Confession time: During the pandemic, two things I have struggled with are making sure I am making time for self-care and keeping the kids busy. I decided to tackle both head-on by making a craft to keep everyone busy which was also useful. That is where this delicious smelling Cookies and Cream Bath Bombs Recipe came from!
Cookies and Cream Bath Bombs Recipe
DIY Bath Bombs A Blessing?
If you have been wondering how to make DIY bath bombs, now is a perfect time! Initially, the whole quarantine idea was a bit of a pain in the neck, but as time went on, it became a huge blessing. We grew closer as a family and we found so many books we wanted to read, projects we wanted to try, games we hadn’t played, and meals we promised to eat together but never made time for.
Easy Bath Bomb Recipe
If you have kids and have been in quarantine, do you have any hair left?! It’s been hard right?! I was reading that Mila Kunis ran out of ideas and gave her kids a small trash can of their recycled materials and told them to have fun! My daughter loves crafts, so she has become quite the bath bomb maker in our house!
Honestly, kids of just about any age can help with different stages of the making of this Cookies and Cream Bath Bombs Recipe. It really is that simple! And I am going to walk you through it!! Take a look at this video and see what I mean:
How To Make Your Own Bath Bombs
When we started to make our homemade bath bombs, we didn’t realize we had never used them before! We have had the most fun experimenting with how to make your own bath bombs! You would not believe how cheap bath bombs can be if you make them yourself!
Easy Bath Bomb Recipe Supplies:
• 2 cups baking soda
• 1 cup cornstarch
• 1/4 cup Kaolin or bentonite clay
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
• 1 teaspoon polysorbate 80
• 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
• 1 teaspoon cookie scented oil
• 1-2 drops light brown bath bomb color
• Stainless steel bath bomb molds
• Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
• 1 large mixing bowl
Bath Bomb Instructions:
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, buttermilk, kaolin clay, and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
Step 2: Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so your bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them! Add polysorbate 80, which helps disperse the colorant and helps it not stick to the tub. Add scented oil.
Step 3: Add in colorant Start with 1-2 drops of color and mix it in. If you want a darker color, add 1-2 more drops and repeat until you get the color you want.
Step 4: Add in poppy seeds and cosmetic glitter. Mix ingredients thoroughly. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
Step 5: Fill both sides of the mold with the mixture, press molds together, and grind to remove the excess mixture. Gently tap each side of the mold to release the bombs. To avoid the bombs breaking during the drying phase, I put them in a mini muffin tin or an empty egg carton. They fit perfectly!
Allow drying a minimum of 12 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 12-24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to touch, they are ready for the tub! Store in an airtight container until ready for use.
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