingredients are simple and they can be found in your local grocery store! Plus, the kids can even help with making them since there are no hazardous materials used! With a little creativity and inspiration, the possibilities are endless!  We hope you enjoyed this newest edition to our bath bomb recipe collection. We are sure you will love the scented balance of the soft, earthy lavender and the bright, crisp scent of mint combined. These bath bombs will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Plus, the scent of Lavender Mint WOW will leave your bathroom smelling like a spa!

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb: Dos and Don’ts of Bath Bombs

In conclusion, I have included  a tiny list of reminders on how to treat your bath bombs after they are made!

Do remember to keep them out of the humidity! The littlest bit of moisture in the air can cause your bath bombs to go off into a fizzy display! Not good from a selling standpoint! Consider airtight containers or glass jars with lids as a display option. Furthermore, bath bombs can shrink wrapped or even placed in cellophane bags and tied tightly with a pretty ribbon or twist tie.  You will want to wrap them right away.

Do use your bath bombs withing a few months of making or receiving them. The fresher the bath bomb the better the bubble and fizz!

Do let your bombs completely set up. Do not attempt to take them out of their molds yet! Your bombs should come out of the mold easily. Simply use the tabs at the top of the mold to pull the two sides apart being careful in removing them.

Don’t use craft glitter in any of your bath bomb creations. Always use a cosmetic grade glitter.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb: Give Us A Shout

Looking for some other bath bomb inspiration? Check out our recipe box! There are a whole bunch more recipes for bath bombs, bubble bars, and bath fizzies! Also, you can show off your bath treats, or anything else you have created with any Nature’s Garden products!  Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents). Show us what your made! Give yourself a pat on the back for helping the world smell a little bit better!

Feb
14

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring


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How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food ColoringHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring

Are you curious about how to color bath bombs without food coloring? While food coloring may seem like a simple way to color your bath bombs, there are many other fun and beneficial ways to color your bath and body products. First, you can create a variety of lovely colors for your bath bombs with soap colorants. These soap dyes are perfect for creating some vibrant colors that are perfect for creating all kinds of wonderful designs. Also, you can use different powdered herbs to provide your products with colors naturally. While not all herbs can be used to color your bath products, powdered herbs that have vivid colors are perfect for coloring your homemade bath fizzies. Plus, these herbs can provide you bath bombs with some benefits for your skin. So, there are quite a few different options for creating different colors for your bath and body products.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Natural Colorants

A great way to color your bath and body products is by adding some powdered herbs to your bath and body recipes. There are many different types of herbs that can be used to create some lovely shades in your products. Further, these herbs often provide your products with some extra beneficial properties for your skin. Some of these herbs are cleansing, full of nutrients, or soothing for your skin and body. This will provide you with both the benefits of a natural colorant and an effective skin care additive. Plus, coloring your products with herbs allows you to keep your products all natural. So, here are some herbs that we have used as colorants in our bath bomb recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Activated Charcoal PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Activated Charcoal Powder

Firstly, you can add color to your bath and body products using activated charcoal powder. This herb is not only great for your skin, but activated charcoal has a rich, dark color that will certainly show in your products. So, this herb is perfect for providing a black color in your bath bombs. In fact, we used this herb to create the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb. This bath product was made with black salt and natural black colorant to create a recipe that resembles an actual lump of coal! Plus, this festive recipe uses our Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil to add to the aesthetic of the bath bomb. So, you sure to have a perfect recipe for the holidays.

How to Color Bath Bombs With Food Coloring: Beet Root PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Beet Root Powder

One way that you can naturally color your bath bombs is the lovely beet root powder. Simply add some of this powdered herb to your bath bomb recipe and you will have a wonderful color for your bath and body products. One color option for coloring is that you can provide your products with a pretty pink color. Alternatively, you can achieve more of a deep red pink color by adding even more of the powdered herb. Just keep adding the beet root herb until you have the perfect shade. Since we wanted a light shade of pink in the Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe, we only added a bit of Beet Root Powder to our recipe. But, you can always alter the colors for your own recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Peppermint Leaf PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Peppermint Leaf Powder

Also, you can use herbs to naturally color your products with shades of green. Peppermint leaf powder is a perfect way to create lovely and natural earthy green hues. Not only does this herb provide a nice color for your products, but the peppermint herb has been known to be wonderful for clearing sinuses and providing a cooling effect for the skin. So, the Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe is a perfect recipe for creating a naturally beautiful and effective bath product. This herb is used to provide half of our bath bomb with a green color and the other half has been left white with speckles of Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted. So, you are left with a very pretty bath bomb that is perfect for sinus relief.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cocoa Powder OrganicHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cocoa Powder Organic

Another fun way to naturally color your bath and body products is Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder. This powered cocoa is perfect for providing your products with a chocolate brown color that looks absolutely delicious. So, we obviously had to use this natural colorant to color the chocolate chip portion of the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe. This provides you with adorable ice cream scoops scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. So, these ice cream scoops will smell and look absolutely scrumptious.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cosmetic Colorants

