Making bath bombs in wet, rainy weather can be so frustrating! If you live in an area with constant high humidity, then you’ll need a recipe that can hang day in and day out without failing, warting, cracking or crumbling.
I make bath bombs in the rain. Not out in the rain per se, but it will for sure be raining outside, and there’s me inside making bath bombs like a boss. If I had to wait for the humidity to drop, then I would just be making soap. Living on the Gulf Coast of Texas is bad enough. We have hurricanes and a tropical climate that is oppressive. You can step outside and immediately be drenched in sweat from the 80-90% humidity we face nearly year round. I seriously have questions about the people who decided to drain a swamp, build a city, then name it Houston. I have even more questions about the people who decided to stay here before the advent of air conditioning. But I digress.
My original recipe was much simpler and a gift from my friend who made bath bombs that I loved. The problem was, she lives in an arid climate and the recipe wouldn’t work for me. The bath bombs cracked and turned to piles of fragrant dust. This started the journey of a thousand notebooks. Well, maybe not that many, but there were definitely pages and pages of notes as I tweaked this recipe out. There were certain elements I wanted to include. I loved the way Kaolin clay felt in the water. There were certain standards I wanted to meet. I wanted bath bombs that really lasted a long time. And above all, I needed them to work. All the time. Every time. Rain or shine. And they do!
I make these bath bombs all the time in humidity at 70% and above! Hopefully they will help others who live in wet swampy environments as well!
Because of the unique formulation, very little binder is needed and the batches won’t dry out mid-process, even when making multi colored bath bombs, however, they still dry rock hard!
Many people have commented on this while watching me (Robyn) make bath bombs live, and this recipe has been requested over and over… so here it is! We hope you enjoy making with it and please share your creations with us in the Bath Fizz and Foam Facebook Group.