DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs with Glitter: A Fun Non-Candy Easter Treat
Learn how to make DIY Easter egg bath bombs with glitter for a fun bath time experience. This moisturizing bath bomb recipe make a wonderful, non-candy Easter treat for Easter baskets. Made using plastic Easter eggs as bath bomb molds, these homemade bath bombs are a great way to moisturize and nourish dry skin while enjoying a relaxing bath.
DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs with Glitter
These DIY Easter egg bath bombs add a bit of fun to bathtime and make a great non-candy Easter treat for teens and kids at heart. Formulated using skin nourishing ingredients like babassu oil, cocoa butter and yogurt powder, this moisturizing bath bomb recipe is also the perfect way to relieve dry skin.
In addition to the conditioning skin care ingredients, this DIY bath bomb recipe also contains a bath bomb colorant, glitter and SLSA for lots of bubbles. This combination of bath bomb ingredients makes it the perfect choice for bath lovers who dig awesome bath bomb colors and bubbles, but also take skin care seriously.
Glitter Easter Egg Bath Bomb Inspiration
My homemade bath bomb recipe was inspired by my friend, Cathy, who fell in love with Lush’s golden glitter egg bath bombs the first year they were released. Therefore, in addition to the moisturizing bath bomb ingredients I used to create this recipe, I also included an ounce of sparkling glitter.
While my bath bombs don’t have quite as much glitter as the Lush version, you can increase the amount of skin safe glitter to your heart’s content for some serious sparkle! Just be aware that the more glitter you use, the more glitter may end up on your skin after bathing.
If glitter isn’t your jam, no worries. You can omit the glitter from this bath time treat and still get a solid bath experience.
Ready to make your own moisturizing bath bombs to gift as non-candy Easter treats? Keep reading to discover how to make these glitter filled DIY Easter egg bath bombs to add bubbles, color and sparkling fun to your bath!
Can You Use Plastic Easter Eggs to Make Bath Bombs?
You can absolutely use plastic Easter eggs to make bath bombs. To make bath bombs with Easter eggs, you simply use the plastic eggs the same way you would a round bath bomb mold. I share details on how to make bath bombs using plastic Easter eggs below, along with my no-fail recipe for bath bombs.
Moisturizing Bath Bomb Ingredients:
These are the ingredients you need to make a moisturizing bath bomb recipe:
- Citric acid
- Baking soda
- Cocoa butter
- Babassu oil
- Kaolin clay: This clay is also known as white cosmetic clay. It helps to bind the Easter egg bath bombs together.
- SLSA: I used Eco Certified Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate to give my bath bombs more foam and bubbles than bath bombs made with only citric acid and baking soda normally have.
- Yogurt powder
- Bath bomb colorant: I used a blue bath bomb colorant to color my moisturizing bath bombs. Although, you can use any color of your choice. You will need to use batch certified colorants, however, if you plan to sell your homemade bath bombs.
- Biodegradable cosmetic glitter: I recommend using biodegradable glitter for these glitter bath bombs. Biodegradable glitter is free from plastic. As they are mineral based they eventually break down so they don’t harm marine life. These glitters are also vegan and cruelty free.
- Fragrance: I used an essential oil blend to scent my Easter egg bath bombs. However, you can also swap the essential oil with a fragrance oil, if desired. I provide some ideas for Easter essential oil blends below.
Tools to Make Homemade Easter Egg Bath Bombs
Here are the tools you will need to make these homemade bath bombs for Easter, using plastic Easter eggs as a bath bomb mold:
Easter Essential Oil Blends for DIY Bath Bombs
There are lots of great essential oil blends you can use to make these DIY bath bombs. My spring essential oil blends work great for these homemade Easter bath bombs. However, you can also use one of these Easter essential oil blends:
- Easter Bunny: 2 parts steam distilled lemon essential oil + 1 part dill seed essential oil
- Springtime: 1 part geranium + 2 parts steam distilled lemon + 1 part grapefruit + 1 part sweet orange
- Easter Egg Hunt: 2 parts ylang ylang + 1 part sweet orange + 1 part jasmine absolute
- Happy Easter: 5 parts steam distilled lime essential oil + 3 parts sweet orange + 3 parts geranium
- Joyful Spring: 2 parts steam distilled lime essential oil + 1 part lavender + 1 part spearmint
How to Make Easter Egg Bath Bombs
I used large plastic Easter eggs for my fizzing DIY Easter egg bath bombs. Here’s how to use plastic Easter eggs to make bath bombs.
Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the cocoa butter and babassu oil. Heat at 50% power in the microwave or in a double boiler until melted. If using a fragrance, weigh out the essential oil and stir into the wet ingredients.
In a separate container, weigh out the baking soda, citric acid, kaolin clay, SLSA and yogurt powder. You will want to wear a mask for this step as the SLSA is an airborne product and it will get into your nose without a mask.
