Empty plastic eggs (I got mine at the local dollar store)
In a large bowl, combine the citric acid and sodium bicarbonate by mixing with a whisk or large spoon. Alternatively, you can used your gloved hand. Just like baking, it is important to mix the dry ingredients before the wet ingredients. Divide the mixture evenly into two bowls.
Add coloring as desired – I chose pastel colors for this project. If you use mica, remember to use a teaspoon of Polysorbate 80 – this is an emulsifier and will keep the color from staining you or your tub. Mix until the coloring is evenly distributed.
Once the dry mix is ready to go, add the fragrance oil and sweet almond oil. Mix, mix, mix! Spritz witch hazel into the mixture as needed until the consistency is that of wet sand. You should be able to clump this mixture in your hand without it falling apart.
Layer the colors as you loosely pack the mixture into the mold, leaving the top of each side of the mold heaping with mixture. This will allow the bath bomb to fully form when you press the two sides of the mold together. There may be some trial and error in this – don’t give up! Sometimes this takes a little patience and practice.
Place the mold in your hand and gently remove the top. Turn the bath bomb over and remove the remaining half. Allow to dry overnight. Enjoy!
These bars are really out of this world! This recipe is so simple and you can use just about any color re-batch (leftover) soap bars. This past week I made Valentine’s soap, needless to say, I had plenty of pink and purple leftover. Re-batching is the simplest way to create something beautiful and unique. Let’s get started, shall we?
Step 1: Cut Clear Organic SFIC (all natural) Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base into small chunks and add 1/4 tsp Matte Black Oxide Pigment Powder. If using the microwave method, heat on high at 30 second intervals. Continue melting until the soap base is completely melted. Add, 7-10 drops of fragrance oil. I choose Be Enchanted Fragrance Oil. This scent definitely smells enchanting. Slowly pour hot soap mixture into a silicon soap loaf pan. Small bubbles may begin to appear, simply spray a spritz of rubbing alcohol on top of your soap loaf.
Step 2: Cut your re-batch soap into different size pieces, lengths or shavings. Drop into the soap mixture. Some pieces will sink down, others may float. The different sizes, shapes and placement will give the finished soap loaf a really unique look once sliced. Step 3: Once soap loaf has hardened, remove from silicon loaf pan and slice into desired size. I used a crinkle cutter for that extra pizzazz. This soap loaf is really “out of this world!” Enjoy!
I wanted to incorporate all colors of the rainbow in this special confetti soap. My favorite part about doing this type of soap is that you never quite know what you’ll get until you begin slicing the bars of soap. This recipe is a little more time-consuming than most because it includes many colors. Alternatively, this recipe provides a great opportunity to use up any leftover soap ends or scraps!
I chose these two soap bases because the Crystal Clear soap will allow the brilliance of the color blocks to come through, while the opaque Cocoa Butter soap base provides excellent moisturization.
Begin by cutting the clear soap into uniform sized cubes. This process will take a bit of time, as it requires melting down six individual colors and pouring them into the block cavities of the soap mold.
Separate each bar of clear soap base into four parts. Using half of the remaining clear soap base, cut in half and quarter. We now have enough soap to make six colors.
Quarter each color block and place one quarter into each container of 0.25 lb soap. Microwave for 45 seconds, stir, and then microwave an additional 45 seconds until completely melted. Pour the soap into the cavity of the soap mold, spray with alcohol, and repeat with each color until complete.
Allow the soap blocks to cool thoroughly before unmolding.
After removing the soap from the mold, I grated each color into a big bowl. Don’t forget to wear gloves – this can get messy! As always, please use extra care and caution when using the grater. (You can pick one up at your local dollar store for $1)
Now that I’ve got all the preparation complete, it’s time to make the loaf! After cubing the white soap and microwaving on 45 second increments until liquified, it is time to add fragrance.
How could I not choose our Rainbow’s End (our version) fragrance oil for this soap? It is a soft, fresh delightful scent and will not discolor the white soap. This makes a nice unisex fragrance.
It’s time to pour the soap! With the colored “confetti” soap nearby, pour the scented white soap into the mold. After the mold is approximately ¾ full, spray with alcohol and start grabbing handfuls of colored soap confetti and start sprinkling it in! Use as much or as little as you’d like. Be sure the spray the top of the soap with alcohol one more time once you’ve added the confetti.
Allow the loaf of soap to cool completely for at least 12 hours. Once unmolded, it will look something like this!