Questions and Answers about Bath Bombs!
Are they tricky to make?
Bath bombs are generally easy to make however, there are a few things that can go wrong that can throw the whole thing off. Without the right mixture, it can either stick together too much or crumble apart! You basically have to play around with the mixture until your happy with it and it sticks together nicely.
Are handmade bath bombs better for you than commercial ones?
Yes! Handmade bath bombs are much better for you than commercial bath bombs, they do not contain any chemicals, colours or harsh fragrances, all ingredients can be found in your pantry and can be safely used on the skin. Commercial bath bombs have been found to cause UTIs and yeast infections because of the chemicals used. Natural is always best!
Can you make bath bombs without Citric Acid?
The answer is simply no, because the citric acid is what causes the fizz when combined with the baking soda and salt. People freak out when citric acid is used however it us found in most foods that we eat and it’s just a preservative to keep things fresh for longer. So, no need to stress.
When do bath bombs expire?
The good news they last a really long time especially if packaged correctly, keeping them in an airtight wrap and in a jar usually does the trick and they can last for weeks.
What are bath bombs made of?
They are made of Bicarbonate Soda, Coconut oil, Essential or fragrance oils, colour (if you wish) and Citric acid. Check out this video for more on making bath bombs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEqcpMx-6C0
My tips in making bath bombs!
- Use citric acid that is food grade as this is the safest on the skin and you don’t need much.
- Don’t bother with using colour as it always stains the tub!
- Always have a spray bottle with water so you can adjust the mixture accordingly.
- You will run into problems! Don’t stress you just have to keep troubleshooting either add water or dry ingredients.
- You will need bath bomb moulds for the perfect shape, the plastic ones are great for beginners.