Learning To Make Bath Bombs...About four years ago I stumbled across a bath bomb recipe on the Internet. YUM! I thought, remembering my beloved fuzzy bear soap from childhood. I immediately invested over $100 in supplies and anxiously waited for the UPS man to arrive.
Several days later I set up the KitchenAide mixer my mother-in-law had given me many years before as a wedding gift (and which I had never used!). Back then I made everything from my home kitchen. I followed the recipe perfectly, heeding their warnings that the mix can be set off with inaccurate measurements. I mixed the dry ingredients and set the mixer to slow, then mixed the wet ingredients separately...confident I'd find success because I had ordered the exact ingredients in the recipe from the company who gave me the recipe. I then quickly dumped the wet into the dry, ramping my mixer up to full speed to avoid setting off the mix.
WHAM!! My kitchen was suddenly COVERED in white dust from the dry ingredients. Coughing and Hacking, my face white with powder (I hadn't used a face mask or goggles either!) I backed away, recovered and came back to the mixer to find the mix had been set off!!
When you use one of our little bath bombs they come to you dry and hard. When you set off five pounds of mix in production it turns to foam, fizzing and spewing forth like an ooze monster. The foaming bath mix quickly foamed up and over the mixing bowl, down the counter, over the edge, down the front of my kitchen cabinets and onto the floor. On the opposite side, it was actually crawling UP my wall toward the electrical sockets. I yanked the plug hard, slamming my elbow into the mixer hard enough to cause the heavy mixer to fly off the cabinet onto my foot..breaking a toe! Jumping up and down I notice my Himilayan cat, Theo, licking the mix. I grab Theo, flinging him into the living room, come back into the kitchen only to SLIP ON THE MIX and land flat on my back covered in Margarita scented bath bomb foam! Our house smelled like Margarita mix for at least two weeks after that.
|My favorite bath bombs are these huge bombs but no customers wanted to pay $5 for a single bomb...this pic makes me think we might have to make some for the Christmas season!|
|The original offender.|