I love these Christmas cupcake bath bombs. They make the perfect gift idea for anyone who loves a little time in the bath or maybe needs a little time in the bath.
Christmas Cupcake Bath Bombs
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love making our own DIY bath bombs, especially as gifts. There’s nothing I don’t like more than a reason to pop into the bath–and giving that relaxing time is priceless. That’s what inspired me to make these Christmas cupcake bath bombs.
Now, if Christmas would just come a little faster, I would be able to get these Christmas bath bombs to their new homes! :) If you’re ready to make this bath bomb gift idea, well, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Christmas Bath Bombs
- Allow your Christmas bath bombs to dry fully before using them, they’ll be fizzier. That means no making them the night before you’re ready to gift them. I recommend letting them dry for at least 24 hours (more if you’re in a humid environment). That said, you can make these 3 months ahead of time and they’ll be just fine.
- Store your Christmas cupcake bath bombs in an airtight container until you’re ready to give them. The moisture in the air can make it less fizzy when the time comes to pop it in the bath. One thing I like to do is store my bath bombs in a pretty air-tight container like an apothecary jar. Not only is this great for keeping the bath bombs ready-to-use, but it’s a really cute packaging!
How Do I Make Christmas Cupcake Bath Bombs?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments.
- 5 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1 tablespoon of white cosmetic glitter
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4-1/3 cup coconut oil
- 5 tablespoons avocado body butter
- 2 tablespoons polysorbate 80
- 10-20 drops of cinnamon essential oil
- 10-20 drops of clove essential oil
- 1-2 drops of orange essential oil
- 2-3 drops ivory food coloring gel
- 1/4 cup clear melt and pour soap base
- 3/4 cup whipped soap base
- Vegetable glycerin
- Orange essential oil
- Christmas sprinkles
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
- Muffin tin
- Cupcake liners
- Reusable piping bag
- Large frosting tip
- Place cupcake liners in a muffin tin and set aside.
- Combine all dry ingredients, including glitter, in a large mixing bowl.
- Whisk dry ingredients together until fully combined.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt coconut oil in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Repeat in 15 second increments, stirring between each increment, until the oil is completely melted.
- Add avocado oil to coconut oil and stir. If the avocado oil does not melt compltely, place this mixutre in the micorwave for 15-20 seconds, stirring between each increment, until the oil is completely melted.
- Add essential oils and ivory food coloring to your coconut and avocado oil bowl. Whisk until combined.
- Add the coconut/avocado oil mixture and polysorbate 80, to the dry ingredient mixture.
- Using your hands, combine the mixture well, while breaking down as many clumps as you can. The mixture is perfect when it feels like wet sand. You will be able to press the mixture together with your hands and it will stay in a ball.
- Add a scoop of the mixture to the muffin tin that you set aside earlier. Repeat until all cavities are filled. Press each bath bomb gently to smooth out the top.
- Allow the Christmas cupcake bath bombs to harden for at least 24 hours before adding the soap frosting.
- To make the soap frosting, add whipped soap base and glycerin to mixing bowl.
- Place cornstarch into the mixing bowl and gently fold the mixture together to avoid making a mess.
- Add your essential oils.
- Melt the soap base in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the soap base is completely melted. Allow the soap base to cool to 140 degrees (or about 5 minutes).
- Using a mixer, whip your soap and glycerin mixture on medium speed for 2 minutes, then slowly work in the cooled soap base. Beat until it forms peaks, just like when making meringue. If your frosting is not stiff enough, add a tablespoon of cornstarch and mix in. Repeat until the mixture forms firm peaks.
- Place the soap frosting in a piping bag and pipe onto cupcake bath bombs. Work quickly as the frosting will start to harden after about 5 minutes.
- Add sprinkles, as desired.
- Allow the soap to harden for 24-48 hours. The recipient will be able to use the soap portion of the cupcake bath bomb after their Christmas bath bomb has dissolved.
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More Bath Bomb Gift Ideas You Might Like
- Christmas Bath Bomb Recipe – If you’re looking for something a little less cupcake-ish for a gift idea, be sure to check this recipe out, it’s so easy and super cute!
- Peppermint Bath Bombs – I have to share a little secret: when I make these peppermint bath bombs as a gift for someone else, I always (ALWAYS) make a little extra one for myself, because they’re so awesome.
- Candy Cane Christmas Shower Fizzies – For the friend that doesn’t love a bath, but would definitely love a refreshing gift!
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