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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2006 05:09:41 PM »

Might taste a bit odd  :-)
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2006 09:15:44 AM »

I have learned something new recently...for those who have trouble getting bath bombs to work...use ANHYDROUS citric acid. Most shops sell only this type, but the shop near me sells both types and it's hard to get them to work with the monohydrous citric acid. (The monohydrous is 1/2 the price of the anhydrous, so obviously we're going to go for that one, right?) I'm fairly sure the U brew places are monohydrous...

As another note, I've been making these without the oil, just using the colour and fragrance to hold them together and it's working well. The oil is a good thing if you want more moisturizing, but make sure it is a long lasting one. For instance, grapeseed is a terrible choice (and the one I used!) because it will go rancid in as little as three months. Something like olive or castor oil will last a lot longer (up to a year). But I suggest trying a small batch with just the fragrance and colour...It works for me!

(I still have a few of these bombs from July, and although they still fizz like crazy, they smell really off because of the grapeseed oil.)
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2006 10:46:51 AM »

Hi, I finally gathered all my ingredients today for the recipe on craftbits.com and when it came to measuring out the baking soda, as I live in Iceland, I wasnt sure if I got the cup right!
I converted it online and got 354g, to me it seemed like I had WAY too much dry ing and not enough wet, I just added more wet until it seemed right, but could someone tell me what 1 1/2 cups is?

thank you Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2006 11:02:02 AM »

1.5 US cups = 344.88 grams
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2006 10:14:28 PM »

1 cup is 250 ml, so 1.5 cups would be 375 ml, at least in metric terms for Canada. I don't understand using grams here. Grams are weight, cups are volume. So for the recipe I posted below, you could use 175 ml of baking soda to 62.5 ml of citric acid. The other recipe I like can be found at Voyageur. It includes corn starch, which is nice if you want softer water, but I just leave it out. I don't like it in our baths here.

http://voyageursoapandcandle.com/b1b.asp


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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2007 05:11:43 PM »

Those are so cool...they look like candies!
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2007 01:13:09 PM »

I'm really pleased with this batch of bath bombs. I made them as demos for my youth craft class using the craftbits.com recipe (without the added water) and some flexible ice cube trays from Ikea and Superstore. The yellow are pina colada scented, the blue are blueberry scented, and the pink are strawberry shortcake scented. The only problem is that now I'm addicted to buying scents!

I would be careful using just any old fragrance... it might irritate someone's skin...

where can you get citric acid, Not sure if thats a stupid question or not  Huh

You can ask your drug store to order citric acid for you; I found mine in small 3/4 lb bags at Nature's Pantry (like Wild Oats).
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2007 01:14:47 PM »


where can you get citric acid, Not sure if thats a stupid question or not  Huh

You can ask your drug store to order citric acid for you; I found mine in small 3/4 lb bags at Nature's Pantry (like Wild Oats).

you can also try a bulk spice house - I have one in Milwaukee that cells the citric acid by the pound (or partial - you buy how much you want)
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2007 05:56:19 AM »

As note, since this topic has come up again, I've changed my recipe a bit. In the last batch, I used
1 cups of baking soda
cup citric acid
2 tsp of oil
Colour (as much as I wanted)
Fragrance (2 grams or 5 ml for 1 cup of mixture)

To break it down: a 3:1 ratio of baking soda to citric acid with a titch of oils to moisturize.

For the oil I tried sesame (lovely), soy bean (lovely), and melted shea butter (2 tsp, with 1 tsp soy bean oil), mainly because I wanted to be seriously luxurious! I went for oatmeal, milk & honey (Brambleberry), Rice, Flower & Shea (again, Brambleberry), and Black Raspberry Vanilla (Voyageur). So where I previously left out the oils, I have included them again to offer some winter moisturizing! I can't wait for summer as the local Wal-Mart and Superstore start offering nice ice cube trays again, which are simply awesome for making bombs.

As a note, if you want some bigger bombs, check out the Easter egg molds out there right now. You can get a big bag for about $3.00 and I think there's usually 50 or so in there!
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2007 04:14:40 PM »

wow, good job!
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