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Aug
24

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe


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Nettle Bath Bomb RecipeNettle Bath Bomb Recipe

Nature’s Garden is the place to go for all your bath and body recipe inspirations! Our crafty creative staff has a new bath bomb recipe to show you all! The Nettle Bath Bomb recipe is sure to get you to take a nice, long soak in a warm bath with this skin soothing bath bomb. With nourishing ingredients such as, avocado oil, kaolin clay, and of course some very beneficial nettle leaf, we are sure you will be wanting to add this to your line of bath and body products.

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: What is Nettle LeafNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: What is Nettle Leaf

If you are familiar with adding herbs and powders to your bath and body recipes, then I am sure you have heard of Nettle Leaf. It is actually very common plant that could possible be mistaken for a weed, however, this plant is anything but a pesky old weed! Nettle Leaf is also known as Common Nettle or Stinging Nettle (although not all varieties sting). Nettle Leaf is native to many parts of the world including North America and Europe. This perennial plant has even been found in ancient clothing from China dating back over 2000 years ago! That is correct! Not only is this leaf used medicinally and in the culinary trade, but the Nettle Leaf was used in creating clothes during World War II. Specifically in the uniforms used by the Germans.

Since it is also known as Stinging Nettle, you may wonder how does the leaf actually sting you? Well, there are little hairs along the sides of the leaves. If your skin comes into contact with the leaves, you will most likely experience, welts, rashes or blisters. However, once the leaves are dried, than they are safe to handle with no fear of getting stung.

Nettle Leaf is actually incredibly amazing for the body! As we stated above, it is a popular herb medicinally and topically and in the food. Chocked full of vitamins such as, Vitamin A, B, C, D and K, it also carries a large amount of iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, amino acids, phosphorous, magnesium, silica, silicon, protein and iodine. That is quite a bit of power in one plant!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: The Benefits of Nettle LeafNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: The Benefits of Nettle Leaf

Nettle Leaf can be made into many things to treat a variety of skin and hair ailments. You can create a mask of nettle leaf or an astringent. This helps with acne, scars and even eczema. A massage oil can be created for beneficial anti-inflammatory properties. This can help with arthritic pain, rheumatism and even tendonitis.  Also, a toner or a paste can be created to help with skin burns, swelling or even scaring Since Nettle Leaf contains silica and silicon it makes a wonderful topical treatment for scalp conditions! It can strengthen the roots, stimulate  hair growth and the silica helps strengthen the follicles, and scalp. It also can help with stubborn dandruff!

Nettle Leaf can also be made into a tea to drink. This is a wonderful way to help with kidney infections, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and lower blood pressure. This herb also contains iron and iron. Vitamin C is an important factor when it comes to iron absorption. This aids in fighting anemia and fatigue!

This is just a few of the amazing things Nettle Leaf has to offer! Not only is it a perfect aid to staying healthy on the inside, it’s awesome for looking healthy on the outside as well!

Now that we have some knowledge of what nettle leaf can help you out with, let’s move on to the recipe!

Nettle Leaf Bath Bomb Recipe: Two Key Ingredients

In this bath bomb we have used two of your standard bath bomb ingredients, Citric Acid and Baking Soda! Citric Acid (when combined with baking soda) is what gives your bath bombs their fizz! It naturally occurs in citrus fruits and acts as a preservative. Also, citric acid is used in a multitude of products and industries. From foods to medicinal to bath and body products, it is a very convenient ingredient to have on hand. The other ingredient is Baking Soda, or Sodium Bicarbonate. This is a gentle, natural alkaline that is used in cosmetic formulations and cleaning formulas to lift dirt, and remove oils. It can be used in anything from a dish washing detergent to using as a rinse to help get your hair soft and shiny!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Avocado OilNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is a wonderful, moisturizing ingredient that is helpful for those with sensitive skin! It also is one of the few oils that has a high percentage of unsaponifiables (the portions of the oil that do not react with the lye to form soap). It is also full of vitamins such as A, D and E.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Kaolin Clay PowderNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Kaolin Clay Powder

Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is perfect for sensitive skin types.  This clay is commonly used to make mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush.  Also, Kaolin clay is used in formulations as a thickener and is added to bath bombs to harden them.  Like most clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin and remove toxins.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Dragons Blood Fragrance OilNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells just like the essential oil. Dragon’s blood truly has a smell all its own. A deep, rich earthy smell of spicy and sweet that has a true incense fragrance to it. This fragrance oil is a best seller here at Nature’s Garden.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients That You Can Get At Nature’s Garden

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You will Need

  • Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 300 grams Citric Acid
  • 600 grams Baking Soda
  • 10 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
  • 18 grams Avocado Oil
  • 18 grams Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil
  • 5 grams Nettle Leaf C/S
  • 5 grams Nettle Leaf Powder

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get creating, a few important steps should be taken. First, clean and sanitize your work area. Also, give your equipment and packing materials a good scrubbing. For sanitary reasons, we suggest using a hair net, gloves and protective clothing when preparing this or any other recipe. Have a spray bottle of witch hazel ready to go along with all the ingredients needed withing easy reach. These steps help the process of making your bath bombs run smoothly without unnecessary interruptions. Once you have prepped yourself and your work area, you are ready to go!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Dry IngredientsNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Dry Ingredients

First you will begin preparing the dry ingredients. Take your first mixing bowl and place it on your scale. Tare out the weight and add in 300 grams of Citric Acid, 600 grams of Baking Soda and 10 grams of Kaolin Clay Powder.

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing It UpNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing It Up

Then, with gloved hands, you can mix these ingredients together, breaking up any clumps as you go. You can set this bowl aside for the moment.

 

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Wet IngredientsNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Wet Ingredients

Now you will move onto the wet ingredients. In the second mixing bowl, weigh out 18 grams of Avocado Oil, 18 grams of Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil. You can stir these ingredients together to combine the two.

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Next, you will combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Mix in the wet to the dry and using your gloved hands, thoroughly combine these ingredients together. Make sure that the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the Dough

The next step is to separate the bath bomb dough. Divide your dough in half. Place one half in a clean bowl and the other half can stay in the mixing bowl you combined the ingredients in.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Nettle Leaf

Now that you have the dough separated you will be adding the nettle leaf. To the first bowl, weigh and add 5 grams of the cut and sifted nettle leaf.

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Nettle Leaf

 

 

Next, we will prepare the mixture that will be used for the second half of the mixture. So, to the next bowl, add 5 grams of the powdered nettle leaf.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Witch Hazel

Now we will be mixing in the witch hazel. So to the first bowl, lightly mist the bath bomb mixture, mixing the ingredients with your hands. Continue to spritz the mixture with the witch hazel until you have a nice crumbly dough-like consistency throughout the bath bomb dough. Once you have completed the first bowl, you can move onto the second bowl. Combine and spritz the mixture with the witch hazel as you did before. When the second bowl is of the same crumbly, dough you can stop mixing.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Creating the Bath BombNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Creating the Bath Bomb

With both of our mixtures combined and at the right consistency, you will now be using the bath bomb molds. To the first half of the mold, pack in the mixture containing the nettle leaf powder. Make sure you have it packed in tightly and firmly.

 

 

 

To the other half of the mold, add in the mixture containing the nettle leaf cut and sifted, making sure it, too, is packed in tightly.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Putting the Two Halves TogetherNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Putting the Two Halves Together

Now that both halves are filled, you will be putting them together to make the bomb. First, lightly mist each half of the bath bomb with the witch hazel. This will help ensure that the two halves bind together. Now you can put the halves together, pushing tightly to lock the mold into place. Continue this process until you have used up all the bath bomb dough. This recipe makes approximately six bath bombs.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Bath Bomb

Before using your awesome new bath bomb, you will need to allow them to set up and harden. Once they have hardened and set up, you can allow them to stay in the mold, or you can remove them and package how you desire. When it is bath time, simply place the Nettle Bath Bomb under some warm bath water. Relax and enjoy the delights of bath time!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: To Learn More

We hope you enjoyed this brand new recipe Nature’s Garden has created! We also hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about the benefits of the Nettle Leaf. It really is an amazing plant, and you may actually have some in your own backyard and not know it! If you would like to learn more about the Nettle Leaf, check out our Nettle Leaf Class on our website or follow this link to read up on how this amazing herb can benefit you!

Nature’s Garden sells all their herbs and powders for external uses only. They are not sold as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs.

