Between unpredictable weather, extended work hours, family gatherings, extracurricular activities and sports, it isn’t difficult to get caught up in the annual holiday rush. Did you accidentally forget someone off your list? This is perfect a perfect last-minute handmade gift idea for those of us who happen to forget or fall behind on our gift shopping. Not to worry – we’ve got you covered with this easy, decorative yet fully functional handmade gift! There are two variations of this recipe: make your own bath bomb crumbles from scratch, or check out our lineup of ready-made bath bombs and repurpose them.

Variation #1

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 lb. Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)

1 lb. Citric Acid

10 – 30 drops Fragrance or Essential Oil

1 tsp. Color

1 tsp. Decorative Botanicals if desired

Spray bottle of Witch Hazel (preferable), alcohol or water

Large spoon or whisk

4 Clear Ornaments (check your local dollar store!)

Funnel

Wax paper

Baking sheet

Combine dry ingredients and mix thoroughly with a whisk. Once combined, you may add 10 to 30 drops of fragrance or essential oil, according to your personal preference. Begin to spritz the mixture with Witch Hazel. (Tip: spray in 10 pump intervals from about 12 to 18 inches above the bowl as this will allow the mist to gently hit the dry ingredients. If the wet ingredients are sprayed directly into to the mixture, it can potentially cause the citric acid to begin fizzing!)

 

Between intervals, keep mixing. If you’re the type that likes to get your hands dirty, now is the time! Mixing by hand is much more effective in this case and consumes less time. Continue to incorporate all ingredients and spritz Witch Hazel as needed until you have reached a wet sand consistency.

 

Spread the mixture evenly on your wax paper covered baking sheet, but do not press firmly. Allow mixture to dry for at least 6 hours.

 

After the mixture is dry, use your spoon to crush any remaining bath bomb chunks into smaller pieces. Remove the top of the empty ornament and use the funnel to dispense the bath bomb mixture into the bulb. As you can see, we did a few different types – don’t be afraid to use your imagination!

 

Variation #2

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 Bath Bombs

Resealable plastic bag

Rolling pin

4 Clear Ornaments (check your local dollar store!)

Funnel

 

Place the bath bomb in the resealable bag. Using caution, use a rolling pin or another sturdy object to begin breaking down the bath bomb on a hard surface. After crumbled inside the bag, use the rolling pin to crush any remaining large chunks into smaller bits.

 

Remove the top of the empty ornament and use the funnel to dispense the bath bomb mixture into the bulb. Alternatively, you can use scissors to snip the corner of the bag of crushed bath bomb, skipping the funnel altogether, and pour directly into the empty ornament.

 

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Remove the top of the empty ornament and use the funnel to dispense the bath bomb mixture into the bulb. Ensure that the closure to the bulb is secure. You can even add embellishments to the bulb itself, tie a ribbon around it… the possibilities are endless! Give these as gifts or hang them on your own tree so you have a nice relaxing bath to look forward to. Once you or your recipient is ready to use the bath bomb ornament, remove the closure and sprinkle mixture into a hot tub and enjoy! ❤️

 

Bath Bomb Ornament Recipe