Easter is just around the corner! What are you going to put in the Easter baskets? I’ve been wanting to do this post for a while just because it’s so darn cute! Plus, let’s be honest, one can never go wrong with a bath bomb.
Bath bombs are one of the most versatile crafts I know. One would be surprised how many different intricate shapes can be made from molds, especially silicone molds. For this project, your standard, traditional plastic egg is perfect. I have a basic bath bomb recipe below, one that I’ve used in many projects, including the Seashell Surprise Bath Bombs .
Food coloring or soap coloring
Witch Hazel (available in the aisles of Walmart, just be sure to fill it in an empty spray bottle. You are going to want to spray it a bit, and then check the consistency, and then spray it again.)
Silicone Mold (I prefer silicone because it really is a perfect copy. I’ve made some very intricate bath bomb designs, and when you use a silicone mold you can get an exact precision to the mold, so I highly recommend silicone molds when doing your bath bombs).
Plastic Animals (Any sort of fun item that won’t be damaged from a bath bomb and water is great to embed into your bath bombs. Who doesn’t love a surprise?)
- Place 1 cup citric acid into a bowl. Mix and sift until you can get all the clumps out.
- Mix 2 cups of the baking soda with citric acid. (Add optional 1/3 cup epsom salt here.) Sift and mix with hands again to get all the clumps out.
- Mix the citric acid and baking soda until well incorporated.
- Put in some drops of the food coloring.
- Put in some drops of essential oils.
- Mix until oils and food coloring are well incorporated. Keep mixing the bath bomb mix until the food colorant starts to come through and change the whole color of the mix.
- Fill an empty spray bottle with witch hazel. Spray mix with witch hazel. In between sprays, mix and squeeze the bath bomb mix until you get a solid consistency to place into the molds.
- Once your bath bomb mix has reached a clumpy consistency, pack them into your silicone molds.
- Let dry for 48 hours.
- Package up and give to your besties!
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