Fast & Easy DIY Christmas Bath Bombs: Coal, Cupcake and Candy Cane Bath Bombs

Can you believe that Christmas Eve is in a WEEK?  I am feeling the love from all these DIY Christmas Bath Bombs below.


And if I’m being totally honest (because why wouldn’t I be honest with you), I’m kind of sort of not feeling it this year.

I know.

But. I’m trying to get myself into the holiday spirit with a little bath bomb making frenzy (truth: I need to fill out these teacher gifts, Y’all!).

So, I thought I’d share these DIY Christmas bath bombs in case you are also scrambling to find the perfect gift.

 Festive Christmas Bath Bombs

DIY Christmas Bath Bomb Recipes

More DIY Christmas Gift Ideas to Consider 

Candy Cane Bath Bombs Recipe

homemade candy cane bath bombs

Supplies for Candy Cane Bath Bombs

*For me, this recipe made 3 large, 2 medium and 3 small bath bombs. Results will vary with the size molds you make. Measurements (diameters=inches and weight=ounces) of each mold: 

Small: 1.77 inches and bomb 2.1 oz
Medium: 2.17 inch and 3.8 oz
Large: 2.56 inch and 6.2 oz

Directions For Christmas Candy Cane Bath Bombs

homemade candy cane bath bombs

Steps 1-4: In a large mixing bowl, add baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and the SLSA. 

Steps 5-6: Add coconut oil and the polysorbate 80. The poly 80 helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.

Step 7: Add the candy cane scent. 

how to make candy cane bath bombsStep 8: Mix all the ingredients together. I use my hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is nicely mixed in.

Steps 9-12: Separate the mixture evenly between two bowls. Add the white pearl mica to one bowl and the red to the other and mix mica thoroughly into each bowl.

Steps 13-14: Take a bath bomb mold and fill one side about 1/2 full with the white mixture and pat gently. Fill to the top with the red. Repeat on the other side. Press both sides together, using a twisting/grinding motion to get rid of any excess mixture. Gently tap each side and carefully remove the bomb 

peppermint bath bombs Leave molds to harden 24-48 hours. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Drop one in the bath when ready to use!  

Christmas Coal Bath Bombs

Christmas Coal Bath Bombs on counter

Supplies for Christmas Coal Bath Bombs

*Makes 8-10 soaps**

Instructions for Christmas Coal Bath Bombs

Step 1:  Add 10 cubes (each cube is approx. 1 ounce) of the soap base to a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup. Melt in 30-second intervals, stirring after each until it is completely melted

Steps 2-3: Add frankincense and myrrh essential oils to bowl.   

DIY Christmas Bath Bombs making coal bath bombs

Steps 4-5: Add the activated charcoal powder and glitter to the bowl.

Step 6: Whisk ingredients together until thoroughly incorporated.

Step 7: Spray bottom of the mold with rubbing alcohol.  

spraying coal shaped bath bombs with alcohol

Steps 8-11: Carefully pour soap mixture into the mold. Spray top of soap to prevent bubbles from forming. Allow to harden at least 2-4 hours. Make sure there are no ripples when you blow on it. Carefully “pop” the soaps from the mold. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Christmas Coal Bath Bombs

Christmas Cupcake Bath Bombs

cupcake bath bombs

Supplies for Christmas Cupcake Bath Bombs:

Directions for Cupcake Bath Bombs:

Steps 1-5: Add dry ingredients, including glitter to a large bowl.
Step 6: Sift or whisk dry ingredients.
Steps 7-8: In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt coconut oil in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Repeat in 15-second bursts until completely melted. Repeat with avocado oil.
Steps 9-14: 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.

cupcake bath bomb tutorial
Step 15: 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.

how to make cupcake shaped bath bombs

Steps 16-17: Add cupcake liners to a muffin tin and take a scoop of the bath bomb mixture and add to the 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 (see page two) to the tops.

homemade bath bomb recipe

Aren’t these DIY Christmas bath bombs so much fun? I love the idea to give these as gifts or even placing a few of these coal bath bombs in your child’s Christmas stocking!Are you a fan of gifting DIY Christmas Bath Bombs to family and friends?

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