Baby Sprinkle Series: Mini Flower Bath Bombs

  • Difficulty:Beginner
  • Time:30 minutes
  • Yields:20 bath fizzies

Another addition to the series of Bramble Girl Sprinkle tutorials – Mini Flower Bath Bombs! The sweet little flowers pair fabulously with the Strawberry Tart Melt and Pour Soaps and the Ombre Gift bags for a gift package that your guests are sure to appreciate. Try out your own color scheme with Bramble Berry’s LaBomb colorant  line, and be sure to download the free PDF’s to complete the look of these favors and add a bit of flair to your sprinkle decor.
Very Bramble Baby Sprinkle

Mini Flower Bath Bombs

What you’ll need:

2 Petite Bendy Flower Molds

1.5 cups Baking Soda

1 cup Citric Acid

3 ml Teal La Bomb color

12 ml Celestial Waters Fragrance Oil

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 ONE: Start by pouring the baking soda through a strainer into your bowl. This will ensure that there are no lumps in your mixture.

TWO: Now add in the citric acid. Again, pour it through the strainer to eliminate clumps.

THREE: You may end up with little lumps when your powders strain through. Push them through the strainer with a spatula or spoon.

FOUR: Mix the powders together. Once the powders are mixed, add the Celestial Waters Fragrance Oil. Don’t be afraid to get in there with your hands!

FIVE: Now it’s time to add color. I used 3 mL of the Teal LaBomb colorant. What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) with the LaBomb colorants so if you’d like your color a bit more saturated, add a bit more colorant! Just remember that the more colorant you add, the higher the chance that it will color the bath water.

SIX: After your color has been fully mixed, spray with Witch Hazel until the mixture is moist enough to stick together on its own. Then begin to pack the mixture into the mold. You’ll want to pack the mix in really well to pick up all the details in the mold.

SEVEN: Once the cavities are filled, clean up the edges of the individual flowers to ensure a nice finish. Allow the mix to sit in the mold for 12-24 hours.

EIGHT: Carefully unmold the bath bombs by placing your hand over the front of the mold, flipping the mold over and gently pressing on each cavity from behind. Allow the bath bombs to sit unmolded for an additional 24-48 hours before wrapping. Enjoy!

 

53 Responses to “Baby Sprinkle Series: Mini Flower Bath Bombs”

  1. Emily says:

    Love how they turned out! I happen to have the same mold! I will have to try these!

  2. Kristy says:

    So this recipe makes 20 bath bombs? Also, the pricing on the Brambleberry website for the bags says quantity 1: $2.50 But on the top it says Muslin Herb Bag 3X5, 10 tea bags. Can you please clarify if the price is per bag or for 10 bags.

    Thanks!!

  3. Gloria says:

    Such cute little bath bombs! I have a petite Christmas tree molds that might work for this.

    I have some Adobe Brick LaBomb colorant which has become quite thick. It could be that I didn’t get the lid tight enough, but I can still stir it. Is it possible to thin it again with a drop or two of glycerin?

    • Good morning, Gloria!

      Ooh, we’d love to see how your little Christmas tree molds turn out for this project, they would be so super cute! We’ve totally had that happen with our LaBomb colorants before, and you can save it. Just add a few drops of glycerin and heat it for a few seconds (10-15) and that should help it thin out. I hope this helps. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  4. Sophie says:

    Can I use mica to color bath bombs??

  5. Nikki says:

    hi
    i am trying to make my first bath bomb. really confused of what kind of baking soda i should use. there are baking soda for cleaning and also for food. does it matters which kind i should use?
    thank,you

    • Hi Nikki!

      We are so happy that you are going to start making bath bombs and will be excited to hear how yours turns out. The baking soda that you will be using for this (and other bath fizzy projects) is the same baking soda that you will find in the store that is used for baking and cleaning. It is also known as Sodium Bicarbonate and you can find it on Bramble Berry’s website here:

      Sodium Bicarbonate: http://www.brambleberry.com/Sodium-Bicarbonate-P4976.aspx

      I hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions and we can help you out. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  6. amal says:

    can i use floral waters instead of witch hazel?

