Spring is one of my very favorite times of year. The colorful wildflowers, budding trees, and mild weather make me feel like the world is full of hope and happiness. The abundance of cute Spring decorations don't hurt either. Pretty pastels and candy colored knick-knacks are all around this time of year. These cute little bath bombs fit right in.
I used jumbo sized Easter eggs to mold my bath bombs, but you could easily double the number of bombs by using standard sized eggs instead. The three Micas I chose for this recipe are classic Spring colors, but you could use any other colors of Mica that you like to create an even wider rainbow of colorful bath bombs. As for scent, go with something cheerful and fruity. (Think jelly beans.) Essential Oils like Tangerine, Neroli, and Lavender would do nicely. Or, pick a fun Fragrance Oil like Strawberry, Cotton Candy or Cherry Blossom.
Easter Egg Bath Bombs
Makes about six jumbo-sized bath bombs
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 1 cup Citric Acid
- 1/2 cup Sea Salt, Fine
- 1/2 cup Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Powder
- 1 teaspoon Fragrance Oil or 1/2 teaspoon Essential Oil
- 1 teaspoon FDA Yellow Mica
- 1 teaspoon Lavender Mica
- 1 teaspoon Two Tone Blue Green Mica
- 1/2 ounce Witch Hazel
- 1/2 ounce Alcohol
- Mix the Witch Hazel and Alcohol together in a small sprayer bottle.
- Combine the Baking Soda, Sea Salt, and Fragrance or Essential Oil in a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine, then add the Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Powder, and Citric Acid. Stir again, making sure to break up any clumps in the Citric Acid.
- Split the mixture into three separate bowls, then one color of Mica to each bowl. Stir each bowl well to distribute the colorant.
- Starting with one bowl, spray the powder once or twice at a time while mixing continuously. Continue spraying and mixing until the powder is just damp enough to start clumping together. Be careful not to over-saturate the powder, or your bath bombs will explode prematurely. Repeat this process with each bowl of powder.
- Pack the colored powders into empty plastic Easter eggs. Pack the powder in as firmly as you can, leaving an excess of powder on the top of each side. Carefully press the two sides of the egg together, then gently remove the molded bath bomb from the shell.
- Allow the finished bombs to sit at room temperature in a cool, dry place. It will take about 24 hours for them to dry out and harden completely.
Usage & Packaging
Bath Bombs should be kept in air-tight packaging. Our Small Cello Bags are perfect for the job. Try tucking a bath bomb inside an Easter basket or Spring gift bag. To use, simply drop a whole bath bomb into the tub to watch it fizz, filling the water with a fun scent and color.