How to make donut bath bombs – DIY donut shaped bath bombs made with soap “icing” and sprinkles.Hello friends! I’m so excited to share today’s post with you. You guys know I LOVE bath bombs, right? I’m always trying to think of new bath bomb scents and fun shapes to make. Well I’m about to share my favorite bath bombs to date. Are you ready for this? Donut bath bombs! These bath bombs were so fun to make and my daughter immediately loved them. The bath bombs are made with a soap icing and real sprinkles, giving them a realistic look. They would make a great handmade gift for friends, wrapped in a cellophane bag and printable birthday tag. Today I’m going to share how you can make your own.I’ve added Amazon affiliate links to the products I used below.
Donut bath bomb mold
Pink cosmetic grade pigment
Goat’s Milk Soap base
Essential oil – my favorites are THIS and THIS
Sprinkles – I used Sweetapolita and these edible stars
You can watch the quick video tutorial to see how I make my bath bombs.
How to make donut bath bombs
Step one: combine citric acid, baking soda, Epsom salt, cornstarch and pigment in a large bowl.
Step two: melt coconut oil in a small microwave safe dish; stir in essential oil. Pour oil over the dry mixture; stir until evenly combined.
Step three: lightly spray witch hazel until the mixture is wet enough to hold its shape if you were to grab a handful (see video above).Step four: press bath bomb mixture into the donut pan. I was able to get 5 bath bombs, with just a little bit leftover. Allow the bath bombs to dry for at least a few hours (I always leave mine overnight). Place a towel down and gently turn the pan over to release them. They should come right out, if not gently tap on the bottom of the pan. The towel provides a soft surface to land on, to prevent them from breaking.Step five: melt goat’s milk soap in a shallow bowl. Allow the soap to cool for a few minutes then dip the top of the donut bath bombs. Set aside and work on the rest. Repeat with a second coat and immediately add sprinkles. If your soap starts to harden pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Let soap set for 10 minutes and your bath bombs are ready!
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- ½ cup corn starch
- 3 tbsp Epsom salt
- 3 tsp coconut oil, melted
- Small spray bottle of Witch Hazel
- 15 drops of essential oil
- pink cosmetic grade pigment
- ½ lb goat's milk soap base, melted
- In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt and pigment.
- Pour in melted coconut oil and essential oil. Mix until well combined.
- Lightly spray witch hazel a few times until you can gather the mix in your fist and it holds its shape. If it easily falls apart then you might need 1-3 more sprays of witch hazel. Avoid spraying too much or your mix will start fizzing. You only need enough to slightly dampen the mix.
- Press the mix into your mold and allow them to set for a few hours or overnight, before removing.
- Melt soap and dip the top of the donut bath bombs twice. Immediately add sprinkles. Let soap set for 10 minutes.
DIY donut bath bombs
These would make a great birthday gift or Mother’s Day gift. I plan to make some for my sisters and will share the new color/scent combo idea I have in mind.
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