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Offline blondiegreen

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Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« on: January 14, 2008, 07:44:45 AM »
Does anyone have a recipe or link to make those fizzy bath bombs? I love them but don't want to pay $5 or more for each one. Thanks!!!
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Re: Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 08:09:39 AM »
Does anyone have a recipe or link to make those fizzy bath bombs? I love them but don't want to pay $5 or more for each one. Thanks!!!

Here's one link, but I've not tried this before. Let us know how it goes, ok?

http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/fizzybathbomb.htm

HEre are some more. I can not vouch for the content of these websites!

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art23618.asp

http://body-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/bath_fizz

http://fun.familyeducation.com/toddler/bathing/54729.html

These all look like they list the same ingredients. This is just what came up when I searched for "momemade bath fizzy balls." Even w/ my typo, a lot came up! LOL at myself!

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Re: Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 08:20:16 AM »
I haven't tried this either, but here's another site that looks interesting. http://www.teachsoap.com/bombs.html

Let us know how it goes and what recipe you end up using.  My kids would love this.
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Re: Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 08:48:24 AM »
Oooh those all look good. Now I just have to find some citric acid somewhere. Thanks! I wish I had thought of this before Christmas...  ::)
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Re: Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 11:06:16 AM »
Our co-op sells citric acid...

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Re: Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 11:40:07 AM »
I just ordered citric acid from iHerb.com.  It comes in 1lb and 5lb containers.
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Re: Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 10:05:28 AM »
I found citric acid at my local health food store. It was rather expensive.. but .... oh well. I made a few simple peppermint smelling bath bombs and they are just hardening now. I will let you all know how it goes!
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Re: Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2008, 08:37:12 PM »
So I made some bath bombs with peppermint extract from my kitchen..  ::) But they did work really well and were quite fizzy. However, we dumped the whole batch into one bath, and now I am itchy all over. Probably just too much of the stuff. I'm going to try it again and only use one or two bath bombs per bath (they're small). And next time I will use an actual EO (I have patchouli, tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus).
I'll let you know for those ones too!
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Offline rockclimber

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Re: Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2008, 07:25:23 PM »
My sons LOVE bath bombs in their baths, but it gets time consuming to make them.  I found an easier way:  I mix 2 parts baking soda with 1 part citric acid in a little container that they get to take with them in the bath.  It dissolves more quickly, but it's really fun and easy.

Offline DakotaSoapLady

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Re: Wanting to make homemade bath bombs
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2009, 09:25:51 AM »
We love to make the bath bombs.  The girls like them in their bath, but a little goes a long ways.  I have made big balls and small balls and when using the big balls we have to break them in half and with the small balls we can use one to a bath.  The big ones come out to be about the size of a tennis ball and the small ones come out to be the size of a ping pong ball.  You can also do fizzing bath salts in the same way only leave it as a powder instead of pressing into a ball or tablet.

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