Bath Bombs Round #2! Score? Bath Bombs zero, me FIVE!! I am smashing them now! Well, not literally, as that would be counter productive now wouldn’t it? But check these out!!
The mixture still wasn’t 100% here as the Purple ones have surface cracks and the orangey ones have cracked all along the seams. But still, it was enough to get my hopes up to continue, and continue I did!
Ok, so not everything was smooth sailing. As I made minor tweaks to the recipe, I had some that just wouldn’t stick. These are actually bubble bombs as well for memory, which adds a further element of difficulty as the mixture is generally wetter than bath bombs. But I did have my first play with a double colour bomb! You can see how mixed the two colours are however – there were quite a few failures which caused everything to become blended towards the end.
The Pink ones started off perfectly, even with a double colour bomb! But as the mixture tried out, they went back to the two halves not sticking together. Unfortunately I was on a slight time limit so just used a flat mold for the rest.
The Green and Red however were done with no time limit so I was able to spray some added moisture to keep going. The last bomb, well, he got a little too much moisture. Not only did it try escaping the mold, it then melted into a flat mushy mess. He can be the ‘road kill’ bath bomb.
But then … something happened. I had gone to bed the night before still slightly frustrated, but closer to getting it, and as a result, more determined. The next morning, everything just fell into place! It was like a lightbulb went off and after mixing up another batch, I realised that THIS was the feeling everyone tries to describe in the ‘how to many bath bomb’ guides. And now I know why it’s so hard to describe verbally!! That not too wet, feels like wet sand, sort of like snow, perfect bath bomb texture. I got it, it made sense. All of a sudden everything just felt … right.
Oooooooh yeeeeeeah! CHECK. THESE. OUT!
Yeah-heh-heh baby! By the end of the day I was not only doing multiple colours, I was doing EMBEDS!! Hearts and Sprinkles and perfection, oh my! And these are mini-bombs too, about the size of a ping pong ball. So while supposedly easier to work with due to less mass needing to be held together, it was harder to do the embeds as I was working with such a small ball.
So far, two days later, these haven’t cracked! They still look good and I think I have finally found my workable recipe. Huzzah!
Once I got these two batches done, I fell in a heap. I was DONE with bath bombs for the week. After five days straight of trying to get them to work, I needed a break. The new molds are definitely worth while, and once I worked out the right mixture and feel to it, I could put the hammer away. Yes, at one point I did resort to a hammer to try and get them to stay together!
The real test will be in a few days when I go back and try to make them again. Fingers Crossed!
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