Candy Cane Christmas Bath Bomb Recipe – Amazing!
This Christmas bath bomb recipe is a perfect DIY for a holiday gift or to pamper yourself. You don’t need much to get started.
Learn the best fill method and perfect the art of the “press” to make a wow-worthy gift idea. Making these bath fizzies is really fun and everyone is going to love them.
This Christmas Bath Bomb Recipe is a Great Gift Idea
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love making my own DIY bath bombs. In fact, I don’t stop with them; I make my own shower fizzies, sugar body scrubs, and even foot soaks.
But I like simple and easy so for this Christmas bath bomb recipe, I’ve chosen to include a couple of winter-soothing ingredients. Here are my reasons for including each of the following:
- peppermint candies add a bit of holiday fun while the oil helps to improve focus and invigorate. Using a small amount adds festive fun without causing harm.
- Epsom salt in the bath bomb will soothe tired muscles.
- coconut oil will moisturize your skin and leave it silky smooth.
Let’s get started making these fun holiday bath bombs. If you have any questions, please use the comments section below.
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Supplies for Christmas Bath Bombs
This recipe will make 3 2.2-inch bath bombs or about 6 1-inch, depending on the mold used. Grab a whisk if you have one and if not, a fork.
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt (unscented)
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or other oil such as jojoba, in liquid form)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 4-5 drops red or pink soap colorant (the mix will lighten, so color accordingly)
- 2-3 candy canes, crushed or 10 peppermint candies, crushed
- plastic Christmas ornaments or plastic Christmas ornaments (or bath bomb molds – I like stainless steel)
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How to Make Holiday Season Bath Bombs
These really are fun to make and let’s face it: anytime you get to smash candy with a hammer is a good time. If you have a playlist on YouTube to which you’d like to add this project, here is our Christmas bath bombs video tutorial.
How to Make, Use, and Store This Bath Bomb Recipe
You’re probably familiar with how to use bath bombs, however, if you’re not… fill the tub with warm water (or a foot tub for a fun pedicure) and drop in a Christmas bath bomb.
Store these in an airtight container or shrink-wrapped in cello. It’s really easy to do this: get cello bags (I use at least 4×6 inch), a hair dryer or heat gun, and heat the bomb in the plastic. Press down to make sure it’s a tight seal all around.
My biggest tip when making bath fizzies is not to over-moisten the bath bomb mixture. Only add enough liquid to just keep the mix together. Okay, now to the recipe…
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Any bath bomb mold will work, as will the break-apart plastic holiday ornaments (the thick plastic ones). I prefer stainless steel ones (I have these and like the middle size the best): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IF3JB30/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Is it normal to have them spill over in the molds? Or did I do something wrong?
No, you’ve activated it if it has spilled over in the molds. Very rarely you can save it but honestly, I would start over. If it is humid where you are, start with less moisture and go slowly.
Hi, I love this idea! I will be trying these out. When I’ve made bath bombs before in the plastic ornament molds they always break. Do you have any suggestions to keep this from happening? I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but since they kept breaking I switched to a silicone mold. Thanks!
Oh no, Chloe! I used to only use the plastic ones for years without breakage but moved to the stainless steel about 3 years ago. I have to admit, they are so much easier to use than the plastic. Watch for those to go on sale on Amazon and you can pick up a set for less than $15.
To help minimize breakage with the plastic ornament molds, I would say that the bath bombs can’t be packed as well (less overflow when combining). You can also stick with a “softer” mix – one with more oils – to help mold it easier. Hope that helps.