Today, we’re sharing our latest themed DIY bath bomb: a Candy Corn Bath Bomb perfect for fall!
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.
Candy Corn Bath Bomb Ingredients
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid (It’s better to buy in bulk on Amazon)
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup SLSA (I get mine on Amazon)
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- **1 tablespoon polysorbate 80 (I get mine on Amazon)
- Candy Corn scent (I get mine from Amazon)
- White Pearl, Yellow and Orange mica powder (I get mine on Amazon)
- White holographic glitter (I get mine on Amazon)
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
Tools You May Find Helpful
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 3 smaller bowls
- Bath bomb molds (I got mine on Amazon) or silicone molds
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!
Grab your free printable for our candy corn bath bomb recipe:
These candy corn inspired bath bombs are a fun candy corn craft to make with the kids this fall!