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17 October 2019

DIY Unicorn Bath Bomb

This DIY unicorn bath bomb is easy to make!  Use mica to paint stripes on the bath bombs for a fun and unique look that's easy to replicate at home.  This uses a natural fragrance oil called Unicorn Kisses for the scent.

My daughter is 12, and like most 12-year-old girls, she's obsessed with unicorns.  She likes most things with fun colors (especially pink) and glitter, too.  She also loves bath bombs.

Since she has a cool mom, I let her help make some DIY unicorn bath bombs.  Most unicorn bath bombs have alternating colors, but I wanted something that was easier for her to make.

How to make DIY unicorn bath bombs recipe.  These unique bath bombs are natural and made with Epsom salt and without cornstarch. These cute bath bombs are great for kids.  They are moisturizing thanks to coconut oil and baking soda. The citric acid makes them fizzy. It uses a natural Unicorn Kisses fragrance oil scents. These pretty home made bath bombs are easy to make and make great gift ideas. #unicorn #bathbomb


I decided to have her paint the bath bombs with mica for unicorn colors.  I really like this because it's different, and you can make several different kinds of bath bombs.  

It was also easier for her to do without worrying about mixing different colors and forming the bath bomb while alternating colors.

If you're making these DIY unicorn bath bombs as gifts, you can make different designs with the colors to make fun set for the recipient.

DIY Unicorn Bath Bombs


Dry Ingredients


For the dry ingredients, I used baking soda, citric acid, arrowroot powder, Epsom salt, and kaolin clay.  Citric acid and baking soda are what makes these DIY unicorn bath bombs fizz.  

When they come in contact with water, they create a chemical reaction that releases carbon dioxide to create a fun fizz.

Like a true homeschooling mom, even something fun like making bath bombs becomes a science experiment.

How to make DIY unicorn bath bombs recipe.  These unique bath bombs are natural and made with Epsom salt and without cornstarch. These cute bath bombs are great for kids.  They are moisturizing thanks to coconut oil and baking soda. The citric acid makes them fizzy. It uses a natural Unicorn Kisses fragrance oil scents. These pretty home made bath bombs are easy to make and make great gift ideas. #unicorn #bathbomb


I added arrowroot powder and kaolin clay to harden the bath bombs.  If you just use baking soda and citric acid, your bath bombs will be soft and likely to crumble.  

I added some Epsom salts because they help detox.  They have magnesium in them, and the magnesium can be absorbed through the skin too boost magnesium levels in the body.



Wet Ingredients


I used coconut oil and polysorbate 80 for wet ingredients.  I added coconut oil because it's a solid at room temperature.  This helps firm and strengthen the bath bomb so it won't crumble.

Coconut oil is also moisturizing for your skin.  It has fatty acids that moisturize the skin, which is good if you have dry skin.  My daughter has dry skin, so I like to use carrier oils on her skin to moisturize and prevent dry skin.

How to make DIY unicorn bath bombs recipe.  These unique bath bombs are natural and made with Epsom salt and without cornstarch. These cute bath bombs are great for kids.  They are moisturizing thanks to coconut oil and baking soda. The citric acid makes them fizzy. It uses a natural Unicorn Kisses fragrance oil scents. These pretty home made bath bombs are easy to make and make great gift ideas. #unicorn #bathbomb


The coconut oil and mica won't mix with the water, so they just sit on top of the water.  They will form a foam on top that isn't very pretty and leave a ring on the tub. 

I added polysorbate 80 to act as an emulsifier.  It binds with both oil and water, so it helps the coconut oil and mica get dispersed in the water.  This also help make the bathtub less slippery after you use this DIY unicorn bath bomb.

Unicorn Kisses


I asked the owner of Crafty Bubbles for a unicorn blend, something fun and fruity.  He created a Unicorn Kisses blend that has a mix of fruits and berries.



He made it with natural fragrance oils.  These are natural, but they have scents that you can't find in essential oils, like fruit scents.  


It's a very fun scent.  I use it as a perfume and diffuse it when I want the house to smell good.  

Mica


You'll use mica to paint the bath bombs to turn them into fun unicorn bath bombs.  I bought ORAK mica powder from Amazon.  

It has 24 different colors.  Each bag has 0.1 ounces.  That doesn't seem like a lot, but I'm pretty sure I'll be using it for many years.  I've had it over a year and haven't used more than 5 percent of any of the bags.

I use the mica in soaps, bath bombs, scrubs, and pretty much most of my DIY beauty recipes.

Molds


I used my Makarios bath bomb molds.  I love this set because it's so sturdy.  The small bath bombs we made were from a different bath bomb mold that doesn't have a brand name.  


I really prefer the Makarios bath bomb molds, but we had a little leftover and used a smaller one to use up the rest of the mix.  

I used these bath bombs to make these easy bath bombs with Epsom salts and for my succulent bath bombs.

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Directions


Step #1


In a large bowl. combine the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, kaolin clay, and arrowroot powder.  Stir until mixed well.



Step #2


Melt the coconut oil if it is hard.  Add the polysorbate 80 and the Unicorn Kisses fragrance oil to the coconut oil.  Drizzle over the dry ingredients and stir.  

With a gloved hand, squeeze a handful of the bath bomb mixture.  It should stick together.  If it falls apart, spray lightly with rubbing alcohol until it holds together.

Step #3


Place the bath bomb mixture on each side of the bath bomb mold, overflowing both sides of the mold.  Press the two halves together and grind gently to remove excess bath bomb mixture.



Step #4


Tap each side of the mold gently to release the bath bomb.



Step #5


Set the bath bombs in a mini muffin tin or on a cookie sheet to dry for 24 hours or until hard.

Step #6


Put 1/2 tablespoon mica in the small bowls.  Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol to each bowl and stir well.



Step #7


Paint the DIY unicorn bath bombs with stripes or whatever design you want.  Get creative!

Let the mica paint dry, and they are ready to use!

How to make DIY unicorn bath bombs recipe.  These unique bath bombs are natural and made with Epsom salt and without cornstarch. These cute bath bombs are great for kids.  They are moisturizing thanks to coconut oil and baking soda. The citric acid makes them fizzy. It uses a natural Unicorn Kisses fragrance oil scents. These pretty home made bath bombs are easy to make and make great gift ideas. #unicorn #bathbomb




Unicorn Bath Bombs

Yield: 8
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
These cute unicorn bath bombs are made with a natural Unicorn Kisses fragrance oil blend.

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  1. In a large bowl. combine the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, kaolin clay, and arrowroot powder. Stir until mixed well.
  2. Melt the coconut oil if it is hard. Add the polysorbate 80 and the Unicorn Kisses fragrance oil to the coconut oil. Drizzle over the dry ingredients and stir.
  3. With a gloved hand, squeeze a handful of the bath bomb mixture. It should stick together. If it falls apart, spray lightly with rubbing alcohol until it holds together.
  4. Place the bath bomb mixture on each side of the bath bomb mold, overflowing both sides of the mold. Press the two halves together and grind gently to remove excess bath bomb mixture.
  5. Tap each side of the mold gently to release the bath bomb.
  6. Set the bath bombs in a mini muffin tin or on a cookie sheet to dry for 24 hours or until hard.
  7. Put 1/2 tablespoon mica in the small bowls. Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol to each bowl and stir well.
  8. Paint the DIY unicorn bath bombs with stripes or whatever design you want. Get creative!
  9. Let the mica paint dry, and they are ready to use!
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How to make DIY unicorn bath bombs recipe.  These unique bath bombs are natural and made with Epsom salt and without cornstarch. These cute bath bombs are great for kids.  They are moisturizing thanks to coconut oil and baking soda. The citric acid makes them fizzy. It uses a natural Unicorn Kisses fragrance oil scents. These pretty home made bath bombs are easy to make and make great gift ideas. #unicorn #bathbomb










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.