Bath Bomb Embeds

Bath Bomb Adventures Part II. Making Embeds.

If you had just started your bath bomb journey then oftentimes the terms used in the bath and body community can be quite confusing. Blooming, embeds, dyes, lakes, assessments, BS, KL, bubble frosting, and this list goes on and on.

So let me make your life just a little bit easier by teaching you how to make bath bomb embeds.

Bath bomb embeds are a great way to bring your bath bombs to the next level of excitement. They’re most of the time very vibrant mini-bath bombs made with just a few ingredients and placed inside your bath bomb for a few purposes:
– extra color kick
– extra fizz
– help your bath bomb to spin
– can color bath bomb foam
– make your bath bomb float faster


What colorants should I use for my bath bomb embeds?

I recommend going with water-soluble dyes. They’re super potent, they don’t stain your bathtub, and dyes also offer a great color pay-off.

My second choice would be lakes. They’re oil soluble so it’s recommended to use Polysorbate 80 to disperse these colorants.

If you want your embeds color to stay on top of the water and color the foam then you should include Glycerin in your recipe (as do I).

Basic Embed Recipe
100g Baking Soda
100g Citric Acid
colorant of choice
water or alcohol to bind the mixture
*you can also include a small amount of oil

My Embed Recipe with Glycerine #1
100g Baking Soda
100g Citric Acid
2g kaolin Clay or Cream of Tartar

0.2g water-soluble dye
1.5g hot water (if you use lakes then your water doesn’t have to be hot)
0.3-0.4 g Glycerin

My Embed Recipe with Glycerine and SLSA#2

100g Baking Soda
100g Citric Acid
2g kaolin Clay or Cream of Tartar
2g SLSA (you can also use SCI – Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate)

0.2g water-soluble dye
1.5g hot water (if you use lakes then your water doesn’t have to be hot)
0.3-0.4 g Glycerin

*SLSA helps to slow down the fizz and creates foam and bubbles

what molds should I use?
1. Silicone Mini Ice Cube Trays. I got mine on Amazon, they are very affordable and come in a pack of 3.

2. Bath Bomb Embed Making Grid. I don’t have one but I’ve seen these on auroradyz.

3. Measuring Spoons

4. If you don’t want to use molds you can layer your bath bomb embed batch into a baking tray or a plastic container and cut it into cubes with a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Mix your dye with water rand glycerine and mix until no clumps of colorant are left.

2. Weigh your baking soda and kaolin clay and add your dye mixture to your dry ingredients and mix very throughly.

3. Add your citric acid and mix well. If you see that your mixture is too dry then give it a few spritzes of 70% alcohol.

4. Mold your embeds! I use a mini ice cube tray. You have to pack it very tightly so your embeds don’t crumble and fall apart.

5. Leave your embeds to dry for about 5 minutes and unmold them by pulling and stretching your mold.

6. Once your embeds are completely dry you can use them in your bath bombs. You can store them in airtight containers or ziplock bags.

Here’s a video tutorial on my Youtube channel on making embeds.

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