Christmas Gift Idea: Luxury DIY Gold Bath Bomb

Ariba Pervaiz
by Ariba Pervaiz
22 Materials
15 Minutes

Today, I’m going to be making some luxury, gold bath bombs for you. These make great gifts for Christmas to give to your friends and family. They use natural ingredients, and the finished results are just as good as any bath bomb you can buy in a shop. Let’s begin!

Tools and materials:

  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Cornstarch
  • Epsom salt
  • Oil
  • Cocoa butter
  • Essential oil
  • Food coloring
  • Funnel
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Spray bottle
  • Molds or cupcake tray
  • Gold leaf
  • Tweezers
  • Pot
  • Gold glitter
Combining dry ingredients

We’re going to change things up a little bit from the traditional bath bomb. Instead, we'll make a combination of a bath melt and a bath bomb, a kind of two-in-one.

A bath bomb fizzes and has more of a grainy texture whereas a bath melt is very moisturizing, it's basically a combination of butters and oils.

1. Combine dry ingredients

Pour 1 cup of baking soda into a bowl, and then add half a cup of cornstarch, half a cup of Epsom salt, and half a cup of citric acid. Mix all of the ingredients to combine and then set aside.

Combinign wet ingredients

2. Combine wet ingredients

For the wet ingredients, I like to mix them in a spray bottle and then spritz them into the dry ingredients. Then, mix it as you’re spritzing the wet ingredients in.

If you pour everything in at once you risk activating the citric acid in the bath bombs, and then you're not going to get that much fizz when you actually use them.

First, add 2.5 tablespoons of any oil that you like to the spray bottle. I use coconut oil most of the time but today I'm using almond oil.

Use a funnel to help you pour the liquid into the bottle. Then go in with 3/4 of a tablespoon of water.

Then add 12 drops of any essential oil that you like. I'm going to use jasmine oil.

Lastly, add a little bit of food coloring, and once done, shake the spray bottle to combine the liquids.

Spraying the dry ingredients

3. Spray the dry ingredients

Gradually spray the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir the two together as you’re doing so.

Take it slow and don’t rush this process. Along the way, put your hand in to check the texture to see if it’s holding its shape.

Continue to do this until the dry ingredients have the texture of wet sand.

Transferring the mixure into molds

4. Transfer to molds

Transfer the mixture into molds. I’m using a cupcake tray for this so you could do the same or use actual molds.

Fill the molds to the top and pat them down to compress the bath bombs. You can pop the bath bombs out right away, and they should be set, and then you leave them to dry overnight.

Alternatively, you can leave them to dry overnight in the mold itself. You can also pop them in the freezer for about an hour to help them dry.

Melting cocoa butter

6. Melt cocoa butter

You can leave the bath bombs as they are, but we’re going to be decorating them to make them nice and gold and luxurious for the holidays.

Make a double boiler by placing a bowl over a boiling pot of water and then melt some cocoa butter in the bowl. This will work as the adhesive for all of our decorations. 

Adding gold leaf to DIY bath bombs

7. Add gold leaf and glitter

When the butter is melted, take it off the heat and dip the top of one of the bath bombs into it.

Then, sprinkle gold leaf on top and smooth it out with your finger. Dip the sides of the bath bomb into the butter as well and then sprinkle glitter on it.

Completed gold bath bomb

Gold bath bombs

And now you have your gold bath bombs! They are everything that you could want in a bath bomb. They look amazing, they smell divine, they fizz when you put them in the bath and they’re very nourishing for your skin as well.

Why not give them a go and make some for yourself and some to give as Christmas presents?

If you enjoyed this tutorial, leave me a comment down below!

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