The Nightmare Before Christmas fans will love this DIY Jack Skellington Bath Bomb! A white, round bath bomb painted with black cosmetic mica powder to create the classic Jack Skellington face. Easy to make and wrap up to give as handmade gifts!
DIY Jack Skellington Bath Bomb
The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of our favorite holiday movies. My kids love Jack and Sally! Over the years we have made Jack Skellington Ears for Disneyland, a Nightmare Before Christmas Tote Bag, Jack Glow in the Dark Pumpkins, and even Lollipops. Our love for Jack inspired this DIY Jack Skellington bath bomb tutorial. Infused with calming lavender essential oil, my kids were excited to use them at bath time.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Bath Bomb
Making bath bombs at home is fairly easy to do. The process involves combining your dry ingredients and liquid ingredients separately, before mixing them together. It’s important to mix the liquid in slowly and stir frequently to avoid activating the mixture. This bath bomb doesn’t require color mixed in, instead you paint the face on with cosmetic mica powder. To do this you will remove the bath bombs from the mold, after drying overnight, and mix isopropyl alcohol with the mica powder. Using a small brush, begin painting on Jack Skellington’s face.
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Bath Bomb Making Supplies
- Baking soda
- Citric acid
- Epsom salt
- Grapeseed oil
- Essential oils – we used this lavender oil
- Black mica powder
- Isopropyl alcohol
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Quick DIY Bath Bombs Video Tutorial
DIY Jack Skellington Bath Bomb
- 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
- 15 drops essential oils
- 1/2 tsp mica powder
- Combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and Epsom salt in a large bowl.
- In a small cup, combine grapeseed oil, water and essential oils.
- Slowly pour liquid into dry mixture and stir frequently. Use hands to thoroughly mix together
- Scoop mixture into bath bomb molds and firmly press closed. Allow the bath bombs to dry overnight.
- Remove from bath bomb mold.
- Mix ½ tsp of black mica powder and a few drops of isopropyl alcohol in a small, disposable cup.
- Paint face on using a small brush. Allow the mica powder to dry before storing in airtight container or plastic wrap.
Bath Bomb Making Tips
- Humidity can interfere with bath bomb making and how long they take to dry. If you live in a humid area, test your mixture without water added to the liquid ingredients. This will ensure your bath bombs aren’t too wet and will dry correctly. Watch the quick video above to see how to test bath bomb mixture before adding to the mold.
- If your mixture is too dry, use a small bottle of witch hazel to lightly spray the mix until you can squeeze a handful and the mixture holds its shape. Again, do this lightly to avoid adding too much liquid.
- To paint bath bombs with cosmetic mica powder you will need to mix it with isopropyl alcohol. Start with ½ tsp and add alcohol until it is thin enough to paint on. Add more or less mica powder until you find the right consistency. I use a small brush from the craft store to paint the face on. Jack Skellington’s face is fairly simple to paint, starting with the eyes slightly slanted, small lines for the nose and a long-stitched smile.
For more bath bomb tips visit this HOW TO MAKE BATH BOMBS TUTORIAL