  7. kath says:

    cela ne fonctionne pas pour moi ?

    mes boules coulent au fond des petite bulles se font mais la boule fond et sécrase snifff

    aidez moi

    • Bonjour Kath!

      Pourriez-vous nous en dire un peu plus sur la recette que vous travaillez avec? Nous aimerions entendre parler de ce qui se passe afin que nous puissions vous aider à résoudre ce qui se passe avec vos effervescents pour le bain! =)

      -Becky avec Bramble Berry

      Hello Kath!

      Could you tell us a little bit more about the recipe you are working with? We’d love to hear about what is going on so that we can help you troubleshoot what is happening with your bath fizzies! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • kathleen says:

        super merci de bien vouloir maider

        je fais t la meme recette

        1 tasse soda
        1 demi tasse borax
        2 goutes colorant
        1c soupe huile vegetal canola
        goutes de fragrancces

        jutilise de eau de mon puits mais elle est traite au sel que je fais bouillir et refroidit

        je melange mes poudre tamisse bien
        met mon huile
        colorant
        hodeur
        melange et meme retamise pour bien melange et etre certaine que mon huile est bien melager aux poudre

        et je fais des pouch pouch d’eau

        juaqua consistance de chateau sable mais moin quand cela tien en boule dans mes mains je moule

        je suis decourager, elle sont super belles maifizz pas ou quelques bulles et coule au fond et reste en tas fondu grrr

        ? que je fais de pas correct !!

        dois je utiliser une eau acheter au magasin distiller

        metre moin huile

        moin de borax

        plus de pouch

        • Salut Kathleen!

          D’après ce que je comprends, vous utilisez l’eau de puits pour arroser vos effervescents pour le bain afin qu’ils collent ensemble, n’est-ce pas? Si c’est le cas, c’est ce qui est à l’origine de leur prématurément fizz. Nous aimons utiliser l’hamamélis qui vous devriez être capable de trouver à votre pharmacie locale ou pharmacie. Vous pouvez également l’acheter sur le site de Bramble Berry ici:

          Hamamélis: http://www.brambleberry.com/Witch-Hazel-P4212.aspx

          Essayez d’utiliser dans votre prochain lot de voir si cela fait une différence pour vous! J’espère que cela aide. =)

          -Becky avec Bramble Berry

          Hi Kathleen!

          From what I understand, you are using well water to spray your bath fizzies so they are sticking together, is that correct? If so, that is what is causing them to prematurely fizz. We like to use Witch Hazel which you should be able to find at your local chemist or drugstore. You can also purchase it from Bramble Berry’s website here:

          Witch Hazel: http://www.brambleberry.com/Witch-Hazel-P4212.aspx

          Try using this in your next batch to see if it makes a difference for you! I hope this helps. =)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

  8. splach says:

    cela fonctionne jen essaie des plus grosse

    • Bonjour!

      Si vous avez essayé cette recette, nous aimerions savoir comment il se trouve pour vous. =)

      -Becky avec Bramble Berry

      Good morning!

      If you’ve tried this recipe, we’d love to know how it turns out for you. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  9. SusanF says:

    Help! I followed the instructions and all went perfectly until I let them sit for the second 24 hours. Then the smooth design pitted and lost the detailing. They aren’t pretty anymore! : (

    I’m on Orcas Island, and it’s been very rainy – does it have something to do with our humidity?

    Also, do I wrap them just like I do for the melt & pour soaps? Will this stop the pitting and cracking?

    Here’s a photo.

    Thank you for all your help!

    • Good morning, Susan!

      I’m so sorry you are having some trouble with this recipe, we are here to help out and make sure that your bath fizzies turn out perfectly. Humidity in the air can cause your fizzies to pit a bit. Did you follow the recipe exactly or did you add anything extra?

