Did you know that making bath bombs is really super simple? We are making some in a starfish shape below but imagine what other shapes you can create! Once you learn how to make your own mold and bath bombs then the possibilities are endless! Bath bombs are great for gifts and party favors. Get started making bath bombs today.
Making the Mold
- EasyMold Silicone Putty
- Measuring cup or scale
First read over the directions that come with the putty. The tutorial is below but reading the directions first will give you a greater chance of success. Then measure equal parts of the purple and white putty. This can be measured by weight or volume.
Next kneed the two products together well. This putty has a short working time so being quick is essential!
Mix until the product is one uniform color. You will then flatten the piece to make it easier to form the mold around the starfish.
Finally, add the putty around the starfish as shown below. Make sure all areas are covered and that you press it well onto the shape. Then just allow the product to cure according to the directions.
I personally love this putty because it is easy to use and cures fast. You can have a mold in no time at all. Pop out your starfish once the mold has cured. Who is ready to make some bath bombs? I am sure you can think of more great bath bomb shapes as well! Yes the possibilities are endless!
Making Bath Bombs
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- plus 1/4 cup corn starch
- plus 1/4 cup baking soda
- and 1/4 cup citric acid (equal parts of all 4)
- Orange essential oil (or another scent)
First mix the Epsom salt, corn starch, baking soda, and citric acid in a bowl. NOTE: This recipe makes about five of the starfish molds shown. Next add in 5-10 drops of essential oil to scent and stir well.
Then start slowly dripping in water. NOTE: Every time liquid is added the citric acid will fizz. This is okay! Drip in a few drops of water at a time and mix well. Try to mold the mixture in your hand as shown below. Repeat until the mixture sticks together like in the image below. It should be fairly dry and powdery but will mold well when squeezed.
Be careful and do not get your mixture too wet. Next pack the mixture into the mold. Press well to ensure that it is really well packed. Place in the fridge for about an hour.
Then carefully pop the starfish out of the mold. Repress with your hands in any areas if it starts to crack or fall apart. Finally air dry for a day or two before touching.
You can see a real starfish below next to our bath bomb versions. They actually look real!
You can then add a bath bomb to a clear plastic bag and tie with a ribbon for a gift. Add as many you like to the bag. Making bath bombs is easy and they are perfect for gifts or favors.
These starfish bath bombs work great for a nautical themed baby shower. Make up a large batch of the bath bomb mix and make as many as you need. They are easy to make and so cheap!
What shapes are you thinking of? The EasyMold Silicone Putty can help you to create bath bombs in any shape that you desire. Then you will be making bath bombs in the shapes of your dreams!
Angie has been blogging for over seven years at The Country Chic Cottage where she does a variety of crafts and home decor projects. You can even find a weekly recipe! She lives on a farm in rural Tennessee with her husband and three children. Painting is a favorite of Angie’s because it is a quick and easy way to make a big impact for very little money.