Pumpkin spice is a flavor that is synonymous with fall. It is a warm, comforting, and spicy combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. This classic flavor has become so popular that it has become a cultural phenomenon, inspiring everything from coffee drinks to scented candles. We love to make homemade pumpkin spice bath bombs and have many crafts for teens and bath bomb recipes on our blog.
The origins of pumpkin spice can be traced back to traditional spice blends used in cooking and baking, particularly in pies and other baked goods. However, it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that the term “pumpkin spice” was coined, and it has since become a staple of the fall season.
One reason why pumpkin spice is so popular is its ability to evoke the feeling of comfort. The warm, spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg are reminiscent of the cozy feeling of snuggling up in a warm blanket on a chilly fall evening. In addition, the scent of pumpkin spice has been shown to have a calming effect, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
It has also become associated with the concept of “hygge”, a Danish word that refers to a feeling of coziness and contentment. The warm, comforting aroma of pumpkin spice perfectly embodies this concept, making it a popular choice for fall-themed self-care rituals.
These bath bombs are a great addition to a pumpkin spice party or a fall craft for teens and families. They are also effortless to make, customizable, and offer many benefits for your skin and overall health.
Supplies needed to make homemade bath bombs:
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- 1 1/2 cup baking soda
- 3/4 cup citric acid
- 1 tbsp bentonite clay
- 1 tbsp Epsom salts
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp essential oil blend desired (or Pumpkin Spice Extract)
- 1/2 tbsp polysorbate 80 (to keep the colorant from sticking to the bathtub)
- 1 tsp red mica powder
- 1 tsp yellow mica powder
- 2-4 tablespoons It’s Fall Y’all fall sprinkles blend
- 1/2 tsp alcohol (to wet the mixture if necessary at the end of the mixing if it dries out while putting the mixture into the molds)
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 4-5 bath bomb molds
How do you make homemade bath bombs:
Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, clay, and Epsom salts.
In a second bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, essential oil blend, and polysorbate 80 together, mixing well.
Add liquid ingredients 1 tsp at a time to the dry ingredients, mixing them together slowly so as not to start the fizzy reaction.
Then, add the red and yellow mica powder and stir until the color is consistent throughout. If you want a more intense color, add more mica powder in 1 tsp increments, stirring between each increment until you have a dark color. Keep in mind that the color will fade a little when the mixture dries.
Dust the bottom of one side of the bath bomb mold with cornstarch. The sprinkle side tends to come out independently, so do not bother to dust that side with cornstarch.
Place about 1 tsp of sprinkles in the non-dusted side of the bath bomb mold.
Immediately pack each side of the bath bomb mold with the mixture. Pack extra bath bomb mixture between the two molds, then press the two sides together, grinding and pressing them to force the two together.
And that’s it! You now have homemade pumpkin spice bath bombs that are perfect for a fall bath.
How to Use a Bath Bomb:
- Fill your bathtub with warm water.
- Drop the bath bomb into the water.
- Watch as the bath bomb fizzes and releases its fragrances, colors, and skin-nourishing ingredients.
- Get into the bath and enjoy your luxurious spa experience.
- Rinse off with water after your bath.
Benefits of Using a Bath Bomb:
Bath bombs aren’t just fun and exciting to use, they also have many benefits for your skin and overall health. Here are some of the benefits of using a bath bomb:
- Relaxation: Bath bombs contain ingredients such as Epsom salt, which can help relax your muscles and relieve stress.
- Moisturization: The oils and butter in bath bombs can help moisturize your skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth.
- Aromatherapy: Bath bombs come in various scents, which can help calm your mind and uplift your mood.
- Exfoliation: Some bath bombs contain ingredients like oatmeal or sea salt, which can help exfoliate and remove dead skin cells from your body.
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Whether you’re hosting a pumpkin spice party or seeking teen craft ideas, making your own pumpkin spice bath bombs can be a fun and rewarding DIY project. So why not give them a try and treat yourself to some indulgent self-care this fall?