Is bath time a battle at your home? Then it’s time to drop the bomb… bath bomb that is! This homemade bath bomb recipe will have kiddos begging for a bath!
Homemade Bath Bomb Recipe: DIY Kids Surprise Bath Bombs
Sometimes when I tell my son that it’s bath time he acts like he’s the Wicked Witch of the West. Suddenly, if one drop of water touches him, he’ll melt.
Seriously, I don’t know whether it’s harder to find meals for picky eaters or get him to take a bath. Luckily, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve, like this homemade bath bomb recipe, that can make bath time a little more appealing.
This homemade bath bomb recipe has a lot to like, for both kiddos and parents. For kiddos, these homemade bath bombs offer fun and colorful fizz as well as a super secret surprise. For parents these DIY bath bombs ease the battle of bath time. In addition to convincing kiddos that water isn’t their arch nemesis, these homemade bath bombs can help kiddos relax and get ready for bed. Yep, just add some lavender essential oil to this homemade bath bomb recipe to promote some much needed relaxation.
If you need even more weapons for the bath time war, try this “fish in a bag” soap recipe.
This homemade bath bomb recipe is quick and easy to make. Other than waiting for these homemade bath bombs to harden, this recipe can be made in less than 15 minutes. In addition, you can make a great big batch all at once, meaning that these DIY bath bombs can make fun, frugal, and sugar free party favors or kid friendly gifts!
*Keep the cost of these homemade bath bombs down by checking out your local dollar store or shopping for bulk toys online.
1. Combine all dry ingredients except the mica powder in a bowl.
2. Stir in essential oil.
3. Spritz mixture with water. You only want the mixture wet enough that it will hold its shape when squeezed firmly in your hand.
Tip: To avoid over wetting these homemade bath bombs, add just 1 or 2 sprays at a time and then test mixture to see if it holds together.
4. Add mica powder colorant until desired shade is achieved.
Tip: Want homemade bath bombs in multiple colors? Separate the mixture into separate bowls and then add different mica powders.
5. Press mixture firmly into molds, filling each mold about 1/3 of the way.
6. Press a toy into each mold.
7. Continue filling the mold with the homemade bath bomb recipe mixture until the toys are covered.
Note: Press the mixture down firmly to ensure these DIY bath bombs hold together.
8. Let homemade bath bombs dry and harden for at least 4 to 5 hours (overnight is better).
9. Once this homemade bath bomb recipe has solidified, gently pop each bomb from the mold and store in a dry place until ready to use.
1. Drop a single homemade bath bomb into running water.
There are so many great products you can make at home with the help of essential oils. Trust me, this homemade bath bomb recipe is just the tip of the DIY iceberg. If you’re looking for more homemade inspiration be sure to follow the Freebie Finding Mom: