Make it Monday: #Bath Bombs

Happy Monday! I hope that those of you who got an extra hour’s sleep this weekend were able to enjoy it. Now that you’re all super refreshed, bright eyed and bushy tailed, it’s time for another Make it Monday challenge! We’ve had a blast seeing all the creative bath and body products that you guys have been making for these challenges (to see some of the awesome work from past challenges all in one handy location, check out our Facebook albums here). Are you ready for this week’s challenge? Let me give you a hint: it’s fizzy, it’s bubbly and it’s so much fun to use in the tub. Can you guess what it is?

Make it Monday Bath Bomb Challenge

Mission (if you choose to accept it)

  • Create a unique product that follows the theme for the challenge of the week. This week is all about bath bombs, bath fizzies, and bath truffles!
  • Post your pictures of your cute and creative packaging to Bramble Berry’s Facebook page during the entry period (November 5th – November 19th).
  • Your entry must have the hashtag of the week in order to be entered into the contest. This week, your picture must have the hashtag #Bath Bombs
  • At the end of the entry period, Team Bramble Berry will pick our favorite entries. The winners of the challenge will be featured on the Soap Queen Blog. You have until Monday, November 19th to post photos of your #Bath Bombs. Please submit your photos by 12 pm (pacific standard time).
  • You can submit up to three different pictures!

Bath Fizzy Mosaic

Top Row: Tiger Stripe Bath Bombs, Bath Bomb Surprise, Save the Bath Bombs

Middle Row: Dressed Up Bath Bombs, La Bomb Colorants, Gift Series – Bath Fizzies

Bottom Row: Halloween Bath Fizzies, Bath Bombs + Salt = Love, Bath Bomb Cupcakes

How to Make Bath Bomb Cupcakes from Soap Queen

How to Make Bath Fizzies from Soap Queen

How to Make Bath Truffles from Soap Queen

How to use a Bath Bomb Machine from Soap Queen

While you’re developing some amazing Bath Bomb ideas in your head, remember to pop on over and vote for Bramble Berry in the FedEx Grant Contest! Read about what we’d like to use the grant for here, and be sure to vote for us daily until November 24th!

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26 Comments

  1. Melissa says

    I’d like to make bath bomb cupcakes but I’m not sure I want to use lab colors since they have to be diluted, contain a preservative, and have to be refrigerated. Is there something else I can use to color the frosting using the recipe above?

    Also, I’ve read on other sites that use a similar frosting recipe that the frosting doesn’t dissolve easily in the tub. Some people say that you have to break it up in small pieces to get it to dissolve and bubble. How does this recipe do in the tub?

    Thanks!

    • says

      Good morning, Melissa!

      Bath bomb cupcakes are just so much fun to make, and we can’t wait to see how your turns out. You don’t have to use LabColors, but we found that they gave the most intense color for our frosting. As long as you preserved your LabColors properly, they wouldn’t actually need to be refrigerated. We only suggest refrigeration if you aren’t going to use a preservative.

      In the past, we’ve used also used micas to create a fun color in the frosting. Here is a link for a non-LabColor based links for frosting:

      How to Frost the Perfect Bath Fizzy Cupcake Video: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/bath-fizzies/how-to-frost-the-perfect-bath-fizzy-cupcake-video/

      We’ve found that this recipe works fabulous in the bath tub, but we always suggest making a small test batch to see if you like how it turns out.

      Happy Bath Fizzy Making!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  2. Will Hodge says

    I live in the balmy subtropics of FL and I’m having a problem with bath bombs. We are able to hold them together with no witch hazel because of our current humidity, and your stainless steel molds leave us with a fantastic product. My issue is that when we remove the top of the mold overnight to allow the bombs to set the moisture gets to them somewhat and they roughen up on top. The bottom in the mold stays smooth. I’m worried that if I leave them in both mold pieces they won’t set up but if I take them out they look bad. I have considered a “drying box” with a silica insert, but am wondering if I should just let them set up in both molds and then shrink wrap them the next day. A national bath shop here sells these with no wrap at all and I’m wondering if it’s just a matter of letting them set up long enough in a dry environment that’s allowing them to go wrap free, or if they put something else in the bombs or add a step (baking?) that the hobbyist wouldn’t. Any input would be very much appreciated.

    • says

      Hi Will!

      Bath bombs can be a little tricky, especially if you are dealing with humidity. I would suggest trying a small test batch and keeping them in the mold to see if that helps. If that is causing problems, having a drying box with silica inserts or beads would be a great option as well. I hope this helps! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  3. Caitlin says

    (And also for the bath bomb with the tattoo I went to any bakery store and got some edible cake tattoos and I put them on soap too <3)

  4. Caitlin says

    I made the tiger striped bath bombs for my soap club and it was amazing!!
    Thanks for all these great recipes you post! Do you happen to have any face mask recipes on your website? I would love to have some for my sleepover :)

  5. Melissa says

    Just tried the bath bomb cupcakes. Used the SLS I got from Brambleberry and my cupcakes turned out horrible. The Bomb was okay, but the frosting was a runny mess with lumps of SLS.

      • Melissa says

        I tried adding more powder sugar, more cream of tarter and it was the consistency of bisquick…not sure what happened but it appears to be “growing” in the bowl. Maybe It will harden, because it looks like a pink cloud.

        • Tricia says

          Just wanted to say, my frosting did the same thing. very lumpy, and did not hold its form… it kept expanding. I added more powdered sugar and it didn’t help. bumbed :(

          • says

            Hi Tricia!

            I’m sorry to hear that your bath bombs are giving you so much frustration. Which recipe are you working with? I’d be happy to help you troubleshoot! =)

            -Becky with Bramble Berry

          • Tiffanie says

            I had the same problem. I added more powdered sugar till it could hold form. I just tried them after letting them sit for a couple weeks and the icing did not break up in the bath. It just stayed a hard clump. I followed instructions printed in the cupcake bath bomb kit and the video tutorial. Thanks for your help!

      • says

        Hi Tiffanie!

        The frosting in the cupcake bath bombs doesn’t actually break up like the fizzies do and you can actually use it as fun scrub or let it dissolve while you take your luxurious bath. Sometimes it even lasts longer than one bath. =)

        -Becky with Bramble Berry