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!
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
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)
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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