I’m calling upon my 2.35% Irish heritage to bring you these fun St. Patrick’s Day Bath Bombs! They are such a fun craft and gift idea for this festive holiday, Christmas or any fan of green! 😉
Hi friends! So I admit I’m barely a lick Irish (I do have a little so I’m told but that has not been confirmed by Ancestry.com or any verification of the sort) but why should that stop anyone from getting excited about St. Patrick’s Day?! It’s such a fun and festive day of celebration featuring my favorite color, green!
I’m working on sharing bath bombs for every season and next up are these fun St. Patty’s Day bath bombs. (Check out these fun Easter egg bath bombs too if you want to join in my holiday bath bomb challenge! 🙂 ) How do you make bath bombs? Easily. Here’s how:
St. Patrick’s Day Bath Bombs
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- Large mixing bowl
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup fractionated coconut oil (if you only have solid on hand you can use that too)
- 1 tablespoon avocado butter
- 1 tablespoon polysorbate 80
- 10-20 drops basil essential oil
- 10-20 drops lemongrass essential oil
- 1 tablespoon white cosmetic glitter
- 1-2 tablespoons green and white sprinkles
- Bath bomb molds
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
In a large mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch with a fork; then add coconut oil and avocado butter. Add the polysorbate 80. This makes the bath bombs more bubbly!
Add the essential oils in the scents of your choice. This combo is a favorite of mine as it manages to somehow be relaxing yet invigorating at the same time!
Now for the fun part! Add the glitter and sprinkles (because you are using a small amount, they are perfectly safe to use in your tub).
Mix all ingredients together using your hands. Break up any lumps as you knead the mixture together. The texture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and takes on the consistency of wet sand.
Add some sprinkles in one side of the bath bomb mold. Carefully add a bit of the bath bomb mixture on top of the sprinkles. (This will keep the sprinkles from spreading out.)
Now you can fill the mold the rest of the way with the bath bomb mixture until it is a bit over-flowing. Fill the other side in the same manner.
Press both sides together, using a twisting/grinding motion to get rid of any excess mixture. Gently tap each side and carefully remove the bomb. As you progress through making the bath bombs, you may need to spray the mixture with the rubbing alcohol to moisten it, so the remaining bombs bind together.
Allow the bath bombs to dry a minimum of 24 hours. Gift these beauties or drop them into your bath for a luxurious and hydrating spa experience at home. Or do both!