Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Bath Bomb workshop at Amba Hotels


On Saturday I was invited to attend a Bath Bomb making workshop at Amba Hotels -Charing Cross. The event was to learn to make bath products  that you could gift your mother on Mothersday. Amba Hotel is in the heart of London right next to Charing Cross station. Its very majestic with a sweeping staircase leading to lovely rooms all overlooking the beautiful London sights.


On arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome, we mingled with fellow bloggers whilst we sipped drinks and enjoyed a lavish lunch that was fit for the king. Well watered and fed we sat around the beautifully set craft table to start our work shop that was hosted by Naz and her lovely mum from Midastouchcrafts.


The session started with a brief history of where and how soap originated. Once we were educated on this topic we started the fun bit. First we all made lovely bars of soap using essential oils, food colours and clear soap base.We added few drops of essential oil (I used strawberry) to a plastic mould, added a couple of drops of red food colouring and added some pieces of broken soap.



On top of this we poured a clear soap substance and quickly mixed all the ingredients. I didn't fully mix mine as I wanted a ripple effect in my soap. We then sprayed alcohol on top of the soap surface to disperse any bubbles and left it to set. The result was a lovely strawberry scented bar of soap.


Our next project was to make some jelly soap. We mixed some a few drops of shower gel , a couple of drops of food colour to vegetarian gelatine. The ingredients were then mixed together and hot water was poured over it. We stirred the mixture until all the gelatine was dissolved. 
We poured the mixture into a silicon mould and left it to set. The result was a lovely squidgy individual sized jelly soap.

Finally we made the final treat of the day, the bath bombs. These proved to be the most difficult  of all to make and many of the bloggers had some disasters.


The bath bombs were made using a mixture of cornflour, bicarbonate of soda and citric acid. They were scented with esential oils  and food colours and the mixture was combined together using minimal water, even a drop too much resulted is a fizzy mess!! 
Getting a dry sand like texture was a knack that some people found really difficult. Once you had mastered the consistency, the sand like mixture was packed into a mould and pressed together. The bath bomb was released from the mould by inverting the mould and giving it  a gentle tap.



The workshop was a lot of fun and I really had a great time. I would like to thank Amba Hotels for their kind hospitality, the lovely food and inviting me to create such lovely mothersdays gifts. Below you can see the gifts I made, aren't they just beautiful???  I am also super excited as this photo was selected as the winning photo of the event and it has won me a stay at the Amba Hotel. What a super end to an afternoon of fun.




29 comments:

  1. Well this looks like fun, Lush eat your heart out :o)

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  2. This looks like such good fun - love bath bombs and had never thought of being able to make my own! Enjoy your stay in the hotel!

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  3. The bath bombs are so pretty - well done!

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  4. Oh man, this sound like such fun. I would love to make my own too.

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  5. Very interesting. I had no idea how you make them

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  6. Aw it looks amazing! Was great to meet you.

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  7. Oh my god. That is so lovely. I wish I had the chance to make bath bombs. :)
    I love your jelly soap!

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  8. Wow - everything looks beautiful. They do make excellent gifts.

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  9. They are so beautiful.. even here in Brazil they have classes but never got a chance to attend one.

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  10. What a great event - I would love to make my own bath products like these. Well done on winning the photo competition!

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  11. That looks like an utterly brilliant time! Very interesting learning how to make those I'm sure.

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  12. omg tht just looks like complete bliss and haven i need to go

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  13. This looks like an amazing experience!! Great photos!! I bet that was great fun!

    Lucie x

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  14. Oh I'm loving the sound of that workshop. I'd love to try my hand at making bath bombs.

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  15. this looks like sooo much fun. love what you made, so pretty

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  16. That looks amazing - my sensory seeker would have loved making them

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  17. This looks like so much fun! xx

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  18. Oh I love the look of these. Sounds like you had a great time. I love making homemade stuff and love how yours have turned out

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  19. What a great event - this sounds like my idea of fun.

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  20. oh my goodness this looks like amazing fun! x

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  21. How fab - I'd love to learn how to make those things. The hotel looks great too - I hadn't heard of it before.

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  22. I had been invited to this but couldn't go. It look as though you had a fantastic time x

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  23. Congratulations on your win :) I'd have loved to try making all those. Glad you had a nice day xx

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  24. wow they look like they were alot of fun to make! looks like you had a awesome time!

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  25. Wow what a fun day! I'd love to have a go at making them. Nice hotel too!

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  26. You make soap-making sound so easy! Well done on winning that hotel stay too.

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  27. I would love to do this - a bathbomb is my idea of luxury

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  28. That looks great fun. I did have a go at making bath bombs once but they didn't turn out very well.

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