How to make a Star Wars Death Star Bath Bomb
Star Wars fans, I have a fun handmade gift idea to share with you today. Over the summer we had a Star Wars party for my little guy and we bought a bunch of Star Wars candy molds. I made a variety of Yoda, Storm Troopers, Darth Vader, and R2D2 candies to give as party favors. After the party I turned to my husband and said “what in the world am I going to do with all of these silicon molds now?” He immediately replied with Bath Bombs! You know you’re a blogger when everyone in the family helps brainstorm blog ideas with you. He’s been encouraging me to make them ever since. Well, this week I finally put his idea to the test and made a Star Wars Death Star Bath Bomb.
If you’ve ever looked through my site you may have noticed how much I love making my own bath bombs. They’re easy to make and can be customized with your favorite essential oils. Once you have the supplies on hand it’s a fraction of the cost to make your own than it is to buy them from the store. Which is why I love finding creative molds to use. The Death Star mold is labeled as an ice cube mold but it works great as a soap and bath bomb mold as well. I’ve added Amazon affiliate links to the products I used below.
How to make Star Wars Bath Bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Corn Starch
3 tbsp Epsom Salt
2 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
3/4 tsp water
15-20 Essential Oil
Silver Pearl Dust or soap colorant
I made a quick video tutorial with the updated recipe. Hope this helps! :)
Step one: Prepare your mold by brushing silver pearl dust inside.
Step two: In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and epsom salts. Optional: add a little pearl dust for a light grey tint to your bath bomb mixture.
Step three: In a small bowl combine almond oil, water and essential oil.
Step four: Pour wet ingredients into the dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Test mixture by pressing a handful together. If the mixture doesn’t hold, LIGHTLY spray water once or twice with a spray bottle. Avoid adding too much water or the mixture will fizz and not form in the mold correctly.
Step five: press mixture into mold; dry overnight. Carefully remove from mold.
Note: when removing the bath bomb one end will come right out, the other may be a little tricky to remove. Loosen the mold around the bath bomb and press from the bottom to help release it.
I’m so happy with the way it turned out! My sister and brother in law are big Star Wars fans so this is definitely on my handmade gift list.
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I seriously love these! And our family needs to get these molds. Thanks for sharing!
What a wonderful idea for a homemade gift! My Star Wars loving niece would think these were awesome!
Very cute. What are the gold stars? I don’t see them on the ingredients list. Thanks.
OMGS These are the best my daughter is going to love her stocking when I make these for her, thanks for sharing on 30 the Party Bunch Week 111.
Have these molds and want to make them for my girls’ bday party on May 4th. (Yes, they are having a Star Wars party.)
My question is, can you reuse the molds for ice or candy making after using them for bathbombs. I’m concerned the scent from the oils will transfer.
I LOVE! I just made bath bombs with my kids (video tutorial is on my page) but I have identical boys would love the Star Wars idea! I feel inspired, thank you! Pretty website!