Minty Bath Bombs by rqy18723


									                    Minty Bath Bombs
You will need:

     Food colouring
     Chopped mint
     Sweet almond oil
     150g Bicarbonate of Soda
     50g Citric Acid (you can buy this from your local
     Sieve
     2 large mixing bowls
     1 small glass jar
     Rubber gloves
     Spoon
     Old fairy cake tray (you won’t want to make cakes in it
      again after this!)

Note: Citric acid can irritate your eyes and skin, and also the
lining of your lungs if you inhale it. Wash your hands carefully
after you have used it. If you get any in your eyes rinse well
with cold water.

What to do:

  1. Pour a small amount of the sweet almond oil onto a sheet
     of greaseproof paper. Use this paper to grease the sides
     and bases of a large fairy cake tray.
  2. Into a large bowl sieve all the citric acid and bicarbonate
     of soda. Mix the ingredients together well to form the
     base mixture.
  3. Add a handful of chopped mint and stir thoroughly.
  4. Take about half a cup of this mixture and put it into
     another bowl, setting it aside. This will make one or two
     bath bombs (depending on the size of the dimples in your
     fairy cake tray).
  5. In a small glass jar, mix together 6 drops of lavender oil,
      5 teaspoons of sweet almond oil and about 10 drops of
      your favourite food colouring.
  6. Put on rubber gloves and gradually pour the liquid from
      the jar into the half cup of base mixture.
  7. Use your gloved hands to quickly mix it all together. The
      mixture will be ready when it stays together in your
      hands without easily crumbling.
  8. Use a spoon to fill a mould with the mixture. Press it
      down firmly.
  9. Leave the bombs to set in the mould overnight.
  10.       The next day, carefully up-end the moulds on a flat
      surface to release your bath bombs.
  11. Run a bath, get in and drop a bomb. Watch it fizz!

Information from Planet Science: What’s going on?

The citric acid reacts with the bicarbonate of soda producing
thousands of bubbles of carbon dioxide, which makes it fizz!

The sweet almond oil helps to keep the bicarbonate of soda and
citric acid powders together. When the bomb reacts in your
bath, the oil will form a thin layer on your skin which can help
to moisturise it.

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