Pink is always in season!
Each of our bath bombs are uniquely designed and handcrafted with care and our "Sea Anemone" bath bomb is particularly special! Hibiscus is most popularly known as a beautiful bright flower found in tropical and subtropical regions. However, hibiscus flowers are also commonly used in teas and can help with weight loss and stomach aches. We are going to provide a step-by-step overview of how we make our hibiscus bath bomb.
Sea Anemone Fun Facts: The sea anemone gets its name after the terrestrial anemone flower that looks similar to this creature. They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes and prefer the warm coastal waters of the tropics. Some species have even adapted to the frigid waters of the Arctic!
The first step to making all our bath bombs is measuring, sifting, and combining our dry ingredients. Our basic ingredients include baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, and kaolin clay. In our "Sea Anemone" bath bomb, we add organic hibiscus powder, which helps naturally dye the bath bomb pink, and adds a tangy berry fragrance to the bath water. Hibiscus has many anti-aging skin benefits, including assisting with collagen production and relieving inflammation to produce younger, healthier skin! Some call hibiscus a "natural Botox" because it also breaks down dead skin cells and can control breakouts.
For the next step in our process, we measure our wet ingredients, which for this bath bomb is organic coconut oil. Although "Sea Anemone" does not contain any essential oil, the aroma and therapeutic benefits come naturally from the hibiscus powder and dried petals!
Then, we put our "chemist" hat on and carefully combine our ingredients. Combining the dry and wet ingredients is the most vital and time-consuming stage. Bath bombs are meant to activate in your bathtub and not a moment sooner. Therefore, it is important to slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients without prematurely activating the batch- or else there is no saving it!
Once the ingredients are combined, we sprinkle dried hibiscus flowers in the bottom of the mold. These flowers will beautifully float in your bath water as you soak. We then sprinkle more of the mix, add the top of the other half of the mold and press down (or as we like to call, "Hulk Smash"). We repeat this step multiple times until the bowl is empty and we have a full rack of bath bombs drying.
For the final step, we allow the bath bombs to dry in a humidity-controlled environment. After a couple days of drying, they are all set to be packaged for delivery and dropped in your tub!
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how we make our "Sea Anemone" bath bomb on our YouTube channel.