These mermaid bath bombs look amazing, smell amazing, and can be made two ways. We’re sharing all the details, so let’s get started.
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DIY Bath Bombs or Mermaid Shower Fizzies
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am a HUGE fan of making our own bath products. From bath bombs to shower fizzies, we are keeping our DIY bath products fully stocked in this house.
As I mentioned here in this article about the difference between bath bombs and shower fizzies, there are a few differences when you turn a bath bomb into a shower fizzy. Read that if you want to alter these to become mermaid shower fizzies or shower bombs. Psst: they are super easy.
Below, I’ll share two show-stopping and creative bath bombs for mermaid fans.
All Mermaid Bath Bombs and Shower Fizzies
Before we get started, you might want to check out all of my mermaid bath bombs and sugar scrubs here.
The Best bath bomb mold
As mentioned above, I love making my own bath products. Grab a mixing bowl, 3 small bowls, a sifter or whisk, and a set of bath bomb molds. Below, I’ll share the measurements and supplies but first, let’s talk about molds.
“What mold should I use for bath bombs?” is a question I get a lot here. My answer is, there are a TON of bath bomb molds but I feel the best are stainless steel molds. Stainless steel bath bomb molds are:
- cheap (seriously, they are not expensive at all on Amazon)
- easy to form
- they hold the shape of the bath bomb so well
- and MOST IMPORTANT: these bath bomb molds are easy to unmold and get the bath bombs out!
Mermaid Tail Bath Bomb Mold
Another type of mermaid bath bomb mold I use is the mermaid tail. Now, if you’re new to making bath bombs, silicone molds are… tricky but plentiful. Often, the inexpensive tail molds will be harder to pack and hold their shape. That said, I’ve use them successfully.
Tips for using silicone mermaid tail molds: pack them very, very tightly. Also, don’t try to fill the entire mold (if using a thin silicone mold with 8 tails, for example). Finally, let the bath bombs dry completely (at least 2 days) in the mold itself and do not move them while they are drying.
If you really want to make a professional look that is easy to use, this exceptional mermaid tail bath bomb mold is the best. There is absolutely nothing else like it on the market.
How To Get a Perfectly Round Bath Bomb
Okay, one last thing I’ll mention before you start… If you’re using a traditional bath bomb mold (circle) and you want a perfectly round fizzy, do not unmold them and put them on a tray.
Instead, spread out a kitchen towel over a muffin tin so that the bath fizzies are sort of hanging over the openings. Be sure to flip them around to let all areas dry.
Make it a Set with Mermaid Sugar Scrub Cubes
I whipped up this easy mermaid sugar scrub you might like to pair with these bath bombs. This would make a great gift set – they are color-coordinating and you can make the same scents or use others to mix it up.
They are really, really, really easy to make, friends. And it’s a perfect way to use up some leftover ingredients.
How to Make Mermaid Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- 1/2 cup citric acid (we buy ours in bulk from Amazon, it’s MUCH more cost-effective)
- 1/4 cup cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or castor oil
- 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol (or Witch Hazel)
- 10-20 drops EACH orange, grapefruit, lime, & tangerine essential oils (or your favorites)
- pink, purple, and blue (or teal) mica powder (or soap colorant)
- mermaid sprinkles (these will dissolve in the bath water)
- mixing bowl
- 3 small bowls
- a sifter or whisk
- a set of bath bomb molds
- In a large bowl, mix together the baking soda, citric acid, and cream of tartar. Whisk or sift the mixture together, removing any clumps.
- Add the essential oils you’ve chosen and stir to combine. Add the coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol and stir slowly.
- Slowly add these wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients, about 1 tablespoon at a time to avoid activating the dry mix. The mix is ready when you can squish it together in your palm, drop it into bowl, and it doesn’t come apart. It should feel like moist sand.
- Separate the mix into three bowls. Add mica powder to each bowl to color the mixes and blend it together with your hands. Use gloves if you have sensitive skin and remove all rings.
- If making the sprinkle version of these mermaid bath bombs, load sprinkles into the bottom of a bath bomb mold half. Layer the colors and press down. Repeat with the other half of the mold, but exclude the sprinkles and overpack it slightly (a mound). You might need to spritz your mix with the spray bottle if it got a bit dry while you were mixing.
- Press the mold together tightly. Lightly twist to get the mold compressed. Gently tap the mold to release one side and then the other. Use the muffin tin and kitchen towel to let them dry overnight or 36 hours if heat-shrinking.
Alternate Way to Make and Gift Mermaid Bath Bombs
If you are gifting these fun bath bombs for kids, you can leave off the sprinkles. That way, they won’t be tempted to snack on them.
Additionally, when I make bath bombs for my daughter who has sensitive skin, I leave off the SLSA called for in some recipes. It’s just a personal choice. If you’re not familiar with SLSA, it’s an additive that helps give more fizzy bubbles to the bath bombs. It’s 100% optional. Either way, these mermaid bath bombs are absolutely stunning without the sprinkles.
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How to Make Mermaid Shower Bombs and Shower Fizzies
If you’re going to make these into shower bombs, it’s easy. Leave off the SLSA (if you have it) and put the mixture into a mold with a flat side.
All of our recipes can be made into aromatherapy shower bombs easily. Unlike shower melts, these will last for a while and release a powerful punch of invigorating and energizing scents.