Our best selling bath bomb 7 years straight!
The moisturizing butter bath bomb was our top seller at FizzButter for 7 years straight. I am so pleased to share the master recipe with you so you can make it your own with your own choices of butters and oils!
Butter Bombs vs. Bubble Bombs
First, bath bombs fall into two broad categories: moisturizing bath bombs (butter bombs) vs. bath bombs that bubble (floating bath bombs). So, if you prefer bubbles go to our floating Bubble Bath Bomb Recipe or Bubble Bar Recipe (solid bubble bath recipe).
Who needs a butter bath bomb?
People with dry skin love moisturizing bath bombs. In fact, during a warm bath your open pores drink in the luscious butters and oils. I developed this formula because I had cracked, alligator feet. Not anymore!
Don’t like putting on lotion after a bath?
No problem! Use a moisturizing butter bomb!
Use your favorite Butter combo
From the beginning, our master formula included shea butter. If I was still manufacturing today, I would use shea. In my opinion, shea is the king of butters and the cornerstone of any butter combination.
Citric Acid – Ingredient Spotlight
Citric acid can be coarse or fine grain. In addition, grain size does make a difference in the finished product. If you use a small grain citric acid, like Milliard, you will get a harder bath bomb with a smoother surface.
Note: Fine grain will clump if exposed to humidity so be sure to store it in a tightly closed bag.
Butter Bath Bomb Recipe Master
Recipe author: FizzButter
Yield: 7 Jumbo or 14 small bath bombs.
Prep time: 15 minutes
NOTE: INGREDIENT NAMES LINKED TO VENDORS FOR EASY PURCHASE.
- 2 cups of Citric Acid
- 4 cups Baking Soda
- 1/3 cup Epsom Salt
- 2 T Shea Butter
- 2 T Grape Seed Oil
- 1/2 t Wilton Gel Colorant
- 1 T Fragrance or Essential Oil
- 1/2 T cold water
- Round Stainless Steel Molds
Mix your Dry Ingredients plus Oils
- Get a medium mixing bowl.
- Mix together: Baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, melted shea butter, grapeseed oil, color, and fragrance.
Mix cold water into your dry mixture
Mold your Bath Bombs
Cure your Bath Bombs like a Pro
- Bath bombs cure best from 60-80 degrees. In fact, the cooler, the faster and better they cure.
- Do not put them in a high humidity area as it could cause pimpling on the surface of the fizzy.
- They really should not be packaged for 48 hours. Even if they look dry on the outside, there is usually still moisture in the middle.
- Never cure them or store them in direct sunlight.
Have I added too much water?
If you added too much water the bomb may stick to the mold so bad that it won’t come out. You want the mix to be slightly damp, not wet. After you unmold, it should hold it’s shape and not flatten out on the bottom after a few minutes.
Have I used enough water?
If the mix is sandy and doesn’t hold together enough to mold, it is likely you need to add a little bit of water. Be careful to just add a little at a time.
Have I undermixed my wet/dry mix?
You can tell if you undermixed if you get warts on your bath bombs as they sit and cure. It usually shows up very fast. You usually cannot redo them at this point, so just let them cure and use them anyway.
If you add SLSA to this master recipe, it will emulsify the butters which does two things:
- Suspends the butter so it won’t stick to the side of the tub.
- Makes the bath bomb less moisturizing.
Note: In our best selling butter bath bomb, we wanted full-on, messy butter because there is nothing like it for dry skin. If you don’t want that, simply add 1TB SLSA COARSE to this master recipe.