How to make bath bombs from fruit
Create a natural, homemade bath bomb – something that is simple to makes that works and of course, is made from whole food ingredients. These are so fun to make, and make really great gifts. I learned a few tips to make your bath bomb a big fizzy success.
Whole Food Natural Colors:
Freeze dried fruit is going to be your new best friend! It’s fruit that has been dried in a special way, frozen then vacuumed, removing all the water. You get this crisp dry fruit, that is so fragrant and flavorful and bright!! Because it has no water, you can blend it and it becomes this super pigmented dust – that you can use as a bath bomb color dye. (ps: try it for coloring/flavoring cake icing too!)
You can find freeze-dried fruit in the supermarket, it comes in strawberry, blueberry, banana, mango… do a fruity, colorful mix.
In a large bowl, mix the baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid, goatmilk powder. Mix until well combines, no hard lumps. add the essential oil to the carrier oil. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. The oil will form clumps of powder, try to work them out to evenly distribute. Spritz the dry ingredients with rubbing alcohol. mixing with your hands as you go
Just until it can start to hold its shape. Not a spritz more than that!
Take freeze-dried fruit and place in a blender
In a blender, blend the dehydrated fruit with a tablespoon of the bath bomb powder mix. Pour into a separate bowl In a blender.
Now grab your bath bomb mold… aka this Tupperware container – and sprinkle in your details…. the bottom becomes the top, so make it pretty 🙂
And sprinkle in some of the fruit powder.
Then start to pack it. As you pack – say to yourself “pack it right, not tight.” If it’s too tight, it won’t fizz as nicely. I found the best way to pack it is to overstuff it, slide off the excess, overstuff it again and slide off the excess.
Lightly tapping until it feels nice and full.
flip it over and your bath bomb will slide out – looking all beautiful and begging for a bath!
But, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow. I know. But, it needs a day to dry out.
Isn’t that pretty!! The purple color is from freeze-dried blueberries and it makes the tub a deep dark blue.
Tips to getting your bath bombs right
How to get big foam, naturally: Most bath bombs are made with SLS to get that big foamy action. If you don’t have it – it’s okay to leave it out, but it’s really more fun when you do!
How to get it from sinking: When you add too much oil to the recipe, it makes the bath bomb heavy and slow. Keep it light, by adding just a drop of oil ( we do need the oil to add in the essential oils safely) And don’t overpack it, or press too hard.
How to get the right ingredients ratio: The golden-ration is: 2 parts baking soda, 1 part citric acid, 1/2 part modulator – it can be clay or cornstarch.
How to stop it from fizzing up: When you make your bath bomb, don’t do it on a very humid day, or on a rainy day. The humidity in the air will affect the recipe. Also when you wet the ingredient to shape your bath bomb, try to use alcohol that is 90% proof.