These adorable Princess Ariel bath bombs for the Little Mermaid fan in your life. They are safe for all skin types and make a perfect mermaid party favor for all ages.
Ariel Bath Bombs
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, my daughter and I are having so much fun coming up with Disney Princess bath bombs for a Disney vacation countdown. We’ve made so many already and have even given some away as gifts.
One of my daughter’s favorite Disney princesses is the Ariel, The Little Mermaid. These Princess Ariel bath bombs are colorful, fizzy, and fun. We didn’t put anything inside like our Moana bath bombs, but if you are making these for a party, slip a little favor in the mold and really WOW them. Let’s get started.
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Tips to Make this Favor for your The Little Mermaid Party
- Do not use food coloring for your Princess Ariel bath bombs. It will make your bath bombs bright but it could stain your tub.
- Do you prefer showers? Mold this recipe in any flat-backed design so they will be safe for use as shower fizzies.
- Use any scents you want and any brand of oils.
- If your bombs crumble, see this article on trouble-shooting bath bombs and shower fizzies to find out your options to remake them.
- If you want to use your Ariel bath bombs immediately, great, go for it. But the fizz isn’t going to be as awesome as it could be. Let the Disney princess bath bombs dry for at least 24 hours to get the most fizz for your bath. Plus, if there’s a little mix-up in your mix, a dry bath bomb will usually work that out.
- Keep your bath bombs at top-peak-fizzy-potential, by storing them in an air-tight container.
How Do I Make these Ariel DIY Bath Bombs?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a The Little Mermaid Party playlist on YouTube, here is our Ariel bath bombs video tutorial.
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup Epsom salts, fine grain works best
- 1/4 cup white kaolin clay (optional)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon polysorbate 80
- 10-20 drops of basil essential oil
- Red mica powder
- Purple mica powder
- Teal mica powder
- Red cosmetic glitter
- Purple cosmetic glitter
- Teal cosmetic glitter
- Stainless steel bath bomb molds
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 3 small bowls
- In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, white kaolin clay and cornstarch.
- Whisk dry ingredients together.
- Add the basil essential oil to the coconut oil.
- Add the coconut oil to the dry ingredients. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!
- Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub. Mix the ingredients together. I use my hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is really mixed in there. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand. Separate mixture into 3 small bowls, one with a bit more in it (this is the teal bowl for me).
- Add 1 tablespoon of the red mica and red cosmetic glitter into one of the small bowls. Add a bit more color if the mixture is too light. Continue to add a bit and mix until you get the color you want. Repeat with the teal and purple mixtures. Mix each bowl until color is well blended into the bath bomb mixture.
- Add a small amount of red mixture into one side of the mold. Do the same with the purple and then fill the remainder with the teal. Fill the other side with the teal. Press both sides of the mold together firmly, grinding together to get rid of the excess mixture.
- Tap both sides of the mold and gently release the bomb. Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the tub! Store in an airtight container until ready for use.
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