The Making Of Bath Bombs With Rings Inside Them:
Bath bombs with rings inside. What a creative concept and one that has taken off in the bath bomb world.
From making bath bombs for personal use to entrepreneurs taking on this idea, what another fun idea for the bath experience.
Two places to find great bath bombs with jewelry inside:
Furthermore, bath bombs continue to trend because of creative crafters and business’s such as these. Truly, bath bombs have become fun for the whole family.
Surprisingly, placing jewelry inside of bath bombs is not impossible to make at home, either. In fact, we’re going to discuss how to put these fun DIY bath bombs together, within this post.
However, if you haven’t been able to check out these two articles we posted, please head over and check them out at your convenience.
- What Are Bath Bombs: Learn How To Easily Make The Best Bath Bombs You’ve Ever Had!
- Common Bath Bomb Ingredients: Everything You Need To Know!
What will you find in these article?
Not only do we discuss bath bombs in general, and some common ingredients used, but we also provide a can’t miss recipe.
Additionally, you’ll find information on how climate can impact a bath bomb, the drying process, common colorants used and essential oil usage.
As with any bath bomb, perfecting your recipe and the molding of a bath bomb takes practice. For example, understanding how the mixture should feel right before molding. However, it does take some trial and error, having said that.
A piece of advice is to test run a few batches first, get familiar with the ingredients. Then come back to this article and learn the basics for bath bombs with rings, and/or jewelry inside.
However, if you already have a recipe down or have worked with bath bomb mixtures before, then come join the fun, right now!
i. Housing For Bath Bombs With Rings:
One of the benefits to making your own bath bombs with jewelry, is the fun of choosing your own favorite “gems”.
The best way to house your jewelry, in our opinion, is with vending capsules. These capsules serve multiple purposes. Firstly, they protect the ring from getting any sort of wear on them from the mixture.
Secondly, the vending capsules create there own sort of air pocket. If you know anything about making bath bombs, creating pockets of air or imbalances within your molding preparation, can help a bath bomb, spin and float.
Additionally, there are vending capsules in many different sizes, depending on your bath bomb size. They are also widely available, and inexpensive.
Furthermore, these capsules make great additions to your bath bombs when wanting to place other small objects inside, not just jewelry.
ii. Ring(s) For Your Bath Bombs
Next is obviously the rings, on the supply list. These can be found on places like Amazon for a relatively good price and quality. Surely, when making bath bombs, be mindful of the size of jewelry as well.
Ideal events/holidays for ring bath bombs, include:
- Mothers day
- Child’s Birthday
- Bachelorette party
iii. Simple Round Mold:
The most conventional mold in this case, is also probably the best mold. Use a stainless steel round mold. Of course paying attention to size relative to your vending capsule to easily fit within.
You can also find some 3-part molds at places like Cada Molds, they make custom bath bomb molds that are easy to work with.
Bath Bombs With Rings Inside, Recipe:
(Ingredients, Ratios & Steps)
Dry Ingredients (Small Batch)
- 572 grams sodium bicarbonate
- 236 grams citric acid
- Rose Clay: 1-1.5 tsp per cup of baking soda
- 1/2 TBS SLSA (sodium lauryl sulfoacetate)
- 1/8 TBS kaolin clay
- 1/4 TBS cream of tartar
- 1/4 TBS corn starch
- Ground dried rose petals
- 1/2 TBS sweet almond oil
- 1/4 TBS avocado oil
- 1/8 apricot oil
- 1/2 TBS polysorbate 80
- Rose Geranium essential oil: 10 drops
- Clary Sage essential oil: 5 drops
- Lavender essential oil: 5 drops
- Witch Hazel: 3-5 sprays
Note: Since we are using clay as a colorant (rose clay), you could disregard the kaolin clay. It’s personal preference. This will not affect end product to much.
Directions For Bath Bombs With Rings Inside:
Step 1: Dry Ingredients (-) Citric Acid
Firstly, add all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. This will include baking soda, SLSA, cornstarch, cream of tartar, and kaolin clay. Of course, make sure to sift the dry ingredients, getting out any clumps.
Also, do not add the citric acid at this time, as it could react when the wet ingredients, are added.
Begin to mix, preferably with a stand mixer. Set it low and let it incorporate all your dry ingredients well.
Step 2: Wet Ingredients
Next, add wet ingredients in another small bowl. For example, your sweet almond oil, avocado oil, apricot oil, polysorbate 80, and essential oils.
Afterwards, add this to your dry ingredients and continue to mix.
Step 3: Citric Acid
It’s time to add the citric acid. Again, this is the best time to add the citric acid to avoid any premature reaction between the citric acid & sodium bicarb.
Continue to allow ingredients to mix for several minutes.
Step 4: Prepare Your Surprise
Meanwhile, as the ingredients are mixing, add your ring inside your vending capsule, ensuring the lid is closed tightly.
Step 5: A Quick Drop Test
Once all of your ingredients are mixed together, do a final mix by hand, adding a few spitzes of your witch hazel.
Take a handful of mix, squeeze together and see if it keeps it’s form. This an important part of the process as you don’t want the mix to wet or too dry.
Now, you’ll here about all sorts of consistencies to tell if the mixture is ready to be molded. For example, it should feel like wet sand, damp sand and so on.
However, it’s our belief, the best way to tell if your mixture is just right is with experience or a drop test. Nothing beats experience when working with bath bombs, because they can be so finicky and frustrating.
Again, grab a handful of mix, squeeze it in your hands. Then, drop it from about 6 inches above your mixture. If it holds together, that usually means you’re good to go.
Step 6: Molding
Place your dry rose petals in one half of your mold. Then, simply overfill each of your mold sides, press together tightly. Although you may be tempted to twist as you press the two halves, resist the urge.
You should have enough mixture where the two halves do not touch when pressing together, this will ensure you’ve compacted enough of the mixture.
Step 7: Unmolding
Tap the top half of the mold. Then, flip over and tap the bottom half.
Afterwards, you have two options, leave it in the mold for a few minutes. Secondly, remove and place on a soft material immediately.
Oftentimes, if you’ve gotten your mixture right, you should be able to remove it right away. However, people prefer to let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
Step 8: Drying
If all went well, allow your bath bomb to dry in a low humidity 40-45% room for 48 hours. Then, it’s ready to enjoy!
That’s how you make bath bombs with rings. It becomes more straightforward as you understand and work with your ingredients.
Hopefully you’ll have some fun with this recipe. Keep in mind you can substitute other essential oils or carrier oils as you see fit.
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