To say Kaden is obsessed with taking baths lately would be an understatement, he has to take AT LEAST 2 a day- yes, he's in the bath as I'm writing this. He recently discovered bath bombs when Sean got me 3 for Valentines Day (guess how many I actually got to use... but hey, choose your battles, right?). So we have been searching around town for some "affordable" bath bombs, but let me tell you.. those things are expensive! Especially when your toddler wants to use one for every bath he takes! I'm talking $20 for 2 (!!) at Whole Foods. I mean come on, who can afford that!? So we gave up on our search when we decided to make our own. And Kaden enjoys them that much more knowing that he helped make them. Since Easter is only a couple weeks away, we decided to make them in the shape of Easter eggs, and wanted to share our fun with you.
Easter Egg Bath Bombs
I was surprised that we had almost all of the ingredients on hand. The only thing we had to go out and get was citric acid, which we found in the canning section at Walmart, and our plastic Easter eggs, which we got at the dollar store.
First, mix all of the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Then pour the wet into the dry bowl and mix well ( I ended up using my hands for this part).The mixture will be very dry and crumbly, so don't worry.
Next, divide the mixture into 5 bowls (or however many colors you would like to use), add food coloring to each and mix well. You will need to be careful to cover each bowl with plastic wrap when you are done mixing in the color as the mixture dries out quickly.
Then the fun part begins. Separate your plastic eggs, and pack them full with whatever color scheme you choose, making sure to press down the mixture into the egg. Then put both halves together and let it sit in the mold for about an hour. After that hour, unmold them, and let them dry out further on a towel over night. Then your bath bombs should be dry and ready for use :)
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- ⅓ cup corn starch
- ½ cup Epsom salts
- 1 tbs almond oil ( I used coconut oil)
- 1 tsp water
- ½ tsp essential oils
- food coloring
- glitter (optional)
- plastic eggs (used as molds)
- Mix together the dry ingredients well.
- Mix the almond oil, water and essential oils together in a small dish.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry, and mix very well.
- Divide into 5 bowls and cover each with plastic wrap immediately (mix dries out quick). One bowl at a time add 6-8 drops of food coloring and mix really well. Recover as soon as mixed. (purple was made with 5 drops red & 3 blue)
- Pull the plastic eggs apart, if you are using glitter sprinkle a little in. Alternate layers of colored mixture on each side of egg and press the mixture in gently. Make final layer of each side the same color. Top one side off even, and the other should be a little over filled. Press together and snap egg together.
- Leave the eggs in mold for about an hour, then carefully remove the plastic eggs. Tucking a small kitchen knife into the seam and running along it to separate is helpful.
- Gently place the egg bath bombs on a towel or paper towels and leave for a minimum of a few hours to dry.
- Drop 1 egg in a warm bath to use.
*Original recipe found on blommi.com*