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Oct
14

Sandalwood Bath Bombs


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Sandalwood Bath BombsSandalwood Bath Bombs

This amazingly simple recipe for sandalwood bath bombs from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies will make your bath complete! This combines many ingredients that are amazing for the skin that will have you leaving the bathtub feeling renewed. Bath bombs have become a staple in many households. They are a lot easier to make than you might think! This recipe will make a perfect gift for someone special in your life and you may even just save one for yourself. Try one that’s not just for the kids!  You might just want to bring a book and soak your worries away!

Sandalwood ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Citric Acid

Baking Soda- Sodium Bicarbonate

Jojoba Oil

Rose Clay Powder

Cocoa Powder Organic

Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground

Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant-  1 oz.

Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant-  1 oz.

Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant-  1 oz.

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles

White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Natures Garden Apron

Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair

Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count

Bath Bomb Molds

Safety Glasses for Soap Making

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:

Witch Hazel (in bullet bottle with a fine mist sprayer)
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

300 grams Citric Acid
600 grams Baking Soda
18 grams Jojoba Oil
18 grams Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
6 grams Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse
3 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Cocoa Powder
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant-3 drops
5 grams Rose Clay Powder

Sandalwood Bath Bombs Ingredient Spotlight

Prior to preparing the sandalwood bath bomb recipe, let’s look at a few of the ingredients that we will be using today. Below, we will look at the scent, citric acid, pink salt, and a couple of the natural colorants that we will be using.

Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Fragrance Oil

This Nature’s Garden fragrance oil is a fan favorite. It is a strong and natural scent. Sandalwood fragrance oil will make some of the best soaps and lotions, but it goes so well in candles as well. Our customers love the distinct scent. Its robust earthy smell will leave an impression! The base notes are a wonderful blend of woody cedar and sandalwood. The simple mix of rose and jasmine for the top notes balance the fragrance oil perfectly.  This simple earthy fragrance says it all once the sandalwood bath bomb hits your tub!

Jojoba OilJojoba Oil

Did you know that Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax? It’s used in a lot of lipsticks, lip glosses, lotions, and other bath products. This luxurious oil will produce a substantial lather in handmade soap making recipes and has amazing moisturizing qualities. Additionally, jojoba oil stays shelf stable longer than most other moisturizing oils.  We also have a blog about the tremendous benefits of jojoba oil.

Rose Clay PowderRose Clay powder

Rose clay powder is a gentle, natural clay that is amazing for almost any skin type! Most people refer to it by “pink clay”. Rose clay exfoliates and removes toxins from the skin. It can reduce irritation and inflammation! Rose clay is used for all kinds of cosmetics and other body products. It provides critical minerals for your skin, while also naturally coloring your products! This is a perfect way to change up your next project or even make your favorite recipe without other colorants.

Citric AcidCitric Acid

Citric acid is found naturally in citrus fruits of all kinds including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and especially limes! It is a weak, natural acid that is used in cosmetics to lower the pH balance in certain formulas. It’s also really common in the bath product industry for bath bombs. This is one of the base ingredients that make it fizz once it comes in contact with the water! A lot of other industries use this as an ingredient as well. Food, beverage, and cleaning companies use this in all types of products. Citric acid is also found in a lot of foods that we consume every day. It has so many uses, can you name one?

Himalayan Pink Salt CoarseHimalayan Pink Salt Coarse

Did you know that Himalayan Pink Salt is one of the earth’s purest salts due to the location where it is mined? It’s found in seabeds that were once surrounded by lava! Many people know this product for its use in food. However, the cosmetic industry uses pink Himalayan salt for many types of products as well. Some products include scrubs, bath bombs, bath salts and cosmetics! This natural salt has many therapeutic qualities. It can help ease sore muscles, relax the body, ease arthritis, and help many other skin conditions. It has tremendous amounts of important minerals for your body.

