DIY Peppermint Bath Bombs {Homemade Gift Idea!)

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Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

I have a treat for you today… a recipe for a homemade gift you’ll that’s perfect for pampering the ones you love– Peppermint Bath Bombs! These little treats pack a powerful punch when added to a warm bath. Place them under running water and they’ll dissolve and fizz and create a wonderful soaking environment. Best yet, you can add whichever scents you choose. I used peppermint because it’s seasonal and invigorating, but add lavender for calming, rosemary for energizing, RC or eucalyptus for easing sniffles, etc. Rosemary mint is divine, as is lavender & lemon!

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

Once you realize how easy these are to make, there will be no stopping you. I had no idea you could make bath bombs at home so easily! They do require a few special ingredients that can be easily procured and will last awhile, so go for it. πŸ™‚

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

Remember to only use a pure, therapeutic grade essential oil such as Young Living because other oils may contain impurities. You want the BEST because this will be touching your skin! Also, I did not add coloring to mine but you can easily do so by using cosmetic mica powder, which is available online and safe for skin. I’d avoid using food coloring which can stain your tub and may contain chemicals.

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

They would be adorable packaged in these 4oz. canning jars; I just didn’t have time to demonstrate.

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

Bath Bomb Ingredients:

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup Citric Acid (don’t panic, you can find this in the canning section of your grocery store or order it from Amazon!)

10 drops Young Living essential oilΒ  (I used Peppermint; be sure to use a pure therapeutic grade essential oil like Young Living)

1/2 TB carrier oil (such as Jojoba, Almond, Grapeseed, or even Olive Oil)

spray bottle with water

cosmetic mica powder for coloring (totally optional)

silicone mold or muffin tin

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

Homemade Bath Bomb Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, mix together the baking soda and citric acid. You can strain them through a sieve for a finer consistency if desired.

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

2. In a small bowl, stir together your carrier oil and essential oil. Add to the medium bowl of powders and stir until well mixed. Add mica powder for coloring if desired.

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

3. Using a spray bottle of water, mist the surface until slightly damp. Mix until it’s the consistency of slightly wet sand— it should clump together when pressed. DO NOT OVER SATURATE! If it’s too wet it WILL fall apart when you are taking it out of the molds.

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

4. Pack into molds. I used both silicone for small heart shapes and a muffin tin for larger ‘pucks’. Be sure to add the mixture to the top of the mold and really pack it in there.

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

5. Cover mold with a paper towel, and carefully turn upside down over a baking sheet covered in another paper towel. Gently tap the bottom of the mold if needed, and unmold the bath bombs. Cover with paper towels and let dry overnight.

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

6. Package in an airtight container or bag so that your DIY bath bombs don’t lose their fizz, and enjoy!

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

A few of my blogging buddies are also sharing DIY gifts using essential oils today! I LOVE the variety of ideas, from infused salt samplers to sugar scrub to peppermint bark. Hop around and enjoy!

Essential Oil Sea Salt Gift Set at DIY Showoff

Peppermint Bark at Mama Teaches

Peppermint Twist Face & Body Scrub at Eat Sleep Be

Lemon and Lavender Sugar Cookies at O’Boy Organic

DIY Bath Salts at My Scraps

DIY Cleaning Wipes at Eco Incognito

Santa’s Helper Stress Away Scrub at Oily Oh My

DIY Soaking Salts and Body Mist at The Lunar Fae

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs at Making Lemonade

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Now who’s in the mood for a bath? A peppermint bombed bath, to be exact. πŸ™‚

Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs with Essential Oils: these bath bombs are SO easy to make and they smell amazing; great DIY gift idea too!

 

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18 Comments

  1. I love how you made them into hearts! What a fun Valentine’s Day gift these would be too!

  2. So if my bombs just keep getting bigger and BIGGER and never harden, does that mean I saturated them too much with the spray bottle??? They smell amazing but my squares have turned into blobs, ha ha!

    1. Sounds like you’ve oversaturated them. It’s really easy to do, because the amount of water you use is so tiny but looks like it should be more. It’s totally counter-intuitive. I should probably make a video of the process! Not sure how to fix it– maybe try mixing your blobs in with more citric acid/ baking soda? Or throw ’em in the bath blob-like, haha! They’ll still smell good and hopefully fizz a little. πŸ˜‰

  3. I tried this and it is actually very simple…however, my cute little Christmas trees turned into a flat platter of rock hard bath bomb. hahaha! It was very rainy and humid yesterday and our 60+ year old home doesn’t have the greatest insulation so I think the humid house is what did mine in. All isn’t lost though! It’s Christmas after all and peppermint bark is very popular this time of year so I am going to break my platter into chunks and call it Peppermint Bath Bark!

    Thank you for sharing this project. I can see this being made and shared as personalized gifts for many years to come.

    1. Well that’s making lemonade, Cynthia, haha! What a clever way to fix them! I might need to edit the post, because you’re the second person to mention humidity when making these. LOVE the idea for peppermint bath bark!!

  4. I’m having a hard time finding the citric acid! Would the powdered “Fruit Fresh Produce Protector” made by Ball be the right thing?

    1. Hi Jaime, I’m not sure… check the ingredient list on the back. The only ingredient should be ‘citric acid’. I got mine on Amazon– that’s a good place to find it if you can’t find it in your canning section.

  5. If I use Olive Oil as the carrier oil, will I need to use a lesser amount? I’ve heard Olive Oil is stronger than other oils, and sometimes needs to be used less.

    1. That’s a great question. When in doubt, use less… you can always add more and try again, but if you add to much you’re pretty stuck. I used Grapeseed.

  6. I am trying to make these. I have virtually no humidity as I live in Arizona and I cannot get these to come out the silicone mold. They just fall apart. I put everything back into the bowl and added more citric acid and baking soda and still not coming out.

    1. Can you tell me what type of carrier oil you used? I’m wondering if it’s the type of oil…

    2. Also, did you really pack them in and then take them out right away? Or did you let it sit overnight? I definitely want to help you figure this out!

  7. So what are the instructions for the person receiving this gift? Are these for a bath or can you put in shower for aromatherapy?
    Thanks

    1. They are typically for a bath, but you can also use them in the shower for a nice, awakening aroma. If you do that, be sure to tell them it may make the shower floor slippery so use caution!

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  9. My hearts turned out great, but the paper towel stuck to the bottom of them and would not come off. So, when I make them again today I will put on waxed paper. They were for Valentines and I don’t want bits of paper towel floating. The upside is I have a double recipe of Vanilla/jasmine bath bombs for myself.

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