I’ve seen the cutest little picture of Easter egg bath bombs on Pinterest, and I decided to try them, but it resulted in plastic Easter eggs overflowing with activated citric acid. It was such a bust! I decided to try a different recipe, and it was a huge success! I think my Easter egg bath bombs turned out adorable, and they’ll make a great Easter basket gift idea for my kiddos!
Easter Egg bath bombs
This recipe will make approx. 10 regular size Easter egg bath bombs, or 5 larger Easter egg bath bombs.
- 1 Cup Citric Acid (I bought mine here)
- 1 Cup of baking soda (I get mine at the grocery store)
- 1/2 Cup of corn starch (I get this at the grocery store too)
- 1/2 Cup of melted coconut oil (I buy the organic kind at the grocery store)
- 8-10 Drops of essential oils (I buy Young Living Essential Oils, info here)
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Food coloring (optional)
- Dried Lavender (optional)
- Mix all of your dry ingredients in a glass bowl, stir well, make sure there are no clumps.
- I added 4 drops of red food coloring to my melted coconut oil, it won’t mix into the oil, but it made it easier to avoid activating the Citric Acid.
- Very slowly pour your melted coconut oil into your dry goods, stirring as you go. Make sure to mash the food coloring droplets in.
- Once everything is combined, drop in your essential oils and stir just enough to combine.
- I took some dried Lavender and put it in the tip of a couple of the eggs, this is completely optional
- At this point my eggs were still attached with the little hinge on the side, you could clip that off now if you want, or right before you open them. Pack both sides of your eggs with bath bomb mixture, use your thumbs to pack it in tight or your eggs will have air pockets in them. Pack both sides of the Easter eggs with the bath bomb mixture, both sides should be a little bit overflowing, so that when you push the sides together some will need to squish out, this will ensure that the sides bind together. Close your Easter egg bath bomb and set them aside.
- Wait 2-4 hours before removing the plastic Easter egg from the outside. The de-molding process takes patience, be gentle! I snipped the little hinge using nail clippers and then pulled the plastic Easter egg straight off, some of them needed to be warmed a little bit in my hands in order to slide off. It was actually easy, I just had to go a little bit slow so that they wouldn’t break.
When you are adding your Easter egg bath bomb to your bath, just drop it right in and watch the fizzing fun happen!