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.
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.
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.