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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2015 06:57:06 AM »

Hi Guys

I'm very excited to try this bath bomb recipe this weekend as some friends and I are getting together to do some soapmaking.

One of the girls' sons has a severe nut allergy so I can't use almond oil in them.  Has anyone had any success substituting something like coconut oil or olive oil instead?  Is the almond oil just there to bind or does it do something else??

Thanks for your help in advance.  Grin

Sorry borogirl, this is ridiculously late, but for anyone else who wonders, oils like this can generally be substituted at will. Olive would be a fine substitute, the oil in bath bombs is normally to add some moisturizing qualities and yes, to bind it together.
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2015 03:07:23 PM »

Now I regret not having a bath! Sad do you think you could use these in a foot spa?
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2015 01:06:21 AM »

POP ROCKS! That's so clever!!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2015 11:28:59 AM »

Awesome, thanks for sharing this! There's something so luxurious about the idea of a bath bomb. It just makes me happy!
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2015 04:36:42 PM »

This was such fun to make!  I have been planning for months to make these for MIL for Christmas.  I love the idea of giving something that is homemade, from the heart.

However, my batches have turned a brownish color while drying.  Would anyone happen to know why?  I used ingredients fresh from the store, and blue food coloring.  I made 2 different batches.  The only difference was 2 different brands of food coloring, thinking perhaps the coloring had been old in the first batch.
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2015 07:02:04 PM »

Probably the food coloring reacting to something in the bath bombs. Blue in particular is a tricky color in different bath products and often mutates. Next time you might try some colorants meant for melt and pour soap, it is a liquid colorant that is more appropriate for this type of thing than food colorant. I'm sure your bath bombs will still smell lovely even though the color mutated!
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2015 07:46:38 PM »

Thank you, MareMare, I will look into that colorant.  In the meantime I'll label my batches as  "Mutant  Bath Bombs" Smiley

ohohoh... I wonder if MIL likes any of the zombie tv shows... !!!
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2015 09:42:58 AM »

Haha! Love it!
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