Today we have a fabulous Easter Bath Bomb Recipe to share with you. Homemade bath bombs are such a fun Easter gift and a fun way to offset all of the sugary treats the holiday tends to bring. These DIY Bath Bombs are a great gift for big and small. Whether you are avoiding yet MORE chocolate or want a fun little gift for neighbours, kids or relatives, you have to check out these darling Easter Bath Bombs – we shaped ours like PEEPS!! Yes, imaging Peeps Bath Bombs. Just adorable. And oh so cute. We have made Bath Bombs for you before – and if you are looking for a great Bath Bomb Recipe without Citric Acid, do take a peak! It is a great alternative to today’s recipe, as it uses more traditional store cupboard ingredients. More great No Candy Easter Basket ideas here!
You may also like our Dinosaur Egg Soaps – they also make a great Easter treat alternative gift.
Over to the lovely Jennifer and this fabulous guest post.
I’ve been playing at making bath bombs for a few years now, but last November I became completely committed to making these bath fizzies at home after I promised my daughter “one bath bomb” at a store only to find out at the cash register that it was $11! (That’s nearly 9 pounds.)
These Easter Bath Bombs can be customized with different shapes, colors and scents using different food-grade molds, food or soap dye, and flavor extracts or essential oils. You can even add edible glitter if you want to add a bit of shimmer to your bath (and hair and skin…)
Materials to Make Easter Bath Bomb Recipe:
- 1/2 cup citric acid (find at pharmacies, canning supply shops, or home brewery stores – or go online US/ UK)
- 1/2 cup corn starch (buy online in bulk US/ cornflour in the UK)
- 1/2 cup epsom salts (US/ UK)
- 1 cup baking soda (but online in bulk US/ bicarbonate of soda in UK)
- 1 tsp water
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil (love this!! Get some here US/ UK)
- Food dye or soap dye
- Peeps treat silicon mold OR Peeps cookie cutter – though of course any shape is fine… but you can get a Peeps mold here and for UK readers a bunny mold here
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How to make Easter Bath Bombs DIY:
Begin with the mixture
Stir together the citric acid, baking soda, corn starch, and epsom salts.
Carefully stir the coconut oil into the bath bomb mixture.
Divide the mixture into a few bowls – the number depends on how many colors of peeps bath bombs you are making.
Add a couple of drops of coloring to a half teaspoon of water.
Slowly add you water and check the consistency of the bath bomb mixture after every addition – it should have a consistency close to wet sand. You don’t want it too wet or it won’t set, but too dry and it will crumble and not form.
Now for the mold
When you reach the color and consistency you want, press 2-3 Tablespoons of the mixture into each bunny in your Peeps mold.
If using cookie cutters, be sure to spray or grease them with cooking oil first for easy removal, and place them securely on a cutting board.
Let the bath bombs set for at least 3 hours or overnight. IF they are at all soft when you try to remove them from the mold, leave them in longer.
Pop the bath bombs out and package as desired.
Isn’t this Easter Bath Bomb recipe simply the cutest?! Love love love. I think they will make great little Easter gifts for sure. Love the darling little Peeps Bath Bomb shape.. but of course you can use any silicon mold that you may already have. But Bunny Bath Bombs or chick bath bombs are just perfect for Easter!! Remember to also take a peak at our “non citric acid bath bomb recipe“, using store cupboard ingredients for last minute making! And we do think you will also like the dino egg soaps – wash those hands to release the baby dinosaur!
I also think this “No Candy Easter Basket” article is a great resource!