Handmade peppermint bath bomb recipe – makes a great Christmas gifts under $5.
Peppermint Bath Bombs
Hey crafty friends! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now that Thanksgiving is over I hope you’re ready for more holiday gift ideas! I have several handmade gift ideas to share with you over the next few weeks, especially new sugar scrub recipes. If you’ve been a reader for awhile you know that I’m obsessed with sugar scrubs, but if you know me personally you know that I’m also obsessed with bath bombs. It’s no secret that I’m a Lush addict! In case you’re not familiar with Lush it’s an organic handmade beauty store that makes bath bombs, hair products, soap, and so much more! Now you see this addiction is a little pricey to keep up with as much as I love a good bath, so I’ve recently started making my own bath bombs. Today I’m sharing a peppermint bath bomb recipe that’s perfect for the holidays!
Want to know a secret to making your own bath bombs in the shape of a ball? Use a plastic ornament ball! Head over to Michaels and buy the ornament balls that snap in two. Firmly press half the bath bomb mixture into one then press mixture into other half with a little extra above the rim. Press both sides together firmly and let sit until ball is set. Or you can use baking molds to make a snowflake shape. I’ve added Amazon affiliate links to the items I used below.
DIY Peppermint Bath Bomb – yields 3 bath bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoon epsom salt
2 teaspoons Sweet Almond Oil
3/4 teaspoon water
15-20 drops Peppermint Oil
food coloring (optional)
I made a quick video tutorial with the updated recipe. Find the new recipe HERE – Hope this helps! :)
In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and epsom salts.
In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring.
Pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Use your hands to press bath bomb mixture into mold.
You can use the ornament balls I mentioned above or make creative shapes with baking molds. I used a silicone snowflake mold from Amazon for mine. Tip: carefully press the mixture into the silicone mold, try not to press too hard to avoid having the mold widen and distort the design. I let the ornament balls set for 2 hours before removing the plastic ornament ball, then setting them on a towel to dry overnight. For the snowflake mold I let them dry overnight. The dry time will depend on the humidity in your area and home.
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Hi Crystal! I love your peppermint bath bombs – I just had to mention you on my blog!
You can buy citric acid at the grocery store where the canning supplies are.