I love these snowball bath bombs. Not only are they super easy to make, but they are an awesome gift or stocking stuffer. And? They look so good, with the embedded snowflakes, they look like they’re from Lush!
Snowball Bath Bombs
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about making DIY bath bombs for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. And this snowball bath bomb recipe is definitely making it on the list of “gifts to give” this year–even if a few of them are going to make it into the “gifts for me” pile, too! LOL!
And, even though these are simple and really easy to do, because of the snowflake and glitter–and the sheer prettiness factor, this snowball bath bomb recipe looks like it was professionally made. No way would I not want to gift that to someone! If you’re ready to make some gorgeous snowballs for your holiday gifts, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Snowball Bath Bomb Recipe
- Be sure to keep your snowball bath bombs in an airtight container until you’re ready to use them–and communicate this to your giftee. Might be a good idea to just wrap them in a pretty jar and put some tissue paper around it, because they’re going to want to ration these. Trust me.
- If you want to get even more creative with your gift, you can always print the recipe on a pretty piece of paper and add it to the jar so that your giftee can make more snowball bath bombs when they run out.
- I usually let my bath bombs sit overnight in the molds to get hard, but if you live in a particularly wet part of the world, then you might want to allow them to sit for 48 or even 72 hours.
How Do I Make Snowball Bath Bombs?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a DIY bath bomb playlist on YouTube, here is our snowball bath bombs video tutorial.
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup bentonite clay (needs to be white!)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted or solid, both work)
- 1 tablespoon polysorbate 80
- 10-20 drops Bergamot essential oil
- Pearlescent white mica powder
- White cosmetic glitter
- Bath bomb molds
- Snowflake confetti
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 1 small bowl
- In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, cream of tartar and Bentonite clay.
- Add the glitter and mica color powder. Whisk dry ingredients together.
- Add coconut oil to help bind all the ingredients together, so the snowball bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them.
- Add the polysorbate 80 to help the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, make the bath bombs bubbly and prevent the mica from sticking to the side of the tub (and staining if your bath tub isn't white).
- Add the bergamot essential oil. I just like the way this one smelled. You could use anything, though.
- Mix the ingredients together. I use my hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is really mixed well. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
- You have a few options, because this is the decoration phase. You can add a few glitter snowflakes, you could put a few red sprinkles in for holly berries, whatever.
- Spritz the one mold and fill each side with the mixture until it is a bit over-flowing. Press both sides together, using a twisting/grinding motion to get rid of any excess mixture. Gently tap each side and carefully remove the bomb. As you progress through making the bath bombs, you may need to spray the mixture with the rubbing alcohol to moisten it, so the remaining bombs bind together.
- Allow the bath bombs to dry a minimum of 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the final stage…the glaze!
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