A 411 on How to Make Your Very Own Bath Bombs

Article by Deina Ida Blancaflor / Photos by Eunick Nobe / Graphics by Verna Sevilla

The beauty of art is that it works in mysterious ways. It’s a form of expression – a hobby, a profession… but for soaper mom Mary, it’s what has kept her going through the years.

When Mary closed her frozen meat products business, it was hard to just keep still as a stay-at-home mom. With free time on her hands and determination to go with it, what started out as a hobby instantly became a business and passion project for this girl boss. Hence, in the middle of making soap one solemn night, with Maria Callas singing in the background, The Soapranos was born.

The Soapranos’ humble beginnings started out with soaps. Mompreneur Mary guarantees that all her products are made with 100% all-natural ingredients, perfect for all skin types and ages. To this day, the brand has expanded to mists, salves, scrubs, and today’s trend: bath bombs!

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Keeping up with the trend, here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to create your very own bath bombs:

For this tutorial, we made a two-toned bubble gum bath bomb:

1. Prepare the ingredients:

You will need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Citric Acid
  • Oil
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Witch Hazel
  • Different kinds of mold
  • Sifter
  • Containers/Bowls
  • Gloves
  • Colorants
  • Scent

Pro tip #1: Scout for the cheapest ingredients. The Php20 baking soda versus the expensive? Branded ones will just produce similar results.

2. Start with the dry ingredients! Sift the baking soda and citric acid.

You may start with two and a half (2 1/2) cups of baking soda. Sift them to remove the clumps. Do the same with one cup of citric acid right after. If you have nail polish on, use gloves as the acid might strip off your polish.

3. Add in clay and powder additive.

One teaspoon of clay is enough to make your bath bombs extra hard. The powder additive (we used oatmeal for this one) is good for dry and sensitive skin.

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4. Mix them together.

Dig in and make sure that they’re all mixed together well!

5. Divide the mixture into two.

Since we’re making a two-toned bath bomb, we divided the mixed ingredients by putting them into two separate bowls.

6. Add the colorants!

Next, we add the colorants for these two mixtures. We used rose and cerulean blue for our bath bomb.

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