Sorry that I didn’t post in such a looong time!! :S
But I’m back now!! And tomorrow I am leaving for London! So I will have another little adventure to write to you about! ^-^
For know I thought I might share something new with you:
A very quick DIY for making your own Bath Bombs!
You will need:
30 g of coconut butter
100 g of baking soda (= natron)
50 g of citric acid
50 g of starch (I did mine with rice flour, since I had some left, also works)
~20 g of sea salt (optional! use rough salt if you want a ‘peeling’ sensation)
and finally 20 drops of some kind of scented oil (of your choosing, I found some lemon grass oil and I love it! Just be sure it’s an oil and has no water in it!) and, if you like some food colouring for that pop of colour!
I did mine without the colouring since I didn’t find them in my local supermarket…
So you should be able to find the ingredients in your local supermarket or drug-store. Or you just buy them online.
For the shaping I used some rose shaped silicon moulds normally used for little cakes. You could also use some silicon moulds for ice cubes (in fun shapes for example). It really depends on your taste and also on the size you want your bath bombs to be. Mine were as big as the ones you can normally buy at some beauty stores (the size of a muffin) but I’m thinking of making smaller ones next time.
So, what you have to do is quite easy:
You melt the coconut butter (either in a microwave or in a water bath, but be very careful not to get any water into the bowl!!) and then you add all the ingredients to it. Always be careful not to get any water into the mixture! Else it will all bubble away (it happened to me… :S)!
Mix well and finally fill the mixture (it feels a bit like wet sand) into your moulds and let the moulds rest in the fridge for quite some time (for example over night) to let them set.
So tell me if you tried it out and if it worked fine! :)
I will write to you soon!!! (from London!)
Thank you for reading!