Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas Cake Mix Bath Bomb Recipe

Cake Mix Bath Bombs with essential oils and sprinkles

Bath bombs make a wonderful Christmas gift! Luckily, learning how to make bath bombs at home isn't hard!

This Christmas bath bomb recipe features some yummy smelling essential oils. It might just end up becoming your favorite bath bomb recipe yet!

These DIY bath bombs smell like a vanilla cake topped with candy canes! Of course, you can use whichever essential oils you prefer for your homemade bath bombs but I especially love how these smell together!


You could even make this a family project. Make some bath bombs with your kids for winter break. They make lovely gifts and will make you kids look forward to bath time!

Tell the Lush bath bomb recipes to move over - this yummy cake mix inspired bath bomb recipe is the bomb!



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How to Make Bath Bombs
a fun Christmas bath bomb recipe


Make DIY bath bombs just like Lush! Learn how to make homemade bath bombs without epsom salt. This homemade bath bombs tutorial will teach you how to make bath bombs with essential oils that smell like cake (but is totally gluten free!). The combination of candy cane peppermint and vanilla make them smell like cupcakes. It's my best bath bombs recipe yet! #creativegreenliving #bathbombs #lush #bathbodyworks #DIYbeauty #essentialoils #beauty #beautyhacks #bathfizz #bathbombrecipe



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Bath bomb ingredients



Directions

How to Make Bath Bombs STEP 1: 

In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, cream of tartar and SLSA.

Bath bomb recipe


How to Make Bath Bombs STEP 2: 

Add the biodegradable glitter and mica color powder (if using). Whisk dry ingredients together.

DIY bath bombs

Easy bath bomb recipe


How to Make Bath Bombs STEP 3: 

Add melted coconut oil. The coconut oil helps hold all the ingredients together, so your bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!

Holiday Bath Bombs

How to Make Bath Bombs STEP 4: 

Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.

Homemade Bath Bombs


How to Make Bath Bombs STEP 5: 

Add the candy cane and vanilla essential oils.

How to add essential oils to bath bombs

How to Make Bath Bombs STEP 6: 

Mix the ingredients together.

After an initial stir with the whisk, I use my hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is really mixed in there.

The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you squeeze it into your hands.

Cake Mix Bath Bombs


How to Make Bath Bombs STEP 7: 

Add sprinkles to the bath bomb mix and stir.

Because you are using a small amount, they are perfectly safe to use in your bath and should melt in the warm water in your tub.

Don't like sprinkles? It's ok to leave them out.

Christmas Cake Mix Bath Bombs


How to Make Bath Bombs STEP 8: 

Fill both halves of the bath bomb molds with the bath bomb ingredients mix until it is a bit overflowing. Quickly press both sides together, using a twisting/grinding motion to get rid of any excess mixture coming out of the sides.

Gently twist the top off and carefully remove the bomb, setting it aside to dry.

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 bomb mixture will continue to bind together.

Christmas Bath Bombs
Easy Cake Mix Bath Bombs


How to Make Bath Bombs STEP 9: 

Allow the bath bombs to dry a minimum of 24 hours.

Store in an air dry container until ready to use.

How to use a bath bomb

To use a bath bomb, simply drop a dry bath bomb into a tub of warm water! Watch it fizz as it dissolves. As the bath bomb fizz begins to wear out, you can use your hands to crumble the bath bomb if desired and mix the ingredients into your tub.


That's it!


Christmas Cake Mix Bath Bombs





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Make DIY bath bombs just like Lush! Learn how to make homemade bath bombs without epsom salt. These homemade bath bomb tutorials will teach you how to make bath bombs with essential oils that smell awesome and add some fun to your bath!  #creativegreenliving #bathbombs #lush #bathbodyworks #DIYbeauty #essentialoils #beauty #beautyhacks #bathfizz #bathbombrecipe




Make DIY bath bombs just like Lush! Learn how to make homemade bath bombs without epsom salt. These homemade bath bomb tutorials will teach you how to make bath bombs with essential oils that smell awesome and add some fun to your bath!  #creativegreenliving #bathbombs #lush #bathbodyworks #DIYbeauty #essentialoils #beauty #beautyhacks #bathfizz #bathbombrecipe


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Carissa Bonham, author, owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living

About the Author:

Carissa is a green lifestyle advocate and mom of two active boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! She is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018). Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook.
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