How to Make Lavender Pizazz Bath Bombs
Want a show stopping bath bomb that’s easy to make and sure to please? Try this beautiful bath bomb! Our Bath Bomb and Fizzy Base is an easy short cut for perfect bath bombs. These bath bombs look spectacular, but are actually really easy to decorate. The tops feature an easy mica drizzle that will wow your friends. We’ve scented this recipe with crisp, sparkling Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil. Feel free to substitute any Fragrance Oil of your choice.
This recipe includes added shea butter. Shea butter not only adds a touch of decadence to these bath bombs, it also allows them to pop right out of the molds. Feel free to substitute mango butter or cocoa butter.
This recipe is made with our 2.5” stainless steel mold. You can also substitute our Plastic Mold to yield the same number of bath bombs. Please Click Here to see our tutorial for how to use our plastic molds.
- Difficulty: Beginner
- Yield: 7 x 2.5” Bath Bombs (about 5 oz each)
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Perform Time: 20 Minutes
- Drying Time: 4 Hours
- Total Time 4 Hours, 25 Minutes (25 minutes active time)
- Digital Scale
- Stainless Steel Bath Bomb Mold (2.5”)
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Small Microwaveable Bowl
- Small Glass or Cup
- Latex or Nitrile Gloves
- Muffin Pan
- Plastic Wrap
- Small Paper Cups
- 2 lb Bath Bomb & Fizzy Base
- 2 oz Shea Butter
- 7.5 ml (11/2 tsp) Purple Liquid Colorant or Water-Soluble Liquid Colorant of Your Choice
- 2 oz 99% Isopropyl Alcohol (available at pharmacies or online.) *
- 0.5 tsp Gold Rush Mica
- 0.5 tsp Enchanted Purple Mica
- 0.5 tsp Tahitian Teal Mica
*Note: If you can’t find 99% isopropyl alcohol, substitute 91% isopropyl alcohol and reduce the liquid colorant to 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Before starting this tutorial please make sure to read all instructions. Use caution when handling melted oils. Do not weigh fragrance oils into plastic containers; use glass or stainless steel. Use gloves when mixing to keep your manicure from getting scratched.
Cover the muffin pan in plastic wrap. Don’t pull too tightly – you want the plastic wrap to be a little hammock for your bath bombs as they dry.
Step 1 – Mix the Bath Bomb Base
Melt the shea butter in a small microwaveable bowl for about 2 minutes on high power, or until melted, stirring midway through. Set aside to cool briefly. Stir in the fragrance oil.
Add the shea butter mixture to the bath bomb base. Mix thoroughly using your hands.
Add the liquid colorant to the isopropyl alcohol in a small cup or beaker.
Pour the alcohol mixture into the bath bomb base mixture. Mix with your hands.
Check the consistency of your bath bomb mixture. It should hold together when squeezed. If it seems dry, add a dash of isopropyl alcohol.
Step 2 – Mold the bath bombs
To mold a bath bomb, heap the bath bomb mixture in each half of the mold. Do not pack the mixture.
Cram the two halves of the mold together. Do not twist. Clean the edges of the mold with your thumb. Hold the mold in one hand and use your opposite hand to give the mold a little squeeze. Remove one half of the mold and set aside. Invert the bath bomb into your palm and remove the other half of the mold.
Place the finished bath bomb on your lined muffin pan. Make the remaining bath bombs. Allow to dry for 5 minutes while you prepare the mica drizzle.
Step 3 – Decorate the bath bombs
Place ½ tsp. of each mica color in a paper cup. Add 1 ½ tsp of 99% (or 91%) isopropyl alcohol. Stir to combine. Note: add more alcohol if you would like a thinner drizzle. Add more mica if you want it thicker.
Drizzle each color of mica over the bath bombs in a random fashion.
Allow to dry for two hours before moving. Allow to dry for 24 hours before using.
To use a bath bomb, fill the tub with hot water, and turn off the tap. Drop in a bath bomb and enjoy the fizzy show! One bath bomb should fizz for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy your bath!
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