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.

Candy Cane Christmas bath bomb recipe with 3 bath bombs on a wood slat with candies

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 there and make my own shower fizzies, sugar body scrubs, and even foot soaks. I like simple and for this Christmas bath bomb recipe, I’ve chosen to include a couple of winter-soothing ingredients:

  • peppermint candies add a bit of holiday fun while the oil helps to improve focus and invigorate
  • 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.

RELATED READING: Make This Candy Cane Body Scrub and Make It a Set!

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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.

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How to Make, Use, and Store This Bath Bomb Recipe

I know you’re probably familiar with how to use bath bombs, however, if you’re not… Fbathtubth 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…

Yield: 5-9 bath bombs

Candy Cane Christmas Bath Bomb Recipe - Amazing!

Close up of Christmas bath bomb recipe for candy cane bath bombs

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.

Active Time 20 minutes
Drying Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Crush candy in a sealed plastic bags. Set aside until ready to mold.
  2. In a large glass or metal bowl, add baking soda, Epsom salt, citric acid, and cornstarch. Whisk or stir with a fork to combine.
  3. In a smaller bowl, add coconut oil (liquid), peppermint oil, colorant, and water. Stir well.
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, working in 3-5 batches to avoid activating the mix.
  5. Now this step depends on where you are… Grab the mix in your hand and squeeze it together. If it clumps (like damp sand), move on. If not, add 1 teaspoon of water and mix it in completely. Check for consistency again.
  6. Once the mix is ready, place about 2 teaspoons of the crushed candy into each side of your mold.
  7. Lightly pack down your mix on top of the candy in each side of the mold. Overfill each side slightly, bring both sides together, and press down tightly to close.
  8. Keep the bath bombs in their molds for at least 8 hours, but overnight is best. Remove them by lightly tapping a spoon onto the mold and gently lifting off one side.
  9. This Christmas bath bomb recipe is made to dry on the counter for 24 hours (or more) to help them harden and dry completely.
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RELATED READING: Peppermint Sugar Scrub Cubes Make a Great Holiday Gift

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6 Comments

    1. 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.

  1. 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!

    1. 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.

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