This morning, Soapalooza appeared on our local Channel 6 show, Virginia This Morning. I did a demo on making the Bombs Away Bath Bombs. If you love the type of bath bombs that you buy from LUSH, than you will enjoy learning to make these. Your teenage daughters will love you!
You can purchase a PDF Tutorial with step by step written instructions and the ingredient list here at Soapalooza: Bombs Away Bath Bomb Tutorial.
All the ingredients are right in the grocery store, except perhaps the citric acid. You can often find that also in the canning section of stores though. If you have trouble, you can purchase what you need at Amazon.com (they sell everything now!) or at BulkFoods.com.
The metal mold that I am using in the video is stainless steel, but you can find inexpensive plastic Christmas ornament halves at Michael’s or Joann’s craft shops. Any flexible silicone mold for baking works as well. I also found my scissor action meatball tongs on Amazon.com, where I had choices from 3/4″ 1 1/4″, 1 1/2, 1 13/4″, and 2″ diameter tongs. What a great selection!
NOTE: Lets discuss the colorants here. Most Neon colorants are only soap grade. There are neons available that are cosmetic grade. You should use the cosmetic grade in bath bombs, as bath bombs are a cosmetic, not a soap. Wilton Cake Paste colorants. Ok, they are FOOD Grade, FDA approved FD&C Colorants. The same FD&C Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, etc that you use often in soapmaking. Additionally, the sugar baking decorations are simply sugar, starch, and again food grade FD&C dyes. These same colorants are also used in cosmetics. The additional ingredients in cake decorating pastes usually include glycerine, propylene glycol, citric or sorbic acid for preservation. All are as edible ingredients as the salt, citric acid (used to keep fruit from turning brown, lemonade, etc), and baking soda. Each Wilton jar of cake paste color is has an ingredient list. You can use these cake colorants … just include the ingredient list for them in your product list of ingredients.