Homemade bath bombs are easy to make, relatively inexpensive, and make a fabulous homemade gift. Not only is it fun to watch them fizz, but the aromas from the essential oils that are released can transform your mood, moisturize your skin and ultimately make you feel better. In celebration of Christmas, we decided to try a peppermint bath bombs in a fun candy cane pattern. These DIY bath bombs make perfect gifts for Christmas, Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s Day gifts, and birthday gifts! So, here’s an easy-peasy, bath bomb recipe that’s perfect for gift giving!
Peppermint Bath Bombs
Bath Bomb Recipe:
Bath Bomb Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Corn Starch
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- Peppermint essential oil, 15-20 drops
- Red food dye
- 3-4 teaspoons water
- Bath bomb mold or silicone mold
Step 1: In a bowl, mix the citric acid, epsom salts, corn starch and baking soda together with a whisk. Use a fork if necessary to break up any clumps. Divide the mixture equally into two bowls.
Step 2: In a small glass bowl melt the coconut oil for about 30 seconds. Whisk in essential oil.
Step 3: Divide liquids evenly into two bowls. Add food coloring to one of the bowls and whisk.
Step 4: Slowly add the wet ingredients in to each of the the dry ingredients (one liquid per one dry mixture). If the mix starts fizzing then you’re adding too much liquid at a time.
Your finished consistency should lightly stick together. Tip: If mixture is still too dry you can lightly spritz with water one spritz at a time.
Step 5: Firmly press the mixture into bath bomb mold alternating colors. If you have other molds like a plastic easter egg, plastic ornament, mini muffin pan or silicone molds feel free to use those.
Here is what it looks like when it is firmly packed.
Step 6: Firmly press the two mold pieces together. Let sit for 15-20 minutes. Gently, remove the bath bomb from the mold. If it breaks apart at the seam you can gently rub around the seam to reseal them. Place on wax paper and allow to dry overnight.
Once completely dry you can place them in a clear cello bag and add washi tape to seal it. They look really cute wrapped in fabric scraps too. An easy gift idea!
If you love this easy DIY project check out our other DIY tutorials for more inspiration!
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