How to Make an Easter Egg Bath Bomb

April 3, 2017   16 Comments

This is not a recipe for a delicious Easter day brunch item. Instead, I am focused on an Easter treat for your tub!

How to Make an Easter Egg Bath Bomb

Have you seen bath bombs? I hadn’t either until my 12 year old daughter told me all about them. They are round bath product that softens your skin and makes you smell good. I have seen them sell for $9 each! Ouch.

This Easter treat is a great way to celebrate without food (though these are edible – but I wouldn’t try).

You don’t need to buy them – you can make them. The best part is (for those of you trying to avoid candy), you can put these in an Easter basket and people will love them. They will thank you for not getting them jelly beans, chocolate, or Peeps.

Why? They smell good and they make your skin soft. What else could you want?

I made these with my daughter and there is nothing to it. All you do is mix some baking soda, Epsom salts, corn starch and citric acid in a big bowl. If you don’t have citric acid, don’t worry about it. Simply substitute Epsom salts for the citric acid. The citric acid is to make the bath bomb fizzzzz. I bought mine at Amazon (see below).

Then you use food coloring (and you can buy natural food coloring right next to the artificial ones) to make different colors.

Finally, you pack up the eggs with the pretty salts and let them dry.

I used a grapefruit essential oil in my bath bomb but you can use peppermint, lavender, orange or nothing! These are a very simple creation and can be customized for your own purposes. I wonder if vanilla would work ? Then, you could smell like fresh baked cookies after your bath. Oh yeah!

Have you made bath products? What did you make?

Easter Egg Bath Bombs Recipe

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Makes 12

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1 cup baking soda
½ cup citric acid
1/3 cup corn starch
½ cup Epsom salts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon essential oils (I used grapefruit)
food coloring
plastic eggs (to use as molds)


Mix together baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and Epsom salts in a large bowl. Mix olive oil, water, and essential oils. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Portion out into smaller bowls and cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying out. Mix in food coloring. Pack mixture into plastic eggs in different patterns. Allow to set for one hour and then remove from plastic.

Leave out to dry. When you are ready to use, drop one into a warm bath and enjoy!

Note: If you leave them in the plastic for longer they can become stuck inside the mold.

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Good idea!

I am so greatful for a non-candy idea to do with the kids!!! And a role for the one million plastic eggs I have in the basement. Thank you, LIsa!

Is the food colouring a problem in the bathtub?

Although I am a shower person, rather than a bath person, I did buy a couple of these at a cute craft shop. They were aroma therapy "bath bombs" customized to certain symptoms - one was for colds (eucalyptus maybe) and one was for headaches. The woman said you can also put them on a small dish in your shower or in a mesh bag in your shower. Just a hint for shower people!

@Meg - I used them and just made sure to rinse the tub when I was done. They did not stain but if it dried - it may have.

Great question!

This is great! bath bombs are wonderful and its so relaxing taking a bath every once in a while. I want to do this!

What a great idea! I'm thinking you could make them in round molds as well...maybe tinting them red and green (as well as those pretty pastel colours) and using them as hostess gifts during the festive season. A real fun project for the young girls in the nice to be able to give their friends gifts that they've made themselves. I really love bath products that fizzzzz!

What a cute idea! Thank you for the recipe. I think my daughter would enjoy receiving these. I'll pass this on to friends with little ones too. It's hard to come up with Easter basket non-candy items. I used to include things like marbles, jacks, playing cards, matchbox cars, driveway chalk, jump-ropes. I don't know if today's tech-savvy kids are still up for these things. Both my kids are 30-somethings and I still give them a chocolate bunny :)

Are they safe for children's baths ??

@regina - Yes! I think it is safe for children. My 10 year old took a bath with it and it is edible.

They were aroma therapy "bath bombs" customized to certain symptoms - one was for colds (eucalyptus maybe) and one was for headaches. The woman said you can also put them on a small dish in your shower or in a mesh bag in your shower. Just a hint for shower people!

I want to make these! Thanks for the recipe! :)

what the hell? I attempted this evening and they kept growing lol! the plastic eggs kept coming apart. did anyone else have this problem? also be aware if u are using a pure therapeutic grade essential oil. especially lemon will make u very photo-sensitive to the sun and u or ur kids can burn the next day if u r outside. however, it was fun and we all got a good laugh

I made these,but they foamed out of the eggs. Did I do something wrong? Maybe filled them to full?

We had the best time making these after school. But they are still growing!! I wonder if they are absorbing water from the air? I keep squeezing and shaping and then they grow again. Such a lovely event! Thank you, Lisa!

@Jennie and @Sandy - I also had some of them pop out of the eggs but I thought it was because I hadn't snapped them together well enough. Next time I will suggest not to pack them too much. I am sorry about that! Thanks for trying it.

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