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How to Make Christmas Bath Bombs

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Looking for a cute Christmas gift idea or a DIY project to do over the holidays? Make these DIY Christmas Bath Bombs. I think they’ve got the ugly sweater vibe and who doesn’t like a good ugly Christmas sweater bath bomb? And, if you’re wondering how to make Christmas bath bombs, I promise it’s super easy.

Red and green Christmas bath bombs

DIY CHRISTMAS BATH BOMBS

If you’re looking for a fun and inexpensive gift idea, you can easily make these Christmas bath bombs at home. If you love Lush Christmas Sweater Bath bombs but don’t love the price tag, these are a good dupe.

I use mint extract in mine, which is a good smell any time of the year, but feels very Christmasy to me to have that minty smell in my bath. If you made my Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs and loved them, these are very similar.

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SUPPLIES FOR CHRISTMAS BATH BOMBS

You’ll need a few things that you might not have on hand so make sure to gather all of your supplies for Christmas bath bombs before you start.

And, of course you’ll need a set of bath bomb molds to get this perfectly round shape.

Love bath bombs but don’t want to make your own? Etsy has a plethora of bath bombs. Support a small business. I like Ritzy Bath. They have a great variety of colorful bath bombs and their prices are really good. Bath bombs make a great gift or fun stocking stuffer.  

You can store your Christmas bath bombs in an apothecary style jar. I love this one because it’s plastic but doesn’t look plastic. If you have kids or don’t want glass near your bathtub, this is a great option. Here are a few more choices:


How to Make Christmas Bath Bombs – It’s a Really Simple Process

There are quite a few steps in making these Christmas bath bombs but they’re pretty easy to follow. See the instruction card (scroll to the bottom of this page) for more details, but here’s what the process looks like:

DIY Christmas Bath Bombs in process

DIY Christmas Bath Bombs + Ugly Sweater

How to Make Christmas Bath Bombs

How to Make Christmas Bath Bombs

Making cute DIY Christmas bath bombs is easy. Make these Ugly Sweater inspired bath bombs to give as a gift or enjoy for yourself. If you're wondering if you can make or how to make Christmas bath bombs, you can! Step by step instructions and supply list included.

Materials

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 3/4 cup citric acid
  •  1 tbsp bentonite clay
  • 1 tbsp epsom salts
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp essential oil blend desired or mint extract
  • 1/2 tbsp polysorbate 80 (to keep the colorant from sticking to the bathtub)
  • 1 tsp red mica powder
  • 1 tsp green mica powder
  • 2-4 tablespoons Ugly Christmas Sweater sprinkles blend
  • 1/2 tsp alcohol (to wet the mixture if necessary at the end of the mixing if it dries out while putting the mixture into the molds)
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch

Tools

  • 4-5 bath bomb molds

Instructions

    Wondering how to make Christmas bath bombs? It's so easy.

1. Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, clay and epsom salts. 

2. In a second bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, essential oil blend and polysorbate 80 together, mixing well. 

3. Add liquid ingredients 1 tsp at a time to the dry ingredients, mixing it together slowly so as not to start the fizzy reaction. 

4. Split the mixture into two separate bowls with ⅔ in one bowl and ⅓ in the second bowl.

5. Add the red mica powder to the bowl with the larger portion of bath bomb mixture and stir until the color is consistent throughout. If you would like a more intense color, add more mica powder in 1 tsp increments, stirring between each increment until you have a dark color. Keep in mind that the color will fade a little when the mixture dries. Repeat with the second portion of the bath bomb mixture and the green mica powder.

6. Dust the bottom of one side of the bath bomb mold with cornstarch. The sprinkle side tends to come out on its own, so do not bother to dust that side with cornstarch.

7. Place about 1 tsp of sprinkles in the non-dusted side of the bath bomb mold. 

8. Immediately pack each side of the bath bomb mold with the red bath bomb mixture about ⅔ full. Pack green bath bomb mixture on top of each bath bomb mixture, overfilling them.

9. Press the two sides together, grinding and pressing them to force the two together.

10. Allow the bath bombs to rest in the mold for up to 24 hours before gently tapping the top and side of the mold to release the bombs.

11. Use your bath bombs immediately or store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use!


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