Tuesday Takeover - Beauty By Geeks.

12 November 2013

Hello lovelies, I have a very exciting post for you all today, another Christmas twist and posted by the lovely Beauty By The Geeks. 




BATH
BOMB
 BONANZA

Creating your own presents for Christmas not only saves money but shows that you’ve made an effort and thought about your loved ones!! This bath bomb recipe is one us geeks love! Plus they are super easy to make, follow our recipe below to make your own gorgeous gifts!
Dry ingredients
50g Baking Soda
25g Powdered Citric Acid
25g Corn Flour
25g Coarse Sea Salt
A Sprinkling of Glitter!!

Weigh all these and then mix up in a bowl. Use a whisk or a fork to break up any lumps.
Wet Ingredients
1 tbsp. water
½ tbsp. almond oil
Around 5 drops of food colouring
Around 5 drops of Cinnamon essence

Make the ingredients up into a spray bottle. Spray around 1 quarter of the volume evenly over the surface of the dry ingredients in the bowl and mix with a whisk or a fork. Add the other quarters and mix in turn.
It’s all in the consistency!
The consistency is a bit of an art form! The mix should still appear dry, but you should be able to crush it together to form a solid (if slightly crumbly) lump. If it’s too crumbly or too wet then they won’t set properly! Once you think you’ve cracked the consistency, press the mixture into an ice cube tray and leave to set over night.
The science behind the ballistics
Were all familiar with the satisfying cloud of bubbles that come from a bath bomb after it has splashed into the water. The fizzing, also known as effervescence, is gas being realised from an acid-alkali reaction between two of the ingredients in the bath bomb! The endothermic reaction occurs and the bath bomb dissolves into the water amidst the bubbles, releasing the other ingredients in the bath bomb. The almond oil is released into the water to help moisturise our skin while we soak in the bath, while the sea salts are freed to exfoliate. Cinnamon essence is for fragrance, helping to create a warming aroma, perfect for a cosy night in!
These bath bombs are fantastic stocking fillers, can be hung on the Christmas tree or even just given as presents! Dress them up with cellophane and ribbon and either use stickers (like us geeks,) or write your own personal greeting on the cellophane with coloured permanent marker!
 
For more DIY products, or too find out about the science behind your favourite beauty products head to www.beautybythegeeks.com
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Thank you very much Beauty Geeks for your take over, a great idea for a Christmas treat or a fun idea to get the girls round to make bath bombs with some wine maybe. Check out there blog they have amazing DIY projects and very interesting facts about beauty. 

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