{Copycat} Lush Bath Bombs

Copycat Lush Bath Bombs I love these shaped like Easter Eggs, but you could make them in any shape!

Do you love bath bombs? Those fizzy fun globes that release oils and smell good stuff into your bath after a long day. My kids love them and so I decided to make my version of Lush bath bombs to put in their Easter Baskets. I try to stay away from a lot of candy so these are the perfect fun solution.

Copycat Lush Bath Bombs I love these shaped like Easter Eggs, but you could make them in any shape! One of the great things about these bath bombs is that they use healthy coconut oil so they are good for your skin and there are no harmful chemicals or preservatives. Matthew already found them and has asked to take a bath every day now so the upside is your kids will also be squeaky clean! Just make sure you save a few for yourself!

I have included a printable recipe at the bottom for you but to make them, you just need a few things:

  • 1 cup citric acid or ground up Vitamin C tablets
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) (optional)
  • silicone molds or paper cupcake holders, I used a Brownie Pop Mold to make the egg shape

I was not able to find citric acid in my local store so I Googled a substitute and found that Vitamin C is the same as Citric Acid. I bought a medium size bottle of Vitamin C and ground it up in my Blendtec blender. It took a few seconds and I had citric acid powder. You can see my first video below and you will see how quick this awesome blender will crush those pills into a fine powder! (please ignore the TV in the background, newbie video maker here)

I used this brownie pop mold to make mine, this is what gave them the look of an Easter egg.  I also made a few in regular paper cupcake holders and they worked fine as well. I did try stuffing them in plastic eggs thinking they would slide out with the oil in it but that was a big old craft fail! They were totally stuck so we just threw them in the bathtub and let them fizz out of the eggs.

Copycat Lush Bath Bombs I love these shaped like Easter Eggs, but you could make them in any shape!

If you decide to color them like I did then use  rubber gloves and rub the mixture into the food coloring between your fingers to get a consistent color. Just as if you were rubbing sand between them at the beach. I tried just mixing it with a fork and it was not enough to get the food coloring blended into the mixture. The mixture should feel like damp sand just like I explained here with my refrigerator deodorizers.

They will need to dry for 24 hours before you pop them out of the mold and you are ready to relax in a hot bath that is good for your skin and your sanity!

{Copycat} Lush Bath Bombs
Fun Bath Bombs just like the one's at Lush Cosmetics make them for your kids or for yourself
Course: beauty product
Author: Kelley @ Miss Information Blog
Ingredient List
  • 1 cup citric acid or ground up Vitamin C tablets
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil for scent optional
  • silicone molds or paper cupcake holders
  • 5-8 drops of food coloring
  • rubber gloves if you are using food coloring
Directions
  1. Mix together citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil in a bowl
  2. If you choose to use an essential oil put in 8-10 drops.
  3. Split this mixture into smaller bowls to make different colors.
  4. Add in a few drops of food coloring and mix together.
  5. Put on rubber gloves and rub the mixture into the food coloring between your fingers to get a consistent color. Just as if you were rubbing sand between them at the beach.
  6. The mixture should feel like damp sand.
  7. Press the mixture into the mold of your choice and pack it in tight.
  8. Let dry for 24 hours
  9. Drop into a bath and enjoy!

 

One Response

  1. Loving this! I bought the stuff to make bath bombs awhile ago but haven't gotten around to it yet... one of these days :)

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