How to make geysers (bath bombs) out of cornstarch
Bath bombs (popularly known as geysers) can be prepared easily and quickly from inexpensive and readily available ingredients. Fragrant bubbling balls in the bathroom is appealing to everyone – children and adults will love to use bath bombs as they bathe everyday.
- Baking soda – 4 tbsp
- Citric acid – 2 tbsp
- Cornstarch – 3 tbsp
- Sweet almond oil or any other type of oil – 2 tbsp
- Perfume or essential oil
- Food or cosmetic coloring
Measure your powdered ingredients carefully – baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch. Citric acid must be pre ground in a coffee grinder.
Mix all powdered ingredients until smooth blend.
Add the selected oil (sweet almond, olive, peach kernel or any other).
One more time thoroughly mix everything by hand until smooth blend.
You should get a homogeneous mass which is similar in consistency with wet sand. Compress mass by hand; it should not crumble and must holds its shape.
Fill your molds firmly with the mixture.
Once the two halves of the molds are filled, pour a heaped mixture to provide a tighter grip between the two halves.
Strongly press the two halves of the molds together for 15-20 seconds.
Carefully remove the top half and then the lower half of the molds. The finished bath bombs should be left to dry for 1 day.
Add coconut flavor, if you want to make white coconut bombs.
To make colored bath bombs, use pre-painted food or cosmetic dyes or soda.
You can make a striped bomb, spreading mixture of color layers.
The most important thing is to make a well compacted mixture in the mold, so that the finished bombs will not collapse.
Experimenting with dyes and fragrances or essential oils you can get a huge variety of bath bombs.
You can bathe every day with a bath bomb with a new flavor.
Geysers with cornstarch during bathing are perfect for caring of skin. They softens it, and makes skin velvety. It also eliminates dryness and flaking.
- When you mill citric acid in a coffee grinder, wear masks and protective face covering since this chemical is an eye irritant.
- Store bath bombs in tightly wrapped plastic and keep away from moisture.
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