After my successful creation of heart-shaped bath bombs for Valentine’s Day (or any time), I am obsessed with making my own bath bombs. It is so easy, and the kids love them. They also make a fantastic gift.
After making homemade Easter Eggs Sidewalk Chalk, I realized I could also make Homemade Easter Egg Bath Bombs. So simple, and so cute!
Wouldn’t they be great in an Easter Basket?!
I started with the recipe I used to make the heart-shaped bath bombs, but I didn’t need as many so I halved it. I also discovered that because I was packing two molds together, the mixture need more moisture. You could add a bit of water, but you have to be so careful because it will activate your Citric Acid, so I just use more oil.
Homemade Easter Egg Bath Bomb Ingredients:
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup Citric Acid *
- 1/2 Cup Corn Starch Powder
- 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
- 8-10 Tablespoons of Oil
- 2 Teaspoons Essential Oil (I used peppermint, lavender would also be nice)**
- 6-9 drops Food Coloring
* Unable to find Citric Acid locally, I finally found Citric Acid on Amazon. One pound of Citric Acid = 2 cups.
Milliard Citric Acid – 2 Pound – 100% Pure Food Grade NON-GMOLavender – 100% Pure, Best Grade Essential Oil – 10mlPeppermint – 100% Pure, Best Grade Essential Oil – 10ml
After mixing the dry ingredients, divided the mixture into three bowels to make three colors. Working with approximately one-third of the dry ingredients add two tablespoons of oil and a couple drops of food coloring. Working quickly, mix the oil, food coloring and dry ingredients. Remember, when the food coloring hits the citric acid, it will begin to react, so mix quickly to minimize the reaction. (The oil doesn’t react.)
Your mixture should be crumbly, but not saturated. You should be able to squeeze a handful together into a clump, then rub your hands together to break it back up into crumbles.
Next scoop the mixture into your plastic eggs. Pack it into the mold super tight, and overflow the mixture before you squeeze the egg halves together. As you put the halves together, extra will come out the sides. Just brush it away and squeeze your mold tight.
This is the tricky part.
Unlike the heart molds that I left overnight, you want to take your bomb out of the egg as soon as you make it. To do so gently squeeze the sides of the egg to loosen it. Then when it feels loose, slide it off in a circular motion — like you are screwing it off.
Next squeeze the sides other half of the egg mold until it feels loose and slide it off, also in a circular motion.
If the egg crumbles as you take it out, or you don’t like the way it looks – just dump it back into your bowl and try again. If the halves won’t stick together, add another tablespoon of oil.
Lay the eggs, gently, on a towel to dry for two days.
I packaged a couple of the Easter Egg Bath Bombs up in cellophane bags with a little tag for an easy gift or Easter Basket stuffer.
Download your Easter Egg Bath Bomb tags here.
To print your tags, click the link above and print on cardstock paper. The tags can be punched out with either a two-inch circle punch or a two-inch scallop punch. If you don’t have a punch, you can cut our square tags from the printable.
Christy Garrett Uplifting Families says
These are so cute, I will have to share this on Pinterest.
Deanna U says
Love these, thanks for sharing!
Coming over from Bloom Designs today. I commented on your chalk too 🙂 These are so great! Pinned!
Amy McLean says
Oh my, I am so excited to share this with my daughter when she gets home from school today! I just need to raid my mom’s essential oils and we can get started:) Thanks for the fun!
Hey Jen,I have featured your bath bombs. I had a hard time choosing which one, the bombs or the chalk? But Im a sucker for bath bombs! Thanks so much for sharing this on Worthwhile Wednesdays
Thanks for the feature, and I am glad you liked them both. They were equally fun to make 🙂
So cute and make great presents
Hi! Stopping by from Flour Me with Love’s Mix It Up Monday link up. These are so cute! I’ve pinned it to try later. Thanks for sharing!
These are adorable. I love the colors.
What a fun idea! I have never even used a bath bomb before but it sounds like my kids would love them! I don’t use essential oils so is there something I can substitute?
Hi Brittany – you could make them without any scent I suppose. But really the only way to make them scented is to add a scent and the safest way to do so (since your kids will be bathing with them) is with an oil. Even if you don’t use essential oils, you could buy just the one essential oil you need to make the bath bombs. (Honestly, that’s how I got started. I bought essential oils last year to make bath bombs. I only started branching out of my safe peppermint oils this year!) There is a link in the post to just buy lavender or peppermint oil without the whole kit, that might be the best way for you to go. And yes, my kids LOVE making these 😉
wanda j says
These didn’t print out to fit a 2″ punch maybe a 1 inch. How do I fix that thanks
Hi Wanda – the tag in the picture was made with a 2-inch scallop punch, so the file fits 2-inch circles. My guess is that you probably printed the preview instead of downloading the tags by mistake. When you click on the tags, they will open in another window. (Don’t print that screen.) Next, right click on the tags to save the tags to your computer. Once they are saved to your computer, open the file and it will print full size.
Ann Post says
A few tips from an experienced bath bomb maker…I find it much easier to mold egg shaped bath bombs by using the plastic eggs that are split longways (vertical). It releases much, much easier. Also, if you want to avoid that harsh line in the middle, try using two of the same side of the egg. Meaning, they won’t snap together because they are the same. Hope this helps!
What kind of oil did you use besides the essential oil?
Vegetable oil. Whatever brand I happen to have around. 😉