Strawberries and Cream Bath Bombs
If there was ever a time to make your own Strawberry Bath Bombs, now is that time. You won’t be able to deny the fact that not only do these bath bombs smell amazing, but they also do awesome things for your skin. I want to walk you through how to make these best bath bombs in the entire world. You can make these for your own family, but also give them as gifts!
Strawberries and Cream Bath Bombs
You may be wondering how these Strawberry Bath Bombs came to be. Well, I’ve always enjoyed the smell of strawberry and I thought that these bath bombs would smell amazing. The smell of strawberry has the power to make you happy. For me the scent of strawberry is sweet, yet almost a little tangy. I loved reading this study on why a strawberry smells like a strawberry.
How to Use Bath Bombs
After you have made one of these awesome bath bombs for kids, you may be wondering how to use them. Luckily, when you make them the right way, they truly are simple to use. Beware though, using bath bombs is highly addicting. I use one almost every single time I take a bath. The kids also enjoy picking out their favorite scents of bath bombs and using them in the bath! Here is a quick rundown of how to use them.
- Fill that bath tub of yours with warm water, or hot water – if that’s how you enjoy your bath.
- Simply drop the bath bomb into the water.
- Watch the bath bomb dissolve in the water.
- The strawberry smell of the bath bomb will dissolve into the bath, along with the other ingredients.
The only thing to do now is to enjoy your bathtub experience. After a long day, it’s nice to plop a strawberry bath bomb into the tub and relax. It may feel a little weird at first, but bath bombs can become a very addicting, yet fun, thing!
Ingredients for Strawberries and Cream Bath Bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup epsom salts
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp essential oil blend desired (or strawberry flavoring oil)
2 tsp rubbing alcohol
1 tsp arashiyama green mica powder
1 tsp pink mica powder
2-4 tablespoons strawberry sprinkles blend
How to Make Strawberries and Cream Bath Bombs
If you have never made a bath bomb before, you’re about to learn how. I promise it’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before. Did you know that the first bath bomb was created in 1989 by Mo Constantine. We have her to think for her awesome contribution to making our baths that much better. Nowadays, you don’t need to go to a store to buy them though. You can simply make it yourself.
One of the main tools you’re going to need for this bath bombs recipe are 4-5 large bath bomb molds. These molds will help ensure you have proper bath bombs.
Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and epsom salts.
In a second bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, essential oil blend and alcohol together, mixing well. Add liquid ingredients 1 tsp at a time to the dry ingredients, mixing it together slowly so as not to start the fizzy reaction.
Separate about ⅓ of the bath bomb mixture into a second small bowl. To this smaller bowl of bath bomb mixture, add in the green mica powder and mix well. If you want more color, add some additional mica powder in 1 tsp increments.
To the larger bowl of bath bomb mixture, add in the pink mica powder and mix well. If you want more color, add some additional mica powder in 1 tsp increments. Dust the bottom of one side of one of the bath bomb molds with cornstarch. The sprinkle side tends to come out on its own, 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 the bath bomb mold with the sprinkles overly full of the pink mixture. You want there to be excess mixture to help bond the two sides of the mold together. To the cornstarch dusted half of the bath bomb mold, fill it about ½ full of green bath bomb mixture, then finish filling it with the pink mixture, overfilling as with the other half of the bath bomb.
Press the two sides of the bath bomb mold together, grinding and pressing them to force the two together. Allow the bath bombs to rest in the mold for up to 24 hours before gently tapping the side of the mold to release the bombs. Use your bath bombs immediately or store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use!
Do Bath Bombs Clean Your Skin?
If you are going to use bath bombs in your bath water, you may be wondering if they actually clean your skin. The answer is yes! There are some very beneficial ingredients in bath bombs like epsom salt and coconut oil. Check out the complete list of bath bomb ingredients, scroll up!
Should You Shower After Using a Bath Bomb?
My only suggestion to consider is that if you use a really dark color bath bomb, you may want to consider taking a shower. The shower can help you rinse off any of the darker colors. It’s not necessary to shower though, that is a preference.
The next time you need something to do with the kids or you just want to indulge in something fun, consider these Strawberry Bath Bombs. They are so easy to make and fun to do as a family. If you end up making these, let me know what you think.