Bath Bomb Recipe
This year I made some bath bombs for Christmas Gifts, but not just any….these have oils that produce a moisturizing bath. You will love this easy bath bomb recipe!
These lovely little moisturizing bath additives will not fizz up and quickly disappear, these bath bombs will help to moisturize that dry itchy winter skin as they gently fizz while taking a bath.
In this recipe, cocoa butter or hemp butter is 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.
Cocoa Butter is high in fatty acids and is known to help hydrate and nourish the skin while improving elasticity at the same time. Cocoa butter will help to form a protective barrier helping to hold the moisture into the skin.
These have always been a favorite, I began making these every Christmas for my friends and family. I still do this, but also sell them at Christmas Craft fairs and other events attended throughout the year.
The best name for these is bath kisses……this is because the cocoa butter kisses your skin with moisture leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled for whatever quantity is required, you can add color or scents to customize the kisses however you like.
When adding scents I always use essential oils, it doesn’t take too much to add a wonderful smell to these bath goodies – add a little, to begin with, and adjust to how strongly you prefer to scent them.
When adding color be sure to use Skin safe bath colors and important colors that will not stain your tub. Below you will find a link to some safe colors for both.
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 cups)
- kitchen scale to measure the weights
- double boiler or a pot with a wire rack
- bath bomb molds or molds of your choice to pour into
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Bath Bomb Recipe
- 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 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 1/8 cup of cornstarch
- Melt the cocoa butter
- If adding scent do that when cocoa butter is melted
- If using liquid color do that also when cocoa butter is melted
- While Cocoa butter is melting mix the dry ingredients
- Remove from heat
- Pour into Baking Soda, Corn Starch, and Citric Acid mixture ( if using dry color – I add it to this mixture and blend)
- Blend this mixture real well – it should be a little soupy but not too runny
- Using a teaspoon be careful and pour into bath bomb molds, chocolate mold, or the mold of your choice.
- Let these stand at room temperature to cool a bit
- then place them into the freezer for 15 – 30 minutes to set up.
- Pop out and place on wax paper until thawed.
- Then put them into bags and tag them with a list of ingredients.
Bath Bomb Molds
This is the mold that I used for the pot leaf bath kisses you see in the picture above.
These are made with Hemp Oil
They turned out well, I put 5 of these into small organza bags and sold them at the Christmas Craft Fairs.
They sold well as stocking stuffers.
Here is the link to the molds I purchased
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and these lovely 3×4 organza bags worked perfectly with the Pot Leaf bath kisses.
The white was great at not hiding but showing off the color of these bath kisses nicely. I think any other color would have taken away from them.
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Great Mold for Bath Bombs
Here is another mold that is great for this bath recipe – any candy mold will work.
I find with this recipe these are better than the big round bath bomb molds. The big round molds are best for bath bombs, for the kisses they are almost too big.
When using the smaller molds you can add two or three, depending on how much moisture you want in the bath. With the large round molds I have found that in my smaller tub, they are too much so I cut them in half.
When I had my large soaker tub they were perfect, but not everyone has a large soaker tub so I stay away from making those larger round ones now.
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Skin Safe Bath Bomb Colors
Here are some skin-safe colors to add to your bath bomb recipe. These are liquids that can be added to the melted oils.
Experiment, maybe you want a marbled look, then add as you are mixing the oils with the dry ingredient.
Coloring these can be fun. Once you get the hang of making the Bath Kisses – play around with the colors.
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Tips when making your Bath Bombs
When making these I find making them in small batches works well. I like to do these smaller batches scenting and coloring each one differently.
I use a 2 or 4-cup glass measuring cup and place that in a pot of boiling water (with a metal rack on the bottom of the pot)
The scent is added to the cocoa butter as it is melting
The dry ingredients are measured out and put in a glass bowl – I pour the cocoa butter into the dry ingredients when melted and add color then.
This mixture should be blended well and once it’s blended it will look a little on the soupy side. I sometimes find I have to add a few more drops 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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