Easter arrives so early on the calendar this year that many of my friends are still committed to their New Year’s resolutions: eat healthily and exercise more. So giving out tempting, delicious, calorie-laden, chocolate eggs wouldn’t be very supportive of me. Hmm, what else can I make that relates to Easter, doesn’t have calories, and will be enjoyed.? I’ve got it … Easter Bath Bombs. They are the perfect gift to add to a long, relaxing soak in the bath after a long day at work or a grueling workout at the gym.
This DIY is extremely easy and can be made in less than 20 minutes.
The pictures below provide detailed instructions. I picked up the plastic Easter eggs at the dollar store, they are the perfect mold for this DIY.
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts
- 3 tsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. essential oil
- 1 tsp. water (if you find the mixture is too dry, add another tsp.
- food colouring
You’ll also need:
- measuring cup and teaspoons
- mold (I used plastic Easter eggs from the Dollar store
Did you know?
Epsom salts in bath water can help relax stiff and sore muscles.
Lavender oil relieves pain, tension and induces sleep. It also treats acne and keeps the mosquitoes away. It’s a wonder oil!
Combine all dry ingredient in bowl and whisk.
Combine all liquid ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk. Tip: I divided the liquid into 2 separate bowls so I could mix two different colours. I was going for baby blue and pink, but ended up with baby blue and salmon … should have used more red food colouring.
Add the liquid, coloured mixture to the dry mixture and stir until combined. The mixture will fizz a little. Whisk slowly until all ingredients are combined and it resembles wet, colourful sand.
Press mixture into molds and let set in the fridge for a few hours. Tip: fill the molds approximately 3/4 full as the mixture will expand as it sets. I didn’t know this and packed the mixture into the molds and they all “exploded”. That’s a slight exaggeration, but I did have to pull the molds apart, clean off the excess and put back in the fridge to set again.
Remove bath bomb from the mold and be amazed. Aren’t they cute?
I was able to make 5 bath bombs from the mixture at a total of $20, which equals $4 each. I think that’s quite pricey. Almost half of the money was spent on citric acid (this is the ingredient that creates the fizz). If you plan on making quite a few BBs I suggest purchasing the citric acid on Amazon. Another expensive ingredient was the Lavender oil. Amazon also has this covered with a sample kit of various scents. I’ve done some simple match and with these 2 Amazon purchases, I should be able to make a bath bomb for about $1 each.
This DIY was soooo easy and looks great. My bathroom smells like lavender too, that was an unexpected bonus. I’ll be making these again for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.