Easter is approaching so quickly, and I think everyone can agree that March has flown by! Even though it might be a little too late to make Easter soap in time for the holiday weekend, bath bombs are a super easy and fun project to do with the kids. They will go crazy for the colourful fizzy effects in the tub, and, if you're lucky enough to save one to yourself, you're guaranteed to love how they soften your skin. Why not make a festive bath bomb to pop in the tub after you've spent hours in the kitchen and socializing. You deserve it!
Here's what you'll need to make roughly 5-6 eggs:
150g Baking Soda
75g Citric Acid
1tsp Olive Oil
Mini plastic Easter egg "shells"
The reason we say that it makes 5-6 eggs is because there probably isn't a standard size for these mini plastic eggs. Depending on how big the eggs are that you purchase, you may get more or less. As you can see, the ones we used fit loosely in a egg carton which contained large eggs. This recipe technically made 6 bath bombs, but one accidentally dropped which is why it's not shown in the photo (whoops!).
First, mix your baking soda and citric acid together really well to eliminate any possible chunks. Add in your teaspoon of olive oil and mix thoroughly again. This should make the powder slightly more dense.
Next, try to divide your batch into three bowls as equally as possible.
Use your desired three fragrances to scent each part. We chose Lavender, Lemon and Pink Grapefruit essential oils for some spring time scents. You only need a few drops to each bowl.
Next, add your colourant! We used labcolors but you could also use mica if you want some added shimmer. How much to add is completely up to you, but a little goes a long way!
The Labcolors can be a little tricky to fully incorporate into your mixture, as they naturally clump up. A small whisk works well to blend everything together. Be persistent! Eventually everything will blend together.
Now is a good time to use your witch hazel to spritz each part. The perfect bath bomb mix is dense enough to stay clumped if you were to squish it in the palm of your hand then let go, but you don't want it to feel wet. If you over-spritz, your solution will start fizzing like the bath bomb in water, making it really difficult to set in your molds as it will be expanding and reacting.
Next, Pack your bath bomb mix into the halves of the egg cups.
Pack them tightly, and make sure to fill the right to the top so that when you close the egg, the bath bomb mix in each half will push against the other.
You will also want to cut off the plastic attachment piece that connects the egg halves, if your cups have these. They will prevent you from de-molding the bath bombs.
We let bath bombs sit overnight to ensure that they would be firm enough to take out of the molds. This worked well, and they were great the next day!
There you have it! They smell great and make your skin feel so pampered. The whole process takes only about 5 minutes, so they are a really easy gift if you like to give out little goodies at Easter, too!
All the best from everyone at Voyageur.
We wish you a happy long weekend and a Merry Easter!
The Staff of Voyageur Soap and Candle