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.
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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…
More Bath Bombs You Might Like
- Super Easy Geode Bath Bombs (using sea salt) – If you can’t find the large sugar crystals in those Pinterest-worthy geode bath bombs, try these – look look great!
- Grinch Bath Salts – Oh my word, these went viral and they are the EASIEST thing to make: a little coloring, a bit of salt, and some sugar sprinkles.
- Milk Bath Bombs – If you need or want to gift a simple, soothing bath bomb recipe, this is it.
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