It’s been a long summer am I right? The kids have been home for an extended time due to schools closing early, and in some areas, they’re extending online learning through the new school year. With all the distractions, it can be hard to find time for yourself.
Today’s post is to remind you that you can not give from an empty cup, meaning it’s important to take some “me time.” We’re sharing a fun and easy DIY Bath Bomb Recipe that will get you motivated to do just that!
DIY Watermelon Bath Bomb Recipe
This fun craft is great for a girls’ night in with friends or family. If you have a daughter, she’ll enjoy creating these too! I’ve provided directions to make your own bath bombs including process photos below.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup Epsom salts
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp essential oil blend
- 2 tsp rubbing alcohol
- 3/4 tsp arashiyama green mica powder
- 3/4 tsp pink mica powder
- 2-4 tablespoons watermelon sprinkles blend
- large bath bomb molds
- Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and Epsom salts.
- In a second bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, essential oil blend, and alcohol together, mixing well.
- Add liquid ingredients 1 tsp at a time to the dry ingredients, mixing it together slowly so as not to start the fizzy reaction.
- Separate about 1/3 of the bath bomb mixture into a second small bowl. To this smaller bowl of bath bomb mixture, add in the green mica powder and mix well. If you want more color, add some additional mica powder in 1 tsp increments.
- To the larger bowl of bath bomb mixture, add in the pink mica powder and mix well. If you want more color, add some additional mica powder in 1 tsp increments.
- Dust the bottom of one side of one of the bath bomb molds with cornstarch. The sprinkle side tends to come out on its own, so no need to dust that side with cornstarch.
- Place about 1 tsp of sprinkles in the non-dusted side of the bath bomb mold.
- Immediately pack the bath bomb mold with the sprinkles full of the pink mixture. You want there to be excess mixture to help bond the two sides of the mold together.
- To the cornstarch dusted half of the bath bomb mold, fill it about ½ full of green bath bomb mixture, then finish filling it with the pink mixture, overfilling as with the other half of the bath bomb.
- Press the two sides of the bath bomb mold together, grinding and pressing them to force the two together.
- Allow the bath bombs to rest in the mold for up to 24 hours before gently tapping the side of the mold to release the bombs.
- Use your bath bombs immediately or store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to use!
Tip: If you want to make the bath bombs look more like watermelons, use a black marker to make dots on them.
These are darling bath bombs and by adding the watermelon essential oil fragrance, you’ll smell great too!
Of course, if you prefer a different scent, there are loads of essential oils you can add to these bath bombs instead. I have so many favorites – I’ve shared a variety of essential oil recipes here.
Not only is this bath bomb recipe easy to make, but they turn out so adorable that you’ll want to share. Spread the love!
Find some cute packaging and turn these into homemade gifts for friends and relatives. They will appreciate the care you put into making the bath bombs while reminding them that it’s important to take some “me time” too!
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