Cocoa PowderCocoa Powder

Cocoa powder is a product of the cocoa tree that is native to Central and South America. The fruits only grow for a third of the year and get picked when they are a yellow-orange color.  The cocoa pods are harvested to make all kinds of products. Common products for cocoa powder are skin products, shampoos, conditioners, and many more beauty products! Cocoa powder helps hair become smoother and moisturizes your dead ends. Some believe it may even help with hair loss due to stress. This ingredient will help your skin to repair damaged areas. Did you know that the Aztecs and Mayans thought that the cocoa tree would bring them immortality?

Before You Begin Preparing the Sandalwood Bath Bombs

The best place to start with the sandalwood bath bomb recipe is gathering all of your ingredients and equipment. Also, clean and sanitize your work area, equipment, molds, and your packaging supplies. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while making this recipe. Before you start, fill one of the bullet bottles with witch hazel and place a fine mist sprayer on top. Finally, you do not want to prepare this recipe in a humid area. Bath bombs can pull moisture from the air. This can cause a bath bomb to react and start to fizz.

Preparing The Dry IngredientsPreparing the Dry Ingredients

In a large, clean, and dry mixing bowl, weigh out your citric acid and baking soda. Then, mix the two ingredients thoroughly. Make sure there are no clumps! Clumps in the dry ingredients will leave this mixture unevenly distributed. A sifter or a fine mesh strainer can help this process, which is optional. When you are sure that it is evenly combined, set this bowl of ingredients off to the side.

Preparing the Wet ingredientsPreparing the Wet ingredients

Use a separate small mixing bowl. Weigh out the wet ingredients, then add the jojoba oil and the fragrance to this bowl. Stir together until they are completely combined.  

 

Adding The Wet Ingredients To The DryAdding the Wet Ingredients to the Dry

Next, you will be adding the oils to your dry ingredients. The trick is adding them slowly, mixing with your hands as you go.  You want the wet ingredients to evenly be mixed into the dry.  Do your best to work out the clumps as much as possible. Once you have finished mixing everything together, divide the bath bomb mixture in half into two separate mixing bowls. Then you will be ready to start the coloring process!

Creating the Pink Bath Bomb MixtureCreating the Pink Bath Bomb Mixture

With one of the portions of the mixture in the mixing bowl, add the rose clay and the three drops of Tomato Red FUN soap colorant from Natures Garden. Now that the colorant is in the mixing bowl, thoroughly combine by using your hands to incorporate the coloring. You want to have an even color all the way through the mixture.

Spraying the Pink Bath Bomb Mixture with Witch HazelSpraying the Pink Bath Bomb Mixture with Witch Hazel

Once you are confident that it’s well incorporated, you will need the spray bottle of witch hazel. As you mix with your hands, begin to spray the mixture slowly. You are looking for a dough-like consistency. Be careful not to add too much at a time! You do not want to over activate the bath bomb. If it becomes too wet, it will not fizz in the bathtub.

Creating the Brown Bath Fizzy MixtureCreating the Brown Bath Fizzy Mixture

With the pink bath bomb mixture done, it’s time to create the brown bath fizzy mixture. Start by adding your cocoa powder and both colorants. Once those are in the mixture, make sure you spread the colorant throughout the entire bowl using your hands. You want to make sure you do not have any dark and light spots!

Spraying the Brown Mixture with Witch HazelSpraying the Brown Mixture with Witch Hazel

Again, now that it is combined completely, start spraying the ingredients with the witch hazel. Make sure that you do not soak the mixture. Lightly spray until it is at the desired consistency. A good way to test it is when you squeeze it with your hands, it will have a crumbly dough consistency. Now that you are done with this part of the recipe, you will want to move on to molding them fairly quickly.

Filling the Bath Bomb Molds

It is finally time to begin filling the bath bomb molds. We will be adding pink salt to one half of the mold. We will add the brown mixture to the same half and the pink bath fizzy mixture to the other half.

Adding the Himalayan Pink Salt to the Bath Bomb MoldsAdding the Himalayan Pink Salt to the Bath Bomb Molds

Start by placing about a gram of Himalayan coarse pink salt into the half of the mold that you will add the brown bath bomb mixture to. This recipe will create 6 handmade bath bombs.  So, you will need to prepare six bath bomb molds, filling one half of each set.

