Easy Snowman Bath Bomb Recipe + Gift Idea

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Want to learn how to make bath bombs? This simple DIY bath bomb recipe is perfect for beginners! These snowman bath bombs make a great holiday gift for friends, family, neighbors, teachers, and more! 

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Easy Snowman Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath bombs are a great beginner craft project, and this easy-to-follow bath bomb recipe is a fantastic one to start with! This bath bomb recipe can be customized with different fragrances and color combinations to create an endless amount of varieties, and today I’m showing you how to quickly turn your basic bath bombs into a fun and whimsical homemade gift idea – snowman bath bombs!

supplies for making bath bombs

What You’ll Need to Make Snowman Bath Bombs:

mixing dry ingredients up in bowl

In a large bowl, mix together the baking soda, salt, citric acid, and cornstarch and stir until thoroughly combined.

Melt the coconut oil if necessary and stir in the fragrance or essential oils of your choice. My seven-year-old thought it would be hysterical if we made snowmen that smelled unexpectedly summery and tropical, so we used a mix of mango and pina colada oils for our snowman bath bombs, and they smell AMAZING!

compacting bath bomb mixture in hands

Slowly and carefully combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Be careful not to add too much liquid at once or the citric acid reaction will start to bubble and fizz! Squeeze the bath bomb mixture in your hand to test if it will stick together. If not, spray the mixture with 1-2 spritzes of water or witch hazel, mix well, and test again. Repeat until you reach the desired consistency. You want the mixture to hold together when compressed and compacted, but DO NOT GET THE MIXTURE TOO WET!

bath bomb mixture packed into a mold

Fill half of the mold with the bath bomb mixture, pressing down to ensure that it is completely filled.

bath bomb mold enclosed around mixture

Fill the other half of the mold, and press both filled halves tightly together. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours before unmolding. I recommend drying for an additional 24 hours after unmolding before handling, decorating, and gift packaging (if time allows).

white bath bombs in dish

The plain white bath bombs reminded me of a bowl full of snowballs just sitting there like that, so I grabbed some activated charcoal, orange mica, and isopropyl alcohol and turned a few of them into snowmen!

white bath bombs with snowman faces on them

To make the snowman faces, mix a small amount of charcoal powder with rubbing alcohol at a 2:1 ratio. Use a paintbrush to carefully add black “coal” dots to the face. Repeat the process with the orange mica to create the snowman’s carrot nose. Easy peasy and super cute!

snowman faces on diy bath bombs
diy snowman bath bombs in dish

These snowman bath bombs make a great homemade Christmas gift idea for friends, family, neighbors, teachers, and more! If you like these bath bombs, be sure to check out our entire catalog of DIY Bath & Body Products:

Snowman Bath Bombs Printable Instructions

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Snowman Bath Bombs

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted
  • 10-20 drops Fragrance or Essential Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Water or Witch Hazel, in spray bottle
  • 1/2 tsp. Activated Charcoal Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Orange Mica Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Rubbing Alcohol (per powder colorant)

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix together the baking soda, salt, citric acid, and cornstarch and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Melt the coconut oil if necessary and stir in the fragrance or essential oils of your choice.
  • Slowly and carefully combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Be careful not to add too much liquid at once or the citric acid reaction will start to bubble and fizz! Squeeze the bath bomb mixture in your hand to test if it will stick together. If not, spray the mixture with 1-2 spritzes of water or witch hazel, mix well, and test again. Repeat until you reach the desired consistency. You want the mixture to hold together when compressed and compacted, but DO NOT GET THE MIXTURE TOO WET!
  • Fill half of the mold with the bath bomb mixture, pressing down to ensure that it is completely filled. Fill the other half of the mold, and press both filled halves tightly together.
  • Allow to dry for at least 24 hours before unmolding. I recommend drying for an additional 24 hours after unmolding before handling, decorating, and gift packaging (if time allows).
  • To make the snowman faces, mix a small amount of charcoal powder with rubbing alcohol at a 2:1 ratio. Use a paintbrush to carefully add black “coal” dots to the face. Repeat the process with the orange mica to create the snowman’s carrot nose.
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2 Comments

  1. Hi
    My daughters and I are hosting their annual holiday party for their friends and we purchased all your ingredients.Thank you greatly for having a direct link to amazon.

    Praying our snowman looks just like yours!!

    Happy Holidays 🙂

  2. Cute idea! I’ve never tried doing any faces before and as I’m looking for Christmas present ideas (I’m a planner), this is a great one.

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