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16 August 2019

Succulent Bath Bombs DIY With a Bath Melt on Top For Dry Skin

This adorable succulent bath bomb recipe is made with coconut milk powder and shea butter to moisturize skin.  It also has a cute bath melt succulent on top for more moisturizing for your skin.

I love it when I can get creative with my DIY projects, like this succulent bath bombs DIY.  I love my succulent mold, so I was brainstorming ideas and new projects to make using it.

I'd already made soap, so bath melts seemed like a good idea.  My daughter wanted some more bath bombs, and I thought why not put the bath melt on top of a bath bomb?

How to make cute DIY succulent bath bombs. These fake succulents would make a unique gift idea. This homemade bath bomb recipe is made with Epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oil and without cornstarch. It is full of fizzy bubbles when it hits the water.  Get ideas for home made bath bombs with a pretty succulent bath melt on top. I used the best bath bomb molds that are sturdy.  It's a plain circle mold, so there's no special one needed. #bathbomb #diy #succulent

This succulent bath bombs DIY is adorable, so it would even be cute just sitting in the bath.  When you drop it into the water, it fizzes and releases the butters and coconut milk powder to moisturize your skin.

These bath bombs DIY are very moisturizing, so they are excellent for dry skin.  The bath melts have shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe vera powder for your skin.  The bath bombs have more shea butter and powdered coconut milk for dry skin.

SUCCULENT BATH BOMBS DIY WITH BATH MELT RECIPE


How to make cute DIY succulent bath bombs. These fake succulents would make a unique gift idea. This homemade bath bomb recipe is made with Epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oil and without cornstarch. It is full of fizzy bubbles when it hits the water.  Get ideas for home made bath bombs with a pretty succulent bath melt on top. I used the best bath bomb molds that are sturdy.  It's a plain circle mold, so there's no special one needed. #bathbomb #diy #succulent

BATH MELTS


I used bath melts for the tops of these succulent bath bombs DIY.  They are made with butters and an emulsifier, so they mix with the water as they melt.

Get the recipe for my succulent bath melts here.

You can also make soap to set on top.  The soap will float in the bath and then you can set it on a soap dish to dry to use later.

I used the Wilton succulent mold for my succulent bath melts DIY.  It's a fairly small mold, but it works really well for bath melts to set on top of bath bombs.

How to make cute DIY succulent bath bombs. These fake succulents would make a unique gift idea. This homemade bath bomb recipe is made with Epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oil and without cornstarch. It is full of fizzy bubbles when it hits the water.  Get ideas for home made bath bombs with a pretty succulent bath melt on top. I used the best bath bomb molds that are sturdy.  It's a plain circle mold, so there's no special one needed. #bathbomb #diy #succulent

BAKING SODA AND CITRIC ACID


When baking soda and citric acid are combined and get wet, they create a chemical reaction that releases lots of fizzing and bubbles.

Some bath bomb recipes use cornstarch, but it's really just a filler.  I have a septic system and don't use cornstarch in cooking or my bath bombs DIY recipes, so I don't add it.

Baking soda neutralizes the pH of the water.  It also softens the water.  Baking soda also gently exfoliates your skin and softens your skin.


COCONUT MILK POWDER


I bought coconut milk powder a few months ago, and I absolutely love it in place of milk powder.  It smells amazing and has a fairly strong coconut scent.  If you don't want a coconut scent, use regular milk powder in this recipe.

Coconut milk powder is high in vitamin C for your skin.  This helps boost skin elasticity and flexibility and can help reduce the signs of aging.

It's also naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so it can help reduce body acne when you use it in a bath or in recipes like this bath bombs DIY.

How to make cute DIY succulent bath bombs. These fake succulents would make a unique gift idea. This homemade bath bomb recipe is made with Epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oil and without cornstarch. It is full of fizzy bubbles when it hits the water.  Get ideas for home made bath bombs with a pretty succulent bath melt on top. I used the best bath bomb molds that are sturdy.  It's a plain circle mold, so there's no special one needed. #bathbomb #diy #succulent

SHEA BUTTER


Shea butter is my favorite natural body butter.  It helps moisturize the skin.  It also has vitamins in it to nourish the skin.

