How to make Harry Potter Butterbeer Bath Bombs. This butterscotch scented bath bomb is perfect for Harry Potter fans and makes a great handmade gift.
Harry Potter Bath Bomb
We are big Harry Potter fans! My daughter recently started reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and I couldn’t be more excited for her. I still remember reading the first book and the first time I watched the movie. My kids have already watched the first couple movies but they’re getting to the age where they can read the books. I also started reading the Illustrated Harry Potter books to my youngest. With our love for Harry Potter running deep, I knew we had to make HP inspired bath bombs! These DIY Butterbeer Bath Bombs are butterscotch scented and smell incredible! The buttery sweet scent is exactly like the Butterbeer drink at Universal Studios.
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How to make Butterbeer Bath Bombs
Supplies for DIY Butterbeer Bath Bombs
- Baking Soda
- Citric Acid
- Epsom salt
- Grapeseed oil
- Butterscotch fragrance oil
- Gold and bronze cosmetic pigment powder
- Stainless Steel Bath Bomb molds
Quick video tutorial on how to make bath bombs
To make two-tone bath bombs you will need to evenly separate the dry bath bomb mixture into two bowls. Then add pigment to each bowl until desired color is reached. Tip: the colors will appear lighter when the mixture is dry. Once the liquid is added the mix will deepen in color. I used a combination of gold and bronze cosmetic mica powder. Another option is to use GEL food coloring. It’s important to ensure the dye is gel based to avoid activating the mixture with water-based dyes.
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DIY Butterbeer Bath Bombs
How to make Harry Potter inspired Butterbeer Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
- 3/4 tsp water
- 10 drops butterscotch oil
- 1/2 tsp cosmetic pigment powder
In a large glass bowl, combine baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt and cornstarch.
Divide mixture into two bowls. Add cosmetic pigment starting with ½ tsp and increasing until desired color is achieved.
Stir together grapeseed oil, water and butterscotch fragrance in a small cup.
Slowly add liquid evenly into each bowl, stirring rapidly to prevent mixture from activating.
Layer bath bomb mixture in molds, alternating bronze and gold. Allow bath bombs to dry overnight before removing.
Note: humidity is important to take into consideration when making bath bombs. If you live in a humid area the liquid measurements may be too high, and your bath bombs may start to expand. Start with less water or skip the water altogether and use a bottle of witch hazel to spray mixture once or twice, only if needed. Watch the quick 1-minute video tutorial above to see how I check if my mixture is ready.
If you’re having trouble finding butterscotch fragrance oil, an alternative is to use butter extract and caramel fragrance oil.
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Stay tuned because we have a whole collection of Harry Potter inspired bath bombs! We can’t wait to share them with you next week.