8 oz Citric Acid
0.50 oz Kaolin Clay
1.5 oz Cocoa Butter (Natural)
0.25 oz Buttercream Fragrance Oil
FYI - this is not my original recipe! If you need affordable ingredients, go to the supplier list in the pages above.
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Phase 1: Combine dry ingredients in a heat-proof, zip close baggie.This method is preferred because it prevents the particles from becoming airborne. Citric Acid can be irritating when inhaled, so if you are using a mixing bowl, wear a protective mask and work in a well-ventilated area. Break up any lumps in the bag and mix until free-flowing and completely incorporated.
Phase 2: In a double boiler over low heat, melt the cocoa butter until no solids remain. Remove from heat. Place the baggie containing your dry ingredients inside a container like a pyrex measuring cup. Fold the edges over the rim of the measuring cup to stabilize the bag and then pour the melted cocoa butter over your dry ingredients. (This is why you need a heat-safe zipper bag).
Phase 3: Zip the baggie closed, expelling most of the air, and begin to knead the contents together. It may take a few minutes of kneading the material to get a unified mix. Open the bag and add your fragrance. Close the bag and continue kneading to incorporate your fragrance throughout the mix. When the mixture begins to hold its shape when squeezed, you are ready to mold your bath bombs.
Phase 4: Using a gloved hand, pack the mixture into your mold of choice. Be sure to pack the mold tightly so the mixture does not crumble. Gently turn molds upside down on a cookie sheet and allow to sit for several minutes before unmolding. Timing is everything here, if you unmold too soon your bombs may crumble. If you unmold too late, you may damage the mold trying to remove your bombs.
Phase 5: Allow bath bombs to sit for a minimum of 24 hours before packaging for use. Store in an airtight container out of humidity for best results.