Cheap & Awesome BATH BOMBS!
Do you want to know how to make your own bath products? Well, I have some super cute cheap & awesome bath bombs for you! And of course, I had to make them in the shape of little cupcakes. They are easier to put together than you may think and are a great party favor idea! But first….freebies! I created some fun cupcake gift tags for you. I mean, why not up the cuteness on these already adorable cupcake bath bombs?! And… cupcake desktop wallpaper and phone wallpapers to go along.
If you want to watch these cupcake bath bombs come to life, I created this video for you. Otherwise, the step-by-step recipe is below. I will hyperlink the ingredients, so you can easily shop with a click (it will open in a separate browser window). Enjoy!
// Cupcake Bath Bomb Recipe
Makes about 6-8 cupcake bath bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup epsom salts
3 tablespoons almond oil (or coconut oil)
1-2 teaspoons water
Essential oil of your choice
3 tablespoons meringue powder
6 tablespoons warm water
1 lb powdered sugar
1. Measure the ingredients
In a separate very small bowl, combine the almond oil, water, essential oil (or you could use vanilla) and food coloring. I just added a few drops of red to get that pink color. The wet ingredient won’t mix perfectly, but don’t worry, once you put them with the dry ingredients it will all blend together.
2. Combine the wet and dry ingredients
Add the wet ingredients about 1 tablespoon at a time to the dry ingredients. If you go too fast the ingredients will react and bubble up. It will be like crumbly sand and when you can squeeze it into a ball and it holds together, it is just right.
3. Put mixture into cupcake pan
Pack the bath bomb mixture into each of the cups of the muffin pan. Let them sit 15 minutes and then flip over the pan to get them out. If they won’t come out, use a knife to gently lift them out. I put mine into the cupcake liners and let them dry overnight.
4. Make the frosting
In a mixing bowl, blend together the meringue powder and warm water until it’s frothy. Add the powdered sugar. Beat on high until stiff peaks form. If the frosting is too stiff, add a teaspoon of water at a time until it’s a consistency you can easily pipe onto the cupcake bath bombs.
Then for the fun part you can add the toppings on while the frosting is still wet so they will stick. I used a little edible glitter and sprinkles. Let the frosting dry for a few hours.
These little pink cupcake boxes were pretty cheap and came in a lot of different colors. You could also use a jar or cellophane bag and a ribbon. Don’t forget to snag that free download at the top of the page of my gift tags, designed especially for these cupcake bath bombs.
Let me know what you thought of these cute little cupcake bath bombs in the comments section below. If you want more recipes to make your own spa products, check out my spa gift basket post right here.
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