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Feb
13

Bath Bombs For Kids


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Bath Bombs For KidsBath Bombs For Kids

As a parent, I know how difficult it can be to get some kids to take a bath. It can literally become a chore for them and for you. Even if they have the tub filled to the top with toys and bubbles, it can still be just a boring chore for them. And while there isn’t anything wrong with bubbles in the bathtub they can also be boring. How about livening up bath time with a fun bath bomb just for kids? Nature’s Garden has created some Bath Bombs for Kids that will surely make bath time a lot less boring and a lot more fun!

The ingredients used in most of the bath bombs are baking soda: a natural deodorizer that helps keep your skin soft and smooth. Citric acid: this ingredient puts the fizz in any bath bomb recipe and also helps the bath bomb produce foam. Each bath bomb has a different oil used that will help keep little one’s skin soft and hydrated after the fun is over.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Camouflage Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Camouflage Bath Bomb

Bath bombs don’t have to be all girly! This Camouflage Bath Bomb will be a big hit with little boys right off the bat! The cool camo colors of green, tan, brown and black will catch any little boy’s eye right off.  We’ve chosen Deadly Weapon fragrance oil to turn this kid bomb into a big kid bomb! It has a rugged, masculine scent of spice and leather. Tucked inside the bath bomb, though, is a neat little army guy that will appear when the bath bomb has completely dissolved! How neat would these be to create these as a party favor or to just make for any little man in your life?

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Muddy Pig Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Muddy Pig Bath Bomb

Muddy Pig Bath Bomb is a totally cute way for kids to jump in the tub to get themselves clean! It’s a bright pink ball with brown, muddy spots all over it, but what’s inside is what gives this bath bomb its name! A tiny, pink toy pig is hiding in the middle, waiting for bath time to be over! We’ve used baking soda, citric acid and apricot kernel oil to keep your little one’s skin soft and smooth. Butterfly Flower fragrance oil is what we chose for this bomb. A light, green floral bouquet with a touch of tang! It’s the perfect scent for any little kid wanting to get clean.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Cow Pie Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Cow Pie Bath Bomb

Cow Pies don’t sound like a good way to get clean! Well, of course, it’s not THAT kind of Cow Pie, but a Cow Pie Bath Bomb! Using the base mix of baking soda, citric acid and apricot kernel oil, your little cowboy or cowgirl will have soft, squeaky clean skin when it’s all said and done. And to keep them in the bath without getting bored a surprise awaits them when the bath bomb has fizzled itself out! A tiny little cow that can hang out in the bathtub with them while they bathe! We chose the fragrance oil Hayride to compliment this farm-inspired bath bomb. A sweet balsam and cedar wood scent to remind you of time spent outdoors!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Superman Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Superman Bath Fizzies

Not all bath bombs have to be round in shape. You can mold them into anything or any shape you want! For our Superman Bath Fizzies, we used a mini ice cream scoop and don’t they look just like scoops of Superman Ice Cream? Make sure your kiddos aren’t tempted to take a nibble! With their bright colors of blue, red and yellow they are definitely eye catching! And as they fizzle away in the bathtub, you can smell our Strawberry Soda Pop fragrance oil, that reminds you of fizzy bubbles, strawberries and sugar! This bath fizzie will make bath time a sweet experience!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Dinosaur Egg Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb

I don’t know too many little boys who are not fascinated at some point with dinosaurs. They’re amazing creatures of the past that make some of us happy that they no longer exist. So if you have a little boy or even a little girl that loves dinosaurs, this Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb would be a perfect bath time treat for them. On the outside, it looks like a dinosaur egg, and each layer reveals a new color as it melts away in the bath water until out pops a baby dinosaur that was waiting to hatch! The fun part is not knowing what kind of dinosaur is hiding inside. Kids can have fun guessing which type of dinosaur will appear before the bath ends! To help give this bath bomb a tropical feel, we chose Bermuda Triangle fragrance oil. An excellent fruity blend of melons and citrus fruit with the sweet tang of McIntosh apples!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Fish Toy Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Fish Toy Bath Bomb

Here’s another fun, hidden toy bath bomb that reminds you of the sea! With it’s bright, neon blue color and candy fish sprinkles on top, this Fish Toy Bath Bomb is a perfect addition to any kid’s bath time! Scented with Mermaid Kisses fragrance oil, your bathroom will smell like a soft, floral underwater playground. When the bath bomb has fizzled out, what kind of surprise is going to pop out? What kind of fish? You’ll have to wait until bath time over to see!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Tree Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Christmas Tree Bath Bomb

I bet you didn’t think taking a bath at Christmas time could be festive. Well, it can! Not only are these cute Christmas Tree bath bombs fun to have for the kids to use but they would make adorable little stocking stuffers or even a cute addition to a soap and lotion gift basket creation. You can even decorate these bath bombs with some round candy sprinkles for ornaments. We’ve chosen our Kringleberry fragrance oil that has a Christmas-y aroma of spiced oranges, apples and evergreen.

