Aug 1, 2018
- 5 1/2 oz. sodium bicarbonate
- 1 medium mixing bowl
- 2 1/2 oz. citric acid
- 2 small mixing bowls
- 1/4 tsp. purple natural mineral color
- 1/2 tsp. juniper essential oil
- Water in a spray bottle
- Bath bomb mold
- Measure out the sodium bicarbonate and sieve it into the medium mixing bowl.
- Add the citric acid to the sodium bicarbonate and mix well with your fingers until fully combined.
- Split the mixture between the two smaller bowls. Add the color to the first bowl and mix well with a spoon or your fingers, ensuring no lumps remain.
- Add approximately half the fragrance to the first bowl and half to the second. Mix each bowl well, making sure that no lumps remain.
- Spray both bowls lightly with water and mix it in evenly with your fingers. Continue to spritz and mix until the mixture feels damp but not too moist.
- Fill each one of the mold halves halfway with the purple mixture and gently press the mixture down into the mold with your fingers to remove any pockets of air.
- Add white mixture to the same mold half, leaving a mound at the top. Repeat the process for the other mold half, this time starting with the white mixture.
- Bring the two mold halves together, making sure that the two halves of the bath bomb are lined up exactly. Press the halves together.
- Leave the bath bomb to set for approximately five minutes. Try not to move it at all during this time, as it can be very fragile before it is set.
- Once set, remove one of the mold halves. Then place your palm over the bath bomb, gently turn it over, and remove the other mold half.
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