As summer draws to an end and kids everywhere are gearing up for a brand new school year, you may find yourself stepping back into a routine after a few months off. No more late nights for the kiddos- it’s time for a set bedtime and evening schedule.
Bath bombs are a fun and easy way to coax the kids into the tub a little earlier. Fun colors, fruity fragrances and a little fizz make bath time an event they look forward to. And they’re pretty easy to whip up!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup Baking Soda
½ cup Citric Acid
½ cup Epsom Salt
½ cup Corn Starch
4 tsp Coconut Oil
2 tsp Candy Concoction Fragrance Oil
Pigment Powder or Liquid Soap Color (2 colors)
Here’s what to do:
- In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Divide the mixture evenly into two bowls. Set aside.
- Divide the coconut oil and fragrance oil into two small bowls. Mix in either a pinch of pigment powder or a few drops of liquid soap color (any color combination will work!).
- Whisk the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients creating two colored mixtures. The ingredients should clump together when you squeeze a handful.
- Press the mixture into the mold alternating the colors as you go for a fun swirled look.
- Allow the bath bombs to dry for at least 4 hours.
- Drop into a warm bath and enjoy!
Candy Swirl Bath Bombs Recipe
Where can I find most of the ingredients to make the soap
All the ingredients you need to make this soap is located under the “Here’s what you’ll need” section in the recipe. You can also check out all our soap making supplies while you’re at it.
About how many bath bombs does this recipe make?
You can get roughly 3-4 bath bombs from this recipe.
Hi! Is this a pretty basic recipe for a bath bomb? Can I just change out the fragrant oil and the colors to switch it up? Thanks 🙂
Thanks, you surely can!
Thanks so much Daniel!
You’re welcome Sarah!
how can I measure to do at least 10-12 bath bombs?
You can try getting three (3) times the suggested ingredients amount for around 12 bath bombs.
Can I use glyceren to have a bubbly bath bomb? Instead of SLSA. Do I habe to use SLSA for bath bombs?
You can possible try Glycerin as an alternative, but SLSA or SLES will produce the best bubbling effect; you can also consider using Palm Kernel Flakes.
How much SLES would you put in your bath bomb recipe?
Try adding 2 tablespoons to start before adding more water; you can then add more if you’d like more foam.
Thank you Daniel!
Daniel, do you mean spraying the water on the ingredients because I don’t see where to add water other than that you recommended me to spray water to help form the ball.
Yes, I mean before adding the water to mold the ball. Seeing that you want to add our liquid SLES to a baking soda recipe, the the water may not be necessary. Try the SLES first before adding the water to verify if you are getting the results you want.
Daniel, do you have any other bath bubble recipes that uses SLES? I would appreciate anything you have as I bought 8 pounds of that stuff!
So, I am a first time maker as of today. I know I need practice but I have the metal molds and it was hard to keep the two halves come out without breaking. I think the mix seemed a little dry….would that be possible?
Hi Becky! It is possible, I recommend wetting the mixture with a spray bottle of water until if forms like wet sand. If it fizzes a little that’s ok and perfectly normal. At that point it should come together in the mold without breaking. Thanks!
Thanks…I will try that! Also, I have bought some SLES and want to make a bubbly bath bomb or bath soak….do you know of any recipes for that just a thing? If I put SLES in your bath bomb recipe, how much would I put in? Thanks in advance!
Daniel, do you have any other recipes that include SLES for bubbly baths. I bought 8 pounds of it so I need to come up with lots of ideas! Any recipe you could share with me would be great!!! Thanks for all your help!
Daniel, the Honeydew bubble bath recipe doesn’t have the SLES product in it or could I substitute the SLES instead of the Unscented pearlized foaming milk bath?
thank you, thank you Daniel for all your help!
Is the coconut oil in the recipe supposed to be melted or solid?
Melted would be best.
Are there any colorant powders to avoid using in the bath bomb process? For example, oxide powder versus pigment powder?