‘Tis the season to be making bath bombs!
Why? Because of all the cheap bath bomb molds you can buy right now!
From craft stores to department stores everywhere you go these days you can find these Christmas ornaments. They might serve different purposes, but they all look a like. They’re round, plastic and open in the middle.
These little spheres have the perfect shape to create your own bath bombs!
I found mine at H&M. They had some bright red Christmas socks inside them. So like every year I recently stocked up on plastic ornaments. And Christmas socks.
What I used:
For the bath bombs:
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
1/4 cup cornstarch
spray bottle with witch hazel or water
blue food coloring
For the star bath melts:
1 tbsp. cocoa butter
1 tbsp. Shea butter
I made 6 bath bombs halves with this recipe.
1. Make glitter star bath melts
Melt 1 tablespoon of Shea butter and 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter in a double boiler or in the microwave. Once completely melted pour the mixture in a small star shaped mold (like a chocolate mold). Let the stars harden in the fridge.
This mixture makes at least 6 small bath bomb melts.
2. Mix dry ingredients
Combine the baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
3. Spray with witch hazel
Fill a spraying bottle with witch hazel or water. Add the blue food coloring as well. Spray the mixture, stirring well in between.
Keep spraying until the mixture starts to clump together.
4. Fill your molds
Fill one half of the plastic ornament with the mixture. Press it down firmly as you go. Stop right before it’s completely filled.
Dip one side of the star in gold edible glitter. A shiny coating will stick to the star.
Place the star on top of the bath bomb. Fill up the sides with more of the blue bath bomb mixture. Press down firmly until the star is sealed in.
Repeat 6 times.
5. Let them dry
You can re-use these molds a couple of times.
Very rarely the plastic cracks as the bath bomb dries. If you make bath bombs on a regular basis I recommend investing in some real bath bomb molds (I will any day soon now).
These make perfect stocking stuffers or a handmade holiday gift. You can also leave them inside the mold and hang them in your Christmas tree for a nice homemade touch!