Candy Corn Bath Bomb (with Video)

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Today, we’re sharing our latest themed DIY bath bomb: a Candy Corn Bath Bomb perfect for fall!

This DIY Candy Corn Bath bomb is a fun fall craft or homemade gift for the candy corn lover in your life     

Candy Corn Bath Bomb Craft

We now have a ridiculous number of homemade bath bombs on this site.

It all started when we unexpectedly ran into a friend at a toiletries store (rhymes with Rush) and I told Ella she could pick out a bath bomb for our upcoming vacation… and was sticker shocked when it rang up at $13! For a single bath bomb!

I ate the cost that day (the price of being distracted) but after that, I vowed to learn how to make bath bombs at home for a fraction of the cost.

While purchasing the materials to make bath bombs can be an initial $20 or so expense, you end up saving a lot of money in the long run.

Not only do we use these for fun, relaxing baths at home, but we bring them on vacation for a hotel room treat, gift them to friends, and we even make them as a party activity.

These cute Candy Corn Bath Bombs would be a fun classroom treat or a prize at a Halloween party. I also think they would make a super cute hostess gift, if you want something a bit unique.

We keep our homemade bath bombs in a sealed container in the bathroom and use them within 3 months. They are still safe to use after that, but the scent can fade or they can start chipping away over time.

Check out our quick video to see how to make these candy corn bath bombs – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:

 

How to make candy corn bath bombs - a super simple fall craft with a bright candy corn scent!

Candy Corn Bath Bomb Ingredients

  • Citric acid – if not ordering online, citric acid can be found at pharmacies, but we got the best deal ordering ours through a home brewery store — it is a food additive, nothing to be worried about. Citric acids serves to neutralize the baking soda in bath bombs and helps your skin absorb the benefits of the other ingredients
  • Corn starch – corn starch slows down the reaction time of the bath bomb and helps them retain their scent
  • Epsom salts – be sure to purchase quality epsom salts that are 100% magnesium sulfate. Cheaper epsom salts may contain unnecessary additives (we used this Coconut Lime scented Epsom Salt for this recipe)
  • Baking soda – this is the essential ingredient for those fizzy reactions. It also helps exfoliate and is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory
  • SLSA
  • Water – helps bind the bath bomb
  • Coconut oil – reduces the amount of water needed to bind the bath bomb. Any quality/edible oil can substitute
  • Polysorbate 80 – since we’re using a bit more dye than normal, this will help it not stick to your bath tub
  • Mica Coloring or Soap Coloring <– white pearl, yellow and orange
  • Candy Corn scent
  • White holographic glitter

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: for me, this recipe made 3 large, 2 medium and 3 small bath bombs. Results will vary with the size molds you make.

Measurements (diameters=inches and weight=ounces) of each mold:

  • Small: 1.77 inch and bomb 2.1 oz
  • Medium: 2.17 inch and 3.8 oz
  • Large: 2.56 inch and 6.2 oz

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How to Make Candy Corn Bath Bombs

Steps 1-4: In a large mixing bowl, add baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and the SLSA.

  

Steps 5-6: Add coconut oil. Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.

Steps 7-9: Add the candy corn scent and glitter and mix all the ingredients together. I use my hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is nicely mixed in.

Steps 10-13: Separate the mixture evenly between three bowls. Add the white pearl mica to one bowl, the yellow to the next and the orange to the third. Mix mica thoroughly into each bowl.

Steps 14-16: Take a bath bomb mold and fill one side about 1/4 full with the white mixture and pat gently. Fill to the top with the orange. Add the yellow to the other side of the mold about 2-3 of the way and gently press down. Fill the remainder of the mold with orange. Press both sides together, using a twisting/grinding motion to get rid of any excess mixture. Gently tap each side and carefully remove the bomb

Leave molds to harden 24-48 hours. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Drop one in the bath when ready to use! 

 

Pin this Super Simple Fall Bath Bomb recipe:

The ultimate candy corn craft for fall - these Candy Corn Bath Bombs smell just like the real thing and make such a cute gift or addition to your bathroom decor

Grab your free printable for our candy corn bath bomb recipe:

Yield: 6 bath bombs

Candy Corn Bath Bomb

Candy Corn Bath Bomb

This DIY Candy Corn Bath bomb is a fun fall craft or homemade gift for the candy corn lover in your life. The perfect bath bomb for fall or Halloween with a delicious candy corn scent.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup SLSA
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • **1 tablespoon polysorbate 80
  • Candy Corn scent
  • White Pearl, Yellow and Orange mica powder
  • White holographic glitter

Tools

  • Stainless steel bath bomb molds
  • Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 3 small bowls
  • Whisk

Instructions

  1. Steps 1-4: In a large mixing bowl, add baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and the SLSA.
  2. Steps 5-6: Add coconut oil. Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.
  3. Steps 7-9: Add the candy corn scent and glitter and mix all the ingredients together. I use my hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is nicely mixed in.
  4. Steps 10-13: Separate the mixture evenly between three bowls. Add the white pearl mica to one bowl, the yellow to the next and the orange to the third. Mix mica thoroughly into each bowl.
  5. Steps 14-16: Take a bath bomb mold and fill one side about 1/4 full with the white mixture and pat gently. Fill to the top with the orange. Add the yellow to the other side of the mold about 2-3 of the way and gently press down. Fill the remainder of the mold with orange. Press both sides together, using a twisting/grinding motion to get rid of any excess mixture. Gently tap each side and carefully remove the bomb
  6. Leave molds to harden 24-48 hours. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Drop one in the bath when ready to use! 

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These candy corn inspired bath bombs are a fun candy corn craft to make with the kids this fall!

For more fun candy-themed bath bombs, check out our Cotton Candy Bath Bombs or our Caramel Apple Bath Bombs.

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