These cute snowman bath bomb sets are the perfect small handmade Christmas gift for everybody on your list: neighbors, coworkers, family and friends. They're easy and fun to make, smell delightful and come with an adorable packaging idea that's part of the snowman design.
I have no idea how it's December already, this year it totally snuck up on me. And it really hasn't felt very winter-y around here until recently. But, now that we've been snowed in for a couple of days, holiday season is officially upon us. And what better way to ring in the winter season than by building snowmen in the yard with your kids? So much fun and it gave me the wonderful idea to make snowman bath bombs 😉
What I wanted was not only to have the snowman face, but the entire snowman just like you would build in real life with three parts, buttons and a scarf - the whole shebang. I'm very happy with the way these came out. Not only do they look adorable, but they are also perfect as a gift. The packaging ties it all together into a little bundle of holiday cheer.
Never made bath bombs before? My short video will give you an idea of the process:
Here's how to make snowman bath bomb gift sets:
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What you'll need:
- Medium sized bowl
- Two small cups to mix "paint"
- Measuring cups
- Fine Sifter
- Dust mask and gloves (optional)
- Small spray bottle for witch hazel
- Bath bomb molds (I use Christmas tree ornaments that measure 2.25 Inches across)
- Thin pointy paint brush
- Tall narrow cellophane goody bags (3 x 9 Inches)
- Red felt ribbon
- Piece of yarn or ribbon to tie the top
Ingredients (for 9 snowman bath bombs or 3 gift sets):
- Baking Soda: 2 cup
- Citric Acid: 1 cup
- Epsom Salt: 1 cup
- Sweet Almond Oil: 2 Tbsp
- Cream of Tartar: 2 Tbsp
- Polysorbate 80: 1 Tbsp
- Lavender Essential Oil: 10 drops
- Sweet Orange Essential Oil: 10 drops
- Witch Hazel: as needed
- Orange Mica: ¼ tsp
- Black Mica: ¼ tsp
- 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
- Fill witch hazel into a small spray bottle
- Sift baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt and cream of tartar into a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly with a whisk
- Add olive oil, polysorbate 80 and essential oils to the mix and combine everything using your hands
- Squeeze the mixture in your fist to see if it holds it's shape firmly, if not continue with step 4
- Spritz the mixture with witch hazel, 5 spritzes at a time until it holds it's shape when squeezed in your fist (see video above)
- Now you can start packing the mixture into the mold, pack it in pretty firm on the bottom of each half and loosely heap the mixture on top so that the two halves firmly stick together after you remove the mold
- Make sure that the inside ring of the mold is clear of mixture so that the two halves can interlock together
- Now hold by the rim of the mold and press both sides together until you hear the halves interlocking
- Let the bath bombs dry in the mold for 12 hours
- If the bath bombs are still pretty soft after unmolding, let them sit for another 30 minutes in one half of the mold so they can dry completely
- mix ½ teaspoon of black mica with ½ tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol together to make the "paint"
- mix ½ teaspoon of gold mica with ½ tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol together Note: you will have to mix the paint frequently with your paint brushes throughout the process since mica tends to sink to the bottom of the container
- Dip the clean paint brush in the orange paint and wipe off any excess on the rim of the container
- Paint on the noses of the snowmen
- Dip the paint brush in the black paint and wipe off any excess on the rim of the container
- Paint on the eyes, mouths and buttons of the snowmen
- Let dry for 10 min
- Carefully package three bath bombs into one cellophane bag starting with the one that isn't painted, then the one with the buttons and lastly the one with the face, Note: I find it works best if you hold the bag horizontally and carefully slide the bath bombs in
- Tie each bag with a ribbon or piece of yarn on top
- Then make a tie around the snowmen's neck where the scarf can later be glued onto (pictured above)
- Cut out three pieces of red felt each measuring 0.33 Inches wide and 8 Inches long (pictured above)
- Using a hot glue gun glue on the scarf placing the glue where the felt overlaps in the front
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These are adorable!
Thank you Cari!