Mermaid Cupcake DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Mermaid bath bomb

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You are going to fall in love with this mermaid cupcake DIY bath bomb recipe! It’s super easy and makes an ideal gift idea. I am not even kidding when I tell you how much your friends and family would enjoy one of these DIY lush bath bombs. There is just something about them that makes you feel fancy. Plus, when they find out you made it, they will be even more impressed. 

My favorite thing about these DIY cupcake bath bombs is that they are MERMAID!!! Perfect for birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, or any other event that you want to hand out party favors too. Bring out your inner mermaid with these fun DIY bath bombs. 

Mermaid bath bomb

What Is A Bath Bomb?

A bath bomb is made from several ingredients, and they dry hard. Then when you put them in water, they fizzle and sizzle until they eventually disappear. They usually have essential oils and make your skin feel glamorous! People of all ages enjoy relaxing in the bath or shower with a mermaid bath bomb from time to time!

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How To Make DIY Bath Bombs

The hardest part of making these DIY cupcake bath bombs is that you have to wait for them to harden. But, I promise once you try out your new mermaid bath bomb, you will know it is worth the wait! 

Cupcake Bath Bomb Directions

First Step: In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, Bentonite Clay, Epsom Salts, and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together. 

Second Step: Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so your bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!

Third Step:  Add the Polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the colorant from sticking to the side of the tub.

Fourth Step:  Add in scented oil and mix well. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.

Fifth Step: Mix in your blue color. Start with 1-2 drops of coloring and mix it in. If you want a darker color, add 1-2 more drops and repeat until you get the color you want. 

Sixth Step: Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, fill each cavity of the muffin tin or mold. Press down firmly. Add more until the cavity is filled to the top. 

Seventh Step: Allow drying time of a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the frosting! To remove from a metal muffin tin, gently run a knife around the outer edge and release. If using a silicone mold, gently pop each bomb free.

Whipped Topping Directions

First Step: Add whipped soap base, scented oil and glycerin to mixing bowl. Mix on low speed until fluffy, or about 1 minute. 

Second Step: Melt your soap base in microwave safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each until melted. Allow cooling for about a minute. 

Third Step: Mix in melted soap base and cornstarch and mix on high speed for 1 minute or until the mixture forms peaks, like when you make a meringue.  If your frosting is not stiff enough, add a bit more cornstarch and mix in. Repeat until the mixture is nice and firm. 

Fourth Step: Divide whipped soap into 3 small mixing bowls and add pink color to one bowl, purple to another and teal to the last bowl. Start with 1-2 drops of color and mix it in. If you want a darker color, add 1-2 more drops and repeat until you get the color you want. 

Fifth Step: Add one of each color frosting to each of the 3 piping bags. Hold bags together, so all sides of the tips meet. Add frosting tip and the coupler. 

Sixth Step: Holding all three bags tightly in your dominant hand, frost cupcake bombs as you would an edible cupcake. Add a few sprinkles if you like. These will not be harmful, especially if you only add a bit. The sugar will quickly melt in your warm bath water.

Please note: After 2-3 days, your frosting will harden enough that you can easily remove it from the cupcake and use the soap once you have enjoyed your soak in the tub with your bath bomb!

Are Bath Bombs Good For Your Skin?

Yes, these DIY lush bath bombs are great for your skin! They add moisturizing oils that leave your skin feeling silky and smooth. Plus, you just feel pampered when you relax in a bath with this DIY bath bomb recipe. 

What Should I Make This DIY Bath Bomb Recipe?

These DIY cupcake bath bombs are ideal for so many events and occasions. Here are a few ideas to get your imagination going!

  • Hostess Gifts
  • Birthday Parties
  • Bridal Showers
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • Gift Exchanges At School or Work
  • Make Them To Sell At Farmer’s Markets Or Other Events
  • Thank You Gifts
  • New Neighbor Gifts
  • Congratulations Gifts
  • Christmas
  • Stocking Stuffers
  • Easter Baskets
  • Get Well Soon 
  • Gifts For Mom When She Has A Baby
  • Mother’s Day
  • Grandparents Day

 

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Yield: 12 Bath Bombs

Mermaid Cupcake DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Mermaid bath bomb

This EASY mermaid cupcake DIY bath bomb recipe is perfect for gifts or to sell! Get creative with these DIY lush bath bombs!

Materials

  • Baking Soda
  • Citric Acid
  • Cornstarch
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Dr. Teals Coconut Oil Epsom Salts (Or any other variety you like)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Polysorbate 80
  • White Melt Pour Soap Base
  • Glycerin
  • Whipped Soap Base
  • Pink, Purple, Teal Soap Colorant
  • Tri-Color Frosting Kit
  • Ocean Breeze Scented Oil
  • Blue soap colorant
  • Mermaid Sprinkles
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Spray Bottle
  • 2 Large Mixing Bowls + 3 Small Mixing Bowls
  • Silicone Muffin Tin (or metal if that is all you have)

Instructions

Directions for Cupcake Bath Bombs

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, Bentonite Clay, Epsom Salts and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
  2. Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!
  3. Add the Polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the colorant from sticking to the side of the tub.
  4. Add in scented oil and mix well. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
  5. Mix in your blue color. Start with 1-2 drops of color and mix it in. If you want a darker color, add 1-2 more drops and repeat until you get the color you want.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, fill each cavity of the muffin tin or mold. Press down firmly. Add more until the cavity is filled to the top.
  7. Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the frosting! To remove from a metal muffin tin, gently run a knife around the outer edge and release. If using a silicone mold, gently pop each bomb free.

Directions for Whipped Soap “Frosting”

1. Add whipped soap base, scented oil and glycerin to mixing bowl. Mix on low speed until fluffy, or about 1 minute.

2. Melt your soap base in microwave safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each until melted. Allow to cool for about a minute.

3. Mix in melted soap base and cornstarch and mix on high speed for 1 minute or until the mixture forms peaks, like when you make a meringue. If your frosting is not stiff enough, add a bit more cornstarch and mix in. Repeat until the mixture is nice and firm.

4. Divide whipped soap into 3 small mixing bowls and add pink color to one bowl, purple to another and teal to the last bowl. Start with 1-2 drops of color and mix it in. If you want a darker color, add 1-2 more drops and repeat until you get the color you want.

5. Add one of each color frosting to each of the 3 piping bags. Hold bags together so all sides of the tips meet. Add frosting tip and the coupler.

6. Holding all three bags tightly in your dominant hand, frost cupcake bombs as you would an edible cupcake. Add a few sprinkles if you like. These will not be harmful, especially if you only add a bit. The sugar will easily melt in your warm bath water.

7. After 2-3 days, your frosting will harden enough that you can easily remove it from the cupcake and use the soap once you have enjoyed your soak in the tub with your bath bomb!

Notes

You can use different bath salts and scented oils to make the way you want it.

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