 

Filling Brown Half of the Bath Bomb MoldFilling Brown Half of the Bath Bomb Mold

On the same side that you added the pink salt, you will want to put the brown mix in. Fill it to the top and pack it down. By making sure the mixture is tight in the mold, it helps keep the bath fizzy together.

 

 

Packing The Pink Side Of The Sandalwood Bath BombsFilling the Pink Side of the Bath Fizzy Mold

Next, begin filling the pink side of the bath fizzy mold. Make sure that the mold is completely filled and packed down. Pack the mixture tightly and evenly.

 

Putting the Sandalwood Bath Bombs TogetherPutting the Sandalwood Bath Bombs Together

Now that both sides are filled, spray each half lightly with witch hazel. Then, press both halves together. The molds will lock together which keeps them in place. Once all of your molds are filled, allow the bath bombs to setup and harden. It helps to let them sit overnight.

 

Finishing And Packaging the Bath BombsFinishing And Packaging the Bath Bombs

Now that your bath bombs are hardened, you are ready to use them! Simply place one bath bomb into a relaxing bath and let them fizz as you soak your worries away.  These sandalwood bath bombs will have you smelling  and feeling fantastic!

 

If you are using these as a gift, you can package them in the mold. You can even add a bow and a name card! They make the perfect gift for a special occasion! If you want to reuse the mold, you can simply place the finished product into bags or wrap them. The options are endless! While storing these, make sure that they are in an airtight container. Remember, any moisture will cause these to react.

The sandalwood bath bombs make great gifts. If you are looking for more gift ideas, check out these diy gift ideas for friends from The Saw Guy. From photo coasters to handmade jewelry to jewelry dishes, these a handcrafted gifts that your friends will cherish and remember for years to come. These gift ideas are one in a million.

If you are looking for even more fragrance fun from Natures Garden, you will definitely want to check out our recipe box. In our recipe box, you will find free candle making and soap making classes as well. Of course, if you have any questions, you can always reach out to us on any of our social media pages. You can find us on both Twitter and Instagram @ngscents. You can also contact us on our HUG Line.

Aug
16

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe


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Lavender Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Bath Bomb Recipe

Check out another wonderful herbal bath bomb recipe straight from Natures Garden. Our lovely Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe blends the wonderful aroma of a floral musk scented oil with the addition of lavender flowers and lavender flowers powder. Further, these cosmetic herbs are perfect for caring for your body as you relax with a fun, beautiful bath bomb. So, try out this fantastic cosmetic recipe and enjoy all the wonderful benefits for your body!

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
Sunflower Oil
Floral Musk Fragrance Oil
Bentonite Clay Powder
Lavender Flowers Whole
Lavender Flowers Powder
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Bath Bomb Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Safety Glasses
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves
Nature’s Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
Mixing Bowls
Scale
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Gloves

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
18 grams of the Floral Musk Fragrance Oil
5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Whole
18 grams of the Sunflower Oil
5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Powder
6 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant 

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Floral Musk Fragrance OilLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Floral Musk Fragrance Oil

You will love the aroma of our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil in this bath bomb recipe. The strong aroma of the real lavender flowers blends perfectly with this luxurious, gentle, floral musk scent. This fragrance oil begins with notes of spices, lavender and citrus. Then, the aroma has floral middle notes of lavender, lily of the valley, ylang ylang. Of course, the scent of lavender is enhanced by the fresh scent of our floral herb. Finally, this scented oils has rich musky bottom notes of Egyptian musk and moss. So, this lovely blend of floral and musk is perfect for creating bath and body products that smell absolutely divine!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this bath and body recipe, you may want to make a few preparations. First, gather all the equipment and supplies that you will need to finish these bath bombs. Also, you may want to clean your equipment to ensure that it is ready to use. Additionally, you may want to prepare a spray bottle full of witch hazel, as it will be important for making bath bombs. Second, you will want to clean and sanitize a work area that you can use to create this recipe. 

