We’ve never had any problems getting the kids into the bath tub when it comes time around here. In fact, it’s the opposite. The kids love baths and the products that come along with it. With winter right around the corner and dryer weather in the mix I wanted to incorporate the fun of bath bombs with the goodness of coconut oil for their winter skin (and of course, some sparkle along the way).
Coconut Oil Sparkle Bath Bomb Recipe
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- spray bottle filled with water
- 3 tsp coconut oil
Mix the baking soda and citric acid in a large bowl. You’re going to need to mix it very, very well. I tossed it within the bowl and used a rubber spatula to ensure that the two were very well combined.
Tip: I bought citric acid at the Bulk Barn. It was $4.99 for about a cup. I used the $3 off of $10 coupon and purchased two bottles for $7.
Next, add in the glitter. Mix again.
Add in two to three teaspoons of melted coconut oil and use your fingers to bring the citric acid and oil together within the bowl. Spray one spritz of water to the mixture until you’re able to press the mixture together in a ball and have it stay true to form. Use up to four sprays, testing after every spray.
Once the will stick together (but is still dry) use the mould to form the shape. For this part, I wanted something small that could be used for a couple of baths so I chose a tea cup from one of the kids sets. Press into the mold very, very tight and remove. If you have the moisture level right, you should be able to get it out of the mould no problem. I tapped mine upside down and it popped right out.
Pop it out onto the surface where you’re going to let it dry overnight. Don’t touch until the next day. If you want some extra sparkle you can always shake a bit of extra glitter on top.
With this recipe, you’ll get four to six bath bombs that are perfect for 1-2 baths each. With the sparkle and shine, these would be perfect for giving throughout the holiday season. The smaller molds from Ikea (silicon ice trays) are an easy way to make individual bath molds in fun and kid-friendly shapes.