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    Since i have decided to sell my bath bombs I have had no end of problems. When it was just me making them for myself they all worked out beautifully!!!! Im sure its because Im trying too hard.

    Made some lemon bath bombs tonight...made them before no problem. BUT tonight they kept sticking to the mould and seperating. The mixture itself felt sticky although I hadnt used loads of witch hazel.

    It is raining AGAIN though so am thinking maybe that has something to do with it. Trouble is....its always raining at the moment so what is a girl to do

    Donna
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    Chill out, the more pressure you put on yourself the more they are likely to go wrong. relax and enjoy doing it im sure it will all start going right soon x

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    • #3
      I'm sure you'll be fine, it's all experience. Enjoying yourself is the key.
      Harmonia's

      www.harmonias.co.uk

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      • #4
        Honey, I think it's the moisture in the atmosphere, not necessarily anything that you are doing or not doing. The girls on the other forum I visit have been discussing exactly the same thing and I posted this:

        "Warty bombs - oh yes, been there, done that - you can make a batch one day that is absolutely fine, and next day you end up with "Toad Bombs" and it can all depend on the weather
        Otherwise, it can be too much witch hazel being added - again, the atmospheric moisture comes into play.....if you make pastry or bread, you'll know how some days you need less liquid to mix the dough than on others, because there is more moisture in the flour."


        Hope this helps a bit!

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        • #5
          have you tried dusting yr moulds i do!!
          Racheal
          www.soapsudsandsalts.co.uk

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          • #6
            they werent bobbly (which i have had when ive got carried away with the witch hazel) just sticky! Rhulme...what do you dust your moulds with?? bicarb, citric? does it make the bath bomb look different?

            thanks for all your replies
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            • #7
              ive been holding off making the bath bombs for a couple of weeks because of all the moisture but Ive got a fair in 2 weeks so had to get on with it :-(
              FACEBOOK PAGE:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Busyfi...08530162507226

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              • #8
                I've had sticky bombs too - does the surface of the bomb look "odd" (not warty, just, well, not normal and smooth?). My moulds had gone particularly cloudy and rough on the inside which wasn't helping with the release (I checked with Brian & Amanda, and this is due to the dry ingredients and of course, the fragrance oils and essential oils) so I got some more moulds from SoapKitchen and haven't had the problem since.
                I'll PM you!

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                • #9
                  Thank you Menolly....the mix just felt thicker and stickier. I looked at the moulds you mentiones..might give that a go for the citrus type oils.
                  Have made some rose hearts tonight and despite the humidity they were a dream to make. Just like they used to be. The mix just felt right!! I have a few more batches to make this week so fingers crossed this continues.

                  Donna
                  FACEBOOK PAGE:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Busyfi...08530162507226

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Busyfizzies View Post
                    they werent bobbly (which i have had when ive got carried away with the witch hazel) just sticky! Rhulme...what do you dust your moulds with?? bicarb, citric? does it make the bath bomb look different?

                    thanks for all your replies
                    bi carb no it means it won,t stick to the mould and i also add more bi carb the mixture if it seems to wet
                    Racheal
                    www.soapsudsandsalts.co.uk

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