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

First, you are going to want to get the dry ingredients ready for your bath bomb recipe. So, take you first medium mixing bowl and a scale. Now, weigh out the 300 grams of the Citric Acid, 600 grams of the Baking Soda,182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, and 10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder. After adding all of these ingredients, you will need to mix these powders together with your gloved hands. As you mix, make sure that any clumps you com across get broken up. Once these ingredients are smooth and mixed, you can move on to the next step of these instructions.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you are ready to prepare the wet ingredients that you will need for this recipe. So, grab a second mixing bowl and the scale. Weigh 18 grams of the Sunflower Oil into this bowl. In addition to the cosmetic oil, you will need to include 18 grams of our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil. Now that these ingredients are added, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Once both the wet and dry ingredients are prepared, you will be ready to combine the two mixtures. So, add the wet ingredients to your mixing bowl of dry ingredients. Now, use your gloved hands to thoroughly mix these ingredients together. You will need to continue to mix until everything is incorporated well. As soon as the ingredients look evenly dispersed, you can stop mixing.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Dividing the Mixture

Now you are going to be dividing your bath bomb mixture into two even portions. You can add each portion to one of your two mixing bowls. Set one of these bowls aside for the moment. We will be adding a few cosmetic ingredients to the other bowl in the next few steps.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Lavender FlowersLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Lavender Flowers

First, we will be working with the first portion of the bath bomb mixture. So, take one of the mixing bowls full of half the mixture and the scale. Now, you will be adding about 5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Whole herb to this portion of the cosmetic recipe. Again, you will need to use a gloved hand to mix the wholesale herb into the recipe fully.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Mixture

Now, you are ready to get these ingredients to stick together. So, use a gloved hand to mix the ingredients as you spray with witch hazel. Mixing as you spray will help to incorporate the witch hazel and let you know when you added enough spray. Once the mixture reaches a certain consistency, you will need to stop spraying the mixture. So, continue to mix and spray until the mixture begins to feel like crumbly dough. You will want to work slow and be careful not to add to much spray as it can ruin the recipe. Adding to much witch hazel can activate the ingredients early and lead to fizzing in the bowl. So, be sure to pay attention.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling Half of the Bath Bomb Molds

After, you are going to be ready to start filling up your bath bomb molds. You will need to take the seven bath bomb mold halves and get them ready to fill. Then, begin taking this mixture and filling one half of each wholesale mold. Make sure that you aren’t filling both sides of the same mold, as there is a top and bottom to each wholesale bath bomb mold. We would suggest filling the top half with this first mixture. You will need to make sure that you are packing the dough mixture into the bath bomb half tightly. Packing the mold well will ensure that the ingredients stick together and the bath bomb holds its shape.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Herb Powder and Soap ColorantLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Herb Powder and Soap Colorant

Next, you will be working with the other half of the bath bomb mixture. In this bowl you will be adding 5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Powder and 6 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Once these ingredients are added you will need to mix them well. Once again you will need to use a gloved hand to fully incorporate the herb powder and the colorant into the mixture.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Second PortionLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Second Portion

Then, you are going to be spraying this second portion of the bath bomb mixture with your witch hazel. Just like before you will need to use your gloved hand to mix as you spray. Once this portion of the bath bomb mixture reaches the same crumbly dough consistency, you will be ready to move on to the next step. While this recipe should require about the same amount of witch hazel as before, you should still pay attention to the consistency to ensure that you don’t spray too much.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bottom of the Molds

Next, we are going to be filling up the other halves of the bath bomb molds. The first portion of the bath bombs molds should each be in the top of the bath bomb mold. So, you can fill the bottom of these molds with this second portion of the dough mixture. Again, you will need to pack the dough in tightly. Also, you need to do it this way to sure that each pair is matched up correctly, as the tops will only fit on the bottoms. If you mess this up, then you can end up with bath bombs that aren’t half and half. Once you are done, you should have seven purple bath bomb halves that are packed full.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Bath Bomb Molds

