Trick or treat? These eyeball bath bombs make a great candy alternative and a real treat for kids AND grown ups!
They are obviously inspired by some of your store bought bath bomb favorites like LUSH Monsters’ ball.
These eyeball bath bombs make the perfect gift for a Halloween party, a fun candy alternative for trick or treaters, or even a nice decoration piece for around the house.
They sure make an impression with their “spooky” appearance, but the fizz from these Halloween bath bombs is from another world!
I have made bath bombs with cream of tartar before and I sure have made lots of bath bombs with citric acid in the past.
But this is the first time I’ve actually combined cream of tartar and citric acid in one bath bomb and the effect BLOWS MY MIND.
These bath bombs fizz and bubble like no other bath bomb recipe I’ve ever tried.
It’s safe to say these monster inspired eyeball bath bombs turn your bath tub into a witches’ brew!
Scroll down to the recipe and watch the video demo of how they FIZZ and BUBBLE and FOAM, and did I already say that they BUBBLE?!?
This recipe is definitely a step up from the original citric acid, baking soda and corn starch recipe.
For this one we’re using nothing but citric acid, baking soda and cream of tartar as our dry ingredients.
This is officially the first bath bomb recipe without corn starch that I’ve made so far.
Corn starch doesn’t help your bath bombs fizz in any way, but it serves another important purpose. The corn starch acts as a buffer or filler.
The corn starch ‘dilutes’ the baking soda and citric acid, and that makes the mixture less likely to fizz in the bowl when you’re adding your liquid to the dry ingredients.
If you’re new to making bath bombs or this worries you, than you can still add 2 to 3 tablespoons of corn starch to the mixture. Or you can swap the cream of tartar entirely for corn starch or an alternative like arrowroot powder.
The trick with this citric acid/cream of tartar recipe is that you have to add the liquid very very carefully. The best way is to pour your liquid into a spraying bottle first and spray the mixture lightly.
Stir the mixture well between each spray and check regularly to see if the mixture isn’t too wet. You can do this by taking a handful of the mixture in the palm of your hand and squeezing it together. As soon as it doesn’t crumble and doesn’t fall into a pile of dry powder anymore, the mixture is ready.
If you hear the mixture fizz in your bowl, you’ve added too much!
- Pour baking soda, citric acid and cream of tartar into a large mixing bowl. Stir the ingredients until blended.
- Add the essential oil to the dry ingredients and stir the mixture between each drop.
- Scoop out 2 to 3 tablespoons into a separate mixing bowl and set aside. Divide the mixture over several other bowls if you want to make different colored bath bombs.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol into a small spraying bottle. Start by lightly spraying the smallest batch. This will be the white batch to create the eye on top. Check in between each spray if the mixture clumps together.
- Add a good amount of liquid food or soap coloring to the rest of the liquid. Spray the other batch the same way. Check in between each spray if the mixture clumps together. If you want to make several colored bath bombs, rinse the spraying bottle and add another tablespoon of liquid and another color. Repeat the step described above.
- Scoop 1 to 2 teaspoons of the white mixture into one of the empty bath bomb molds. Lightly tap the mold for the mixture to distribute. Scoop the colored mixture on top until the half is overflowing. Fill the other half with the colored mixture as well. Press both sides together firmly.
- Set the bath bombs aside to dry in their molds. I like to let them dry at least overnight.
- The next day, paint the eyeball on top. Mix a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol with black food or soap coloring. If you don't have black coloring you can use the content of an activated charcoal capsule or combine different colors until you get a very dark color. With a small paint brush you can paint a big black dot in the middle of the white circle.
The citric acid/cream of tartar mixture is more likely to fizz in your bowl. You can swap cream of tartar or citric acid with corn starch for an easier recipe.
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Happy Halloween my beautiful friends! I hope you have a wonderful time with friends or family. What are your plans for Halloween this year?