Taco Bath Bombs

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A fun and unique gift idea for the taco aficionado in your life, these DIY Taco Bath Bombs are guaranteed to bring a smile to the lucky recipient’s face and can be customized to any favorite scent.

A fun and unique bath bomb recipe for taco lovers - these Taco Bath Bombs are super fizzy and smell amazing, with cute little mini taco decorations on top. Perfect for a girls' night craft or thoughtful homemade gift.

DIY Taco Bath Bombs Craft

Some times my mind takes… interesting turns.

When I saw these cute taco-inspired sprinkles on Etsy, I’m sure most people would think they’d look cute on a cupcake or make a fun addition to a giant slab cake.

My mind went directly to Taco Bath Bombs.

Of course, there are plenty of sprinkles in the mix so you can definitely make both taco cupcakes and taco bath bombs – but today, we’re just talking about the bath bombs. (Also, please acknowledge the great restraint I showed by not typing “taco-ing about the bath bombs.”)

Now, I’ll be honest – these Taco Sprinkles were kind of pricey. They are handmade and so incredibly well-detailed and adorable. These pictures don’t even do them justice! While I opted for the full sprinkle mix, you can also just order a small pack of just the taco sprinkles here.

I already save so much money making my own bath bombs vs buying them from fancy bath stores, and the quality of the ingredients I’m using are way better than anything you can buy in bulk at a pharmacy. A bath bomb like this would easily sell for $10+ at a luxury bath store, while they ring up at less than $2-3 each if you get the 24 pack of sprinkles and use one taco candy for each one.

(The recipe below makes 5-6 bath bombs, depending on your bath bomb mold size, so feel free to double or quadruple this recipe, as desired.)

This bath bomb recipe is a deviation from my standard bath bomb recipe as I experimented with including bentonite clay into the mix. Bentonite clay forms from volcanic ash and lends this recipe a few benefits:

Most of the ingredients I use in these bath bombs have their own unique benefits, too:

  • Citric acid serves to neutralize the baking soda in bath bombs and helps your skin absorb the benefits of the other ingredients
  • Epsom salts have a host of benefits including helping relax muscles, release lactic acid build up post-workout, reducing stress and encouraging healthy sleep patterns
  • Baking soda helps exfoliate and is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory
  • Coconut oil contains anti-oxidants and is known to sooth skin, hydrate and reduce wellness
  • Essential oils are all unique in their different benefits – they can be chosen just for their scent or research to find one that contains the benefits that most appeal to you

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Taco Bath Bomb Ingredients

  • Baking Soda
  • 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
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Epsom Salts <– be sure to purchase quality epsom salts that are 100% magnesium sulfate
  • Coconut Oil, melted
  • Essential Oil Blend, if desired <– I used coconut and lemon extract
  • Polysorbate 80 <– to keep the colorant from sticking to the bathtub
  • Yellow Mica Powder
  • Blue Mica Powder
  • Taco Sprinkles Blend
  • Rubbing Alcohol <– to wet the mixture if necessary at the end of the mixing if it dries out while putting the mixture into the molds
  • Corn Starch

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: because different brands will vary in terms of moisture and texture and where you store your bath bomb ingredients can effect how they work in this recipe, use our measurements as a guide and rely on texture clues in your bath bomb mixture to achieve the perfect mix.

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How to Make Taco Bath Bombs

Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, clay and epsom salts.

In a second bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, essential oil blend and polysorbate 80 together, mixing well.

Add liquid ingredients 1 tsp at a time to the dry ingredients, mixing it together slowly so as not to start the fizzy reaction.

Add the yellow and blue mica powder and stir until the color is consistent throughout.

If you would like a more intense color, add more mica powder in 1 tsp increments, stirring between each increment until you have the color you want. Keep in mind that the color will fade a little when the mixture dries.

Dust the bottom of one side of the bath bomb mold with cornstarch. The sprinkle side tends to come out on its own, so do not bother to dust that side with cornstarch.

Place about 1 tsp of sprinkles in the non-dusted side of the bath bomb mold.

Immediately pack each side of the bath bomb mold with the mixture.

Pack extra bath bomb mixture between the two molds, then press the two sides together, grinding and pressing them to force the two together.

Allow the bath bombs to rest in the mold for up to 24 hours before gently tapping the top and side of the mold to release the bombs.

Use your bath bombs immediately or store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use!

 

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A step-by-step tutorial for how to make the cutest Taco Bath Bombs, a unique bath bomb gift for the taco aficionado in your life

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Yield: 5-6 Bath Bombs

Taco Bath Bombs

Taco Bath Bombs

A step-by-step tutorial for how to make the cutest Taco Bath Bombs, a unique bath bomb gift for the taco aficionado in your life.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

  • 1 1/2 cup Baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Citric acid
  • 1 tbsp bentonite clay
  • 1 tbsp Epsom salts
  • 2 tbsp melted Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp essential oil blend desired
  • 1/2 tbsp polysorbate 80
  • 1 tsp yellow mica powder
  • 1/2 tsp blue mica powder
  • 2-4 tablespoons taco sprinkles blend
  • 1/2 tsp alcohol
  • 1/2 tsp Corn starch

Tools

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Metal Bath Bomb Molds
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, clay and epsom salts.
  2. In a second bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, essential oil blend and polysorbate 80 together, mixing well.
  3. Add liquid ingredients 1 tsp at a time to the dry ingredients, mixing it together slowly so as not to start the fizzy reaction.
  4. Add the yellow and blue mica powder and stir until the color is consistent throughout.
  5. If you would like a more intense color, add more mica powder in 1 tsp increments, stirring between each increment until you have the color you want. Keep in mind that the color will fade a little when the mixture dries.
  6. Dust the bottom of one side of the bath bomb mold with cornstarch. The sprinkle side tends to come out on its own, so do not bother to dust that side with cornstarch.
  7. Place about 1 tsp of sprinkles in the non-dusted side of the bath bomb mold.
  8. Immediately pack each side of the bath bomb mold with the mixture.
  9. Pack extra bath bomb mixture between the two molds, then press the two sides together, grinding and pressing them to force the two together.
  10. Allow the bath bombs to rest in the mold for up to 24 hours before gently tapping the top and side of the mold to release the bombs.
  11. Use your bath bombs immediately or store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use!

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We had a lot of fun making these taco bath bombs – and then figuring out who to gift some of our extras to! I hope you enjoy them, too.

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