...and Bath Bombs
Thanks to the latest bath sensation, Bath Bombs, the Blog is re-Born. I offer simple, everyday tips for a sustainable and resourceful lifestyle...
I enjoy scouring the internet and my environment for accessible, sustainable and zero waste recipes for the kitchen and bathroom ...and adapting them as needed.
A lot of time researching and experimenting has culminated in a Bath Bomb recipe that works for the climate in this part of the world. Basel tends to be more on the humid side, even when it doesn't feel like it, and apparently bath bombs are extra sensitive to humidity. Any moisture in the air can ruin everything. But the shop wanted some and I'd become obsessed with making them work...
So this is what I've figured out that works for me:
Combine and sift 100g Bicarbonate of soda, 50g Powdered Citric Acid, 25g powdered Epsom Salts, 2 tablespoons Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (this natural surfactant keeps the oil from collecting in the tub and creates foam), 1 tablespoon coconut milk powder (for creamy foam) and 1 tablespoon cream of Tarter (Backpulver Reinweinstein. hardening agent) if using powdered colour and/or petals etc, add here.
Add 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil and essential oils of choice (eg rose oil needs only about 25 drops and lavender oil about half a teaspoon). Mix well with a whisk and sift again.
Spray a few times with 70-90% alcohol until the mixture holds together after squeezing in your fist.
Lightly pack the halves of a 2 part round stainless-steel mold, cram the halves together and tap the sides with a spoon to release from the mould. I prefer stainless steel over the aluminium molds. The internet is filled with instructional videos for beginners... Allow the bombs to harden for a few days and then you know what to do :)