While there are many colors that can be created with powdered herbs, there are some hues that can only be obtained with a good colorant. The Natures Garden FUN Soap Colorants are perfect for providing your recipes with bright, inviting colors that make your products look gorgeous. These colors provide you with the creative ability to make all kinds of bath bombs. So, you can use these vibrant colorants to create some amazing bath bomb recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Deep Purple Fun Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Deep Purple Fun Soap Colorant

First, you can use some soap colorants to create some amazing shades of purple. The Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant is an amazing, deep color that is perfect for making homemade bath and body products. One fun way to use this colorant is to create the  Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe. These adorable little bath bomb scoops look just like ice cream. Plus, the mica adds to the colorant to create a beautiful color. Further, the appearance of this bath product pairs wonderfully with the Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil. So, you are sure to love this adorable bath and body product.

How to Color Bath Bombs With Food Coloring: Ultramarine Blue Fun Soap Colorant How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

You can create some amazing colors for your bath and body products with Natures Garden soap colorants. One great colorant option is the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant. This bath and body ingredient is perfect for creating gorgeous shades of blue. Anything from light baby blue to a deep royal blue can be created with this cosmetic colorant. Just change the amount of colorant you include to create a wide array of beautiful shades. We used this lovely blue colorant to create the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. This bath recipe is colored half white and half blue to create a fun bath bomb. Plus, it is scented with our Blueberry Fragrance Oil. So, this bath bomb certainly has the perfect color for the freshly ripened aroma.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Plus, you can create some gorgeous bath bomb recipes with the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. We created the lovely Golden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe with this colorant and it turned out absolutely beautiful. We used this lovely colorant to perfectly create a delightful gold color by combining the Yellow Oxide colorant with 24K gold mica. This provided our lucky clover bath bombs with the perfect gold color with a lovely shine. So, you will be able to create a gorgeous, shimmering bath bomb with this soap colorant that is sure to wow. 

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Pink FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Also, you can create some beautiful shades of color for your bath and body products with this cosmetic colorant. So, adding the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant to your bath bomb recipes can provide you with some amazingly vibrant shades of pink for your products. We used this colorant to perfectly color our Muddy Pig Bath Bomb Recipe. The majority of our bath bomb is the gorgeous shade of pink that is as pink as a little piglet. Then, there is a bit of brown added to the bath fizzy as well to create the look of a cute little muggy piggy. Finally, we add a little toy pig for a bath bomb the kids will love. This is the perfect bath and body product that is cute and great for your skin!

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Another fun colorant that you can use in your homemade bath bombs is the Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant. This cosmetic colorant is perfect for creating lovely shades of purple for your bath bomb creations. We at Natures Garden used this colorant to create the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb Recipe. This pretty bath bomb is a gorgeous light purple hue with mica dust sprinkled on top. So, the product goes perfectly with the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil that is in this recipes, as well. You will love the combination of this lovely colorant with the sweet scent of this fragrance oil!

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Green FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Plus, there are even more colors that you can use in your bath bomb recipes. You can create some gorgeous shades of green with the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant. We used this color along with some of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to create the Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe. So, we were able to create the perfect green apple shade of green for our bath bomb! Further, this color perfectly pairs with the Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil. This is sure to provide you with a gorgeous bath bomb that smells delicious.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Blue FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Another great colorant that you can use in your bath and body products is the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. This soap colorant is a brighter shade of blue that is perfect for creating some vivid shades of blue. We tried out this bath and body colorant in our Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe and it is absolutely perfect for this product. This recipe uses tiny fish sprinkles and a bright, ocean blue to create an amazing bath bomb recipe. Plus, the Mermaid Kisses Fragrance Oil matches this bath bomb perfectly. Try out our recipe or create your own beautiful blue colored bath bombs.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Using Your Food Dye

Since you have new coloring alternatives to food dye, you may want to figure out how else you can use your food dye. So, leave the soap colorant and naturally coloring herbs for making the bath recipes and let’s have some fun with the leftover food coloring. You can find a few fun ways that you can use food dyes in the article “12 Fun Things to Do With Food Dye”  by Escape Adulthood. This list of ideas contains a variety of fun ways that you can try using your food dyes. This includes recipes like mashed potatoes, coloring flowers, and many other fun ideas. So, check out this list to find some fun and colorful ideas!

We hope that you enjoyed some of the different ways there are to color your bath bomb recipes. If you are interested in finding more colors to work with, then you can find more soap colorants on our website under the FUN Soap Colorants page. Also, you can find more powdered herbs that can be used to naturally color your bath and body products. If you are curious about using any of these colorants or powdered herbs, then feel free to reach out to us either on the phone or on social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we can be found on Instagram and Twitter, @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon and that you enjoy creating your beautifully colored bath bombs!