A bath is one of life’s simple pleasures don’t you think? A chance to soak away all the stresses and troubles of the day, relax and enjoy some “you” time.
It is also a time that children love, as water can be equally as soothing to them as well as fun at the end of a busy day.
So what better way to enjoy a bath than popping in a bath bomb? Fill your bath with colors, patterns, and heavenly scents. Absolute bliss!
Bath bombs are hugely popular right now. They make great gifts either on their own or as part of a hamper or other gift. Many people choose to buy them but it is actually very simple to make your own.
Want more easy and fun bath bomb ideas? If so, take a look at these:
Geode Half Bath Bombs
Transform your bath time into a luxurious spa experience with these beautiful geode bath bombs inspired by crystal rocks.
50 Gorgeous Homemade DIY Bath Bombs
This list of 50 DIY bath bombs will help you create incredible bath bombs filled with scents and sparkle to make bath time a little more exciting and great for your skin.
Scented with almond oil and with colors to dazzle any bath time, these Rainbow Bath Bombs do not disappoint. So here is everything you need to know to make the Rainbow Bath Bombs.
The supplies you need to create Rainbow Bath Bombs
First of all, get all the supplies you need together. This means that as you follow the method to create the Rainbow Bath Bombs you can ensure that no part will be delayed. It makes it easier to follow the method. Here is everything that you need to create the Rainbow Bath Bombs:
- ½ cup of baking soda
- ¼ cup of Epsom salts
- ¼ cup of citric acid
- ¼ cup of cornstarch
- 1 ½ tbsp of sweet almond oil
- 1 tsp of water
- ¼ tsp each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple mica powder
- Bath bomb molds
Other things you might need include a whisk and a large bowl that you don’t mind using with these ingredients.
How to make Rainbow Bath Bombs
These supplies will make 4 large Rainbow Bath Bombs.
First of all, grab all of your supplies and make sure everything is measured out before you start. Get yourself a large bowl and add the baking soda, Epsom salts, citric acid, and cornstarch. Using a whisk combine all of these ingredients together until they are fully combined.
Next up add the sweet almond oil and water to a small jar with a lid and shake well to ensure that they are both combined as best they can be.
Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture. Make sure you are whisking the entire time. This is so you do not activate the fizz. Ensure that you stir these ingredients well.
Once you have completed that step divides the mixture evenly between 6 small bowls.
Add one color of mica powder to each bowl, and stir well until the color is solid.
Begin layering the colors into the bath bomb molds. Red, yellow, then orange in one half; green, blue, then purple in the other half. Make sure to overfill the mold with the third color in each half.
Press the two halves together, and then lightly twist.
Allow bath bombs to set in the molds for 4-6 hours, then you may remove them to finish setting.
Store the Rainbow Bath Bombs in an airtight container or bag.
Craft Notes and tips
While the process to make Rainbow Bath Bombs is simple enough, I appreciate that any helpful notes and tips would be beneficial. So here are some of the craft notes and tips that could help:
- Make sure you have all of your supplies to hand, before starting this process. As some parts of the method require you to keep monitoring and stirring your mixture, it makes things much easier to ensure that you get it right.
- If children are helping then make sure they are supervised at all times. The last thing you want is them putting their fingers in their mouths if they have touched any of the ingredients you are using.
- If you are struggling to find some of these supplies in your local shop then searching online is a great place to start. You will likely find all of these ingredients on platforms like Amazon.
Variations you could try
Like with any craft or thing that you create there will always be variations that you can try. After all, you can really make these your own and more personal if they are being made for gifts. So here are some of the variations you could try when making Rainbow Bath Bombs:
- If you don’t like the idea of a rainbow theme then stick with a couple of colors. You could alternate two colors for a lovely striped effect, or even keep the bath bombs one solid color and focus on other aspects.
- You could add some glitter to the bath bombs but bear in mind that this will then transfer onto you and the bath. The best advice would be to not go overboard with it.
- If you want a different scent then you could use essential oils instead. You could make a purple-themed bath bomb and use a lavender scent, for example. Or citrus colors and use a lemon-scented oil instead.
- Buy different shaped molds if you are looking to create something a bit different.
Frequently Asked Questions
There will always be questions, and so hopefully I will have covered them here for you. However, if I haven’t managed to answer a question you have, then please leave a comment or get in touch so that I can help.
How long with the Rainbow Bath Bombs last before needing to be used?
The average shelf life of a homemade bath bomb is usually around six months. If you are an avid user of bath bombs then you won’t ever get to that stage, but it is worth noting a date somewhere, especially if you are giving the Rainbow Bath Bombs as a gift.
How do I store the Rainbow Bath Bombs?
To ensure that your Rainbow Bath Bombs remain of good quality you want to avoid them being exposed to oxygen and moisture. So make sure you store them in an airtight container.
Hopefully, this will have inspired you to make some Rainbow Bath Bombs at home. Enjoy!
Rainbow Bath Bombs
What You’ll Need
- ½ cup baking soda
- ¼ cup epsom salts
- ¼ cup citric acid
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 ½ tbsp sweet almond oil
- 1 tsp water
- ¼ tsp each of red orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple mica powder
- Bath bomb molds
- Add the baking soda, epsom salts, citric acid, and cornstarch to a large bowl, and use a whisk to stir the ingredients until they are fully combined.
- Add the sweet almond oil and water to a small jar with a lid and shake well.
- Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture, while whisking the entire time, so you do not activate the fizz. Stir well.
- Divide the mixture evenly between 6 small bowls.
- Add one color of mica powder to each bowl, and stir well until the color is solid.
- Begin layering colors into the bath bomb molds. Red, yellow, then orange in one half; green, blue, then purple in the other half. Make sure to overfill the mold with the third color.
- Press the two halves together, and lightly twist.
- Allow bath bombs to set in the molds for 4-6 hours, then you may remove them to finish setting.
- Store in an airtight container or bag.
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Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom
Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.