Christmas Cupcake Bath Bombs are a great DIY Christmas gift that are super simple and beautiful. Homemade gifts are always a great gift idea for many people on your gift list and add a extra touch that a store bought gift doesn’t.
More Homemade Gift Ideas
- Pink Himalayan Salt Essential Oil Soaps
- Sweet Orange Honey Lotion Bars
- Christmas Cookie Sugar Scrub
- Essential Oil Shampoo Bars
These bath bombs are not only beautiful, but they smell nice and are so much easier to make than you may think!
Supplies Needed for Christmas Cupcake Bath Bombs:
- Baking soda
- Citric acid
- SLSA (Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate)
- Coconut oil
- Avocado butter
- Polysorbate 80
- Cinnamon essential oil
- Clove essential oil
- Orange essential oil
- White cosmetic glitter
- Ivory Gel Food Color
- Christmas sprinkles
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Large Mixing bowl
- Muffin tin
- Cupcake liners
How to Make Christmas Cupcake Bath Bombs
Add dry ingredients, including glitter to a large bowl and whisk together.
Melt coconut oil in the microwave.
Melt avocado butter in microwave.
Mix coconut oil and avocado butter together and add in your essential oils.
Next, add ivory food coloring and whisk together.
Put polysorbate 80 into dry ingredients.
Break down as many clumps that may be remaining in your mixture with your hands.
Place bath bomb mixture into cupcake liners and press down gently. Allow cupcake bath bomb to harden.
Make some homemade bath bombs for Christmas gifts this year! These Chrismtas Cupcake Bath Bombs are SUPER easy and make a great gift.
- • 1.5 cups baking soda
- • 1 cup citric acid
- • 1 cup SLSA (Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate)
- • 1/2 cup cornstarch
- • 1/4-1/3 cup coconut oil
- • 1.5 tablespoons avocado butter
- • 2 tablespoons polysorbate 80
- • 10-20 drops of cinnamon essential oil
- • 10-20 drops of clove essential oil
- • 1-2 drops of orange essential oil
- • 1 tablespoon of white cosmetic glitter
- • 2-3 drops ivory food coloring gel
- • Christmas sprinkles
- • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- • 1 large mixing bowl
- • Muffin tin
- • Cupcake Liners
- Add dry ingredients, including glitter to a large bowl.
Sift or whisk dry ingredients.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil in microwave for 15-20 seconds. Repeat in 15 second bursts until completely melted. Repeat with avocado oil.
- Add essential oils to your coconut/avocado oil bowl. Add a few drops of the ivory food coloring and whisk together.
- Add this along with the polysorbate 80 to dry ingredients.
- Using your hands, break down as many clumps that may be remaining in your mixture. You will know when the mixture is perfect when it feels like wet sand and you can press the mixture together in your hands and it stays together.
- Add cupcake liners to a muffin tin and take a scoop of the bath bomb mixture and add to muffin tin. Continue until all cavities are filled. Press down gently. We used the bottom of a small glass to pack it in.
- Allow cupcake bath bomb to harden at least 24 hours before adding the soap frosting to the tops.
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Supplies Needed for Christmas Cupcake Soap Frosting
- Clear Melt and pour soap base
- Whipped soap base
- Vegetable glycerin
- Reusable piping bag
- Large frosting tip
- Orange essential oil
How Do You Make Christmas Cupcake Soap Frosting:
Put whipped soap base and glycerin in a bowl.
Add cornstarch and mix.
Put essential oil in mixture.
Melt your soap base in microwave safe bowl and cool.
Whip mixture in stand mixer and slowly add in the cooled down soap base. Continue to beat until the mixture forms peaks, like when you make a meringue. If your frosting is not stiff enough, add a bit more cornstarch and mix in. Repeat until the mixture is ice and firm.
The soap frosting on these Christmas Cupcake bathbombs make them not only beautiful but even more fun to use and gift. This recipe is super simple!
- Add whipped soap base and glycerin to mixing bowl.
- Add cornstarch to mixing bowl and fold into mixture to avoid it dusting up when you use the mixer.
- Add essential oil.
- Melt your soap base in microwave safe bowl in 30-minute intervals, stirring after each until melted. Allow to cool down to 140 degrees or about 5 minutes.
- Whip mixture on medium speed for 2 minutes and then slowly add in the cooled down soap base. Beat until the mixture forms peaks, like when you make a meringue. If your frosting is not stiff enough, add a bit more cornstarch and mix in. Repeat until the mixture is ice and firm.
- Add frosting to your piping bag and pipe frosting onto your cupcake bath bombs. You must work quickly as the frosting will begin to harden after about 5 minutes. At this point, frosting the cupcakes becomes more difficult.
- Add a few colorful decorations if desired. We added holiday colored sprinkles.
After 2-3 days, your frosting will harden enough that if you like, you can easily remove it from the cupcake and use the soap once you have enjoyed your soak in the tub!
Add frosting to your piping bag and pipe frosting onto your cupcake bath bombs. You must work quickly as the frosting will begin to harden after about 5 minutes. At this point, frosting the cupcakes becomes more difficult.
Add a few colorful decorations if desired. We added holiday colored sprinkles.
Please note: After 2-3 days, your frosting will harden enough that if you like, you can easily remove it from the cupcake and use the soap once you have enjoyed your soak in the tub!