The fatty acids are great for dry skin, so this succulent bath bombs DIY is great for summer after spending time in the sun or in the winter when dry skin usually hits you.

ESSENTIAL OILS


I used lime essential oil for this bath bomb recipe.  I wanted something to complement the coconut powder, and I just love lime and coconut together.


Lime essential oil is high in antioxidants to help prevent the signs of aging.

POLYSORBATE 80


Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier, so it helps the oils in this recipe mix with the water.  It is optional, but the colors in the bath bomb and the shea butter will just sit on top of the water.

BATH BOMB MOLDS


I used the smaller round mold in this bath bomb mold set.


I love this set!  It's really sturdy, so I don't have to worry about it getting dented when I tap out the bath bombs.  I use the round molds the most, but I also really like the shapes that come with it.

MICA


I use this set of mica.  It comes with 0.1 ounces of several colors.  That doesn't sound like a lot, but this set will last me forever.

SEA SALT


I used sea salt as the "rocks" that the succulents are sitting in.  Sea salt is also absorbs toxins from the skin, so it's used in bath salts.

There are different sized sea salts.  I used a large sea salt.

More succulent DIY bath and body:


INGREDIENTS


SUPPLIES

DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Combine the baking soda, citric acid, and coconut milk powder in a medium sized bowl.  I used a sifter to make sure that there were no lumps.  I added about 1/2 teaspoon of gray mica and stirred.


STEP #2


Melt the shea butter in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Add the essential oils and polysorbate 80 to the shea butter.


STEP #3


Drizzle the shea butter mixture over the dry ingredients.  Stir well.


STEP #4


Spray with witch hazel until the mixture holds its shape.  Depending on the humidity, this could be a few sprays or several.  Hold it in your fist and release.  When it holds its shape, it is ready.

STEP #5


Fill half of a bath bomb mold with the mixture.  Press down to pack it in there.  Use the other half of the mold to press down to make an indentation.


STEP #6


Tap the mold onto a pan to release the bath bomb.  Repeat until all of them are done.  I got 4 of the smaller bath bombs in my mold set.  Let sit overnight.


STEP #7


Spoon some sea salt into the bath bomb.  Melt shea butter or cucunut oil and pour over the salt to use as a glue to hold the salt.  Place a succulent on top using the oil or butter as a glue.  Let sit until dry.


I just love how these succulent bath bombs DIY turned out!  My daughter wants all of them, but I think I'll use some as gifts for my son's therapists this year.

How to make cute DIY succulent bath bombs. These fake succulents would make a unique gift idea. This homemade bath bomb recipe is made with Epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oil and without cornstarch. It is full of fizzy bubbles when it hits the water.  Get ideas for home made bath bombs with a pretty succulent bath melt on top. I used the best bath bomb molds that are sturdy.  It's a plain circle mold, so there's no special one needed. #bathbomb #diy #succulent

Succulent Bath Bombs DIY With a Bath Melt on Top For Dry Skin

Yield: 4 bath bombs
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $15
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
This adorable succulent bath bomb recipe is made with coconut milk powder and shea butter to moisturize skin. It also has a cute bath melt succulent on top for more moisturizing for your skin.

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  1. Combine the baking soda, citric acid, and coconut milk powder in a medium sized bowl. I used a sifter to make sure that there were no lumps. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of gray mica and stirred.
  2. Melt the shea butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add the essential oils and polysorbate 80 to the shea butter.
  3. Drizzle the shea butter mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir well.
  4. Spray with witch hazel until the mixture holds its shape. Depending on the humidity, this could be a few sprays or several. Hold it in your fist and release. When it holds its shape, it is ready.
  5. Fill half of a bath bomb mold with the mixture. Press down to pack it in there. Use the other half of the mold to press down to make an indentation.
  6. Tap the mold onto a pan to release the bath bomb. Repeat until all of them are done. I got 4 of the smaller bath bombs in my mold set. Let sit overnight.
  7. Spoon some sea salt into the bath bomb. Melt shea butter or cucunut oil and pour over the salt to use as a glue to hold the salt. Place a succulent on top using the oil or butter as a glue. Let sit until dry.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.