Say thank you to guests of your wedding or party with beautiful and fragrant little bath bomb favours! These fizzy little darlings are made with coconut oil and apricot kernel oil, which both have excellent skin nourishing qualities. The recipe can easily be customised with different colours and scents. Since we chose a flower mould, we used rose and peony essential oils to scent the mixture. We also sprinkled the mould with gold glitter to make the bath bombs extra sparkly and festive. Use the free printable gift tags provided at the end of this post to make package the favours and gift them at your event.
More from the Spring at Sizergh collection
Enjoy more spring-inspired craft project, recipes and printables from The Spring at Sizergh collection. Click the links below for and shop the collection.
- Introducing: Spring at Sizergh
- No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow (Printable Quote)
- Easy Chocolate Truffles
- Printable Tab Favour Boxes
- Spring at Sizergh Wedding Invitation Suite
- DIY Monogram Letters
- Spring Wedding Bouquet
Bath Bomb Favours
Instead of using a silicone mould, you can also use bath bomb moulds for shaping the favours.
For the bath bombs
- 200 g (2 cups) baking soda
- 100 g (1/2 cup) citric acid
- 50 g (1/2 cup) cornflour (cornstarch)
- 50 g – 60 g (1/4 – 1/3 cup) coconut oil, melted
- 10 g (3/4 tsp) apricot kernel oil
- 20 – 30 drops essential oil or strong candy oil of your choice (Florals such as rose, peony, or lavender work well.)
- yellow food colouring or any other food colour(s) that reflect the theme/colour scheme of your party or event
- gold glitter
For gift giving
- printable favour boxes, organza gift bags or acetate gift boxes
- printable gift tags (download below)
- kitchen scales or measuring cups and spoons
- large spoon
- large mixing bowl
- disposable rubber gloves
- silicone flower mould (The cavities of the mould we used had a diameter of approx. 3 – 4 cm / 1.2 – 1.5 in)
1) Mix dry the ingredients
Add the baking soda, citric acid, and cornflour (cornstarch) into a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
2) Add the oils
Add the coconut oil, apricot kernel oil, and essential or candy oil to the dry ingredients. Stir and knead until well combined. The mixture should have the look and consistency of wet sand.
3) Colour the mixture
Divide the mixture into two equally-sized portions and tint one portion yellow using food colour.
Tip: Wear disposable rubber gloves to protect your hands from discolouration.
4) Fill the silicone mould
Sprinkle the cavities of the silicone flower mould with gold glitter. Spoon the bath bomb mixture into the cavities of the silicone mould, alternating between light and yellow layers. Pack and press the mixture firmly into the mould. We simply used our thumbs to press in the mixture.
5) Chill the bath bomb favours
Chill the bath bomb favours in the refrigerator for a minimum of three hours or overnight. This helps the coconut oil to harden and the bath bombs to keep their shape.
Once cold and hardened, release the favour bombs from the silicone mould. Gently pull back the silicone if the bombs seem to stick to the mould.
Materials: essential oil, citric acid, baking soda, cornflour, coconut oil, apricot kernel oil,
How to use the bath bomb favours
Fill a bathtub with warm water and drop 4 – 6 bath bomb favours into the water.
Storage and shelf life
Stored in airtight containers, the bath bombs can be kept for up to 9 months at a cool place.
Print the gift tags on DIN A4 or letter size photo paper or cardstock and cut out along the grey outline. Using a single-hole puncher, punch holes into the tags and use ribbon to attach the tags to a favour. You can also print on self-adhesive paper and use the tags as a sticker to apply on favour box. The tags and labels come in different size giving you many packaging options.
You can also download these printable tab favour boxes to package the bath bomb favours. Doesn’t this look like a cute present for bridesmaids or Mothering Sunday?
Free Printable Gift Tags & Labels
Click on the button to download your free printable “You’re the Bomb” gifts tags and labels!
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