Calling all Pumpkin Spice Latte fans! Create your own Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs topped with icing and sprinkles. This bath bomb makes a great handmade gift idea!
Happy Fall, y’all! Today is officially the first day of fall and what better way to kick off the autumn season than with a Pumpkin Spice bath bomb? When I made the Unicorn Frappuccino Bath Bomb, I knew I wanted to recreate a PSL version in the fall. The time has finally come to share my latest and probably all-time favorite (I say that a lot) seasonal bath bomb!I wish you guys could smell this bath bomb through the screen. My husband doesn’t like anything to do with pumpkin but he walked into the room and mentioned how it good smelled in the house while I was making them. He thought I had lit a fall candle. The scent is a combination of pumpkin pie and gingerbread. I don’t know what inspired me to add the gingerbread fragrance but I’m so glad I did. The combination is incredible!
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Pumpkin fragrance oil – I used this set and highly recommend it!
Watch this quick video to see how I make my bath bombs
Step one: combine baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid and Epsom salt in a large bowl. If using powder pigment, now is a good time to stir it in. A little goes a long way! Carefully add ½ teaspoon at a time.
Step two: combine coconut oil and fragrance oils in a small bowl. Note: add gel coloring to your oils, if you’re not using a powder pigment.
Step three: combine oils with dry mixture. Once you start to mix the two together you can decide if you want to add more dye to your mix. You can either add more powder or gel coloring. I started out with a mix of orange and brown gel coloring, not really knowing which color I wanted to go with. In the end I added bronze pigment to make the mixture a darker shade of brown. It’s not necessary to use gel and powder pigment, just decide ahead of time which you prefer.
Step four: spray witch hazel to slightly dampen the mixture. Anywhere from 5-10 small sprays should do it. You only want to wet it enough so that it holds its shape. Watch the video above to see how I test my mixture. Firmly press mixture into small clear cups. Note: I had orange pigment on hand and added a couple of dustings inside the cup to give it a blended / swirl appearance. Let bath bombs sit for a few hours.
Step five: pipe icing on top of your bath bombs; immediately add sprinkles and a small straw. Let bath bombs sit overnight before packaging.
Pumpkin Spice 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 fragrance oil
- For the royal icing:
- 3 tablespoons meringue powder
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 5-6 tablespoons warm water
- In a large bowl, combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt and a small amount of cosmetic pigment powder (less than a tablespoon) 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 a small cup. Let bath bomb dry for a few hours.
- For the icing:
- Combine meringue powder, powdered sugar and warm water in a stand mixer. Beat for 7-10 minutes or until icing is stiff. Add half a tablespoon of water at a time, if needed.
- Pipe on top of bath bombs and immediately add sprinkles. Let frosting dry overnight before packaging.
Note: I’ve had a few questions regarding the icing on my previous Frappuccino bath bomb. I personally like to remove the icing when I’m ready to add the bath bomb into a bath. It’s more for decoration and gives it a realistic pumpkin spice latte appearance. You CAN keep it on, totally up to you.
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