What's In This Bath Bomb?
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) is used in combination with citric acid to make bath bombs fizz (effervesce). When mixed with powdered citric acid and water the baking soda emits carbon dioxide. This bath bomb will create beautiful fizzy bubbles in your bath tub as soon as it hits the water. Sodium Bicarbonate is known as Baking Soda because this ‘fizzing’ reaction is the same reaction that causes bread dough to rise.
Citric acid occurs naturally in citrus fruit and is found in many different types of food and drink. As mentioned previously, the citric acid combines with the sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda) to create the fizz.
Corn Starch is an edible powder used in baking, sauces, soups, gravy etc. In bath bombs it acts as a filler when combined with the baking soda and citric acid.
Cocoa butter is an edible fat extracted from cocoa beans. As well as being used to make chocolate it is a common ingredient in soap and bath bombs. Its scent is that of cocoa and just like other fatty-acid oils it is beneficial to your skin.
Coconut oil is fantastic for your skin which makes it a very popular ingredient in bath bombs. It is highly moisturising and will help to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth.
The decoration on this bath bomb was made from sugar.
As the scent of this bath bomb cannot be found naturally on its own it is made using a combination of essential oils or perfumes or other additives in very small quantities to create the perfect scent for this bath bomb.