Karma Bath Bomb Tutorial
Serves: 10 bath bombs
These bath bombs have a smoky and citrus scent that's great for men and women.
  • 10 Bath Bomb & Packages
  • 3 cups Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
  • 1½ cups Citric Acid
  • 2 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
  • 0.6 oz. Polysorbate 80
  • .7 oz. Bramble Berry’s Karma Type Fragrance Oil
  • Cornflower Blue La Bomb Colorant
  • Cantaloupe La Bomb Colorant
  • Witch Hazel in Spray Bottle
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the baking soda and citric acid. To get rid of clumps in the mixture, you can push the powders through a sifter or break them up with your fingers. Citric acid has a tendency to take off nail polish, so wear gloves to protect your manicure. Thoroughly stir the ingredients together.
  2. In a separate fragrance oil-safe container, add the sweet almond oil, polysorbate 80, and Bramble Berry's Karma Type Fragrance Oil. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the oil mixture to the baking soda and citric acid. Use your hands to thoroughly mix the wet and dry ingredients.
  4. Split the mixture in half. Each container will weigh about 22 ounces. To one container, add drops of the Cornflower Blue La Bomb, and to the other add drops of the Cantaloupe La Bomb. A little La Bomb colorant goes a long way; about 4-5 drops of each achieves the colors shown here. Use your hands to break up the drops of color and disperse them throughout the mixture.
  5. Begin spritzing each container with witch hazel while mixing with your hands or a spatula. Continue spritzing until the mixture feels similar to wet sand and holds its shape when squeezed. This means that the mixture will hold its shape in the mold as well.
  6. Once the bath bomb mixture has the correct texture, it’s time to start filling the molds. Working in one half of the mold, add some of the orange mixture and then some of the blue mixture. Once this half is full, press the mixture down to compress it and continue layering the colors.
  7. Continue layering into the other half of the mold, compacting it as you go. Finally, add a little extra mixture into each half, but don’t press it down. Slightly overfilling with “loose” bath bomb mixture helps the two sides stick together. Clear off any excess powder in the seams of the mold, match up the eyelets, and press together. Apply pressure to the edges of the mold rather than the center to prevent dents. Allow them to harden for 24 hours. When you're ready to use one, remove it from the mold, place in the tub, and enjoy!
Recipe by Soap Queen at https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/karma-bath-bomb-tutorial/