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Jessica Tomes is a wife and mommy to three precious (but rambunctious) little girls. She has a degree in broadcast journalism from Texas Christian University, and a nerd-like love for political science. She is passionate about writing, marketing, social media management, and this wonderfully beautiful mess we call parenthood. She happily lives in beautiful Houston, Texas, and also sells real estate!
Can I make a confession? I am a lazy crafter. Even though I am a “mommy blogger,” I tend to shy away from projects that look too complicated or time consuming. I prefer crafts (made with or without my children’s help) that serve a practical purpose. You know what I mean; a school project, a seasonal gift for family and friends — not a sandwich shaped like Olaf. Not gonna happen. I am NOT a crafter for craft’s sake.
But I do love Easter. I also happen to love bath time. So when I found a recipe for DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs (obviously on Pinterest), I knew I would have to take a crack at it. Oh yes, I just went there. And you know what? So can you!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid (you can order from Amazon)
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 2 teaspoons essential oil (I used Aveda Oil I had on hand)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons safflower oil (or any other light oil like corn oil)
- 3 drops of food coloring
- 1 teaspoon water
- A mini spritzer bottle (try Target’s travel section)
- A mixing bowl
- A whisk
- Plastic Easter eggs (leftover from last year)
Here’s how you do it:
1. Combine all the dry ingredients in the bowl, breaking up any lumps with the whisk. Then, combine all the wet ingredients in the mini spritzer bottle.
2. Begin spritzing the dry ingredients with the (bottled) liquids. Whisk continuously — you want to keep it from fizzing (so keep moving). You may have to add a little extra water. You want it to be moist enough to clump in your hand without crumbling. But not too wet! It shouldn’t fizz.
3. Once you’ve got the right consistency, start molding — packing the mixture into the plastic eggs as a guide (a little mixture on each side, then snap it shut). Give it a little shake, then gently open the egg.
4. Cover a soft towel with wax paper, and then place the eggs on the paper. Allow them to dry overnight.
These Easter Egg bath bombs make the best gifts! I am planning to surprise my preschooler’s teachers (and maybe even a few lucky mommy friends). Of course, I will save a few for myself. There are few things this pregnant mama enjoys more than a “leisurely” hot bath — before my toddlers barge in and take over the tub!
Planning to create any special Easter crafts? We’d love to see! Make sure to use the hashtag #easterwiththebabychicks when you share to social media!