Homemade bath bombs with rings are really quite easy to make and so fun! Make sure to protect the jewelry you place in each from the reactive bath bomb ingredients when making them though.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 tsp rose hip oil*
- 1 tsp jojoba oil*
- 20 drops vanilla essential oil (oleoresin)
- 15 drops bergamot essential oil
- gel food coloring (I used 8 drops yellow and 12 drops fuschia)
- 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of water
- optional *** 1/2 -1 tsp polysorbate 80 or 1 - 1 1/2 tsp liquid lecithin to avoid staining tub (Mix in with oils prior to adding water, as it will reduce the amount of water needed)**
- Enclose rings in the plastic capsules before mixing the bath bomb ingredients.
- Whisk dry ingredients together first.
- Then mix in the oils and the emulsifier if using one.
- Add water in small amounts 1/4 tsp at a time until the mixture is relatively dry and crumbly yet is damp enough for a loose clump to hold together when squeezed in your hand.
- Divide the mixture if you want two colors and mix in colorant in each batch. The two colors can either be gently mixed together or layered when assembling the bath bombs. Varying color patterns will not always show in bath water.
- Gently pack one side of bath bomb mold, then add the jewelry capsule and cover with a little more of the mixture. Pack and overfill other side, then firmly press together and give a slight twist. Gently remove from mold to dry.***
- Allow to air dry until hard, then seal in airtight packaging.
*any light oil such as fractionated coconut oil, almond oil or argan oil can be substituted for one or both oils used here.
**I have not had issues with tub staining from bath bombs, but I have a ceramic tub. If making these for a party or sales it is probably prudent to add one of these emulsifiers. polysorbate 80 is the standard one used and likely the most effective, but I have tested liquid lecithin as a natural option and the heavily colored bath bombs did not stain the plastics nor ceramic I tested on. Lecithin powder is also available and may make for a great option in bath bombs, but I have not tested it yet.
***If bath bomb breaks, it the mixture mat be a little too dry or the mold wasn't packed with enough mixture.
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