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DIY Bath Bomb Tips & Tricks

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DIY BATH BOMB 

Not only are bath bombs therapeutic for your mind, but for your body as well. Once dropped in a warm tub of water, citric acid releases from the bath bomb which helps loosen damaged skin layers. It then exfoliates dead cells, softens the new layer, and ultimately evens your skin tone. Bath bombs also contain carrier oils which help leave your skin silky smooth. In order to really know what each ingredient does for you, it is best to make your own DIY bath bomb. Yet, sometimes, the process is a little trickier than you originally thought.

TROUBLESHOOTING 

Our P&J Family has run into a few issues of our own as we made bath bombs for fun. From not sticking together to crumbling once dried or oozing out of the molds to bubbling before set. Thus, we formed a bath bomb list with a few of our favorite tips that we learned over the years! Follow along to learn about our top tips and tricks for making the perfect bath bomb with P&J Fragrance Oils.

WHY ARE MY BATH BOMBS CRUMBLING? 

Answer:

The mixture is too dry!

Ways to Fix: 
  • Add a pinch or half a teaspoon of 91 percent isopropyl alcohol to your mix. 
  • Don’t pack the molds too tight, lightly overpack and shave off extra. 
  • Make sure to not twist the two halves together when packing the molds.
  • If the alcohol didn’t help, very slowly add in a little more water. 
  • Make sure the mix feels like it is damp sand.

MY BATH BOMBS DON’T FIZZ! 

Answer:

Not enough citric acid in the ingredients or left in a humid room.

Ways to Fix: 
  • Adjust your recipe and add more citric acid into your mixture. 
  • Make sure your bath bomb is sealed away and not sitting out in the open. 

WHY ARE MY BATH BOMBS STICKING TO MOLDS?

Answer:

The mixture is too wet!

Ways to Fix:
  • Mix in more baking soda until the consistency is correct again. 
  • You can also use cornstarch to thicken the bath bomb mix as well.

MY BATH BOMB SINKS! 

Answer:

You are using the bath bomb too soon or added too much oil.

Ways to Fix: 
  • Make sure your bath bombs are fully dried before you use them. 
  • Follow the recipe so you don’t add in too much oil, like witch hazel or almond oil. 

WHY CAN’T I SMELL MY BATH BOMB? 

Answer:

You waited too long to enjoy it!

Ways to Fix:
  • Make sure to use your bath bomb once bought or once it has dried. 
  • Leaving the bath bomb untouched for over 3 months can not only dilute the fragrance oil, but the other ingredients as well.

Please let us know if you have any other bath bomb issues you want help with by direct messaging us on Instagram, @pandjtrading ! Also, make sure to follow along in our own DIY Bath Bomb recipe here

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