 

Bath bombs for Kids Cotton Candy Bath BombBath bombs for Kids Cotton Candy Bath Bomb

These fun bath bombs don’t have to be just for the kids. They don’t need to know that mom used one when she was soaking off some stress in a nice hot bath! These Cotton Candy bath bombs are perfect for kids or adults! So simple to make and the Cotton Candy fragrance oil that smells of strawberry and vanilla will fill your bathroom and leave it smelling like a carnival!

 

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Peeps Bunny Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Peeps Bunny Bath Bomb

Now, these peeps are for bathing and not eating! They truly look like the marshmallow treat so warn your kiddos to not take a nibble. To give these Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs an even more realistic appearance, we’ve covered them in sugar to give them the feel of the popular Easter snack! The sugar also makes a nice, natural exfoliate to help keep the skin soft and smooth. We have chosen our Honey Almond fragrance oil that is a delicate, sweet scent of almonds, vanilla and honey.                                                                                              This is a very nice scent for kids.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Snakes in the Grass Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Snakes in the Grass Bath Fizzies

This looks almost too cute to use, but if your kid is frustrating about taking baths, bribe them with this fun bath fizzy! Snakes in the Grass Bath Fizzies do not look like your typical bath bomb, but that’s okay! You get the same reaction in your bath water just like you would with a regular bath bomb. We got creative using Hawaiian Black Salt for the dirt and little white candy ball sprinkles added in to make it look more like potting soil! Hawaiian Black Salt also makes a wonderful exfoliator that is both gentle and beneficial to the skin! Even kids’ tender skin! The fragrance oil we chose was Mr. Pepper MD which smells incredibly similar to the always popular soda pop, Dr. Pepper. When it’s bath time, scoop a spoonful of bath fizzy into the water and let the kids soak away! Toss in one of the little, plastic snakes for the kids to play with and when bath time’s over, dry off Mr. Snake and poke him back into the jar!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Sugar Plum Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Sugar Plum Bath Bomb

Here we have one of our newest recipes, our Sugar Plum Bath Bomb! A perfect way to get any little girl to have some tub time! It’s perfectly purple with a little sparkle added to it from diamond dust mica and of course the fragrance oil that inspired it, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A sweet and spicy blend of plums, cherries, cinnamon and clove! This recipe, however, differs slightly than the others. In addition to baking soda, citric acid and a cosmetic oil, we have incorporated Sodium Cocyl Isethionate or SCI. This ingredient is popular in bubble bars, bath bombs and in shampoos. It is a gentle foaming agent. So, not only will this bath bomb leave your skin soft and silky, it will perform a fizzing and foaming dance in your bath tub!

 

Bath Bomb for Kids Galaxy Bubble BarsBath Bomb for Kids Galaxy Bubble Bars

This is a fun recipe for young ones and tweens! With the addition of bright neon FUN Soap Colorants and the sparkle of diamond dust, your kids bath time will leave their skin soft with a touch of sparkle!  While it is actually a bubble bar, we thought it was worth mentioning. We’ve used Sodium Cocyl Isethionate, or SCI, in this recipe that let’s your Galaxy Bubble Bar give off some foam for that “bubble” action. We chose Grape Happy Camper Fragrance oil for this recipe that is a sweet, juicy grape scent that will remind you a popular hard candy that you enjoyed as a child!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Monster Bath CookiesBath Bombs for Kids Monster Bath Cookies

These Monster Bath Cookies may look like a Halloween sweet treat but try not to let the kids take a nibble! We’ve used cocoa butter in this recipe that will leave the skin soft and nourished. We’ve also used Epsom salts that is very beneficial to the skin, young or old. With some fun edible eyeballs peeking out of the green cookie, your kids will have a blast watching this cookie fizzle and bubble away at bath time! We also used our Magic Potion fragrance oil that gives this bath cookie an extra Halloween boost! It is a fruity blend of peaches, grapes and plums with a touch of rose!

