How To Add Embeds To A Bath Bomb

How To Add Embeds To A Bath Bomb

It’s no longer news that everything on earth, living and non-living, are simply works of art. Somehow all of these pieces have fallen into place perfectly. The power of creativity is something that can also be applied when making bath bombs and this is where bath bomb embeds come in.

When it comes to bath bombs, there’s no fixed way to make them, apart from the basic ingredients. You can tweak everything else to create your own unique recipe and even name it after yourself. You could start out with a particular color and introduce a surprising mix of coloring between to leave your customers blown away. How these colors combine to bring out the beauty of bath bombs is spectacular.

A good way to add this cool feature to your bath bombs is by using embeds. As the name implies, these are small, teaspoon-sized or half-a-teaspoon-sized bath bombs that are made with different colors of dye. These tiny bath bombs have different colors from that used to make the main bath bomb. These embeds are then ‘embedded’ in the main bath bomb to add something special to your when they fizz and swivel around the bath tub.

The purpose of embeds is to add surprise colors or cool dissolved designs to your bath bombs. There are many recipes that incorporate the use of embeds. For example, my magic Easter bunny recipe has embeds in it for a surprise color.

There are some other recipes which have bath bomb embeds that produce a variety of different rainbow colors in your tub. The use of different color add more beauty to the bath bombs and make their use more appealing to your senses as you soak in your tub.

The embeds work with the same basic principle as any normal bath bomb. They are made by mixing equally weighed masses of baking soda and citric acid in the ratio 1:1(125g each). Other ingredients are essential oils, rubbing alcohol and concentrated dye. However, adding the oil is optional and is based on preference. Some people rather use a little amount of water or witch hazel to add the required moisture to keep the embeds together.


Now that we have what we need, we can proceed with making the bath bomb embeds. My personal recipe for making bath bomb embeds is highlighted below:

  1. The first thing to do is to put 125g of baking soda in a bowl and add 1.25ml of water to a shot glass for 1/8 teaspoon of dye, or 2.5ml water for ¼ teaspoon of dye. I normally do 1/8 teaspoon dye except for a couple of less potent colors. Mix thoroughly until the dye is completely dissolved.
  2. Then add 1.25ml of coconut or olive oil into the shot glass after the dye is completely dissolved. Pour this mixture into the bowl containing 125g of baking soda and mix well with your hands. Ensure that you’re putting on plastic gloves before doing this.
  3. Add an equally weighed 125g of citric acid powder into the mixture and mix thoroughly. I do this last because the reaction between the citric acid and the baking soda is very strong (in a 1 to 1 ratio), so even that little bit of water we used to mix may ruin the embeds.
  4. Now that the mixture for the embeds is ready, it’s time to mold them into shape. We either use a ½-sized teaspoon or 1 teaspoon to mold small and big bath bomb embeds respectively. You just scoop up the mixture with the teaspoon, using your thumbs to press it in until it takes shape. Then tap it out on a piece of parchment paper. Using this technique, I normally get around 40 to 80 bath bomb embeds which is probably more than enough.

There you have it, your bath bomb embeds are complete and ready to be placed inside the bath bombs. You can add embeds of different colors inside the main bath bomb, making the overall effect more beautiful and appealing. Use a bath bomb today and boost your bathing experience.

Head over to Bubbly Belle to order some of our one-of-a-kind bath bombs.

Back to blog