What Better Way to Relax During the Holidays then with A Christmas Bath Bomb



Easy christmas or holiday bath bombs



Who doesn't love Christmas and the Holidays? Well 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.

With the added clay's and carriers oils in bath bombs, your skin is bound to be it's own perfect gift to you. In this post we talk about making a Christmas bath bomb. We will share some of the best molds that we've found for making these treats for the holidays and where to find them.




christmas bath bomb




The other great thing about bath bombs at this time of the year is that they are a great gift for family and/or friends and you can make them relatively inexpensively at home.

Christmas bath bombs are the perfect size for stocking stuffers, or make a batch of them, place in a decorative shoe box and put right under the tree. 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.

Well there are some great places out there to buy these holiday bath fizzer's.




christmas bath fizzers




Where to Find Cool Bath Bomb Stuff


a.

ETSY: The great thing about ETSY is that it's more of a crafty type marketplace, meaning you will 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


b.

Another place we have found some pretty cool looking festive bath bombs is Pearl Bath Bombs.


c.

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 I've never seen before, so certainly head over and check them out.



Cool Molds

Let's say you have decided you want 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 some really cute holiday bath bomb molds.




homemade christmas bath bombs



Fun Celebratory & Holiday Bath Bombs!



You've got the mold, let's discuss...


Ingredients & Supplies

Baking Soda - 2 Cup (500 grams)
Citric Acid - 1 Cup (200 grams)
Kaolin Clay - 1 TBSP (3 grams) * (optional)
Corn Starch - 1/2 TBSP (5 grams)
Sweet Almond Oil (you can substitute for coconut oil, or Shea butter) - 1 tsp (5 grams)
Polysorbate 80 - 1 tsp (5 grams)
Peppermint Essential Oil and/or Cinnamon Essential Oil - 20 Drops
Colorant of Choice - red food coloring or red mica
Spray Bottle with Water/Isopropyl Alcohol Mix (50/50)
Red & Green Sprinkles
Mixing Bowl (3)
Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Whisk
Mask, gloves, eye cover
Bath Bomb Mold


There are several ways to make these with varying color combinations, you can even place real candy cane crumbs/pieces on the bottom of the mold to make it more of a festive bath bomb.

In this case we chose to layer our bath bomb mold with red and then a white mixture, topping it off with red and greed sprinkles.


Step-By-Step Instructions


Step 1

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 (optional), and corn starch. If you're using the finest grain of these ingredients, there should not be much need for a sifter.

If you take the mixture and rub it in-between your hands a few times it should do the trick in getting those lumps out. We recommend you wear gloves & a mask whenever making bath bombs.

Once mixed separate into 2 evenly divided bowls of the mixture. Add your food coloring in one of the bowls and mix, so now you have one bowl with a red mixture and one with a white mixture because we don't need to add any coloring to this bowl.


Step 2

In another mixing bowl you can add your wet ingredients. Wet ingredients include your essential oil, polysorbate 80, and Sweet almond oil since you've already added you coloring to one of the bowls (if using mica powder (skin safe) instead of food coloring, you can disperse in the polysorbate 80 prior to adding it to your dry ingredients).


Step 3

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 because it gives you a better feel for the texture and correct consistency.


Step 4

At this point the mixture should not be ready yet. This is where your spray bottle comes into play. Start with 3-5 sprays at a time. Add your sprays and immediately start to mix, if not your mixture may start to react from the water in the spray bottle, baking soda and citric acid.


Step 5

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 the drop test. The drop test includes grabbing a handful of mixture, squeezing it together and then dropping it from about 8-10 inches above the bowl.

If it stays together your are ready to mold.


Step 6

So 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

Take the other mold half and do the same.


Step 8

Press the molds together, do not twist. Just push hard for a few seconds, then tap the top of the mold. You can use a wooden mixing spoon for this.


Step 9

The top piece should come off easily, but if not give it a few more taps.


Step 10

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 and then flip over into your other hand. It should come out nicely.

Place it on a soft surface, like egg carton foam.


Tip:

Some recipes call for bath bombs to stay in the mold for a few minutes up to an 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

Let dry 24-48 hours.

Place your completed holiday bath bomb in warm bath water slowly, with bath bomb in palm of your hand, slowly allowing it to come in contact with the water!


Step 12

Relax & Enjoy!


festive bath bomb
We here at RN to Zen would like to say thank you for stopping buy, and we hope you can make some really fun and festive Christmas bath bombs this year with this easy to follow peppermint bath bomb recipe. Be sure to share our posts across you social media platforms.

Thanks, and have a great day!

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