Easter is fast-approaching, and like other parents and care-givers, I’m seeking non-sugary options. Sure, the little one will have some candy but I’m throwing in some Easter bath bombs.
Using my fail-proof recipe (the one that is best for removing the bath fizzies from the molds immediately), I whipped up eggs and miniature butterflies. The whole process took me about 45 minutes, making about 4 batches and using different molds to vary up the Easter bath bombs because I’m giving them to quite a few kids.
For this set, I used soap colorants instead of food coloring but everything else in the recipe was the same. The colors are pastel and have a wonderful tone that goes perfectly with the holiday.
Make Fail-Proof Easter Bath Bombs
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As a reminder, there are some essential oils that are not widely accepted as safe to use on kids, so I stuck with some basics here: lemon, lavender, vanilla, and tangerine. I combined some (lavender lemon is divine) and left others to stand on their own (tangerine). Please do your own research on the use of essential oils on children, we like to refer others here and here before deciding on which oils to use.
Mold the Easter Bath Bombs
For molds, you can use anything your little heart desires. For the eggs, I used plastic eggs that joined on the horizontal plane. I tried using the flip top ones, but when I went to unmold them, they fell apart. I only tried a couple of times with a single recipe, so I’m not saying they won’t work just that I couldn’t get them to with this batch.
The beauty of this mold and recipe is that the bath bombs immediately released. I understand that you might not have these on hand, so keep reading for other easy options for some Easter bath bombs.
I also used candy molds from Martha Stewart. For some reason, I had two each of the eggs and butterfly molds, so I repurposed one of each for crafting. It’s not like I go around making candy all year and need two of each… Maybe I should?
I let these set for about 15 minutes before removing them, usually the amount of time it took me to prepare another color and grab a cup of tea. Hey, I was enjoying my alone time…
When working with a very – VERY – narrow depth of mold like the butterflies, expect some breakage. A tip: remove all of the excess bath bomb mixture from the back of the mold before letting these set about 20 minutes. I had about 30 percent breakage on the butterflies, but now that they’ve sat for a while, they are solid little things.
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Supplies for Quick Mold Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 15-20 drops essential oil** (can be a combination of oils, but for this recipe I used lavender and vanilla)
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of a moisturizing oil (almond, olive, coconut, and jojoba are some suggested oils)
- Vitamin E oil (or a capsule cut open)
- dried flowers or herbs, optional
- coloring, optional – for this set I used soap colorants, but you can use gel food coloring with success
- a glass (or metal) bowl
- a spray bottle of witch hazel (you’ll only need a very small amount, so phone-a-friend if you don’t have any on hand)
If this is your first time making bath bombs, please see our full instructions for this recipe here.
Joining Bath Bomb Shapes
Because I’m never satisfied doing the same thing twice, I tried to merge the eggs with the butterflies to add a little ‘something extra’ to a few of them. And you know what? It. Worked. Wonderfully!
I made a set of each of the eggs and butterflies and let them sit for about 30 minutes while I was working on others. I took a little of the remaining bath bomb mixture and used it as a paste to join the butterfly to the egg and they totally stayed!
I don’t feel confident shipping the joined bath bombs, but I tell you they are quite the hit around here!
Have you used fun, fizzy bath bombs with your kids? I bet they love them as much as mine do and would be overjoyed to get them for the holiday. One tip: if you’re going to make some Easter bath bombs for kids or adults, be sure to gift them separately from food. We wouldn’t want a little one trying to take a bite of baking soda – it might turn them off of Easter candy forever!
If you wouldn’t mind, could you please pin this to an Easter ideas board? We love it when new friends can find us through Pinterest and sincerely appreciate your help in getting our ideas out there!
If you’re interested in other bath bombs, shower fizzies, and DIY beauty crafts, you might like: