Easter Egg Bath Bombs: Colorful fizzing bath treats tinted with natural cosmetic clay
Signs of spring are blooming all over the place lately, filling the air with the scent of wild flowers and green grass. This time of year is one of my favorites – mostly because of the pretty pastel colors that seem to pop up anywhere and everywhere. That, and chocolate bunnies of course.
These pretty Easter egg bath bombs are colored with a small selection of natural cosmetic clays. Cosmetic clays are often used in facials and masks, but they are also great for adding earthy colors to soaps and bath products. Our Rose Clay provides a dusty pink color, while the French Green Clay gives products a subtle grayish green. Coral Kaolin has a bright orange-pink color that looks great in pretty much any recipe, and Yellow Kaolin has a dusty gold color that shows up as a cheerful yellow in this project.
We used our Apricot Plant-Based Fragrance Oil to scent our Easter egg bath bombs, but you can substitute that ingredient with any skin-safe essential oil or fragrance oil that you prefer. Leaving the bath bombs fragrance-free is another great option. You can customize this recipe even further by changing the shape of your mold. This same method can be used to make classic round bath bombs or any shape you like.
Easter Egg Bath Bombs
Makes four jumbo sized bath bombs
- 1 cup (240 g) Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup (120 g) Citric Acid
- 1 tablespoon (15 g) Sea Salt, Fine
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) Rose Clay
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) Yellow Kaolin Clay
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) French Green Clay
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) Coral Kaolin Clay
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Shea Butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Apricot Plant-Based Fragrance Oil
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Witch Hazel (plus extra to spritz, if needed)
- 4 jumbo-sized plastic Easter eggs
- Prep the Easter eggs by snipping a small crack into the edge of each Easter egg (top and bottom). This will help make un-molding the bath bombs later a little easier.
- Combine the baking soda, citric acid, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Break up any clumps to make sure the powders are uniformly blended.
- Divide the mixture equally into four smaller bowls. (Each bowl should have about 93 grams of powder.) Add 1 tablespoon of clay to each bowl and whisk together.
- Combine the melted shea butter, plant-based fragrance oil, and witch hazel in a small container and whisk vigorously.
- Add 2 1/4 teaspoons of the mixture to each bowl and stir well. Use your hands to blend the powers with the liquids. The powder should be just wet enough to pack together.
- Fill each Easter egg with the powdered bath bomb mixture. You can make each bath bomb a single color, or fill the eggs in layers to give the bombs a layered look. Pack each egg tight with powder, overfilling each side just a little. Press the two sides together until they stick. Set the filled eggs in a cool, dry place to cure overnight.
- The next day, carefully remove the bath bombs from the plastic eggs. You may need to cut or crack the eggs further in order to remove them.
Usage & Packaging
- Bath bombs should be packaged in airtight plastic or cellophane once they are fully dry. Our Small Cello Bags are perfect for this!
- To use, simply drop one bath bomb into warm bath water and watch the colorful powder fizz at it dissolves.
Shelf Life & Stability: Please note that the formulations featured here on The Natural Beauty Workshop have not been challenge tested for stability or shelf life, and may not be suitable for commercial use as-is. For more information on shelf life, stability, and working with preservatives, check out the following article from our Information Library.