This year I made some bath bombs for Christmas Gifts, but not just any bath bombs.
These are not the put in the bath and fizz up quickly, these bath bombs will help to moisturize that dry itchy winter skin.
In this bath bomb recipe cocoa butter or hemp butter are added for wonderful moisturizing properties and as you drop them in your tub, they will gently and slowly fizz while moisturizing your skin as you relax in the bath.
These have always been a favorite, but I usually just make them for family and friends. This year I made more and sold them at the Christmas Craft markets I attended.
I call these bath kisses……because the cocoa butter kisses your skin with moisture. This recipe can be doubled or tripled for whatever quantity is required and scented with the essential oil of your choice.
When this recipe is made with organic cocoa butter it has the wonderful smell of cocoa and can be left unscented.
For this recipe you will require the following equipment:
- glass measuring cup (4 cup)
- kitchen scale to measure the weights
- double boiler or a pot with wire rack
- bath bomb molds or molds of your choice to pour into
- 2 oz of Cocoa Butter or Hemp Butter – Hemp Butter Recipe
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of fragrance or essential oil (optional)
- 1/2 – 3/4 cups baking soda
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 1/8 cup of corn starch
Melt the cocoa butter and if using scent add it when cocoa butter is melted. Remove from heat and add the Baking Soda, Corn Starch and Citric Acid. Blend this mixture real well – it should be a little soupy.
Using a teaspoon be careful and pour into bath bomb molds, chocolate mold or another mold of your choice.
Let these stand at room temperature to cool a bit and then place into the freezer for 15 – 30 minutes to set up.
Pop out and place on wax paper until thawed. Then put into bags and tag with list of ingredients.
Bath Bomb Molds
They turned out really well, I put 5 of these in a small organza bags and sold them for $2.00 a bag at the Christmas Craft Fairs.
They sold well as stocking stuffers.
Here is the link to the molds I purchased
and these lovely 3×4 organza bags worked perfectly with the Pot Leaf bath bombs.
The white was great at not hiding but showing off the color of these bath bombs nicely. I think any other color would have taken away from them.
You can purchase them on Amazon by clicking on this link
Great Mold for Bath Bombs
Here is another mold that is great for this bath bomb recipe – actually any candy molds will work.
I find with this recipe these are better than the big round bath bomb molds.
Here are some skin safe colors to add to your bath bomb recipe.
Tips when making your Bath Bombs
When I make these I will make several batches of different colors; so I have a small stainless steel tea pot that I melt my cocoa butter in and then pour the weight amount I need for each batch.
I use a 4 cup glass measuring cup to pour the amount of cocoa butter required for the recipe into. The dry ingredients will be added to the melted cocoa butter.
The dry ingredients are measured out and added to the cocoa butter. This mixture should be blended well and once its blended will look a little on the soupy side. I sometimes find I have to add a little drop more of cocoa butter or maybe a little more baking soda to get the right consistency. Every batch can be a little different.
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