I love a relaxing bath–even in the middle of the day. And these DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs are calling to me. Caaaalling. Even if it is noon, I’m answering.
Because once you drop this yummy smelling rose bath bomb into the tub, relaxation is just guaranteed.
And, bonus! This easy cupcake bath bomb features an adorable little topping of whipped frosting–that doubles as soap. Ok. So, it IS soap and just doubles as frosting, but I like to think of it the other way. HA!
Ok. So, if you’re ready to make a change in your bathroom and get this relaxation show on the road, grab your supplies and let’s make!
What You Need to Make DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs
What You Need to Make the Cake Part of the Bath Bombs:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid (It’s better to buy in bulk – especially if you plan on making some of my other bath bomb recipes!)
- 1/4 cup white Kaolin clay
- 2 tablespoons pink Himalayan salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (another good item to buy in large quantities)
- 1 teaspoon polysorbate 80
- 10-20 drops rose essential oil
- *1-1 1/2 tablespoons of pink mica colorant
- 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of gold mica colorant
- **1-2 teaspoons of gold cosmetic glitter
- 1-2 teaspoons of pink cosmetic glitter
- Mini silicone muffin tin (optional, but I think these are the perfect size and the silicone makes removing them when they’re dry much easier!)
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
*I mixed my gold and pink together before adding them to the mixture. You can do it either way.
**In the photo, my gold glitter is under the pink
Recipe will make 8 mini cupcake bombs
What You Need to Make Whipped Soap “Frosting”:
- 3/4 cup whipped soap base (Find it on Amazon)
- 1 tablespoon glycerin (Find it on Amazon)
- Add in 5 drops of rose essential oil
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1/4 cup clear or white melt and pour soap base (Find it on Amazon)
- 1-2 teaspoons of pink colorant (Find it on Amazon)
- Piping kit (Find it on Amazon)
- 1 large mixing bowl
Recipe will frost 8 mini cupcake bombs
How to Make DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs
In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, pink Himalayan Epsom salts and kaolin clay. [I use kaolin clay in bath bombs that use a mold that is not the typical round mold to give them more stability when you pop them from their mold.] Whisk dry ingredients together.
Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!
Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.
Add the rose essential oil. Mix well. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
Mix in 1-1 2 tablespoons of the pink and 1 tablespoon of the gold powdered mica colorant. You want it to be more rose than gold. Add 1-2 teaspoons pink cosmetic glitter and 1 teaspoon pink cosmetic glitter.
Add the mixture into each cavity of the muffin mold until the mixture is packed in firmly. Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours. If these are not 100% dry, they will break when you take them out.
How to Make the Whipped Soap “Frosting”:
Add whipped soap base, and glycerin to mixing bowl. Mix on low speed until fluffy, or about 1 minute. Add rose essential oil and fold in cornstarch. Mix on low for 30 seconds.
Melt your soap base in microwave safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each until melted. Allow to cool for about a minute. Mix in melted melt and pour soap base, colorants and glitter.
Mix on high speed for 1 minute or until the mixture forms peaks, like when you make a meringue. If your frosting is not stiff enough, add a bit more cornstarch and mix in. Repeat until the mixture is nice and firm.
Add whipped soap into the piping bag. I use a larger tip than you would on a cupcake because the soap mixture is thicker than edible frosting. Frost cupcake bombs as you would an edible cupcake.
Please note: After 2-3 days, your frosting will harden enough that you can easily remove it from the cupcake and use the soap once you have enjoyed your soak in the tub with your bath bomb!
Isn’t this just the most practical idea for a housewarming gift–or just a gift for yourself?! It’s so easy to whip up too! I might make a second set just so I have a backup…
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