 

 Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Bath Cookies Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Bath Cookies

How about setting out a plate of these Christmas Bath Cookies out, but not for Santa! Display these bath treats in your bathroom to use during the holiday season! They look so much like Christmas cookies that you may have to put a warning label on them to not consume! These bath cookies have a couple of extra touches added to give you more than a bath bomb! The cookie part is the bath bomb part and the frosting on the cookie is a mixture of whipped soap base and coco butter melt and pour soap! Kind of like you can have your cake and eat it to! You can have a bath bomb and get clean, soft skin also! Of course, this bath treat smells amazing since we used our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil! A true bakery scent of vanilla and buttery cookie!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Easter Egg Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Easter Egg Bath Fizzies

Now wouldn’t these Easter Egg Bath Fizzies would make a cute addition to a basket full of the Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs? These eggs are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients of baking soda and citric acid, and are super easy to make! To create the egg shape you will use fillable plastic Easter eggs as your mold and some pretty FUN Soap Colorants. Before you know it you will have 10 fizzy eggs made in no time at all! We chose our Jelly Bean fragrance oil that has an amazing cherry scent with a touch of vanilla and musk! These eggs, along with the Bunny Peeps would also make a cute little gift bag to add to a child’s Easter basket!

So there you go! If your tired of bath time being a chore for your little one, or are just looking to expand your children’s line of products,  these bath bombs for kids are a fun way to go! We hope we have helped inspired you with some of these fun recipes that are truly simple to make. Have fun creating!

Jul
14

Bath Bomb Shapes


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bath bomb shapesBath Bombs are typically known for traditionally being in a ball like shape.  But, the bath bomb shape does not have an effect on what bath bombs are known for.

The combination of baking soda and citric acid when in a dry environment are just that; baking soda and citric acid.  However, when these two elements are put together, and then placed into water a reaction occurs.  As this bicarbonate base and weak acid are dissolved in the water, they start to fizz and fizz and fizz.  This fizzing action is actually carbon dioxide.  As the bath bomb dissolves and the carbon dioxide releases into the water, any bather feels a light tickling sensation on their skin.  Hence the well known attribute that bath bombs are known for.

When it comes to the bath bomb shapes, the world can be your oyster.  There are already many varying elements that you can change to make your bath bombs unique.  Whether you choose to do this through scent, color, skin loving oil, or herb addition; the possibilities are endless.

Bath bomb shapes are just as limitless as the other unique qualities you can give your bath bombs.  In fact, you can even make your bath bomb mixture in loose scoop form allowing the overall design of your bath bomb package to really sell the concept.  As for shaped bath bombs, there are tons of molds you can use.

The creative team at Natures Garden has created various bath bomb recipes that produce bath bomb shapes other than balls.  Through the use of  silicone molds, ice cream scoopers, hard plastics (such as fillable ornaments), wax paper, and even your hands, these bath bomb recipes create truly unique bath bombs.

If you are interested in making some bath bomb shapes that will turn some heads here are a few recipes you can try.  These recipes as well as others can all be found on Natures Gardens website under the free recipes and classes link; which you can view by clicking on this link.  All of the supplies needed to make these bath bombs can also be purchased at Natures Garden.

Silicone Mold Bath Bomb Shapes:
Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe
Gingersnap Cookies Bath Bomb Recipe
Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

Hard Plastic Bath Bomb Shapes:
Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe
Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe

Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bomb Shapes:
Rainbow Sherbet Bath Fizzies Recipe 
Superman Bath Fizzies Recipe

Hand Formed/ Wax Paper Bath Bomb Shapes:
Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs Recipe
Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Loose/ Scoopable Bath Bomb Shapes:
Fairy Dust Fizzy Bath Recipe
Fizzy Milk Bath Recipe
Lavender Fizzy Bath Recipe
Snake in the Grass Bath Fizzie Recipe

Enjoy the journey of new bath bomb shapes!

 

 

Jun
30

Bath Bomb Tips


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bath bomb tipsBath Bomb Tips

Recently, the creative team at Natures Garden has been working on various bath bomb/ bath fizzy recipes.  As with anything homemade it seems like there are endless possibilities.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Natures Garden carries over 800 fragrances, so it is totally viable to really achieve some super unique bath bomb concepts.

