It’s Spring! It’s finally, finally getting warmer out, beautiful flowers are blooming vibrant colors and in just a few weeks, Easter will be here. Our family goes to church, we have an Easter egg hunt and we make fun baskets for the little ones! Filling Easter baskets with candy is the norm around here, but this year I decided to add a little extra! All the babies love, love, love bath bombs! They go crazy over the colors and especially the fizz they create. They’re always a sure hit and I can make a large amount for just a few dollars. (They are used quite quickly around here)! As it’s Easter in a mere few weeks, I decided to make my own Spring bath bombs, Peep Bunny shaped bath bombs. They’re just the cutest!
Peeps Candy! Yay or Nay?
A basket staple candy is always Peeps. Whether you like them or not, they scream Easter, and they never fail to be festive! My family just can’t have a basket without them. Although they’re quite cute, they’re not crazy tasty. My little two year old just eats the eyes and nose, and maybe licks a few granules of sugar off. After this meager amount of this candy is eaten it’s promptly discarded. He’s not a fan, nor am I, but I love the shape. I came across a bunny peep silicon mold on one of my shopping excursions and decided this was the perfect shape for my Easter bath bombs.
Simple & Easy
I modified my recipe a bit over the past year to create the perfect bath bomb. They’re simple and so easy to put together. In the past, I’ve always tried to make them sphere shaped, but have found the silicon molds work best. I’m able to pack the mixture down and let them dry before removing. This was a game changer. Plus, it’s so much less messy. Like a whole lot less messy. I’d recommend silicon molds every time. On the bonus side, there are thousands of shapes! If you can’t find a Peep shaped mold, shop around and find one that suits your occasion.
Making the Bath Bombs
Step 1: Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Mix together thoroughly.
Step 2: Add water, oil and fragrance. (I used tangerine essential oil. It smells wonderful and fresh. Perfect for Spring time). Choose your favorite!
Step 3: Mix together until completely incorporated. It’ll look like sand at this point. It will look dry, but please do not add any more water or oil. It will pack together fabulously.
Step 4: (Optional) Divide mixture and color. Put in a few drops of coloring and mix until your perfect color is achieved.
Step 5: Choose mold shape and fill. I added a bit of glitter into the mold before I started to give them a little something extra.
I do, however, fill the mold spoonful by spoonful. Sprinkle a spoonful evenly into the mold and pack it down as hard as I can using your fingers, repeating this motion until the mold is full. Just make sure you really pack it down hard.
Step 6: Let the bath bombs dry hard overnight. Unmold, package if necessary and enjoy!
These Spring bath bombs are fun, fizzy, so easy to make and are great gifts. I chose the Peeps shape, because of Easter, but feel free to tailor to your personal preferences and the season! This recipe works year round of course!
A simple, easy recipe to make the perfect bath bombs
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
- 1/2 Cup Corn Starch
- 1/2 Cup Citric Acid
- 1 Tbsp Essential oil Your choice of fragrance
- 1 Tbsp Oil Olive oil, almond oil, or any oil you choose
- 2 tsp Water
- Coloring Optional
1. In a large bowl add baking soda, epsom salt, cornstarch and citric acid. Mix well to combine.
2. Add essential oil, oil and water. Stir until fully incorporated. (Mixture will look like sand, do not add any more water or oil).
3. Divide into separate bowls and color. (Optional)
4. Mold. Place a spoonful into mold and pack it down firmily. Add another spoonful and repeat until mold is full.
5. Dry overnight
6. Remove from mold carefully. Enjoy!
You can most certainly find the Peeps mold online. Plus, here are some other fun silicone molds to try for your bath bombs! Get creative!
Let me know how your bath bomb experience went!
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