I’ve wanted to make bath bombs for a WHILE but I couldn’t ever quite think of a Louisiana spin to put on them — until Mardi Gras! So check out these DIY Surprise King Cake Baby Bath Bombs!
That’s right — there’s a plastic baby inside just like in a King Cake!
And you can even use cinnamon essential oils if you’d like (like I did with this sugar scrub) for a King Cake scent!
Plus, it’s really fun! With Valentine’s Day so close too, this could be a fun DIY project for you and your girlfriends to try one night while eating snacks, drinking wine and watching 1990s rom coms!
Selecting your mold:
There’s a lot of debate on stainless steel molds vs silicone molds vs plastic molds.
I went with the two-part spherical stainless steel mold because I was just making round bath bombs. I heard these worked better vs the plastic ones somewhere on the internet (a reliable source, I’m sure lol).
But if you’re making various shapes, I read a silicone mold would be easier to deal with.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil (or coconut oil)
- 1-2 tablespoons essential oils (I used cinnamon leaf)
- Soap Coloring (I used purple + green)
*Note: The citric acid was the HARDEST ingredient for me to get my hands on. I ended up finding it in the canning section of Wal-Mart. It’s also available on Amazon here.
- Bath Bomb Mold (here’s the one I used)
- Plastic King Cake Babies
- Bowls for mixing
- A whisk
1- Mix together baking soda, epsom salt and citric acid. Separate mixture into two separate bowls.
2- Mix together wet ingredients – essential oils, olive oil and coloring. Do this step twice — once for your green mixture and once for your purple mixture.
3- Whisk your wet mixtures into the dry ingredients. Repeat this for your second bowl.
4- Grab a handful of mixture and pack it into one side of the mold. You can get creative here and mix both colors if you’d like!
5- Put the King Cake Baby on top.
6- Pack in the other side of the mold with mixture. And put the two sphere halves together.
7- Remove any excess mixture that may have slipped out. Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours!
And that’s it! How fun are those?! This will be one good way to wind down after Fat Tuesday!!