Cheap & Awesome BATH BOMBS!

cheap and 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.

cupcake gift tags printable
free cupcake wallpaper

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

Cake ingredients

Frosting ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder

  • 6 tablespoons warm water

  • 1 lb powdered sugar

  • Cupcake toppers

You will also need a muffin pan, glass bowls for mixing, a mixer, piping tips, muffin liners, and then the cute packaging and those tags I designed for the finishing touch.

1. Measure the ingredients

Start by mixing together the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and epsom salts into a large glass bowl to create the cupcake base.

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.

cupcake bath bombs recipe

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. 

how to make cupcake bath bombs

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.

cupcake bath bomb frosting

5. Packaging

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. 

bath bomb packaging

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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