Welcome to the festive world of homemade bath bombs! Making your own candy cane inspired creations is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, while also creating something special and unique for yourself or others. Whether you love crafting in general, are just starting out on your DIY journey, or run a small business making handmade products - this cosy blog post has you covered!
Learn how to make luxurious bath bombs, with candy canes included and a beautifully festive minty aroma – complete with tips on layering and colours that will make them look good enough to give as gifts. So grab some supplies, get your crafting gloves on…and let's start making those festive-scented goodies!
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Making your own Christmas bath bombs will let you customise the colour, scent, and shape - allowing for a personal touch to your festive creations. Whether it's a gift for someone special or to brighten up your Christmas range, homemade Christmas bath bombs put smiles on everyone's face...
How is best to layer bath bombs?
Layering bath bombs can be a fun and creative way to add variety to your product line – whether you’re looking for something special for a gift, or just want to make something unique and exciting! Here are some tips on how to layer bath bombs effectively:
Firstly, it’s important to understand the definition of ‘layering’. When layering bath bombs, each layer contains different colours that will create an interesting visual presentation when un moulded.
When creating your layers, it is really essential to ensure that each layer is compact in your mould before adding the next layer on top. It helps if you press firmly while filling the mould with your mixture; this ensures that layers stay tight during drying time. It you don't press your layers, it won't be realistic for the thickness of each line, you bath bombs need to be pressed to ensure they hold together.
Finally, make sure there is enough of each colour used so that once un moulded the individual layers are visible (not too little!). This makes layering more remarkable from both a practicality standpoint (you need enough base ingredients per layer) as well as an aesthetic perspective – after all they should look stunning! With these tips under your belt, you should now be able confidently start experimenting with layered bomb creations!
This recipes makes approximately four circle bath bombs using our circle mould (approx 150g each). Always check the IFRA and legal limits for your chosen fragrance or essential oil.
How To Make Your Own Christmas Bath Bombs...
Firstly, prepare your area by gathering all the necessary equipment needed and measuring out your ingredients.
Next, in a bowl add your citric acid to your sodium bicarbonate and combine.
Then carefully, add in your clay and mix, breaking away any lumps.
Pour in your polysorbate and mix well.
Next, add in your fragrance oil and combine until dispersed.
Divide your mixture into two bowls and leave one to one side, this is your white mix.
Then, add your red colour to your remaining bowl and mix well. Ensuring your colour has blended throughout your mixture.
Now we need to find the correct consistency, lightly spray your mixtures with water and mix immediately. You will only need one or two sprays, you are aiming for a snowball like consistency when squeezed together.
Once you are happy, you can build your bath bombs! Use the two mixtures to layer your colours. Make sure you are pressing your mix into the mould, to ensure it is compact, use the back of a spoon to flatten each layer.
Once filled, add a scoop of mix to the top and press in your candy cane soaps. Make sure they grip the soaps slightly to hold them in place.
Then, leave your bath bombs until they have dried or hardened.
Once dry, carefully remove from your mould and you're done! You can enjoy your Candy Cane Bath Bombs!