The Homemade Christmas Bath Bomb:
Who doesn’t love Christmas and the holidays? Well, maybe besides Scrooge before he got sucked in as well : ). What better way to spend many people’s favorite holiday of the year, then relaxing in a tub of peppermint and cinnamon smelling oils. Today we talk about a can’t miss homemade Christmas bath bomb.
Not just will we discuss a Christmas bath bomb, but share some of the best molds that we’ve found.
With the added clay’s and carriers oils in bath bombs, your skin is bound to be it’s own perfect gift to you. The other great thing about bath bombs at this time of the year is that they are great gift ideas. For example, have a holiday party or secret Santa? This could be a great meaningful addition to you gift giving.
Christmas bath bombs are the perfect size for stocking stuffers. Furthermore, make a batch of them, place in a decorative shoe box, and place right under the tree.
Now, before we discuss how to make your own homemade Christmas bath bomb, let’s assume you just want to purchase one, already done up nice and pretty for you.
Where to Find Cool Bath Bomb Stuff?
Firstly, is ETSY: The great thing about ETSY is that it’s a crafty-type marketplace. Hence, you’ll find unique and one of a kind bath bombs. Some of them with one of a kind designs, and even individually hand-painted, which makes things really fun and different
Pearl Bath Bombs:
Another place we have found some pretty cool looking festive bath bombs is Pearl Bath Bombs.
Lastly, is Moons Harvest. These guys have some really unique Christmas bath bombs, including “elf on a shelf”, “crabby claws” and even a cool “Santa sleigh ride” bath bomb. They are like ones we’ve never seen before, so certainly head over and check them out.
Let’s say you’ve decided to take on the challenge of making these treats yourself. Let’s talk about where to find some really cool molds.
So again ETSY is right up there with having the best Christmas bath bomb molds. But another place that has a great selection is BeScented.
They sell a lot of bath bomb supplies, and have some really cute holiday bath bomb molds.
Fun Celebratory & Holiday Bath Bombs!
Cupcake Bath Bomb
Easter Egg Bath Bomb
Homemade Christmas Bath Bomb Recipe & Supplies:
- Baking Soda – 2 Cup
- Citric Acid – 1 Cup
- Cream Of Tartar – 1 tsp
- Kaolin Clay – 1 tsp
- Corn Starch – 1/2 TBSP
- Sweet Almond Oil – 1 tsp (5 grams)
- Polysorbate 80 – 1/2 tsp (2.5 grams)
- Peppermint Essential Oil and/or Cinnamon Essential Oil – 20 Drops
- Colorant of Choice – Red Mica
- Spray Bottle of Witch Hazel
- Red & Green Sprinkles
- Mixing Bowl (3)
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Mask, gloves, eye cover
- Bath Bomb Mold
There are several ways to make these with varying color combinations. Additionally, you can place real candy cane pieces on the bottom of the mold to make it more festive.
In our case, we chose to layer our bath bomb mold with a red and white mixture, topping it off with red and green sprinkles.
Step 1: Measure & Mix
Firstly, take one of your mixing bowls of the (3) and add your dry ingredients after measured. This includes your baking soda, citric acid, kaolin clay, corn starch and cream of tartar.
A tip is to run the ingredients through a sifter. However, if you take the mixture and rub it in-between your hands, it should do the trick in getting any lumps out. As always wear gloves & a mask whenever making bath bombs.
Afterwards, separate the mixture into 2 evenly divided bowls. Add your red colorant (mica) in one of the bowls and mix. Now, you should have one bowl with a red mixture, and one with a white mixture.
Step 2: Wet Ingredients
Then, in another mixing bowl, add your wet ingredients. Wet ingredients include your essential oil, polysorbate 80, and sweet almond oil.
Step 3: More Mixing
Now, add half your wet ingredients into your white mixture, and the other half to the red dry mixture. Mix immediately. You can also use a hand or stand mixture, but we like doing these recipes by hand for just a few bath bombs. Consequently, mixing by hand gives you a better feel for the texture and correct consistency.
Step 4: Witch Hazel
At this point the mixture is not yet ready for the mold. This is where your spray bottle comes into play. Start with 3-5 sprays at a time. Once you’ve spritzed your batter, begin to mix.
Step 5: Check Consistency
If you have read our other blog posts about bath bombs or shower steamers, you will know that to make sure you have the right consistency, you can do a drop test.
Again, the drop test includes grabbing a handful of mixture, squeezing it together, and then dropping it from about 6-8 inches above the bowl.
If it stays together you’re ready to mold, if not, spray the mixture a few more times and mix.
Step 6: Add The Sprinkles
Now that your mixture is the right wetness and consistency, take one-half of your mold in your hand. Take your sprinkles and place at the bottom of the one side of the mold. Then take a handful of white mixture and layer over-top your sprinkles.
Now take your red mixture and layer it on top of the white mixture. You are simply layering the mixtures to create a candy-cane pattern.
Step 7: Duplicate
Take the other mold half and do the same.
Step 8: Starts The Molding Process
Press the molds together, do not twist. Push hard for a few seconds, then tap the top of the mold. You can use a wooden mixing spoon for this.
Step 9: Remove The Top
The top piece should come off easily, but if not give it a few more taps.
Step 10: Continue To Unmold
At this point the top half of the bath bomb is exposed and the bottom mold is still on. Try tapping the bottom half of the mold. Then, flip it over into your other hand. It should come out nicely.
Place it on a soft surface, like egg carton foam.
Some recipes call for bath bombs to stay in the mold for a few minutes, up to a few hours. If you have the right consistency (and a soft surface to place it on) you really should not have to do this.
Step 11: Dry
Let dry 24-48 hours.
Place your completed holiday bath bomb in warm bath water slowly, with the bath bomb in palm of your hand.
We here at RN to Zen would like to say thank you for stopping by. We hope you can make some really fun and festive Christmas bath bomb creations this year, with this easy to follow bath bomb recipe. Be sure to share our posts across you social media platforms.
Thanks, and have a great day!