Posted by on 3/24/2020 to Let's Talk DIY & Crafts!
Sweet Smell of Orange Essential Oil: Orange Bath Bomb Recipe
Orange essential oil is one of my favorite scents to use in many bath and beauty products. The smell of it just makes me happy. What better way to relax and get in a great mood then soaking in a bath bomb infused with the sweet smell of orange!
According to Healthline.com orange essential oil is commonly used for lifting your mood, treating skin conditions like acne and even helping to relieve inflammation and an upset stomach.
While many essential oils continue to need more research, certain essential oils and aroma's like orange instantly make me feel more relaxed and at ease.
Tip: This is a great Fall Bath bomb. Buy a Pumpkin Mold and you can make orange scented pumpkin bath bombs with this same recipe.
The Orange Bath bomb!
Supplies you will need:
- Bath bomb mold (3-4 oz. stainless steel round mold)
- Measuring Cups/Spoons
- Mixing Bowl(s)
- Spray Bottle with half Water/Alcohol mixture
- Face Mask
Ingredients: (Most common ingredients review)
- Baking Soda: 2 Cups
- Citric Acid: 1 Cup
- Epsom Salt: 1/2 Cup
- Corn Starch: 1/4 Cup
- Cream of Tartar: 1 TBSP
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA): 1 TBSP
- Orange Mica Powder: 1 tsp
- Grape-seed Oil: 1 tsp
- Polysorbate 80: 1 tsp
- Orange Essential Oil: 25 Drops
Orange Bath Bomb Recipe
Step 1 (Let's Mix):
The first step is to take all of your dry ingredients that you have measured and assembled and mix them together. These ingredients should include your baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, SLSA, cream of tartar, corn starch and mica powder of choice.
We really stress that you purchase fine grain citric acid and use powdered mica colorant (from a reputable brand) when assembling bath bombs.
Step 2 (Mix Again):
Now it's time to mix your wet ingredients. Make sure to have all of your ingredients measured out. It's important to be precise with these mixtures. The wet ingredients should include your polysorbate 80, orange essential oil and carrier oil (grape-seed oil).
Step 3 (Combine):
It's now time to combine your ingredients into one mixture and to start to get that consistency to mold. Pour your wet into your dry and start to mix.
You can use your hand or a stand mixture. If you are making a large batch, doubling or even tripling the size of this recipe, a hand or stand mixture may work better. For small batches, I prefer to use my hands.
I also like feeling the texture and consistency as I go along, as this is key component in being able to create a solid bath bomb that holds together!
Step 4 (Not quite there yet):
At this point, your mixture should still be a little dry to mold. In comes your 50% water/alcohol mixture and spray bottle. Spritz the mixture 3-5 times and start to mix right away.
Step 5 (Squeeze & Drop Test):
It's now time to test your mixture. The best way I can explain to do this is after your have sprayed your mixture a few time, grab a handful of mix. Squeeze it hard in your hand and then drop it back into your bowl from about 6-8 inches above the bowl. If it stays together it is ready to mold, if not repeat step 4.
Step 6 (Almost There):
Now take your mold and overfill each side of the mold.
Tip: If you overfill each side and then press one of your fingers into one side, it crates an air pocket in your final product and helps it to spin.
Step 7 (Use Those Muscles):
Press each side together tightly for 5 - 10 seconds.
Step 8 (Unveil):
Tap on the top and bottom of the mold with a wooden spoon, then proceed to take the top half off.
Tip the bottom half into your hand and let the bath bomb fall into you hand.
Step 9 (Dry Time):
Place your newly created orange bath bomb on something soft, like egg carton foam. Allow to dry 24 hours, and then enjoy in a warm bath.
.... and that's all you have to do to enjoy your very own orange colored and orange fragrance bath bomb. You can adjust your colorant and fragrance a little as desired.
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