Painted Berry Bath Bomb DIY
Recipe type: Bath Bomb
Serves: 6-7 bath bombs
These Painted Berry Bath Bombs use mica dispersed in alcohol to create a colorful splatter effect!
  • 6-7 Bath Bomb Mold & Package, Plastic
  • 2 cups Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
  • 1 cup Citric Acid
  • 1.5 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
  • .5 oz. Aloe Extract
  • 6 mL Blooms and Berries Fragrance Oil
  • Rosy Pink La Bomb Colorant
  • Queen’s Purple Mica
  • Red Blue Mica
  • Kelly Green Mica
  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Droppers
  • Optional: Witch Hazel & 8 oz. Bottle (Spray Top)
  1. In a clean dry bowl, measure out 2 cups of sodium bicarbonate and 1 cup of citric acid. If there are any clumps in the mixture, you can push the powder through a sifter or break up the clumps with your fingers. Citric acid has a tendency to take off nail polish, so wear gloves to protect your manicure. =)
  2. Add the aloe extract and use your hands or a spatula to mix in.
  3. Add the sweet almond oil and use your hands to thoroughly work into the powdered ingredients.
  4. Add 2-3 drops of the Rosy Pink La Bomb Colorant. The colorant is incredibly concentrated, so a little goes a long way! If you’d like a darker color, you can add more. Use your hands to thoroughly mix in the color.
  5. Finally, add the Blooms and Berries Fragrance Oil and mix to thoroughly combine.
  6. Check the moisture of your fizzies. When squeezed with your hand, the mixture should hold its shape. If not, add spritzes of witch hazel into each container, mixing between every couple sprays, until each container has a texture similar to wet sand.
  7. Fill two halves of the bath bomb molds, gently pressing the bath bomb mixture in each to make sure they hold their shape. Mound a little extra powder in the center of one half of the mold. Match the eyelets of each side up, and press together. To avoid any imperfections on your bath bomb, make sure to direct pressure to the edges of the mold rather than the center.
  8. Allow the bath fizzies to harden in the mold for at least 24 hours. Remove the fizzy from the mold to ensure it's completely hard. Before painting the fizzy, you want to make sure it's fairly durable. Repackage the fizzy in the mold until ready to paint.
  9. Mix 1 teaspoon of the Evergreen Mica, Queen’s Purple Mica and Red Blue Lip Safe Mica into 1 Tablespoons isopropyl alcohol. Use a spoon to mix together.
  10. Use a dropper to drizzle the mica dispersion on top of the bath bombs, layering the colors. I recommend laying down some newspaper or another protective surface to keep your counter clean, as this process can get a little messy. I would also recommend removing them from the mold and package. This way, you don’t have to clean the package afterwards. Continue until you’re happy with the look. There is no right or wrong way to layer the colors, just have fun with it! The mold and package gets a little colorful during this process. You can either remove the bath bombs prior to applying the mica paint, or remove them after, clean the molds and place them back into the packaging. From experience, I would recommend removing them from the package before applying the paint! Once the bath bombs are painted, let them dry for 30 minutes. Then, pop them back into the packaging. =)
  11. Once you're happy with the look of your bath bombs, carefully repackage them back into the molds. Enjoy!
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