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Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Joshua Gray says

    Recipe worked great by using pre-scented Epsom salt but I’m curious what everyone else used for their essential oil amounts?

    • Erin says

      Hi Teri, The most common reason bath bombs expand in the mold (explode) is the mixture is too wet and the fizzing reaction is happening prematurely. In addition, bath bomb mixtures can fizz prematurely due to moisture in the air. For example, if you make bath fizzies on a moist and rainy day, this can cause the bath fizzies to expand in the mold.

      • Rob says

        I would recommend substituting the water for a nonreactive liquid such as a bit of witch hazel (make sure it’s not diluted witch hazel as that will contain water). You don’t need a lot — just a few spritzes to make sure it stays together. Water and other solvents will cause the acid and base to dissolve into the mixture and then react. In order for them to not react, you have to make sure to keep them separately dry.

  2. Katie says

    I am so looking forward to making these with the added corn starch. My original bath bombs fell apart, sadly. Thank you so much for this new recipe to me!

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