Time: 1 hr
Yields: 6 bath bombs
Easter doesn’t have to be all about chocolate, although I wouldn’t say no to chocolate, but it’s nice to get something different for a change. Especially if you have little ones, and they get more chocolate than they could (or should) ever eat! These Easter bath bomb chicks are easy and fun to make. They’re actually white bath bombs, which are then painted over with mica!
ONE: Using the standard 2:1 formula, add 2 cups of baking soda and 1 cup of citric acid to a bowl.
TWO: Melt 20 g of coconut oil in the microwave and add 20 ml of polysorbate 80. Add to the dry ingredients.
THREE: Next, add your chosen fragrance. I’m using pink grapefruit essential oil, which is a big favourite with kids. You can buy pink grapefruit essential oil from Pure Nature.
FOUR: Now mix all the ingredients together. Note that we’re not adding any colourant, instead we’ll be painting the chick later, so that we can leave the egg white. Another option would be to do it the other way round: make the bath bomb yellow and paint the egg white.
FIVE: If necessary, spritz the bath bomb mixture with witch hazel or water to get the right consistency. It should still be powdery, but if you squeeze it in you hand it should hold together. Once you have the right consistency, scoop the bath bomb mixture into your mold and press firmly to compact.
SIX: Let them dry in their molds for a few hours, then gently tap to remove them from their molds. Place them on a baking sheet and leave to harden completely overnight in a dry, warm place.
SEVEN: The following day, prepare the mica for painting. I’m using magic yellow mica, orange saffron mica, and dark purple mica. These are all available from Pure Nature.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of mica to 1 teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol and mix it to create a slurry.
EIGHT: Using a small paintbrush, paint the chick yellow, the beak orange and the eye purple.
NINE: Leave to dry for a few hours before packaging.
Easter Bath Bombs Chicks
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 20 g coconut oil
- 20 ml polysorbate 80
- 10 ml pink grapefruit essential oil
- Magic yellow mica
- Orange saffron mica
- Dark purple mica
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Combine the baking soda and citric acid in a bowl.
- Melt 20 g of coconut oil in the microwave and mix with 20 ml polysorbate 80. Add to the dry ingredients.
- Add 10 ml pink grapefruit essential oil.
- Using your hands, mix everything together.
- If necessary, spritz with witch hazel or water to get the right consistency. Scoop the bath bomb mixture into the molds and firmly press to compact.
- Let them dry for a few hours, then tap to remove them from the mold. Leave to harden completely overnight.
- Prepare the mica, by adding 1/4 teaspoon of mica to 1 teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol and mix to create a slurry.
- Using a small paintbrush, paint the body of the chick yellow, the beak orange and its eye purple.
- Leave to dry for a few hours.