Chemical Kim: Making Bath Bombs

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Chemical Bath Bombs!
Utilizing the chemical reaction of citric acid and baking soda make a fun and safe bath bomb!

You will need: mixing bowl, dropper, bowl of water 
1/4 cup of citric acid 
1/2 cups of baking soda 
1/4 cup of cornstarch 
2 tbsp. sea salt 
2 tbsp. Epsom salt 
Dropper amounts of equal mixture of oil, fragrance, water

Now try this:
1. Make a dry mixture by combining the citric acid, baking soda, corn starch, and salts in a mixing bowl.
2. Add dropper amounts of the mixture of oil, fragrance, water to the dry mixture until it holds it's shape.
3. Create molds of the mixture and allow to dry for several hours.
4. To test your chemical bath bombs drop them into water and see the fun and amazing chemical reaction! Turning bath time into a fun science experiment!
Citric acid in water makes and acidic environment in which in combination with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) a chemical reaction takes place. The evidence of a chemical reaction is the gas that is released when the chemical bath bomb is put into water. The gas that is released is carbon dioxide. Citric acid is a fruit acid. You can utilize other acid sources such as ascorbic acid from Vitamin C.

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