HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN THEMED BATH BOMBS
I don’t know about you but I absolutely LOVE me a bath bomb! After we moved house last year the only downfall was not having a bath, I used to love getting in the tub, watching the crazy bath bomb fizz away while I tucked into a good book! Even though I don’t have a bath anymore my love for bath bombs still remains strong (clearly) and we all know what amazing gifts they make so I thought I would whip up a batch of Halloween themed bath bombs ready for this month! I love the idea of making a different bath bomb each month and collecting them over the year to gift at Christmas, so your gal pals have a different monthly themed bath bomb for the upcoming year! Anyway, for now let’s get cracking on these spooky bath bombs shall we?
YOU WILL NEED: (Makes 10 Bath Bombs*)
2 cups baking soda // 1 cup citric acid // 1 cup cornflour // 6 TBsp Epsom salt // 2 Tbsp coconut oil // Witch hazel (preferably in a spray bottle) // Lavender oil )or scented pure oil of your choice) // Green food colouring // Pink food colouring // Bath bomb moulds //
*Obviously the amount of bath bombs depend on how big your moulds are but this mixture made 10 bath bombs for me, 1 large, 3 medium and 6 small)
First, add all of your dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and Epsom salt) into a mixing bowl and give them a good mix up together. Then, pop the coconut oil in the mix and blend together by mixing it with your fingers. You need to do this until there aren’t any clumps of coconut oil left in the mixture.
Add your lavender oil into the mixture, if you’re using a 100% pure oil then you’ll only need around 10 drops, if it’s more of a fragrance oil though you’re going to need to add around 20 drops of it to really get that scent in there!
Divide your mixture into 3 separate bowls, add green food coloring to one, pink to another and leave one white. I used about 10-12 drops of each colour. Be sure to quickly mix the food coloring into the mix before it starts reacting to the moisture.
Next we need to add the witch hazel, this will help us be able to bind the bath bombs together. So, spray about 4 sprays of witch hazel into your mixture then mix it up. Then spray more, and mix again. Keep going until your mixture is the right consistency. It needs to be slightly damp, but not too wet. Make sure that it’s damp enough that it will stick together when you have a handful of it, not as wet as sand when you are building a sand castle though! It sounds like a tricky mix but honestly it’s not that hard, as long as you’re only spraying 4 sprays of the witch hazel at a time, it will be fine!
Now it’s time to layer the colours into our bath bomb moulds, so start with one colour, press it down, then add in the next, and the third and then repeat! This will make the fun stripe design and just makes the bath bombs look a little cooler I think! You could even add in some small plastic spiders if you wanted to so that there’s a creepy surprise inside!
Once you have filled up the moulds completely, pop them in the freezer for about an hour. Then very carefully remove the bombs from the moulds, then let them dry for a few more hours.
Fun right?! Of course you don’t have to use the same colours as us, you could add some purple into the mix, or red, or even just black and white! Don’t forget, if you’d like to see more Halloween themed DIYs then click here!