Now that both of the two portions are packed tightly into the bath bomb molds, you are ready to combine the halves. So, take one half that is uncolored, which should be in a top piece, and one half that is purple, which should be in a bottom piece. Next, you are going to lightly spray each of the two halves. After you spray, you can push the two pieces together to create a whole bath bomb! You will need to repeat this step for all of the bath bombs.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath BombsLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath Bombs

Lastly, you will need to wait for your bath bombs to completely set up. So, you will need to place your bath bombs in a safe place that they can rest until they have completely hardened. This can take up to 24 hours.  Once these bath bombs are set up, they are ready to remove from the mold! Alternatively, you can leave these bath and body products in their molds until you are ready to use them. So, the mold can serve as a simple bath bomb packaging idea!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers HerbLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers Herb

There are many reasons for why lavender is perfect for making cosmetics. First of all, these flowers are amazing for aromatherapy. The herb has been found to help promote a feeling of calm as it is useful for reducing stress and anxiety. So, this is the perfect herb to use in the tub as you sit back, relax, and enjoy your homemade bath bombs.

Not only do our Lavender Flowers Whole provide a lovely floral scent to the recipe, but this cosmetic herb has skin benefits, too. Some have found that this cosmetic herb can be used to help with skin issues, like abscesses (boils or carbuncles), acne, oily skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient has antiseptic and pain reducing properties that are perfect for creating cleansing and soothing bath and body recipes. Plus, these properties can be useful for soothing sunburn, chapped skin, and many other skin irritations.

If you want to learn even more about the wonderful benefits that lavender has to offer, then check out our Lavender Class for even more details on this cosmetic herb!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers Herb Medicinal

Further, there are many medicinal benefits you can gain from this herb. First, lavender is thought to have calming properties that are useful for those dealing with anxiety, depression, exhaustion, or insomnia. Also, this herb has been used to aid in digestion and reduce headaches. Anyone that wants to add some lavender into their diet, should check out How to Cook With Lavender so Your Food Doesn’t Taste Like Soap by Bon Appetit for some tips on cooking with this lovely herb.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Get Your AnswersLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Get Your Answers

If you have any questions for us at Natures Garden, then feel free to reach out to us and get your answers! We are available to talk to in the store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle, which is @ngscents, to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask us questions, but you can use our social media to stay up to date on cosmetic blogs just like this one! So, don’t miss the next herbal bath bomb recipe and follow us on social media!

Please Note: Natures Garden sells our lavender flowers and powder for external use only. We do not sell lavender as a food item. The information we provide about lavender 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 our cosmetic herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility, written or implied, for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

May
17

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe


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Bath Bombs With SLS RecipeBath Bombs With SLS Recipe

The Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe is not your typical bath bomb recipe. It is so much more! Not only does this product fizz just like any other bath bomb, but it will create tons of bubbles for your bath as well. So, the average bath bomb just got even more amazing! Bubbling bath bombs are the way to go if you are looking for a fun way to use a bath bomb. This recipe uses the awesome bubble making power of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate to turn your typical bath bomb experience into a bubble bath. However, if you would rather, you can use sodium cocoyl isethionate instead as some prefer the gentler qualities of this surfactant. So, sit back and relax in your bubble bath as you enjoy the pretty colors and the fruity aroma of Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil.

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Citric Acid
FUN Soap Colorant- Jailhouse Red
Baking Soda- Sodium Bicarbonate
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Yellow
Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant- Eye Poke Orange
Papaya Leaf Powder
FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Red
Safety Mask
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Soap Apron
Safety Glasses

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
Six Clear, Round, Acrylic, Fillable Ornaments- 3″diameter each
4 Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Scale

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Weights of Ingredients

166 grams Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
512 grams Citric Acid
1,120 grams Baking Soda
18 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
16 grams Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil
6 grams Papaya Leaf Powder
10 grams Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant
9 grams Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Preparation and Sanitation

Before you begin, you will want to choose a good place to work and sanitize everything. First, you should find a place that is not too humid as this recipe performs better in non-humid climates. So, those in humid areas should try to minimize this as much as possible. Also, you will want to make sure that you work space and all your equipment is sanitized to prevent potential contamination of you bath bombs.

