These 4th of July inspired bath bombs make the perfect party favor gift. Or celebrate Independence Day in style with some bath time me time!
*sing along* Baaaby you’re a fiiirework, come on show ’em what you’re worth. Make ’em go aah aah aaah as you shoot across the sky-y-yyy.
It could be the theme song of this Fourth of July bath bomb recipe.
This patriotic homemade bath bomb is colored red and blue. The stars make your bath water pop and of course – like every bath bomb – it’s a fizzy treat!
What I used:
- 1/2 cup baking soda – Get it here
- 1/4 cup citric acid – Get it here
- 1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder – Get it here
- 1 tbsp coconut oil – Get it here
- Red and blue food or soap coloring – Get it here
- Star shaped cake sprinkles – Get it here
- Essential oils (optional) – Get it here
This recipe makes one giant bath bomb or several little ones. Double or triple the ingredients for more bath bomb fun!
1. Combine your dry ingredients
Put the baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together with a spoon.
If you’re using essential oils, this would be a good time to add them in. I used 6 drops of ylang-ylang and 6 drops of rose geranium.
2. Add the coconut oil
Add 1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil to your dry mixture. Mix all the ingredients together and make sure to smooth out all the lumps.
3. Coloring time
Divide the mixture into 3 batches. Set one of them aside. This is for the white stripes. Add of few drops of blue food coloring to one batch and a few red drops to the other. Stir well after each drop.
Take a handful of the mixture and squeeze it together with your fingers. The powder should clump together. If it doesn’t you can spritz it lightly with some water (or witch hazel) in a spraying bottle. Stir well between each spritz and make sure the mixture doesn’t start to fizz in the bowl!
Because I didn’t add any liquid food coloring to the white batch, I spritzed this batch with water until it started to clump together.
4. Create your bath bomb!
First, I put some white stars at the bottom of my mold.
Fill your mold one spoonful at a time, starting with the blue. Press the mixture down firmly with your fingers after each scoop.
Let your mold sit for a few hours or – if you can wait long enough – overnight. Carefully take the bath bomb out of its mold and wrap as a gift or keep for yourself
Check out my DIY Red, White and Blue Soap Dough Bars for more 4th of July Party inspiration!