These fun Halloween bath bombs are a fun, non-food treat for Halloween. They smell amazing and are a lot of fun to make and even more fun to use.
I love bath bombs but they can get a bit pricey. Thankfully making them yourself is super easy. Making special ones for holidays is really fun and they make amazing gifts.
Last Christmas I made peppermint-scented snowflake bath bombs. They were cute and smelled so good. I plan to make more this Christmas.
I decided I needed some bath bombs for Halloween as well. I found a great silicone pumpkin mold that makes these bath bombs adorable.
I love citrus scents so thought orange would be a fun scent for these Halloween bath bombs. I use essential oils to scent my bath bombs because they are safer than fragrance oils which often contain phthalates.
Normally I don’t bother to dye my bath bombs but this time I used a little food coloring to make them orange. Pumpkins need to be orange, right? Honestly, it’s optional but it is pretty cute to make them orange.
How to Make Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are actually very easy to make. While each type of bath bomb will have slightly different ingredients and slightly different instructions generally they are made of baking soda, citric acid, a scent, and some water.
For these Halloween bath bombs, you will do the following:
- Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix the orange essential oil, apricot oil, and dye in a pourable container.
- Slowly add the oils to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Slowly spray a little water into the dry ingredients, mixing well after each spray.
- Once the mixture feels a bit like damp sand and can hold its shape, press firmly into your mold and let dry overnight to 24 hours depending on the size.
Once they are dry you will store them in an airtight container. It’s really quite simple, the hardest part is waiting for them to finish drying.
How to Use a Bath Bomb
If you are new to bath bombs you may not be sure how to use them properly. It’s very simple to use a bath bomb, including these adorable Halloween bath bombs.
You simply run your bath and drop the bath bomb into the bath. If you have purchased one you may need to remove the wrapping first.
Your bath bomb will dissolve leaving behind a nice scent and in the case of these Halloween bath bombs, they also have oil that will help soften your skin while you take your bath.
Now that you know how to use bath bombs and how to make bath bombs, it’s time to make these fun Halloween bath bombs for yourself or to give as gifts.
My Favorite Essential Oils for Bath Bombs
When it comes to scents for bath bombs you can use whatever you like. Just keep in mind that some scents are not safe for pets or children.
For a lot of my bath bombs, I like to use lavender essential oil because I usually take baths at bedtime and lavender is a soothing scent. However, I will mix it up from time to time as well. For these Halloween bath bombs, I used orange essential oil because I like citrus scents.
As far as the brand of essential oils you use my favorite is Plant Therapy. They are affordable and high-quality. They also have great blends available. A great option for these bath bombs would be one of the blends in Plant Therapy’s Sweater Weather collection.
Get creative and have fun with these Halloween bath bombs!
- Silicone mold
- Spray bottle with water
1. Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Mix the orange essential oil, apricot oil, and dye in a pourable container. With the food coloring keep it light, you can add more carefully later if you need to.
3. Slowly add the oils to the dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Slowly spray a little water in the dry ingredients, mixing well after each spray. Water activates the citric acid and makes it fizz, adding the water too quickly will make it fizz.
5. Once the mixture feels a bit like damp sand and can hold it’s the shape, press firmly into your mold and let dry overnight to 24 hours depending on the size.
6. Store in an airtight container.
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