Take advantage of the new Halloween moulds with this extra fun and somewhat pleasing on the eye recipe. Go bright and floral with these bath bombs and turn Halloween into a much prettier event. Then why not keep these around for the Day of the Dead festival that’s celebrated on the 2nd Nov? They will fit in so well!
You will need…
Water in a spray container
A fragrance of your choice (I used the Pumpkin & Nectarine fragrance)
And now for the recipe:
Measure out 600g of bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl.
Add 200g of citric acid into your bowl and thoroughly mix it in with the bicarb.
This is where you will need to add your fragrance if you choose to use one. Add 25ml of fragrance and blend it thoroughly. You can use your hands to do this.
It’s time to add your colour or colours! If you would like more than one colour, divide your mix equally into separate bowls. You can always make more mix if you need to. Add the coated Mica colour bit by bit and mixing it well until you achieve the colour you would like. Make sure you use coated Micas as standard Micas do not disperse well and can stick to the sides of the bath. For my bath bombs, I used pink, blue, and black and then kept some of my mix white.
Prepare your mould by placing a few botanicals (petals) at the bottom of the mould in the places you would like them. For the coffin, I scattered the petals around but for the skull, I placed them in the forehead section.
Once you have prepared your moulds with flowers, grab your bath bomb mixture and using the hand sprayer, a little at a time and working the mixture as you. Make sure you mix continuously to avoid it fizzing-up in the bowl and ONLY ADD ENOUGH WATER TO HAVE THE MIXTURE START TO HOLD TOGETHER WHEN LIGHTLY SQUEEZED IN YOUR HAND.
Fill each half of your mould just proud of the surface and press together for a few moments. If you are using the coffin mould, you will just need to compact the mixture into one mould instead of two halves that make one mould.
I then remove one-half, being careful not to let the bath bomb fall out. You will now see that you have formed a Bath Bomb! Leave this one in its mould so it can dry ready for later. You can make as many with this mixture as you wish. Why not try another shape or colour?
Check out yesterday’s #MakeItMonday post about our new Halloween moulds HERE!