Christmas Tea Bath Bombs
Learn how to make these festive bath bombs, infused with our limited edition Christmas Cake tea! Not only do they look and smell amazing but they make the perfect gift or stocking filler!
This amazing recipe was created by: Bugs and Birds
Makes: 8 - 10 Bath Bombs
What you will need:
- 3 Perfect Tea Spoons of Christmas Cake tea (or any Christmas tea of your choice)
- 600g of Bicarbonate of Soda
- 200g Citric Acid
- 10ml of fragrance or essential oil (this recipe uses Christmas spice + cinnamon essential oils)
- Powdered colour (or you can use food colouring)
- A large mixing bowl
- Gloves (these will protect your hands)
- Kitchen scale
- A mould for your bath bombs (you can use a muffin tray if it's easier)
- A spray bottle filled with cold water
What to do:
1. Before you start, take 3 Perfect Tea Spoons of Christmas Cake tea (or any tea or your choice) and sprinkle some at the bottom of your moulds. We used Christmas cake because it looks amazing with the snowflakes in!
2. You then need to measure out 600g of Bicarbonate of Soda and 200g of Citric Acid into your large mixing bowl. Mix well until the powder is evenly distributed in the bowl.
3. Next, pop in your powdered colour (or food colouring) little by little, until you reach your desired vibrancy. Make sure you're mixing well, or the colour could end up patchy!
If you are using food colouring, make sure you stir it in quickly as it may start to fizz when you're adding it.
4. Once you have reached your desired colour, you need to measure out 10ml of your fragrance (or essence oil) into your mixture. This is where it starts to smell amazing and you feel as though you're in an actual bath bomb store!
If you are using oil, the mixture may start to fizz but if this happens just mix it in quickly and evenly. Also, the mixture will begin to set so it's best not to leave it to stand for too long.
5. It's time to get messy Teabirds! Pop on your gloves, and keep working the mixture with your hands. While you are working the mixture, you need to spray a bit of water, a little at a time. In this particular recipe, around 10 - 14 sprays were used to get the right consistency, but it may vary.
6. When you have the right consistency, you will need to grab your moulds (or muffin tray). Take some of your bath bomb mixture and compress it into your moulds.
7. Finally, leave your bath bombs to set for at least 20 - 30 minutes. Once they have hardened, you can remove them from your moulds and leave them out a little longer (to ensure they are completely dry).
You can enjoy one of these in your next bath, or you could wrap them up and gift them as gifts this Christmas! We think that they would make a great stocking filler or Secret Santa gift