Have you been wondering what goes on in a bath bomb manufacturing factory? Have you been wanting to learn how to make your own cheap bath bombs, cheap, but of great quality? Would you like to concoct your own quality cheap bath bombs to perfection?
Then you are at the right place.
Once you have succeeded with your creations, you can give your homemade bath bombs as gifts or souvenir items for special occasions and eventually turn the hobby into a thriving retail business.
Turn your home into your own little haven of bath bomb manufacturing with these pointers to create the perfect yet cheap bath bombs.
The Ingredients and Tools Which You Will Need to Perfect Your Cheap Bath Bombs Made at Home
Prepare eight ounces of baking soda, four ounces of citric acid, four ounces of cornstarch and four ounces of Epsom salt. This ratio of the dry ingredients is easy to remember.
Then, you will also need ¾ teaspoon of water, two teaspoons of essential oils of your choice, 2 ½ teaspoon of sweet almond oil and two to five droplets of colorant. For the colorant, a soap dye can do the trick.
Grab a whisk and some molds of various shapes. These are the tools you will need to perfect your cheap bath bombs.
The Making of the Perfect Cheap Bath Bombs
The Dry Ingredients
Stir the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and Epsom salt in a bowl with a whisk. It is best to use a large bowl for this, allows for easier mixing. Make sure it is a ceramic or glass bowl so you are guaranteed that there will be no reaction between the ingredients and the container materials.
The Wet Ingredients
In a separate glass cup, pour in the water, essential oils, sweet almond oil, and soap dye and mix thoroughly.
The Final Mixture
Gradually pour the blend of wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. While you should slowly do this, you must at the same time whisk the new solution more quickly than usual so as to avoid fizzing and foaming of the mixture.
This is a normal chemical reaction, but you have to make sure this does not happen too quickly. Prepare for a period of trial and error.
As you whisk, the tendencies to froth will subside and clumps may form. Stir thoroughly to rid of these tufts and clusters of mixed dry ingredients for best results.
The Shaping into the Molds
Choose the shapes of the molds as you please.
Take a handful from the mixture and squeeze them into the mold as tightly as you can. Make sure to squeeze as much air out of the mixture as possible.
Avoid the puncture-like holes of the viscous mixture that is being molded.
The Drying Time and the Packaging
Let the mixture sit in the molds for 20 minutes, then slowly take them out to air dry on paper towels for the next four hours or better yet, overnight.
Then you are ready to pack your perfect yet cheap bath fizzies. You are on your own so be as creative in your packaging and you will be ready to give them away or even confident to sell them, starting with your network of family, friends and neighbors.