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« on: November 10, 2008 06:18:09 PM »

I am trying to recreate a bath bomb that I absolutly love! Here is a picture of it. It seems as if all the recipes I have found for these would be too "dry"

Any ideas on how this one is made?

http://www.bathosonline.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=154

here are the ingredients:
bicarbonate of soda, citric acid, cocoa butter, calendula (marigold) tea, and a blend of essential oils including Lemongrass, and May Chang
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008 06:53:54 PM »

The reason the recipes sound so dry, is because if the ingredients get damp, they activate. Trust me, you do NOT want to add any moisture!
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008 03:20:24 AM »

I wonder if the marigold tea is not a strong infusion, as you can spritz liquid in very small doses into the bomb mix to help it stick together. (some recipes use witchazel or water for this.)
The other thing that comes to mind is maybe the cocoa butter is melted when they add it to bind the ingredients. I usually put 2-3 tablespoons of almond/zpricot/grapeseed oil in my bath bombs  and as long as you mix like mad it doesn't fizz while the oils are mixed in. I use a wire whisk and stir while I add.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008 11:30:17 AM »

  cocoa butter works well in bombs chopped into little bits, the water used to mist the bombs is such a small amount I can't imagine any scent would come through from using calendula tea but if you did that and added dried powdered calendula it would work well and I concur with odd artist about the mixture needing to be on the dry side.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009 10:48:22 PM »

As a PP said, you want bath bombs to be dry as liquid will cause them to activate. Activated bath bombs just make a mess, they do not create a soothing bath product. Smiley

The bomb would actually be very easy to recreate following MareMare's No-Fail Bath Bomb tutorial. My guess on the calendula tea is one of two things:

1) Either they put ground tea into the bombs (which I've seen done at craft fairs), or

2) They made a strong infusion with one of the oils and the tea. I have a bottle of calendula infused olive oil in my fridge that I put into a LOT of stuff. Very nice.

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