      I would suggest that when you are making any type of bath bomb recipe, to do it in the most cool and dry area. If you have a dehumidifier, run that as well so you can pull all the moisture out of the air. As soon as your fizzies have hardened, pop them out of the mold and wrap them up in airtight plastic so that they don’t draw any moisture in.

      I hope that this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  10. Susan F. says:

    Thanks Becky! I did follow it exactly and they looked JUST like your finished product when I first took them out of the mold.

    I’ll do what you suggested – wrap immediately upon unmolding next time.

    We sure had a record amount of rain this week! 6.5 inches for the month rather than the norm of 1.5 inches! I’ll blame the weather on the pitting.

    Thank you so much for your support and help! I ADORE Bramble Berry! : )

    Best wishes,
    Susan

    • Good morning, Susan!

      It definitely sounds like it might have been the humidity in the air! Sometimes it can cause bath bombs to do the funniest things. Be sure to keep us updated on your next batch. =)

      Happy Bath Fizzy Making!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  11. Ticia says:

    I have tried a lot of recipes, some with corn starch and some without and with every one as soon as I spray the citric acid it starts to fizz. Then I put them in my mold and they start to expand. I’m using witch hazel but maybe I’m using the wrong kind. I’m at my wits end on how to make these right.

    • Good morning, Ticia!

      Bath fizzies can be a little tricky sometimes, but we are here to help you figure out what is going on. If you could let us know more about the recipe you are working with, we can help pinpoint what happened! I would also check out the ingredient list on your Witch Hazel. If there are any extra additives (like water), that might be what is causing your fizzies to prematurely start to expand.

      Witch Hazel: http://www.brambleberry.com/Witch-Hazel-P4212.aspx

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Ticia says:

        Well becky I’m using witch hazel u.s.p from a big superstore chain. My recipe right now is 2 cups baking soda, 1 cup of citric acid, about 60 drops of fragrance and spritz of witch hazel. Water is not listed on the label. It looks like witch hazel and alcohol.

        • Good morning, Ticia!

          Next time you make your recipe, try working with a simple baking soda to citric acid and fragrance or essential oil and see if the same thing happens to your batch. Here is a really simple recipe you can work with:

          1.5 cups Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

          1 cup Citric Acid

          Fragrance/Essential Oil

          Try out a small batch and see that helps! =)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

        • Hi Ticia!

          We are so happy that they turned out. If you get any pictures of your bath fizzies, we’d love for you to share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page. =)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

          https://www.facebook.com/BrambleBerry

        • Renee Harper says:

          I am having this same issue. I read your reply below – do you mean not to moisten them at all, or just to change the ratio of baking soda to citric acid?

          Thanks!

          • Amanda says:

            Hi Renee!

            Yes, I would still moisten them, but just try changing your ratio of baking soda and citric acid. Hopefully that helps! :)

            -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  12. zahra says:

    my fizzies turned into mush while drying within the first half an hour.. why could this be?

    • Hi Zahra!

      Could you tell us a little bit more about the recipe you were using? Typically, bath bombs can turn mushy if you use water, as that does set off the fizzy reaction. Did any of your ingredients contain water? Hope to hear from you soon!

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Zahra says:

        I used citric acid bicarbonate soda powdered colour essential oil and castor oil.. I am very confused as I was very excited to make them and am very dissapointed now :(

        • Hi Zahra!

          We don’t typically use Castor Oil in our bath fizzies and would love to know more about the amounts of each product that you used. Typically, we like to use witch hazel as our binder instead of a fixed oil because it helps to bind the baking soda and citric acid together without causing the fizzies to prematurely go off. Next time you make a batch, we would suggest using witch hazel and not the castor oil and your bath fizzies should set-up just perfectly! I hope that this helps! =)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

          Witch Hazel: http://www.brambleberry.com/Witch-Hazel-P4212.aspx

  13. Renee Harper says:

    I commented above and I just now looked at my Witch Hazel bottle. It says 86% Witch Hazel and 14% alcohol (as an inactive ingredient). My bath fizzies are exploding all over the place. No keeping these in the molds no matter how hard I try. I used 1/2 C citric acid, 1 C baking soda, essential oils (about 30 drops) and spritzed with the witch hazel/natural dye. Help!

