Peppermint Candy Bath Bomb Tutorial
Recipe type: Bath Bomb
Serves: 6-7 fizzies
These adorable Peppermint Candy Bath Bombs look and smell just like the real thing!
  • 6-7 Disk Mold & Package
  • 2 cups Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Citric Acid
  • 4 mL Peppermint Essential Oil, 1st Distill
  • 3 mL Vanilla Non-Discoloring Fragrance Oil
  • .3 oz. Argan Oil
  • .3 oz. Polysorbate 80 (optional)
  • Witch Hazel
  • Shamrock Mica
  • Merlot Sparkle Mica
  • Cellini Red Mica
  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the baking soda and citric acid. Use your hands to break apart any large clumps until the mixture is completely smooth. If you’d like, you can place the mixture through a sifter to help remove and break up clumps. Citric acid has a tendency to take off nail polish, so wear gloves to protect your manicure. =)
  2. Add the Peppermint Essential Oil, 1st Distill and Non-Discoloring Vanilla Fragrance Oil to the mixture, and use your hands to completely mix in.
  3. Add the argan oil and polysorbate 80 into the mixture and use your hands to completely combine.
  4. Check the moisture of the fizzy mixture by squeezing a large handful. The mixture should hold together on its own without crumbling. Below, you can see the mixture holds together for the most part, but not completely.
  5. To help the bath bomb mixture hold together better, add spritzes of witch hazel into the mixture. After every couple of spritzes, use your hands to work the witch hazel into the mixture until completely combined.After a few spritzes of witch hazel, check the moisture of the fizzies again. Below, you can see that the mixture forms a ball much better than before. Now the mixture is ready to mold!
  6. Firmly pack the bath bomb mixture into the Disk Mold and Package. Use your fingers to scrape away the mixture from the mold seams to ensure the lid will fit tightly on the mold.
  7. Place the lid on the mold. Continue filling the molds with the bath bomb mixture until it’s all used up. Allow the bath fizzies to completely dry for several hours up to overnight.
  8. Once the bath bombs are completely dry, gently press them out of the mold. Then it’s time to “paint” them! For the green shade, mix 1 tsp. Shamrock Mica into 2 tsp. of 99% isopropyl alcohol and stir until there are no clumps. For the red color, mix .5 tsp. Merlot Sparkle Mica and 2 tsp. Cellini Red Mica into 1 Tbsp. 99% isopropyl alcohol. Then, use a paint brush to paint the peppermint candy stripes in a circular pattern and down the side of the bath bomb.
  9. Continue to “paint” until all the bath bombs are decorated. If your “paint” becomes a little thick, add ½ tsp. of alcohol to the mixture to thin it out. If you prefer the “pinwheel” peppermint candy design, use the paint to decorate the bath bombs that way. Personally, I found the stripes to be much easier to paint. =)
  10. Once you’ve finished painting the bath fizzies, they can be placed back into the Disk Mold and Package. This mold serves as both a mold and a way to package and protect the fizzy. =)
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