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Weighing the Dry IngredientsBath Bombs With SLS Recipe Weighing the Dry Ingredients

First, you will be weighing the dry ingredients for both the yellow and orange colored halves. So, retrieve two of your four mixing bowls and your gram scale. In each of these two bowls, you will weigh out 256 grams of the citric acid, 83 grams of the Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, 560 grams of the baking soda, and 3 grams of the papaya leaf powder. Now, thoroughly mix the ingredients, break up any clumps, and set both of these bowls aside for later use as we move on to our wet ingredients.

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Weighing the Wet IngredientsBath Bombs With SLS Recipe Weighing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you will be weighing the wet ingredients for both the yellow and orange colored halves. So, take your other two bowls that should be clean and ready to use. Also, place them on your scale and tare your scale with the weight of the bowl. Now, add 8 grams of the Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil and 9 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil to each to your two bowls. Then, you can slowly add one of the bowls of wet ingredients to one of your bowls of dry ingredients. Repeat this with the other two bowls of wet ingredients and dry ingredients.

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Coloring Both of the MixturesBath Bombs With SLS Recipe Coloring Both of the Mixtures

Now, you are ready to add pigments to create both the yellow and orange colors for your mixtures. So, take one of your two bowls to color first. This bowl will be colored with Neon Yellow and Eye Poke Orange to create a bright yellow hue for half of your bath bomb. In order to create this, you will add 9 grams neon yellow FUN Soap Colorant and 2 grams Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant to this bowl. Use your hands to mix the colorant thoroughly.  Next, you will take the other bowl and use Jailhouse Red and Neon Red to create a fun orange color for the other half of your bath bomb. So, you will be adding 10 grams Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant and 3 grams Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant to your second mixture bowl.  Again, with clean gloves, mix the colorant evenly so the color is fully incorporated into your ingredients. 

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Filling the Orange Half of the Bath BombBath Bombs With SLS Recipe Filling the Orange Half of the Bath Bomb Mold

Next, it is time for you to add the orange mixture portion of the bath bomb to half of the ornament. First, you will need to spray the mixture with witch hazel. However, you will need to spray slowly as you mix. Since over spraying will activate the ingredients prematurely causing your bath bomb to fall apart, you will want to get this part right. You will know that you have added the right amount when mixture feels like crumbly dough in your hands. After, you can scoop the mixture into the mold half and pack it full.

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Filling the Yellow Half of the Bath BombBath Bombs With SLS Recipe Filling the Yellow Half of the Bath Bomb Mold

Now, you can fill the other half of your bath bomb mold. So, take your yellow mixture and spray in the appropriate amount of witch hazel. Just like last time, make sure that you don’t add more than you need as the ingredients will activate in the bowl and your bath bomb mixture will not stick together correctly. After you spray the right amount, you can pack the mixture into the second half of the bath bomb mold.

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Attaching the HalvesBath Bombs With SLS Recipe Attaching the Halves

Finally, you will attach the two mold halves and create the finished bath bomb. So, lightly spritz both the yellow half and the orange half with a little bit more witch hazel and attach the ornament halves together. Now, fill the rest of your ornaments until you have used up all of the yellow and orange mixtures to create your six bath bombs. Then, you will need to wait for the bath bombs to set up and harden. Only after this has happened can you remove the mango scented bath bombs from the ornament molds.

Bath Bombs With SLS Recipe Bubble Bath Ready

After all this waiting, your mango bath bombs are finally ready for you to use! Once you get these super cool bath bombs into the tub they will create all kinds of bubbles and fizz, which is all kinds of fun. Once you have tried out your own bath bombs, we would love to hear about what you thought about this recipe! You can write to us on the Natures Garden Facebook wall to tell us all about your experience. Alternatively, you can send us pictures of your own bath bombs on our Instagram @ngscents. Whether we hear from you or not, hopefully, you enjoy this foaming bath bomb recipe.