I love making bombs in my hard plastic bee mold, but wanted to now use Electra, but still get the bee design. I happily saw that it was the same size! Wahoo! I wondered if I could use it as an insert with my new Electra hex mold.
So, I cut it out and it fit perfectly! Wahoo!
Warning: Now, I do have to say…if you use anything other than what comes with your press, you do run a risk of messing something up! Adding your own mold components, using molds that aren’t from the manufacturer…etc. might void your warranty. Do so at your own risk.
This recipe is the basic recipe from Fun in the Tub with some added ground oatmeal, goat milk powder, honey powder and yellow clay.
Honey Oat Bath Bombs
- Baking Soda – 1 cup (250 grams)
- Citric Acid – ½ cup (100 grams)
- Cream of Tartar – 1 tablespoon (12 grams)
- Kaolin Clay – 1 tablespoon (3 grams)
- Corn Starch, Tapioca Starch or Arrowroot Powder – 1 tablespoon (10 grams)
- Ground Oats – 2 tablespoons
- Honey Powder – 1 teaspoon
- Goat Milk Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Yellow Clay – only use enough to color a bit of mixture for the bee insert if you want
- Avocado Oil – 1 teaspoon (5 grams)
- Polysorbate 80 – 1 teaspoon (5 grams)
- Scent – 7 grams
Follow the Basic Bath Bomb Recipe tutorial to combine your ingredients and wet your mixture. This recipe makes four bath bombs. You can double or triple for more!
Our mixture is ready to go!
Let’s press some and see if it works!
Worked beautifully! Jamie has some great videos on working with her shaped molds, but basically to use the hex mold, you fill the mold and pack it. Then the press presses from the top and the bottom to pack your bomb.
The insert didn’t completely fit to the sides of the mold so I did have to clean it up a bit my knocking some mix off around the edges. But not bad!
Then I thought about coloring the bee part yellow. To do this I scooped out a few tablespoons of mixture and colored using yellow clay.
I packed the insert with yellow clay, tightly. Placed it into the hex mold and then packed with the uncolored mixture.
I LOVE the way they came out!
Happy Bath Bomb Making! -Amanda Aaron