So I tried a new thing….
Annnndddd, its 2021. This seems like a year that is going to be all about trying new things and living our best lives. My bestie told me to make some bath bombs, and maybe I could start selling some of them and other things I can make, so I tried it out.
Here’s how they turned out
How I made the bath bombs
Through some online research, a little trial and error, and some very important human trials, I made some successful bath bombs. The ingredients I used are:
- Corn Starch
- Citric Acid
- Baking Soda
- Coconut Oil
- Essential Oils
- Flower Petals
The first time I used just water and no coconut oil in the mix, that try came out hard as a rock but not to fizzy in the bath. Next I used only coconut oil and no water. Those came out a little soft, but super fizzy in the bath. With those two trials I think the third batch is the best mostly coconut oil and just a spritz of water to harden them up a little bit.
My tips so far…
I am no where near a pro at making these yet but I’ll tell you what I’ve learned so far.
- Too much water = too little fizz
- Too little water = not stable for handling
- Make sure to use ingredients safe for your skin and body
- Use flower petals that are safe to eat so they don’t have any harmful chemicals you might find in flowers at the store for flower arrangements
- I used a mold that punches the bath bombs out it was much easier that trying to get the out of the sphere mold.
So what am I going to do now?
If you know me you know my indecisive yet constant search for a side hustle I can maintain. Here we are at side hustle attempt number a billion. Monica, of MR Fashion & Nails, also know as my innovative and fearless work wife, has started her own cosmetics company. I’m taking my tips from her and we’ll see how the bath bombs sell at the Patapsco Flea Market. Is my expectation to get rich, no way, but I hope to pocket a couple of dollars for some fun time money and a new talent. Who knows, if I get famous for my delightful bath bombs, maybe I will get rich.
Stay in touch, and I might event tell you all my creative secrets.