Posted by on 3/10/2020 to Let's Talk: Relax, Soak and Unwind after Work
An Easter Bath Bomb: Make the Perfect Easter Egg Shaped Bath Bomb at Home
Easter is a time for family and friends to all get together and celebrate. Like other holidays, it's a time for big breakfasts and family dinners, egg hunts and more. Easter can also be a time for some fun crafts.
I'm sure we all remember when we were younger and the process of dying eggs was basically a family tradition around this time of year. Well, another way to have your kids going crazy is with bath bombs!
Bath bombs are fun, they smell great, they are easy to make, can be done in the comfort of your home, and you probably already have most of the supplies and ingredients you need lying around your house.
Heck, how many of you have empty Easter eggs that have been used and reused for those family Easter egg hunts, I'm sure most of you do.
Things like baking soda, citric acid and corn starch are also ingredients you'll find in this simple to follow recipe for Easter egg bath bombs. If you don't know what a bath bomb is, then you probably should head on over to our blog post about bath bombs and some of the ingredients commonly used them.
Bath bombs in short are just a few ingredients that when combined and placed in water create a fizz type effect. Now most all of them use some sort of coloring, and scent (like essential oils) to give a beautiful color to the water, and at the same time make your bathroom smell like paradise.
Some bath bombs are made up of "extra" ingredients that can make your skin feel soft, create more bubbles even make the bath bombs spin. In this post we'll discuss the simplest of bath bombs with all skin-safe ingredients.
So let's get started.
Supplies & Ingredients for The Easter Egg Bath Bombs!
- Baking Soda - 2 Cup
- Citric Acid - 1 Cup
- Epson Salt - 1/4 Cup
- Corn Starch - 1/8 Cup
- Essential Oil of Choice: Orange, Lavender, Lemon, or Ylang Ylang - 25 Drops
- Coloring: We recommend water soluble certified dyes, but you can use food coloring too. (if you use food coloring, a little goes along way. Depending on depth of color food coloring can also stain you tub and, FYI)
- Funfetti or other pastel colored sprinkles
- Spray Bottle w/ water
- Egg Molds: This recipe should make roughly 5 - 7 regular sized egg bath bombs.
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
Recipe for Easter Egg Bath Bombs
Now that you've gathered your supplies and ingredients, first take your dry ingredients and mix them in one bowl. It's important to buy (if you don't already have) fine grain baking soda and citric acid or else they it may make it harder to mix and get clumps out.
Any clumps you can simply massage in between your hands.
Next, mix your wet ingredients, which is your coloring of choice and essential(s) oil of choice.
Now, Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients that you've mixed and stir immediately. You can use a hand or stand mixture, but for this little amount of bath bombs, we recommend doing it with your hands.
After you have the ingredients mixed together with no clumps, you can start adding sprays of your water. The purpose of the water is to get the mixture to a point that it will mold. Start with 3-sprays of water, then test your mixture.
You will know it's the right consistency when you grab a handful and squeeze the mixture and it stays nicely together in your hand
Next, grab half of your Easter egg mold. Place some sprinkles in the bottom of the mold. You don't need a lot, a few shakes will do.
After you have your Sprinkles or Funfetti in the bottom of one-half of the mold, add your mixture to that half. It should overflow that one-half of the mold.
Grab the other half and do the same thing.
After both halves are overfilled with mixture, press them together. I like to recommend keeping the molds pressed together for about 10 seconds, you really should not need more then that. Some people will leave in the mold for up to 30 minutes.
The last step is to (tap the outside of the plastic egg molds), un-mold and allow it dry on egg carton foam or something soft for 24 hours.
Relax, and watch the kids go nuts!
Other Neat Ideas for Kids Bath bombs:
We hope your enjoyed our fun holiday post on Easter Egg Bath Bombs. There are tons of things to do with just a few simple ingredients like bath bombs. Get creative and start molding.
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