For this project,I’m going to show you how to drop the Love Bomb.
These homemade sticks of pampered bliss will instantly turn any ordinary bath
into a rich and relaxing day at the spa.
They’re easy to make, they smell incredible,
and are the perfect way to show your special someone,
just how much you care.
To start this project you’re going to need a box of baking soda,
a bag of Epsom salts,cornstarch, and a little citric acid.
Citric Acid is the stuff on sour candy
that makes your face pucker up when you eat them,
and it’s usually sold at health food stores, by the ounce.
You can also find it at ethnic grocery stores,
or other specialty food stores
under the name of citric acid on sour salt.
And now we’re going to need some measuring cups to get busy mixing and manufacturing.
while you’re at it, round up a descent sized mixing bowl with a lid, as well.
Start by dumping in a quarter of a cup of baking soda,
an eighth of a cup of Epsom Salt,
an eighth of a cup of corn starch
and an eighth of a cup of citric acid.
Now simply pop the lid on your container,
and shake it as hard as you can for around 15-20 seconds.
That’s all it takes to get an amazingly intimate mix.
But you might want to give it a few seconds for the dust to settle before you take the lid off.
Alright the powder’s done,so let’s move on to mixing the wet ingredients next.
And for that you’ll just need a little water, ,
some vegetable oil, food coloring
and your choice of essential oils for fragrance.
Those are at the health food store as well.
Now vegetable oil works great for this recipe,
but if you want to score even more points with your partner
try using castor oil instead.
Measure 1-1/2 teaspoons of vegetable, or caster oil into a small container,
followed by 1 full teaspoon of water.
Then get the essential oils you want for fragrance and relaxation
and drip in around half a teaspoon,
which will be anywhere between 20-40 drops.
Eucalyptus is my favorite
because it smells amazing and makes your skin tingle.
But you don’t have to stop there.
Try taking your aromas to the next level
by mixing 15 drops of Eucalyptus,
5 drops of Peppermint and 20 drops of Lavender
for an even richer experience.
At this point you’ll have a full 3 teaspoons of liquid,
and the only thing left to add, is a bit of color.
I typically use between 12-15 drops of red food coloring,
then blend it all together with something like a toothpick.
15 drops of red is enough to turn your bath bombs pink,
without having to worry about staining your skin or your bathtub.
Now when we mix the liquid into the powder.
It’s going to start fizzing a bit and we don’t really want that.
So to minimize the effect, try stirring the powder continuously
while slowly dribbling the oils in overtop.
Mix all the liquids into the powder until you don’t see anymore fizzing,
then simply slap the lid back on,
and give it another 20 seconds of vigorous shaking.
With that final step, our explosive Love Potion is ready,
and we can move on to forming them into sticks of bath bombing bliss.
Cut a piece of string, or paracord, so it’s around 7″ long,
then tie a simple knot at the bottom, as close to the end as you can get it.
If you want, you could also tie a little secret surprise onto the string,
and have it pop out in the bath once everything dissolves.
Now we need a way to mold the material into sticks,
and for that I’m using a piece of PVC tubing 1-1/2″wide and 3-1/2″tall.
If you don’t have any PVC, don’t worry.
You can always use a toilet paper roll instead.
Cut a strip of paper so it’s just wider than the tube is tall,
then roll it up and push it down into the center.
And when you let go, it should expand and fill the inside of the tube completely.
Now hold the tube upright on a hard surface,
and carefully spoon the pinkish compound into the center, one scoop at a time.
As it gets near the top you’ll need to press the mixture back down to the bottom,
compacting it firmly together, with something blunt, like the butt of a hammer.
Fill the tube back up to the top again, but before you pack it down this time,
poke a small hole in the center,
and shove the string halfway down inside.
Gently ram the mix slowly and carefully on either side of the string
to help secure the rope in place,
then press the other edges down after that.
This recipe will give you just enough ramming powder
to fill the tube all the way to the top
and when it’s packed down as hard as you can get it,
carefully move the container to the freezer
and let it sit for around 10-15 minutes
to help it firm up a little bit more.
While we’re waiting on that,
let’s round up a pair of scissors, a stick of glue
and these fizzy Bath Bomb Labels I made,
which you can find for free, in the description.
Download and print off a copy for yourself,
and cut out the one that best meets your needs,
or use them as a template to make one of your own.
Alright it’s been about 10 minutes,
and you can see how tightly compacted our Bath Bomb is from all that ramming,
so all it takes to extract it, is some firm and constant pressure at the bottom.
The end of the hammer works great for leverage,
and you should find your package pops out cleanly and hopefully all in one piece.
Now go ahead and remove the paper to reveal your creation,
and just like that you’ve got a cool little Bath Bomb ready for use.
To make it a touch more professional,
let’s quickly add a bit of glue to the bottom tab on our label
and carefully wrap it around the side of the stick.
With the edges lined up and the tabs pressed together firmly,
our Love Bomb is packed with passion and ready to explode.
These little Bath Bombs are so quick and easy to make,
you may as well spend a little extra time manufacturing a few more.
I made this special version for my wife,
and it’s packed with a little surprise inside for her to find later on.
Bath Bombs are great gifts,
and are designed to instantly turn any ordinary bath
into a rich and luxurious experience for your special someone.
They’re made with love,
and the coolest thing is they do all the romantic work for you.
Simply toss one into a tub full of water, and it erupts on contact.
Instantly infusing the bath with color, fragrance and relaxation.
It energetically bubbles and fizzes away,
because the citric acid reacts with the baking soda
to rapidly release carbon dioxide gas.
When the fizzling finally settles down after about a minute,
there will be billions of tiny little droplets left glimmering and sparkling on the surface of the water
and for a moment in time your love will find herself in a blissful utopia,
feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and appreciated.
And if there’s something hidden inside,
like perhaps a small piece of jewelry,
it’ll give her one final surprise, right when she least expects it.
Well now you know how to use simple and common ingredients from around the house,
to make a rich and luxurious Bath Bomb for the love of your life.
By the way, if you don’t want your Bath Bombs to be pink,
simply make them a different color instead.
I made a blue batch and used a novelty ice cub mold
to make an exploding Death Star for my kids
Which for some reason,
suddenly makes bath time the coolest thing to do.
Well that’s it for now.
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