Mommy's Favorite Things: Make Seashell Bath Bombs

Friday, July 3, 2015

Make Seashell Bath Bombs

The perfect gift for all these summer birthdays!! Also a GREAT activity to do during sleepovers!

Supplies Needed:

• 1/2 Cup Citric Acid
• 1 Cup Baking Soda
• 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil
• Witch Hazel (in a spray bottle)
• Essential Oil (I recommend Lavender, Lemongrass or Peppermint)
• Neon Pink Food Coloring
Seashell Silicone Mold 


1. In a large bowl combine your citric acid and baking soda. Stir until well blended.

2. Add your essential oil. Stir Well

3. Add your olive oil and stir well.

4. Add 3 drops of neon pink food coloring. Stir well. Slowly continue to add a few drops at a
time until you reach your desired shade. I used about 6 drops in total. Note: If you add to
much food coloring at the beginning, it will cause the bath bombs to fizz.

5. Spritz your bath bomb mixture with witch hazel (a few short spritz is all you need). This helps
the bath bombs mixture stick together.

6. With your hands, grab your mixture and firmly press into your silicone mold. You need to
pack the mixture in as tightly as you can. Keep doing this until the entire mold is filled.

7. Set the mold aside and allow the bath bombs to harden overnight. You can also speed up
the process by covering with aluminum foil (it acts as a heating agent).

8. After 24 hours unmold your bath bombs by gently pressing the silicone mold from the back
side and the bath bombs will pop right out.

9. Keep your bath bombs stored in an airtight container that is completely dry and free from
any moisture. When ready to use, plop one into your bath and enjoy the fizz!


Natalie B. said...

I've purchased a few bath bombs from Lush before and they're super fun. Although, it'd be great to make them myself. Thank-you for the easy recipe!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the recipe. These would make great gifts!