Our beloved Hufflepuffs are next in our week long quest to make bath bombs inspired by every Hogwarts House. Our favourite Hufflepuff is none other than Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’ve always felt that those in Hufflepuff were the truly kind wizards. The ones with a heart filled with goodness. And who doesn’t need a little bit of that in their day?
Hogwarts House Bath Bomb Recipe – HufflePuff
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Hufflepuff House is filled with witches and wizards who embrace the qualities of hardwork, patience, loyalty and fair play. Most of all, throughout all the Harry Potter stories, I feel they embody kindness. To the very core of their being, Hufflepuffs are kind and fill the world around them with kindness. What a wonderful trait!
We need more Hufflepuffs in this world.
Famous HufflepufF Wizards
In addition to Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we have a few more beloved Hufflepuff characters.
Professor Sprout is the fun loving and direct Herbology teacher.
Cedric Diggory, who competes in the Tri-Wizard Tournament as the other Hogwarts representative. His story is filled with heart ache. It brought me to tears.
Nymphadora Tonks, who gets very upset if you call her Nymphadora, prefers to go by the name of Tonks. She is a member of the Order of the Phoenix and a loyal and dedicated protector of Harry Potter in his battle against Voldemort. Although she didn’t have the largest role in the stories, there is something really special about Tonks, I just love her character.
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The importance of hufflepuffs
In the world of Hogwarts the Hufflepuff House is definitely the least “showy”. Gryffindor is known for being brave, Slytherin is cunning, Ravenclaw is smart and Hufflepuff is kind. For some reason being kind is seen as the least important and I see so many kids not want to be in Hufflepuff.
But see here’s the thing, Harry Potter is a story about hate and overcoming hate. In the end, what is the greatest tool to use against hate? Love and kindness.
See what many people miss is the immense power of kindness and working hard and being loyal. At the end of the day we need so much more of that in our world. Think about how much better our world would be if the traits of Hufflepuff were celebrated and valued more than achievement, scores or goals.
That’s a world I would love to live in. One filled with Hufflepuffs. People that are safe. That can be trusted and are loyal. That work hard.
So at the end of the day, when you need a little more goodness in your life, I think this Hufflepuff Bath Bomb enjoyed in a nice warm bath, while reading a Harry Potter book is the perfect solution.
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HUFFLEPUFF HARRY POTTER BATH BOMB RECIPE
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon polysorbate 80
10-20 drops each of tumeric and ginger essential oil
Yellow mica powder
Black mica powder
Yellow glitter *
Black glitter *
Stainless steel bath bomb molds
Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
1 large mixing bowl
2 small bowls
1 microwave safe bowl or measuring cup
Disposable gloves (optional)
A Note On Glitter
If you are trying to reduce your footprint, I highly recommend using a biodegradable glitter or not using glitter at all in your bath bombs. I know some kids love the glitter, and really with these Harry Potter Bath Bombs it adds a bit of sparkly magic, so I have included glitter, but the choice is yours when making these for yourself. I have linked to both a cosmetic glitter and a biodegradable version below.
EASY HUFFLEPUFF BATH BOMB MAKING INSTRUCTIONS
The Bath Bomb Mix
Start with your large bowl. In it combine all the dry ingredients – baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch. Mix well. Have your young wizards use caution with this step. Enthusiastic potion makers sometimes cause the citric acid to become airborne and this can be an irritant. Always do your potions work (bath bomb making) in a well ventilated area.
In a microwave safe container melt the coconut oil in the microwave. Use short intervals and stir until it is just liquid (you don’t want to boil it).
Add the polysorbate 80 and essential oils to the coconut oil and mix.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Using your hands mix everything together. This may take a few minutes of really working the mixture to evenly disperse all the oils throughout the dry ingredients. Break up any lumps. The mix is ready when it is the texture of wet sand and holds a shape when you squish it in your hands.
Colouring the bath bomb mix
Divide the mix into two bowls.
In the first bowl add the yellow mica powder and yellow glitter. About 1 teaspoon of each is perfect to start. Mix it in really well with your hands (you may want to wear gloves for this part) until the colour is evenly dispersed. If you want a darker colour, simply add a bit more mica and mix again until you achieve your desired colour.
Repeat the process with the second bowl using the black mica powder and black glitter. Into this bowl also add 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal. Mix well.
Packing bath bomb molds
Now it’s time to pack the molds. We wanted striped bath bombs, kind of like a bumblebee (hey these could be Bumblebee Bath Bombs too!). To achieve this we need to layer the colours into the mold. Start with about a tablespoon of yellow, then a tablespoon of black (don’t pack it, just loosely sprinkle it in). Repeat until the first half is loosely heaped with mix. Then repeat with the other half of the bath bomb mold. Each side should be nicely heaped up. Then carefully bring the two halves and press them together. Twist a bit to have any extra bits fall away. Then tap the ends and carefully pop the bath bomb out of the mold. Need more help? Check out this video I posted on Instagram show how to use bath bomb molds.
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Let the bath bombs harden for approximately 48 hours somewhere warm and dry.
Once they are hard, simply drop them in a nice warm bath and enjoy the Hufflepuff vibe of relaxation and kindness.
POTIONS CLASS – UNDERSTANDING THE MAGIC OF BATH BOMBS
If you are making bath bombs with your young witches and wizards I highly recommend turning it into a potions lesson. The fizzy magic of bath bombs is a perfect teaching moment!
Here are a few insights into the science of bath bombs that you can share with your students.
First, bath bomb eruptions are caused by an acid-base reaction that releases Carbon Dioxide gas (CO2). The gas is what forms all those fizzy bubbles. While dry the acid and base will not react with each other, but add even a drop of water and the reaction will start. That’s why it is so important to keep your bath bombs away from humidity. Even humidity in the air can cause your bath bomb to start erupting.
You should also use your bath bomb within a couple of months. It will start to lose its ability to react over time, and your bath bomb fizz will be a lot less impressive. Eventually it won’t fizz at all.
The other interesting science is the role of the emulsifier, Polysorbate 80. Oil and water do not normally mix. But in your bath, if the oils don’t mix into the water they will float on top in this gross scummy layer that sticks to the tub and you. It is nasty and messy! You want those oils to mix with water, so we use a magical little ingredient called an emulsifier to make those oils spread throughout the water creating a luxurious bathing experience.