Happy Holidays natural beauties! 🎅 Now that your Christmas tree is looking sharp and all of your Holiday decorations are up, I have a quick tutorial to add the finishing touch to your Christmas decor. Hang these cute Bath Bomb ornaments in your tree or around the house to surprise your guests when they arrive for your Holiday party!
Hand them out as a party favor or keep these bath bomb ornaments hiding in plain sight for your secret santa.
As a base I used a classic bath bomb recipe with Epsom salt. The clear plastic crafting ornaments are both used to shape the bath bombs and as packaging. With a little bit of paint and some glitter paper you can really transform these cute bath bomb ornaments into anything you want!
How to make Snowman and Reindeer bath bomb ornaments
What I used:
Clear plastic ornaments
Acrylic paint or permanent markers
Depending on the size of your molds, this recipe makes about 2 medium sized bath bombs.
How to make bath bomb ornaments filling
Combine all of the dry bath bomb ingredients. Add 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of citric acid, 1/4 cup corn starch and 1/4 cup of Epsom salt in a bowl. Stir well to combine all of the ingredients.
Carefully add some rubbing alcohol as your wet ingredient. Start by slowly adding 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol.
Check if the mixture is damp enough by squeezing some of it in the palm of your hand. If the mixture clumps together you have the right consistency. If it falls apart slowly add a few more drops of rubbing alcohol. Keep checking the mixture until you get the right consistency.
For the reindeer bath bomb I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to the mixture. I got the idea from my Gingerbread House bath bombs. It adds the perfect amount of color AND a nice scent.
Feel free to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. I recommend cinnamon essential oil.
Fill both sides of your ornament with the bath bomb mixture until they are overflowing. Snap both sides together and let the excess mixture drop down. They should be packed with the mixture and hard to close. Leave the ornaments closed for a day or overnight to let them dry. The next day, check if the mixture has formed a bath bomb. You should be able to remove the top without any problems.
Now that the hardest part is done, it’s time for the finishing touches. With some paint I drew on a big red nose for my Rudolph bath bomb ornament and an orange carrot nose for the Snowman bath bomb ornament. With a permanent marker I added the eyes and mouth.
Psst … if you like this DIY then don’t forget to put a pin on it!
To finish the reindeer bath bomb ornament I cut out some gold glitter antlers and stuck them on the side of the plastic ornament using some glue.
After you’ve used the bath bomb you can re-use the ornaments to make more bath bombs or hang them in your Christmas tree. They look just as good empty or filled with glitter!
Imagine all of the possibilities with these bath bomb ornaments! You can even make Grinch bath bomb ornaments and use matcha green tea to color the mixture, like I did with my matcha bath bombs.
I hope you have the best time with friends and family during the Holidays!!