Peppermint Snow 'Bombs'

I cannot even begin to tell you how many 'bath bomb' recipes I have tried and have always failed at them for one reason or another.  This one stuck to the mold, that one crumbled, another was too wet, yet another too dry.  On a wimb, I decided to make up my own recipe to see if I could do any better.  It actually worked!  I stayed away from using any water or witch hazel and I did have to wait a few days for them to dry but the recipe turned out perfect and I can't wait to share them.

4 oz. baking soda
2 oz. citric acid
2 oz. corn starch
2 oz. epsom salts
2 TBS. coconut oil
1/4tsp. Vitamin E. oil
1/4 tsp. essential oil (I used peppermint)

Combine all of the ingredients WELL with your hands and place in round molds.
I found some plastic round 3 inch molds that split in half that worked perfectly.  You really need to pack this in as tight as you can and remove from the mold s-l-o-w-l-y and carefully.  I placed mine out to dry where they couldn't be disturbed.  Because of the size, I waited three days to start messing with them and they were rock hard by then.  I didn't have to worry about them breaking at the point.  Wrap them up in any way you choose to give as gifts to friends.  These smelly wonderful.  They really are 'the bomb'.  :)


Lori said...

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Toni @ SugarTart_Crafts said...

I couldn't help giggling as I read this, because bath fizzies have been the bane of my existence the past week. Stuck in mold - check. Crumbled apart - check. It took me 5 tries before I finally got everything right, and then I didn't like the scent that I had added. Ha! Glad you finally found the "magic recipe" that works for you though!

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

I have always wanted to try making these. Thanks for the tutorial!
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Otter said...

You know, I've been thinking about trying to make bath fizzies as just every day gifts for friends and such. I'm glad you posted a recipie I could try since heaven knows I'm likely to mess up a lot in the attempts. That's all part of learning though. We, as crafters, have to get things wrong a LOT before we find that one combination that just works for us. Then we can share our wonder and happiness with others! I'm glad you found something that worked well for you and should I attempt this in the future, I'll certainly let you know how it turns out. :)

Amanda Joy said...

I love the smell of peppermint. This would be so relaxing. Thanks for posting.

Hopping over from Whipperberry
Amanda Joy


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