Ever since we learned how to make our own homemade fizzy bath bombs they have become a staple in our house and we’ve had so much fun coming up with different designs – like this DIY Disney Bath Bomb inspired by my favorite Disney princess, Belle!
We started making our own bath bombs just for fun but after paying $10 for a single bath bomb at a specialty store (you know the one) I now think of it as saving money, too!
Typically, a store-bought bath bomb will run you $5+ and buying all of the ingredients for bath bombs will initially cost probably about $25 if you have none of the ingredients on hands. However, that $25 is enough to make easily 100+ bath bombs – and you can use many of these materials in different ways:
- Epsom salts can be used to make custom bath soaks, or just sprinkle it as-is in the bath after a work out or stressful day
- Citric Acid is a food additive that can be used in DIY cleaners, canning food, or you can make your own fizzy sherbet with it (it’s also used in home brewing!)
- Corn Starch is a great thickener used for sauces like gravy or with mac and cheese, or you can make oobleck with it (a fun sensory play material)
- Baking Soda is great for cleaning, is used often in baking, and you can make fun fizzy science experiments with it
- Coconut Oil is an awesome substitute for butter or oil in baking/cooking, and there are lots of holistic ways it can be used (I used to actually massage and wash my face with it when I had some post-partum pimples)
For this DIY Bath Bomb, I already had the rose candies on hand after making Belle-inspired Cupcakes for my friend, Menucha over at Moms & Crafters. Of course, you can skip the yellow food dye, or substitute whatever embellishments you desire or already have on hand.
If you’re unable to find a circle bath bomb mold, an ice cube tray or a variety of different small plastic containers with lids will work great.
While the recipe shown in this video is different, it shows you the textures and process of making homemade bath bombs:
And today marks the special beginning of a biweekly Disney hop I’m hosting with my friend Whitney over at Beauty in the Mess. She’s sharing today about How You Can Make the Most of Your Disney Cruise.
(Fun fact: Whitney and I have been friends for a little while now and we finally met IRL at Disney!)
Materials to Make Belle-inspired Bath Bombs
- Citric acid
- Corn starch
- Epsom salts
- Baking soda
- Coconut oil
- Essential oils* – optional, pick them for either their scent or suggested benefits
- Yellow Soap Dye
- Wilton Rose Candies
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
*Tip: All essential oils have different qualities and some are not recommended for use with children. We used a blend of lemon and vanilla for a delicious scent reminiscent of a lemon meringue pie. This ingredient is optional.
Tools You May Find Helpful:
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- Metal Bath Bomb Mold
- Spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
This mixture can make 4-6 bath bombs depending on the size of your mold.
How to Make Easy Disney Bath Bombs
Stir together the citric acid, baking soda, corn starch, and epsom salts.
Add the yellow food dye directly to the coconut oil and carefully stir into the bath bomb mixture.
Slowly add you water and check the consistency of the bath bomb mixture – it should have a consistency close to wet sand.
Adjust the coloring and consistency before moving onto shaping your bath bombs.
Place the rose candy directly in one half of your bath bomb mold.
Press 2-3 Tablespoons of the bath bomb mixture ontop of the rose candy and fill the other half of your mold.
Press the two halves together and twist to release. I like to let the bath bomb dry for about 15-20 minutes before removing it from the mold to dry completely on a baking tray.
If your bath bomb doesn’t shape (crumbles or falls apart) it could be because you didn’t pack enough of the mixture into the mold, or the mixture is off (too dry or too wet). Adjust things slowly – after you successfully make a couple batches it will be second nature – just like baking!
(And don’t worry if it has a bit of the mixture out of place like I show above – those are easy to brush away after the bath bomb has hardened.)
Pin this DIY Disney Bath Bomb recipe:
Grab your free printable for our Belle-inspired Bath Bomb recipe:
- 1/2 cup 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)
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp water
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tsp essential oils*
- Yellow food dye
- Wilton rose candies
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- Circle bath bomb molds
- Stir together the citric acid, baking soda, corn starch, and epsom salts.
- Add the yellow food dye directly to the coconut oil and carefully stir into the bath bomb mixture.
- Slowly add you water and check the consistency of the bath bomb mixture - it should have a consistency close to wet sand.
- Adjust the coloring and consistency before moving onto shaping your bath bombs.
- Place the rose candy directly in one half of your bath bomb mold.
- Press 2-3 Tablespoons of the bath bomb mixture ontop of the rose candy and fill the other half of your mold.
- Press the two halves together and twist to release. I like to let the bath bomb dry for about 15-20 minutes before removing it from the mold to dry completely on a baking tray.
- If your bath bomb doesn't shape (crumbles or falls apart) it could be because you didn't pack enough of the mixture into the mold, or the mixture is off (too dry or too wet). Adjust things slowly - after you successfully make a couple batches it will be second nature - just like baking!
- (And don't worry if it has a bit of the mixture out of place - those are easy to brush away after the bath bomb has hardened.)
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My daughter loved these special DIY Belle Bath Bombs – and so did I! They would make the perfect gift for any Disney lover or a special treat before or during your Disney vacation.