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Renee!
      Oh no! I’m sorry that is happening to you! The natural alcohol content of quality witch hazel extract is 14%. I would recommend using 1.5 cups Baking Soda and 1 cup Citric Acid and see if this works better for you!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  14. Debbi Nordstrom says:

    Hi! I tried to make the bath fizzles tonight but they too exploded all over the place. They would not stay in the molds. I used your recipe to a t.
    Is there another way to make this?

    Thanks!

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Debbie!

      Bath bombs can be a little tricky, and usually when they grow this means there is too much liquid. Do you live in a humid area? Sometimes this can effect your bath bombs. Let me know, I’d love to help you troubleshoot!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  15. Tiiu Garrett says:

    I had a sleepover last night with my 5 year old granddaughter. This morning we unmolded them and used them in her bath. They were so much fun! We made both the flowers that are shown in the photo, as well as hearts and colored them with pink mica. I was afraid they might be too dry when I packed them into the molds but based on the comments I had read, I decided to err on the side of dryness. We also packed them really really well into the molds. Well, they turned out perfectly! Yes, there was a bright pink ring around the tub but it wiped off so quickly and easily, it wasn’t an issue. We will be using the rest of these whenever she sleeps over because she enjoyed watching them fizz so much. Thanks for a great fun project my granddaughter and I can do together.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Tiiu!

      I’m so happy you had a great time with your grand daughter making these! Bath bombs are the perfect project to make with little ones :). I bet she had a lot of fun with these in the tub! If you ever get photos of your project, we would love to see them on our Facebook page :)

      https://www.facebook.com/BrambleBerry

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  16. Lesley Summers says:

    Mine started to puff up while putting them in the mold. Not sure what I did wrong. I used all the ingredients from the kit and purchased Witch Hazel to spray on top until it clumped. Didn’t notice the puffing until it started to rise out of the mold like a cupcake. Will they still work? How do I avoid in the future?

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Lesley!

      I have had this happen to me before too. That usually means that too much witch hazel was used. It can be really tricky to find that perfect amount, but if too much was used, it can puff up. Sometimes this can also happen if you live in an area of high humidity :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  17. Leilani says:

    I love these! I just made my first batch of bath fizzies the other day to try them out. They came out pretty good, but I’ll need to practice a few more times before I feel confident adding them to my product line!

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Leilani!

      I’m so glad this recipe worked out well for you! That’s awesome :). I’m happy to hear you will be adding this to your product line in the future, they are so cute!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  18. Ginger says:

    How can you wrap these? I mean I have tried using shrink bags/shrink wrap and it never works. I have used the heat gun and it just bubbles up like crazy.

  19. Kelly says:

    I used the recipe you provided to a t and I believe I used to many sprays of witch hazel since my bombs are expanding over the top of the molds.

    Now with that being said, if I leave them alone and allow them to dry, can they still be used? Just wondering if I trash this batch and start over or just leave them for personal use? thanks!!

    Kelly

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Kelly!

      You’re right, when your bath bombs begin expanding in the mold, that usually means too much witch hazel was used. It can be tricky to find that perfect amount! I have had this happen to me before, and I found that while my bath bombs were a bit of an odd shape, they still worked just fine :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  20. lisa says:

    i am some what confused i thought the whole reason to use witch hazel was because it wasn’t suppose to cause a reaction, i have made these 2 times now with the recipe on soapqueen tv and both times my bombs got warts. the first day i thought it was humidity it was hot that day so i waited for a much cooler day and had a fan running…still had warts?? what am i not doing right??

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Lisa!

      Witch hazel can cause a reaction if you use too much in your recipe. The key is to spray the fizzies with enough witch hazel so they stick together, but not so much that they start to react. :)

      Also, could the warts be lumps? If so, you can put your ingredients through a strainer to help get those out.

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

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