Since fall is here and it’s apple picking season, we thought it would be fun to make some DIY green apple bath bombs to enjoy while soaking in a warm bath. Sharing the tutorial and everything you need below!
The green apple scent of these charming little apples is amazing and I love that they can be given as gifts too! After a few failed attempts when we first made bath bombs, we perfected the DIY bath bomb recipe and I’m sharing some tips I found helpful…
Tips for Making Bath Bombs
- First, do not add more than 2 teaspoons water… even if you think it might be too dry and keeps its shape. It will eventually start fizzing in the mold, which you don’t want!
- I found that these molds work the best!! They’re cheaper than the traditional bath molds too! And this citric acid works great.
- Let the bath bombs dry for 24 hours and then carefully pull apart!
- Stressing again, do not add more water… and follow the measurements perfectly below for successful bath bombs!!
What can I use to color bath bombs?
You can actually use a natural food coloring or one of the options below made for bath bombs!
- For the green dye, try this natural skin safe food coloring.
- There’s also this dye made for soap and bath bombs.
Let us know if you try these DIY Apple Bath Bombs! We love to hear your thoughts in the
Green Apple Bath Bombs
- 8 ounces baking soda
- 4 ounces citric acid
- 4 ounces corn starch
- 4 ounces epsom salts
- 2 tsp water , no more!
- 2 tsp green apple essential oil
- 2 tsp apricot oil
- 3 drops green dye
- Mix all dry ingredients EXCEPT citric acid in a large mixing bowl (salt, baking soda, cornstarch).
- In a separate small bowl, mix water, essential oil, apricot oil and food coloring.
- Combine the wet and dry mixture, which should resemble the texture of dry/moist sand. Almost like a flour consistency.
- Mix until the color is even. It takes awhile and it’s not just stirring, but rather pushing down with a spatula on the chunks of wet. Adding the food coloring helps you figure out if it’s well-mixed. An even color means a good mix. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together.
- Add citric acid and mix again (do NOT use your hands at this point as the pure citric acid is abrasivand do not add water after you mix in the citric acid.
- Add in your desired decorations and mix with a spoon.
- Pack tightly into the mold and wait 24 hours for it to set, then remove. You can try to remove them earlier, but if it starts to crumble, let it dry longer.