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DIY Game Controller Bath Bomb

By Amanda Chittenden on January 2, 2021
Game Controller Bath Bomb - for the Gamer Control Freak Today we are going to be making this game controller bubble bath bomb!  Making bath bombs kind of sucks.  It's one of those things that looks like it should be easy, but really is so nuanced that you fail 50% of the time.  HOWEVER, thanks […]

Game Controller Bath Bomb - for the Gamer Control Freak

Today we are going to be making this game controller bubble bath bomb! 

Making bath bombs kind of sucks.  It's one of those things that looks like it should be easy, but really is so nuanced that you fail 50% of the time.  HOWEVER, thanks to Karen at Eden's Secret, a bath bomb recipe was shared on her YouTube channel that seems to have turned me around the bath-bomb-making corner!

Her recipe is easy, doesn't use a ton of expensive ingredients, and dried rock solid.  It was so easy to use, I was able to make this controller bath bomb and pick up all the little detail from this mold! 

The Devil Is In the Details?

Ordinarily, my struggle with even round bath bombs would make me shy away from a game controller mold. 

The mold is complicated, and full of tiny little details.  But the magical combination of this mold and this recipe make it all possible.

I've created a tutorial video for you (link is below) to help get you from measuring and mixing your ingredients: 

Mixing ingredients

To molding and unmolding the game controller bubble bath bombs with success!

Unmolded game controller bath bombs

The final touch of some mica paint, and they are ready for the tub!

Mica painted game controller bubble bath bomb

Surprise Colors Inside!

Yes.  I was feeling so confident about this new recipe (thanks again, Karen!!) that I also decided to sneak some FD&C skin safe colors into the center of the game controller bath bomb.

So, when it melts into the center, the color will become evident!

Surprise color inside game controller bath bomb

And, since it's not just a bath bomb, but a BUBBLE bath bomb, you get a ton of big, fluffy bubbles without even needing to put it under running water!

The fizz from the baking soda and citric acid set off the bubbles really well.  In fact, my first attempt to test this bath bomb was in a giant bowl and the bubbles were not contained within the bowl.  So...lots of bubbles. šŸ™‚ 

The Basic Recipe

The recipe from Eden's Secret is as follows (and published on her videos publicly, so I feel ok posting it here): 

1200g (7.05oz) Sodium Bicarbonate 

18 g SLSA 

12g (0.4oz) Fragrance Oil (I used grape soda from Wholesale Supplies Plus - Crafter's Choice) 

12g (.4oz)Carrier Oil (I use fractionated coconut) 

19g (0.67oz) Witch Hazel 

575g (20.28oz) Citric Acid

The Specifics of the Game Controller Bath Bomb Recipe

I used the above base recipe, but also wanted to provide you with a link to the game controller bath bomb mold, PLUS a list of places where you can find the ingredients.

Some links below are affiliate links, so if you make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you). 

I've tried to provide a few options for materials so if you are just a hobbyist and want to give this a try, you don't have to buy a ton of ingredients. You can also do the math and downsize the recipe to a smaller batch size. I get about 13 controllers out of this batch size. 

If you are already a soaper, you probably already have everything except the mold, which I will link here: 

Basic ingredients - 

āœ”Baking soda (you can source this from your grocery store easily!) or you can purchase from Wholesale Supplies Plus (especially if you want to try the grape soda fragrance I used and are already placing an order. They have free shipping over $25, and their prices aren't bad). there's also amazon if you prefer it: 

āœ”Citric Acid- or Amazon if you prefer: 

āœ”SLSA (sodium lauryl sulfoacetate) or Amazon: 

āœ”Fragrance oil used: Grape Soda from Wholesale Supplies Plus

āœ”Carrier Oil - I use fractionated coconut oil, but you can also source this from the grocery store by using something like apricot kernel oil or sweet almond oil. or Amazon: 

āœ”Witch Hazel - You can also likely get this at your grocery store or drug store. Other Ingredients I used: Vegetable glycerin:

Mica powders for paint (here is the bath bomb safe list from Wholesale Supplies Plus): or Amazon: 

Surprise Inside dyes:

Video Tutorial - Game Controller Bubble Bath Bomb

I hope you find this helpful and fun.  Enjoy!

Control Freak Game Controller Bubble Bath Bomb for Purchase

I'm always hesitant to put product purchase links on my tutorial pages, but you guys seem to appreciate it!  If you'd like your own Control Freak bubble bath bomb and don't want to DIY one, or don't have time right now (or just want to try one before you decide to try a whole batch), you can find them in my shop here:

Control Freak Bubble Bath Bomb


Article written by Amanda Chittenden

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