Mix the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
Now weigh out the blue bath bomb colorant and the glitters. (Feel free to mix up your own color combinations!)
Mix the color and glitter into the dry ingredients until they are all a uniform blue color.
Now combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix well.
You’re now ready to make mold your moisturizing bath bombs using the plastic Easter eggs as a bath bomb mold. To do this, pile the mixture into one half of a plastic egg.
Repeat with the other half of the egg.
Now mash the two sides of the plastic egg tightly together.
If your plastic Easter eggs are a flimsy rather than rigid plastic, take care not to press either of the halves on top of the other. Otherwise your homemade bath bombs will be difficult to remove from the plastic egg mold.
Repeat this process until you’ve molded all seven glitter DIY Easter egg bath bombs.
Set the molded Easter egg bath bombs aside for an hour or two in a location where they won’t be disturbed. Then carefully unmold each glitter Easter egg bath bomb and wrap or packaged as desired for gifting.
How to Use DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs
You use the DIY Easter egg bath bombs the same way you would any other homemade bath bombs.
- First, fill your bathtub with warm water. These moisturizing bath bombs don’t perform well in cold water, so ensure that the water is at least lukewarm
- Then simply toss a bath bomb into the water.
- The DIY bath bombs will dissolve and create lots of foam and bubbles in the process. The foam will turn a pretty shade of blue.
Clean up after using your Easter egg bath bombs is easy. As this homemade bath bomb recipe calls for a non-staining, water soluble bath bomb colorant, everything will rinse off your tub with ease!
Store the DIY Easter egg bath bombs in an airtight container in a dry place. Alternately, you can also tightly wrap these moisturizing bath bombs in foodservice film. They will last around 4-6 months.
- 8 oz. citric acid
- 16 oz. baking soda
- 2 oz. cocoa butter
- 2 oz. babassu oil
- .5 oz. white kaolin clay
- 1 oz. SLSA
- .5 oz. yogurt powder
- .15 oz. water soluble blue bath bomb colorant
- .5 oz. biodegradable blue glitter
- .5 oz. biodegradable super sparkles glitter
- .3 oz. essential oil (optional)
- Large plastic Easter eggs
- Digital scale
- Large heat safe bowls or containers
- Fork or whisk
- Dust mask or respirator
- Nitrile gloves (optional)
- Use a digital scale to weigh out the cocoa butter and babassu oil. Heat at 50% power in the microwave or in a double boiler until melted. Then weigh out the essential oil and stir into the wet ingredients.
- Wearing a mask, weigh out the baking soda, citric acid, kaolin clay, SLSA and yogurt powder into a separate container. Mix the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
- Now weigh out the blue bath bomb colorant powder and the glitters.
- Mix the color and glitter into the dry ingredients until the entire mixture evenly mixed and is a uniform blue color.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix well.
- Pile the mixture into one half of a plastic egg. Then repeat with the other half of the egg. Then mash the two sides of the plastic egg tightly together.
- Repeat this process with the remaining plastic Easter egg bath bomb molds until you’ve molded all seven moisturizing bath bombs.
- Set the homemade bath bombs you've molded aside. Leave for one two hours.
- Finally, unmold each bath bomb from the plastic Easter eggs. Then package the homemade bath bombs as desired or store in an airtight container.
Can I Sell Homemade Bath Bombs?
You can sell the homemade bath bombs you make using my moisturizing bath bomb recipe. However, if you do plan to sell these DIY Easter egg bath bombs, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your products.
If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.
It is important to note that, as this product contains SLSA, it is considered a foaming detergent bath product. As such labeling requires an additional caution to be printed on the label unless it states that the product is for adult use only. This is in addition to the ingredient list and directions for use and other information required for cosmetic labeling.
You can find the requirements for cosmetic labeling regulations regarding this product on the FDA website here.
More Moisturizing Bath Bomb Recipes
If you like my DIY Easter egg bath bombs with glitter, then you’ll also love these other my other recipes for making moisturizing bath bombs. Here are some of my other homemade bath bomb recipes you can make at home:
- Shea Butter Bath Bomb Recipe
- Cocoa Butter Shamrock Bath Bombs
- Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Powder Recipe
- Mango Butter Bath Bomb Recipe
- Rose Essential Oil Bath Bombs with Coconut Oil
- DIY Mermaid Bath Bombs with Cocoa Butter
More DIY Easter Egg Ideas
You can create more non-candy Easter treats for Easter baskets with these fun Easter egg ideas:
- How to Decorate Easter Eggs without Dye
- DIY Rustic Feather Easter Eggs
- How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
For more great DIY Easter crafts and non-candy Easter treats, check out my Easter Pinterest board. You can also find more homemade bath bomb recipes, like my DIY Easter egg bath bombs, on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.
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