What Is A Bath Bomb?

Have you ever wondered what a bath bomb actually is? Maybe you’ve only ever heard the term.

Well, a bath bomb is actually a hard-packed mixture of chemicals which releases a gas when in an aqueous solution (such as water) and the release of gas results in a foaming or fizzing. They will add scent and colour to bathwater Neutral-handmade USA Gift Idea B07HQS94KN.

The primary ingredients in bath bombs, are a weak acid and a bicarbonate base, the most common chemical mixture would be citric acid and sodium bicarbonate. These are completely unreactive when dry but vigorously react when dissolved in water to produce the fizzing characteristic over a period of several minutes, this fizzing will produce carbon dioxide bubbles on the bathers’ skin which gives them a tickling sensation that some find pleasant and will usually give that reason about why they use bath bombs.

Other ingredients added to them will vary considerably to give them different scents and colours, such ingredients are essential oils which will give the water a pleasant fragrance, you can also add solid objects to them such as glitter.

Bath bombs are more commonly known to be in a spherical shape (generally cut into two halves), but they can be found in different shapes, such as tablets or lumps. Many shops will offer a wide variety, but you can also make them at home.

In order to create your own, at home, you will need ingredients such as, citric acid, baking soda, witch hazel, any colouring of your choice and any fragrance oil of your choice, along with a dome-shaped mold.

You would need to blend (extensively, in order not to get a grainy bomb) the citric acid and baking soda (1 part citric acid to 2 parts baking soda…1 part being 1 cup).

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