I live in a house full of Harry Potter fans. They love all things Harry Potter. The books, the movies, meals from the Harry Potter Cookbook, etc. I also have many friends who are Harry Potter fans, and when I’m looking for unique Harry Potter Gift Ideas, I thought I could whip up some Harry Potter Gryffindor Bath Bombs to give them.
I enjoy using Bath Bombs, especially those I’ve found in boutiques, at farmers markets, or speciality shops. However, sometimes that can get expensive.
When shopping for ingredients to make Bath Bombs at home, the initial expense will be more, but often the ingredients stretch a long way. You can interchange many scents, colorings, powders, etc. in some recipes to use up what you have on hand or just to your personal preference.
I hope you and/or the Harry Potter fan in your life enjoys this Gryffindor Strip Bath Bombs Recipe!
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon polysorbate 80
- 10-20 drops clove essential oil
- 10-20 drops cardamom essential oil
- Wine mica powder
- Yellow-gold mica powder
- Wine cosmetic glitter
- Gold cosmetic glitter
- Stainless steel bath bomb molds
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 2 small bowls
In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
Add essential oils. Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them! Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.
Mix the ingredients together. I use my hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is really mixed in there. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand. Separate mixture into five bowls.
Add 1 tablespoon of the wine mica and wine cosmetic glitter into one of the small bowls and the gold mica and gold cosmetic glitter into the other small bowl.
Next, mix colors into mixture thoroughly. Add a bit more color if the mixture is too light. Continue to add a bit and mix until you get the color you want.
Add about 1 tablespoon of your first color into a cavity of one side of the mold. Do the same with the other color and continue until the mold is full.
Press both sides of the mold together firmly, grinding together to get rid of the excess mixture. Tap both sides of the mold and gently release the bomb.
Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the tub!
Store in an airtight container until ready for use.
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