Bath Bomb – Green Tea

Lovers of green tea will find this bath bomb recipe irresistible.

Bath Bomb – Green Tea

What you need

1 1/4 cups of Baking soda or Bicarbonate of Soda
1/2 cup of Citric acid
2 tsp of Almond Oil or Apricot kernel oil
1/2 tbs of Water
5 drops of Green food coloring
2 tbs of Green tea leaves

Makes 7 Medium sized Bath Bombs



Instructions

Combine the dry ingredients (except the tea leaves) into a bowl and stir until well mixed. Next drizzle in the almond oil and stir until mixture is moistened. Add more oil and fragrance and stir until well mixed.

Then add the 1/2 tbs of boiling water to the green tea leaves and add to the dry mixture. If mixture is crumbly then add more oil or a dash of water.

Roll the mixture into a ball using your hands or press it into a lightly oiled mold, such as a Bath Bomb mold or a chocolate mold. Let it slip out from the mold.

Put the ball/shape on a sheet of wax paper and leave it to dry till it is hard. It may take several days.

Use 1 bomb per bath.

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Comments

  1. Probably a daft question but does the oil not make the bath very slippery and dangerous?

  2. I love the recipe. I purchased my citric acid from THE DUTCH MERCHANT. A health food store and was able to special order it in bulk. For bath bombs moulds,I use Tiny jello moulds, toy play dishes, muffin pans,hair spray lids, ice cream scooper and leggs eggs.I cut a plastic ball in half and use it .FLIMSEY plastic fruit cut in half would probably work good too. good luck . Ruby S.

  3. you can use Cream of tartar insted of citric acid which is found in health stores or grocery shops

  4. is there anything that i can use insted of molds? i thought of ice cube molds but is like square so… any Ideas

  5. you can get citric acid at places like
    http://goplanetearth.com/bases_citric_acid.html

    it’s the combo baking soda and citric acid that makes the fizzing action..bath bombs aren’t drying since you use oils and such in the bomb it actually has the opposite effect..baking soda is soothing..

  6. Where can you buy citric acid or is there anything you could replace it with?

    Thx. :^)

    Estee + Charlotte <3

  7. @jennie1:
    It’s not the oil, I used Almond oil and got the same result. So I added a ton of vitamin e oil to get it to stay but even that didn’t keep it from crumbling. I just compressed them into the bottom of plastic cups now I’ll have to wait and see if they set.

    Also does the fact that we’re using cirtic acid and baking soda for bath products anerve anyone else? I mean wouldn’t it suck the moisture out of our skin giving the opposite of the desired effect?

  8. HELP as soon as the liquid was added it started to fizz, and it would not stay in a shape, i ended up with a big flat biscuity thing on a tray. i did use sunflower oil instead of almond oil do you think this might be the problem? However i did make another batch but with cream of tarter instead of citric acid and they were great, and stayed in the mould shape they just did not fizz much.

  9. I will use some potbourri rose petals and rose oil.
    Thanks for great tutorial!
    LillySmuul

  10. I love your site!!!!! Its awesome!!!! Danielle

  11. great :) i love green tea, this would be super. will give it a try.

  12. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    Green tea leaves can be bought from your supermarket or health food store. If you can not get loose leaves then open up some tea bags.

  13. Where do you get green tea leaves?

  14. oops,that was my attempt at doubling the bath bomb recipe.The double batch made 28.

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