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Cute bee bear with honey bath bombs in basket image.

Honey Bath Bomb-How to Recipe

Charlotte Anderson @ Carolina Honeybees, LLC
Step by step instructions to create your own honey bath bombs right at home.
5 from 3 votes

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  • Get a large bowl and mix the dry ingredients together.  If there are any lumps, use a spatula or spoon to break them up. You can use your fingers but the citric acid may ruin your manicure. (Gloves?)
    This needs to be a large bowl because we will need to mix these ingredients well.
    Large red bowl with all dry ingredients from bath bomb tutorial image.
  • Melt the cocoa butter in a small double boiler or in a microwave safe container.
    Cocoa butter melting in pan image.
  • Combine cocoa butter, coconut oil, polysorbate 80 , liquid colorant, and fragrance oil together. Gently stir to mix all the liquids together.
    I used 15 drops of the yellow colorant in the mix.
    Stirring the liquid parts of honey bath bomb recipe in a bowl image.
  • Once the liquids are combined, add them to the dry ingredients.  I like to use my hands to thoroughly mix all these together.  We want a smooth mixture with no lumps or clumps.
    You can just sprinkle the honey powder across the mixture.
    Mixing all ingredients for honey bath bombs in bowl image.
  • Getting the just right consistency can involve a bit of trial and error.  Pick up a handful and gently squeeze.  We want it to feel like wet sand and hold its shape when we release our fingers.
    Mixture for honey bath bombs at a wet sand consistency image.
  • Once the proper moisture level is achieved, it is time to work with the molds.  Each mold has 2 parts so you can create the round ball shape.
    Fill the two halves with you honey bath bomb recipe mix, gently press it into the mold but do not pack.
    In the center section of each mold half, mound up a little extra mix.  Clean the seams along the edges of the mold parts to wipe away any crumbs.
    Using gloves to press bath mix into mold image.
  • Now it is time to gently push the 2 halves of your bath bomb molds together.  Do not put pressure on the round parts of the mold. 
    These things are sometimes rather delicate. Instead, put pressure on the edges or seams to fit them together. You do not have to use a lot of force.
    Metal bath bomb mold 2 parts image.
  • There are 2 different ways to handle the time in the mold.
    (Option #1) Fill all the molds. Allow them to sit and harden in the mold for at least 24 hours.  You can use rubber bands to hold them together.
    (Option #2) Some crafters prefer to leave the bath bombs in the mold for a much shorter time - either a few minutes up to an hour.
    Then they remove them and gently place in a lined muffin tin for complete drying. I prefer this method as it can be "a pill" to get them out.
    Wet just formed honey bath bomb image.

Notes

  • After your honey bath bombs are dry.  Store them in an air tight bag of container - they will absorb moisture.
  • For the best product - let them dry for several days before use.
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