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These Snowball Bath Bombs are SO FUN!

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!

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Make these easy snowball bath bombs for a fun Christmas gift!

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!

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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.

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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.

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Snowball Bath Bombs

how to make snowball bath bombs for gifts

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • 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 (optional)
  • 10-20 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • Pearlescent white mica powder
  • White cosmetic glitter

Tools

  • Bath bomb molds
  • Snowflake confetti or candy sprinkles
  • Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 small bowl

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, cream of tartar and Bentonite clay. 
  2. Add the glitter and mica color powder. Whisk dry ingredients together.
  3. Add coconut oil to help bind all the ingredients together, so the snowball bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them.
  4. 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).
  5. Add the bergamot essential oil. I just like the way this one smelled. You could use anything, though. photo collage of how to make snowball bath bombs
  6. 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. photo collage tutorial of how to make bath bombs that look like snowballs
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 
  9. Allow the bath bombs to dry a minimum of 24 hours (this will depend on the humidity and temperature in your area). Tip: to avoid a flat section on the sphere, dry the bath bombs in muffin pan with a kitchen towel draped over it. Rest a bath bombs in each section of the tin. When they are hard to the touch, they are ready.

Notes

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More DIY Bath Bombs You Might Like

  • Christmas Cupcake Bath Bombs – Another great stocking stuffer idea, you’re giving the gift of a bath bomb AND a little soap topper. Yummy!
  • Lump of Coal Soap – Funny gifts are all the rage for adult stockings. Well, “rage” being what I’d do if I don’t get one of these awesome coal soaps in my stocking.
  • Gingerbread Bath Bombs – The best and most tasty smelling holiday bath bomb recipe you’ll find. I can’t wait to dive into a bath with a couple I saved for myself.
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