We’re swapping bath bombs here at Bramble Berry and we’re in bath fizzy heaven! (Check out the line up, here). If you don’t know what the bath bomb swap is check out the details here. We’re so excited there’s been so much interest in swapping fizzies. We have 28 swappers using 28 different fragrance oils from Bramble Berry that will ship out the door this Friday. Woohoo! If you’re one of our swappers, remember to check out at Bramble Berry to pay for your shipping (click here to pay).
Here are some of the super cute bath bombs that Team Bramble Berry gets to sniff, package up and send out!
One of our youngest bath bomb swappers is an 8 year old named Ashton who says, “I enjoy making bath bombs but truth be told I really like using them. A LOT!! So I can’t wait to try out some new bath bombs and see what others are using as well as how they are making them. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to join you in this Bath Bomb Swap.” Thank YOU, Ashton, for participating in the swap. Bath bombs are for all ages!
Here are the bath bombs that Bramble Berry submitted, scented with Pikake Flower and Lavender Green Tea!
Don’t you wish you could see all of the bath bombs that we’re sending out? Ask and you shall receive. We’ve figured out a way to make that happen with our new Google + page (learn more about Google + here). Bramble Berry is going to host our very first “hangout”, which is a video chat session that can host up to 10 separate webcams. The first 10 people to email swap(at)brambleberry(dot)com will get to video chat with me and check out all of the super cute bath bombs! The hangout will be at 1 pm THIS Thursday, March 29th! Send us an email and let’s “Hangout”!
Lea Anne Locke says
Hi, I missed the bath bomb swap last year, is there any chance you are doing another for 2013?
Becky with Bramble Berry says
Hi Lea Anne!
We are planning on doing a swap this year at one point, so keep your eyes peeled. =)
-Becky with Bramble Berry
ONE MORE question (I did not want to add this to previous, as I thought it might get missed-
Re: bath fizzies- I bought some awhile back at Pier One, and they were 2 inches in diameter (round) and about 1/2 inch thick.
Is it possible to make these in a mold like that vx. those big bath bombs? I just like the smaller size better.
Thank you again!
Definitely – if you can find a round mold like that (easter egg mold maybe?), you could definitely do that size.
You can always use smaller guest molds, like these ones, https://www.brambleberry.com/Soap-Molds-Guest-C72.aspx if you don’t like the large large sized fizzies. =)
I hope you can reply quickly, I’m in DESPERATE need of help (and of course I plan to try YOUR company now after this experience, have already started building my shopping cart!
I just found your website because I followed a recipe from You Tube to make whipped shea butter that took apx. 1 hour to make with blender, and it turned out HARD as a ROCK. I’m making to re-sell and I know I would get nothing but complaints if I sold this, but I don’t want to toss all the ingredients (I am on a very strict budget!) I wonder if I can put it back in the blender and add more oil- or do SOMETHING- to make it “whipped” and like the consistency I saw on your video- as it should be. I pray you can help me!
I made ONE HALF of this recipe:
11 weighed oz. shea butteer
2 oz grapeseed oil
2 oz safflower oil (used in place of jojoba)
1 tsp mica powder loosely packed
1 level tsp rice powder
1 tsp bora nitrate
apx. 1 tsp lavender
Then followed the following instructions:
microwaved (not to boil) the shea butter-
then added all ingredients EXCEPT essential oil
mixed all up w/fork until all ingred. were under oil
put all into blender, starting slowly, going up to level 4 for 20 minutes, half thru going up one level to 5.
After 20 mins. added apx. 1 tsp lavender (it still smells like shea much more than lavender, too)
Then started mixer again, went up slowly over 4-5 minutes to level 6/7/8…it was supposed to begin sticking to bowl edge and harden, but didn’t do very much…
then put in frig 5 mins. was to have thick consistency, but had to leave in apx. 15 min. to get the appearance that was on the video…
put back in mixer and again, starting slowly went up to full speed…i(t was supposed to triple in volume) checking now and then let it whip for another ten minutes
When done, it WAS whipped, lovely, like Fluff. But after placing in jars, and checking a day later, it was hard for me to even pull out some butter with my index finger- I had to press VERY hard. It did “melt” into my skin well, But I know it was not supposed to be so hard.
I called the company and they said to just start again where I’d added the essential oil but the person I spoke with did not sound very confident of this. Therefore I’d like to try your company- I’m planning soaps, fizzes, and more.
Could you PLEASE tell me how I can try to salvage the recipe I made? Meanwhile I’m shopping YOUR site…your EO prices are very reasonable! Are they therapeutic quality or just made for fragrance purposes?
Thanks so much, in advance!
Bramble Berry’s Essential Oils are 100% pure and are therapeutic quality.
Now, onto your whipped butter, whipped butters do get much harder as they settle. But, you could easily add another 2 ounces of liquid oil (Safflower would be fine) and whip that all up again and see if you like that consistency more. That will soften it up a bit but the whipped butter will still be less fluffy as it hardens and settles than when it first is when it’s poured.
I hope this helps! =)
Thanks so much for your help… I hope I can salvage this. I will now try YOUR shop and recipes I can find here. I’m sorry by the way, I think I posted this in the wrong place! I’ll also try to find the different areas where I SHOULD post things like this (or, hopefully general questions and not requests for help fixing problems!
i think everytihng is cool how can i buy your fragrances oils molds and such im 11 but i would love to know
Becky with Bramble Berry says
Hi CY! We are so happy to hear you are wanting to get into soaping, you will love it and your family and friends will be so impressed with what you can make!
If you want to start out soaping, we suggest starting with Melt and Pour Projects that you can find here on our blog:
Or you could try Bath Fizzies, which are some of my favorites:
With your parents permission, you can purchase all the supplies for your fun soaping projects at our website,
We also have a Facebook page where you can get to know other soapers and ask questions about soaping!
I hope this helps. =)
-Becky with Bramble Berry