How to Make Rainbow Bar Embeds for Hidden Rainbow Bath Bombs
Have you ever wondered exactly how DIY-ers get their homemade bath bombs to explode with a rainbow of colors? Ready to take your homemade bath bombs to the next step? This tutorial walks you through the steps on how to make rainbow bar embeds for hidden rainbow bath bombs. So you’ll be able to create the colorful, show worthy bath bombs you love!
With the state of the current political climate here in Virginia – THREE scandals! How is that even possible? – I’ve turned to watching funny dog videos on the internet for comic relief. I also completely purged my friends list on facebook. A purge that seemed to be the best recourse, not just to escape unpleasant political events, but also to avoid the daily negativity, drama and downright mean comments people often leave. My friends list is now comprised of just ten people. Those who I am closest with and that mean the most to me.
What remained after the purge however was a surprise. Suddenly I’m now seeing all the pages of inspirational small businesses that I’d forgotten about. Along with a plethora of soapmaking groups that hadn’t shown up in my feed for a very long time. That purge was also how I discovered how to make rainbow embeds for hidden rainbow bath bombs.
This rainbow bar embed recipe (and photos) come courtesy of Clerissa Jakubowski. Not only was she gracious enough to share her recipe in one of the soapmaking groups I’m part of, she also gave me permission to share that same rainbow bar embed recipe with my readers. I won’t lie, her kindness made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And she helped remind me that there are still truly wonderful people in the world. People who actually want to help others without expecting anything in return. I hope you’ll show your thanks to Clerissa by giving her a follow on instagram. Or by supporting her future endeavors.
Rainbow Bar Embed Recipe (for Hidden Rainbow Bath Bombs)
Ingredients (for each color):
125 grams baking soda
125 grams citric acid
1.25 mL distilled water (measured with a graduated transfer pipette)
0.25grams EZ color
1.25 grams almond or coconut oil
1.25 grams cream of tartar
1.25 grams vegetable glycerin
1.25 grams SLSA, optional
The SLSA has NOT been tested in this recipe yet. She was curious to see if it would result in a slower release with more foam. So if you try it before Clerissa has a chance, I’d love for you to share your results in the comments. Additionally all measurements are by weight, with the distilled water being the only exception.
Clerissa also recommends inviting friends over to help with the embeds for your hidden rainbow bath bombs. They can mix each color batch at the same time as one another to prevent premature drying. Alternately, you should wrap each color mixture for the rainbow bar embeds in plastic film wrap as they are made so they don’t dry out before going into the mold.
#1. Using a scale, weigh out the baking soda and cream of tartar. Sift the baking soda and cream of tartar into a bowl. Set aside.
#2. In a separate container, thoroughly mix the EZ color with water.
#3. Now combine the glycerin and the oil of your choice together in another container. Mix to combine, then add the oil and glycerin mixture to the EZ color. Mix well.
#4. Add the EZ color mixture to the container with the baking soda. Then mix thoroughly to bring the color out.
#5. Allow the baking soda and EZ color mixture to dry.
#6. Once the baking soda mixture has dried, weigh out the citric acid and add it to the baking soda. (You’ll want to wear a face mask or respirator for this step. Additionally, if you’d like to include SLSA in your recipe, you would also add the SLSA at the same time as the citric acid.)
#7. Now spritz the mixture twice with 99% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Mix thoroughly, then conduct a drop test. If the clump doesn’t hold together when dropped, then repeat the process until it does.
#8. Place the embed mixture for your hidden rainbow bath bombs.
How to Make Rainbow Bar Embeds
To create the rainbow bar embeds for your hidden rainbow bath bombs, you’ll need to make five batches of the above recipe – one for each color. Here’s how it’s done.
#1. Mix five color embeds (red, yellow, green, blue and purple) in separate bowls, using a different bowl for each color.
#2. Once the colors are ready to go into the mold, layer each color in order (red, yellow, green, blue and purple) in your mold on top of one another. (Neesa recommends using a silicone loaf mold.)
# 3. Allow the rainbow bar embeds for your hidden rainbow bath bombs to dry for 30 minutes.
#4. Very carefully unmold your rainbow bar embed. Then cut the bar into slices. Be careful not to squish the bars.
#5. Now cut the slices you just made in half. Then cut them in half again so you get four rainbow bar embeds per slice.
#6. Allow the rainbow bar embeds to dry overnight. At that time, they are ready to be incorporated into your hidden rainbow bath bomb recipes! To do this, simply place an embed inside of your bath bombs when you are packing them into the mold.
Homemade Bath Bomb Recipes
Following you’ll find a few homemade bath bomb recipes you make. Try one of your rainbow bar embeds inside to create fun hidden rainbow bath bombs!
- Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe
- Easter Egg Fizzing Bath Truffles Recipe
- Fizzing Shamrock Bath Truffles Recipe
- DIY Glitter Cupcake Bath Bombs
- No Fail Coconut Oil Bath Bombs
- Dandelion Bath Bombs Recipe
- DIY Rose Petal Vanilla Bath Bombs
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