Question from Patreon: Are there any green alternatives to SLSa in a bath bomb?

In July’s Q&A on Patreon, Ingrid asked: I’m investigating bath bombs and  more natural alternatives to using SLSa for bubbles. I’ve seen bath bomb ingredients listing decyl glucoside as a foaming agent. It’s also supposed to be a solubiliser. Can I use it (in liquid form) instead of the Polysorbate 85 and SLSa? If not,...

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Weekday Wonderings: How to use a solubilizer or Natrasorb Bath in a bath bomb?

I’m still working through all your comments and messages, so here are a few more… In this post, Back to Basics: Bath bombs, Vintage Blue asked: I have to say after trying so many recipe I absolutely love yours. Now I’d hate to mess with perfection but I gotta ask. If I wanted to add...

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Weekday Wonderings: Is guar gum a good thickener for bath bombs? What’s the science behind bath bombs?

Wow! What a lovely outpouring of concern and help I’ve seen over the last few days. You’ve made amazing suggestions for how I can supplement my income and re-assured me that things happen for a reason. I totally believe they do, and I’m open to what can happen next. Please keep those ideas and thoughts...

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Weekend Wonderings: Modifying bath bombs

In this post on bath bombs, Emily ask: Can you use bio oil instead of vegetable or soy bean oil? Are you referring to this product, Bio-Oil? Yes, you could use any type of oil soluble ingredient or oil in a bath bomb. But I’m wondering why use this ingredient? It’s really really expensive, and...

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Weekend Wonderings: Using corn starch in bath bombs?

In this post, Back to Basics: Bath bombs, Annie asks: I found your link when I was enquiring on Google as to why cornstarch is used. I really couldn’t find a valid reason and didn’t want to waste time and ingredients. I always go to you – my first place to enquire on anything technical...

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