This is Sofie and I’m a stay at home mom, I’ve made some homemade lotion for a while. But recently i’ve been trying to make bathbombs, they always turned out looking great but after a month or 2, they seemed to expand and crack.
I live in Texas, so I assume it’s the humidity because I don’t use water in it, just 2:1:1 baking soda, critic acid, salt, alcohol and essential oil.
So I stopped making them and decided to try making bathbomb in jars instead, because I like more oil, so I do 20% baking soda, 10% citric acid, 30% sweet almond oil, 39% Sea salt, a few drops of essential oil. And then I place it in jars and close right. But after a few days it seems that the bath paste expands and the oil comes out of the jars. I don’t know what’s wrong, could it be the humidity or the carrier oil is not pure and has water in it? I also notice the older batches I made with less oil also don’t fizz anymore when I use it, could it just be that the baking Soda and Citric acid just react themselves and expire without being contact with water?
Sorry if my questions are stupid, i’m Just experimenting different things.
I appreciate your knowledgeable inputs.