I am a sucker for homemade gifts. With the holidays upon us, these DIY Peppermint Bath Bombs make a great homemade gift.
They are super easy too. My boys and I had fun making them one lazy afternoon.
½ cup Epsom salt
4 drops red food coloring
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1 ¼ cups cornstarch
4 tablespoons oil of your choice (coconut, olive, or almond oil all will work)
10 drops peppermint oil
Bath bomb mold
Mix Epsom salt and food coloring in a small bowl. Set aside a couple of tablespoons.
I was going for a candy cane feel, so I added the food coloring to the Epsom salt only, and left the other dry ingredients colorless. When you combine the red salt with the other ingredients, it gives off the vibe of crushed candy canes.
Just remind your kids that this isn’t food—I had to do that on multiple occasions. It looks like a snow cone, no?
Combine the remaining Epsom salt, baking soda, citric acid, and corn starch in a large bowl and mix well.
*Update – I get asked frequently about citric acid for bath bombs. Check out my post on where to buy citric acid for bath bombs to learn more about what citric acid is, why it’s used in bath bombs, and where to buy it.
Combine wet ingredients and slowly add to the dry ingredients.
We started out with a wisk, but eventually found it easier to just dig in with our hands. The mixture will feel a bit like damp sand.
Lightly oil your mold to avoid the mixture sticking as it dries. You can buy bath bomb molds, but I used a Wilton cookie candy mold.
Take the Epsom salt you set aside and sprinkle some into the bottom of your mold (optional).
Pack the mixture firmly into the mold.
Let it dry for 24 hours before use. I got kinda hasty and tried to handle the bath bombs after an hour or so and I ended up crumbling a few. If you are like me and can’t wait, try sticking them in the refrigerator to help speed up the process.
Since they had a hand in making them, my boys got first dibs at bath time. DIY Peppermint Bath Bombs only take a little essential oil to fill your room with a heavenly minty smell. They are also fun to watch as they fizz and foam around the bath.
It’s as easy as that! Put a few of these babies in a mason jar, tie some twine around it, and throw on a cute little gift tag. Instant homemade gift great for family, friends, teachers, or a secret santa…or you could keep them for yourself.
Who do you know who would love some DIY Peppermint Bath Bombs?
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