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Water Softening Bath Bomb Recipe

  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric acid
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons grapeseed OR almond oil
  • 3/4 tablespoon Water
  • 2 teaspoons essential or fragrance oils
  • 1/2 teaspoon Borax
  • Spray bottle filled with Witch hazel

Mix the baking soda, citric acid and corn starch until well blended. In a separate bowl combine cooking oil, water, essential oil, and borax. Mix well. Drizzle wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, pouring with one hand and squishing it together with the other. Pack into candy or soap molds.

I use a circular 2 oz. soap mold with a flower pattern on the top (it is too hard to unmold anything with squared corners). Pack it in really hard, then immediately flip it over and tap it out onto a lined cookie sheet.

When all are done, lightly mist with witch hazel and let dry overnight. Next day, turn over and mist the bottoms with witch hazel. Let dry another day. The witch hazel forms a crust on the outside that keeps them from cracking and falling apart, although they are still a little fragile.

Do NOT make them when it is damp outside, high humidity makes it much harder to do.

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Bath and Body Tip #1

Make a bath pillow by taking a small pillow and putting a kitchen trash bag over it to keep it dry. Place it inside a regular pillowcase.


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