Needless to say, in our quest to discover new and interesting concepts within the realm of bath bombs; we stumbled upon amazing tips and interesting concepts.

For anyone that has never made a bath bomb, that oh so enjoyable fizz that the bath bomb gives off when added to water is produced by a reaction between the baking soda and the citric acid.  Once these two ingredients are met with water, fizzing ensues.

A bath bomb recipe broken down into percentages is largely dry ingredients, usually around 90-98%.  The other remaining 2-10% is liquids, whether that be distilled water, witch hazel,  skin loving oils or butters, colorants, fragrance; or a combination of them.  Depending on the amount of fizz that you are looking to attain in your bath bomb, the ratio of baking soda to citric acid is about 2 to 1.  That means that for every 454 grams of baking soda, you will add 227 grams of citric acid.

Generally, for our bath bomb recipes, we try to keep our dry ingredients around 95-98% of the total recipe.  This leaves a 2-5% liquid content.  We have found that this ratio does produce a drier bath bomb mixture to work with; but it also produces a bath bomb that is packed full of fizz.  When going this route, the key to remember is to spritz witch hazel into the ingredients only as needed to get the mixture to be a crumbly dough consistency.

When using a fillable ornament as a mold, spritzing both ends of the bath bomb with witch hazel before connecting allows just the right amount of reaction to occur in order to bind the two halves together.  There are also many bath bomb crafters that unmold their bath bombs and then spritz with witch hazel.  With this method, as the bath bomb dries, and the water portion of the witch hazel evaporates, a harder bath bomb is created.  This little tip comes in handy for both display ideas and shipping reasons.

As for when a bath bomb recipe calls for the addition of water, there is also a little trick of the trade that can be used.  Completing all of the bath bomb steps but withholding the addition of citric acid until the very end helps to reduce the amount of premature fizzing in the bowl.  The end result is still the same; a hard bath bomb.  However, since the citric acid is added after the liquids have already been introduced and incorporated into the mixture, only a very small amount of fizzy action occurs in the bowl; increasing that wonderful fizz for your bathtub.

 

For anyone that is interested in making bath bombs, or currently makes them; these little tricks do work.

Jun
24

Bath Bomb


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bath bomb recipeHello everyone, my name in Christian.

You are probably wondering where I came from.  Well, this summer in order to save for college in the fall; I am helping out my Aunt and Uncle at Natures Garden.

Recently for the first time, I was approached with a recipe challenge.  I had been asked to make a body product.  I have to admit that I was overwhelmed when I first looked at the recipe.  I had never made a bath bomb, so this was something completely new to me.

I glanced at the recipe and the steps, and then I reaffirmed myself that I could totally accomplish this.  The task at hand did seem excruciatingly daunting.  However, now I can admit that I actually found the process to be a lot easier than I had originally anticipated.

After finding all of the supplies and ingredients that were needed for the recipe, I cleaned up and sanitized my work area.  I was then officially ready to start the process.

In case you are wondering exactly which recipe I created, it was the Cotton Candy Bath Bombs.

Here are the supplies and ingredients that I used:
The Dry Ingredients:
Citric Acid , Corn Starch, Baking Soda, and Bentonite Clay Powder
The Wet Ingredients:
Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, and Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil
As for the color:
Fun Soap Colorants:Neon Pink and Neon Blue
Other Items Needed:
Scale, 4 mixing bowls, witch hazel in a spray bottle, and 8 fillable acrylic ornaments.

And, here is what I did:

making bath bombs

First, in one of your mixing bowls, weigh out and add 292 grams of citric acid, 134 grams of cornstarch, 596 grams of baking soda, and 12 grams of bentonite clay.  Mix.  If you see any clumps, break them up.

 stirring the wet ingredients

Next, in another one of your mixing bowls, weigh out and add 6 grams of castor oil, 2 grams of sweet almond oil, and 40 drops of cotton candy fragrance oil.  Stir these liquids together to incorporate.

dispersing colorant

Now, in the last two remaining bowls, add 150 grams of the dry ingredients mixture to each one.  Then, to one  bowl add 4 grams of neon blue colorant.  To the other bowl add 4 grams of neon pink colorant.  Carefully disperse the color among the dry ingredients using your hands.  

