DIY Peppermint Snowflake Bath Bombs – how to make peppermint essential oil snowflake bath bombs. Great handmade gift idea for Christmas!
The holidays are here and I’ve been busy creating handmade gift ideas to share with you! The best part of blogging during the holiday season is that I always have a great stock of handmade gifts ready by December. I usually create handmade gift sets with bath bombs, sugar scrubs and soap. Today I’m recreating one of my original bath bomb recipes from my early blogging days. I never would have imagined back then that bath bombs would get so popular. I’ve really enjoyed creating new recipes in fun shapes over the years. Some of my favorites are: Unicorn Bath Bombs, Cupcake Bath Bombs, and this calming Lavender Bath Bomb.
Snowflake Mold <— I prefer this mold over the silicone molds. Very sturdy and great for bath bombs
Peppermint essential oil <-— my favorite during the winter months! You can also use this to make –> Peppermint Sugar Scrub Cubes
Blue cosmetic pigment powder – or blue gel food coloring
- In a large bowl, combine citric acid, baking soda, Epsom salt and cornstarch.
- Add pigment powder; stir until evenly mixed.
- Mix melted coconut oil and peppermint essential oil; combine with dry ingredients.
- Spray a few pumps of witch hazel until the mixture can hold its shape. (See video above for example).
- Firmly press bath bomb mix into mold and allow to dry for a few hours.
- Carefully turn mold upside down and gently press the bath bombs out.
- Store in airtight container or bag.
DIY Peppermint Snowflake Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons epsom salt
- Pigment powder or gel food coloring
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil
- In a large bowl, combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt and a small amount of cosmetic pigment powder (less than a teaspoon) or a few drops of gel food coloring.
- Combine coconut oil and essential oil then stir into dry ingredients.
- Spray a few pumps of witch hazel until the mixture can hold its shape.
- Firmly press into snowflake mold. Let bath bombs dry for a few hours or overnight before gently removing from mold.