(Inside: Look, I have fun. A lot of fun. And one of the ridiculous things I have fun doing is making bath bombs. My most recent make? Donut Bath Bombs. Cutest bath bombs EVER! I’m dying.)
When I’m not feeling “myself” (BTW, I always feel like myself, but that turn of phrase can work for days when you’re just down, too, I guess), I like to distract myself.
It’s kind of like when kids are misbehaving, and a great tool for getting them into a less naughty state of mind is to distract them and “redirect.”
I like to think of my mind as being the same kind of naughty-level.
And one of my favorite things to make to distract myself is bath bombs.
My latest make? Donut Bath Bombs.
Cutest bath bomb I think I’ve ever set eyes on!
Look, making bath bombs as a gift for someone else or as a “gift” for yourself is basically tantamount to saying “I want you to take time out for yourself and enjoy a bath.”
That sentiment is important to me and is soothing in-and-of itself, regardless of whether I have time to work-in a bath or not.
And, somehow, because these Donut Bath Bombs turned out so cute, I feel like I might HAVE to make time for a bath just to use them!
I MEAN HOW CUTE?!
Now, you get your pin on so that you can have some Donut Bath Bombs making action and give yourself (or someone else) a reason to make time for a bath.
Too cute not to pin, seriously…
Oh, and check out this video slideshow I made of making these–it’s so easy…seriously.
AND THEY’RE ADORABLE.
And here’s all the goodies I used to make my fanfreakintastick Donut Bath Bombs.
Donut MoldGoats Milk Soap BaseMica Powder PigmentsBIRTHDAY CAKE FRAGRANCE OIL – 4 OZ – FOR CANDLE & SOAP MAKING BY VIRGINIA CANDLE SUPPLY – FREE S&H IN USAKaolin White Superfine British Clay – 100gSodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate 1.5 lb (24 oz) Resealable Tub with Scoop, Bath Bomb Additive, Gentle on Skin, Long Lasting Foam & Bubbles (1.5 lb (24 oz))Milliard Citric Acid 5 Pound – 100% Pure Food Grade NON-GMO Project VERIFIED (5 Pound)
Donut Bath Bombs
Look, I have fun. A lot of fun. And one of the ridiculous things I have fun doing is making bath bombs. My most recent make? Donut Bath Bombs. Cutest bath bombs EVER! I'm dying.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid It’s better to buy in bulk
- 1/2 cup SLSA Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate
- 1/4 cup cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons kaolin clay
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
- Birthday cake soap scent
- Pink mica powder
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- 1/4 pound goats milk soap
- Rainbow nonpareils or sprinkles
- 1 large mixing bowl
- Silicone or metal donut mold
Add dry ingredients to a large bowl.
Whisk dry ingredients together.
In a small microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil in microwave for 25-30 seconds. Add to dry mixture.
Add birthday cake scent
Add mica powder
Whisk liquid and mica to combine with other ingredients.
Spray rubbing alcohol a bit at a time and incorporate into dry mixture using your hands. Break down any clumps.
You will know when the mixture is perfect when it feels like wet sand and you can press the mixture together in your hands and it stays together. **Please note** You may need to use your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol to spritz your mixture if it gets too dry as you are adding it to your mold. Give a few spritzes and mix together until it has that wet sand feel again.
Add bath bomb mixture into mold and press down with your fingers.
Allow to dry overnight.
Carefully “pop” bombs from mold. Spread out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Melt soap in microwave safe bowl in 25 second bursts until melted.
Using a squirt bottle or spoon, drizzle soap over donut bath bomb.
Immediately after adding soap glaze, add sprinkles. Allow to dry for at least one hour.