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Anyone else’s child OBSESSED with bath bombs? Our bath routine includes one every night. Honestly they are expensive and the ingredients in many store bought ones are scary. So, we decided to make our own! We made ours a few days before Easter with the plastic eggs but, if your house looks like mine a few days after Easter, you probably have an overflowing supply of these plastic eggs to use.
Easter Egg bath bomb ingredients and materials
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 3 tbsp epsom salt
- 1 tbsp. fractionated coconut oil
- 15-20 drops essential oil
- plastic eggs (If you don’t have these, you can always use a regular bath bomb mold or silicone mold)
How to make Easter egg bath bombs I
- Mix all dry ingredients (1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid, 3 tbsp. epsom salt, and 1/2 cup corn starch)
- In a small mixing bowl, pour in 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil and add in 15-20 drops essential oil. We used 5 drop Sleepyize, 5 drop Peace and Calming, 5 drops Gentle Baby. You can purchase these blends here.
- After stirring wet ingredients, slowly mix the wet ingredients into the large mixing bowl with the dry
ingredients. Stir continuously, and be sure not to pour the wet ingredients too quickly. This step is important, as you can risk setting off the chemical reaction of the bath bombs too soon. We did this with our first batch and had to start over.
- When you are finished combining the mixture, you should be able to squeeze a small amount in your hand, and have it retain it’s shape for the most part. If it is too wet, add more baking soda. If it is too dry, lightly mist the mixture with one spray of water from a spray bottle, until you reach the right consistency(it will be somewhat dry and that’s okay as long as it can hold it’s shape a little).
- Once you have all of your bath bomb mixture ready, wipe down the inside of several plastic Easter eggs with some coconut oil. This will help release your bath bombs from the egg molds when they are dry.
- Begin filling each side of the plastic Easter egg with the bath bomb mixture. Push down firmly to pack the mixture into the egg tightly. When both sides are full, gently push both sides together until the egg is completely closed.
- Place the eggs in a cool place to dry for at least an hour before you try to remove them from the molds. Do not place them into a freezer or fridge, as that will cause them to “sweat” and not dry.
- Slowly open the plastic Easter eggs and slide the formed bath bomb out of them. Place the bath bombs on a paper towel or plate, and
allow them to dry completely overnight before using.