drizzle the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
In a drizzling manner pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Then, using your hands, mix the ingredients together.

crumbly dough consistency

Next, begin to lightly spritz the mixture with witch hazel.  Then stir.  Continue spritzing and stirring until the mixture feels like crumbly dough.

combining the colors
Now, add some of the blue and pink mixtures to the rest of the mixture.  Slightly rotate the mixture, then add more pink and blue.  Continue doing this until all of the colored mixtures are added.

pressing the halves together
Next, get your fillable ornaments and begin pressing the mixture into both halves.  Fill them firmly.  Once filled, spritz both halves with witch hazel, then quickly attach the halves together.

allow your bath bombs to set

Finally, allow your bath bombs to set.  Then, carefully remove them from the mold.

In the end, I found the bath bomb making process to be simple, straight-forward, and actually enjoyable.  I really appreciated the opportunity to watch chemistry at work first hand.  I enjoyed the way my finished bath bombs looked and now know how they are made and used in the real world.

Jan
08

Bath Bomb Recipe


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sinus relief bath bombOh, how the weather outside is frightful….

If the winter time blues has got you down, and you are not feeling like yourself, we have a little recipe we would like to share with you that will not only help to clear your sinuses, but will also put that little pep in your step that you have been missing.

Our recipe is taking the homemade crafting industry by storm.  It has been shared on Pinterest over 1000 times, and after trying these bath bombs out, you will completely understand why.

Bath Bombs are super easy and fun to make.  They can be made into any shape using plastic fillable ornaments, molds, or left in loose form.  To read all about bath bombs, and how to use them, click on this link.

A bath bomb is a straightforward chemical reaction between an acid and a base.  Within the realm of bath bombs, the citric acid is the acid, and the baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is the base.  Logically speaking, bath bombs can be made with these two ingredients and a very small amount of liquid (witch hazel) to help them keep their shape.

However, bath bombs are the perfect luxurious product to introduce skin loving oils and benefits to your products.  The addition of various ingredients like castor oil and olive oil will allow for moisturizing aspects.  Then, with the addition of herbs like peppermint and spearmint, you can allow your bath bombs to have a refreshing and revitalizing effect.

If you are looking for a wonderfully refreshing bath bomb recipe that is sharing like wild fire on social media, click here.  Natures Garden’s Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe is one in a million, so get your crafting area prepped these homemade bath bombs are exactly what you need!

Oct
11

Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe


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Jenny1Here at Natures Garden, we are currently having an employee challenge.  For this spotlight challenge, we have asked each staff member to choose one of their favorite Natures Garden’s fragrance oils and create a project pertaining to that fragrance.  

Yet, another week has passed and we all know what that means!  It is time to get super excited to see this week’s Spotlight Creation.  Jenny, who has only worked for Natures Garden a few months, was the lucky Natures Garden employee selected for this week, and her spotlight creation is cleverly called “Berry Bewitching Bath Brew“.

Jenny is no newbie when it comes to crafting.  She enjoys spending her free time using jewelry crafting as her creative outlet.  Although, she enjoys beaded jewelry; her passion involves making jewelry with glamorous gemstones- adding a little bling to life.Bath-Brew1

When she is not designing beautiful jewelry, Jenny likes to spend time with her family.  Jenny is a newly married wife and also has a daughter.  She and her husband Scott will be celebrating their 1st year anniversary this Sunday.

Jenny, who has the sign Cancer, enjoys being outdoors.  She is a nature lover and animal lover too!

When it comes to leisure time, Jenny enjoys reading.  Her favorite author right now is Dan Brown.  Jenny thinks he is a great author because it’s a combo of “history, mystery, and a little bit of action.  It’s fun.”  Besides Dan Brown books, she has quite a collection of books in her personal library-sci fi, horror, and mystery.  But, she has a special liking for culture, history, and especially genealogy.

Jenny also enjoys listening to cultured music, and is patiently waiting for the new season of The Walking Dead to start.

Jenny loves the color purple and when it comes to Jenny’s life motto she reinvented an age ole adage:  “Knowledge is empowerment!”

For complete instructions for Jenny’s Spotlight Creation, click here or view it under Natures Garden’s free classes and recipes section of the website.