Go LUSH With Homemade Holiday Peppermint Bath Bombs!

Only two more days left in our 12 days of holiday DIYs! Today, we'll show you how to make amazing homemade peppermint bath bombs!holiday tutorial homemade peppermint bath bombs

Bath bombs are delectable gifts that pack an effervescent and bubbly punch when you drop them in a hot bath, and unlike our favorite bath bombs from LUSH, homemade bombs won't run you upwards of $5 a pop! This recipe is adapted from Making Lemonade Blog!

If your loved ones aren't crazy about peppermint, you can use different essential oils for different scents and effects. While lavender calms, eucalyptus can clear the sinuses. Other scents just smell fabulous!

This gift is super easy to make at home once you get hold of the necessary ingredients!

You'll need:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid (Can be found in the canning section at your local grocer or online)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • A silicone mold or muffin tin
  • One medium bowl
  • One small bowl
  • Paper towels

Begin by thoroughly mixing your baking soda and citric acid in a medium bowl.

In a small bowl, mix your olive oil and the 10 drops of essential oil. Add these to the medium bowl and stir in the liquid until everything is mixed.

Use your spray bottle to light mist the surface of the powder until it's just a bit damp. Mix until the powdered mixture has the consistent of slightly wet sand, clumping together when pressed. Make sure not to get it too wet, or it won't hold shape!

Pack the mixture into your silicone mold or muffin tin. Make them as dense as you can for the best effect.

Place a paper towel over the molds and flip over a flat surface, also covered with a paper towel. Carefully remove the bath bombs from the mold. Cover them with a paper towel and let them dry overnight.

Package them in an airtight container to keep them fizzy and fresh, and they'll be ready to gift! Decorate as you'd like to make the perfect holiday present!

Will you be making peppermint bath bombs? Share your thoughts on this tutorial below, and be sure to show us the photos of your own DIY results at Sweety High! For even more great do-it-yourself holiday ideas, check out the related stories below!