Who else is super beyond excited for Halloween? I mean, it may be the fact that I’m still on a high from all the decorations at Disney World last weekend, or the fact that I was able to get my hands on not one but two poison apple cauldrons (one is a popcorn bucket and the other is a hot cocoa container) that will fit right in with my current Halloween decorations… Need to see them right now? Click here to jump to the Eyeball Halloween Bath Bombs recipe.
Homemade DIY Eyeball Halloween Bath Bombs
Or it may be that I started decorating for Halloween on August 30th.
I mean, pumpkins. All the pumpkins.
They make me happy.
We love fall, Y’all.
I mean, really, really love it.
I Am The Biggest Fan Of Halloween
And I really really love Halloween. Just not the horror side of it (yes, I get that I am a little bit weird. I’m okay with that.).
One of my favorite things to do during October is to cook, bake, and create with some “creepy” themes…like these eyeball Halloween bath bombs.
Do you know how much easier it is to get your kids to take a bath with a bath bomb?
My kids would literally take multiple baths each day if I let them use a bath bomb each time (I don’t).
These creepy, DIY eyeball Halloween bath bombs were kind of spur of the moment for us, but the boys love them (and they’re way cheaper than the themed bath things from a store that rhymes with “hush”…I popped into one in the Orlando Airport about a week ago and decided that we needed to make our own). Also, check out my pumpkin spice bath bombs, they are a dream come true this fall.
DIY Eyeball Halloween Bath Bombs
Ingredients For The DIY Eyeball Halloween Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 3-4 drops of natural food-grade dye or food coloring
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oils (I used orange and bergamot)
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- 12 ct Wilton zombie eyeballs icing decoration
Directions For The DIY Eyeball Halloween Bath Bombs
First, gather your ingredients and supplies. For supplies, you’ll need a glass mixing bowl, a whisk, a 12 ct mini muffin silicone pan, and measuring cups and spoons.
Add the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch to a glass mixing bowl. Gently whisk to combine the ingredients (if your four years old gets too excited helping, you’ll end up with a nice dusting of “snow” in your kitchen, so you may want to do this part by yourself).
Carefully melt your coconut oil (about 10 seconds in the microwave should do it), then add it along with 3-4 drops of food coloring, and your essential oils to the mixing bowl.
Stir your mixture well to fully incorporate everything.
Sprinkle your water over the top of your mixture and stir again. You want the mixture to feel like damp sand (think kinetic sand).
If you take a small amount and gently squeeze it, it should hold together in a small lump. If your mixture isn’t quite there, add more water 1 teaspoon at a time (stirring it well) until you find the right consistency.
Gently scoop the bath bomb mixture into your silicone molds and press down firmly, filling each mold only 3/4 full.
Place a zombie eyeball in the middle of each bath bomb (my kids absolutely loved this part-so if you want to get yours involved, this is a great place to do it).
Allow your eyeball Halloween bath bombs to dry in their molds for 24 hours.
How to Use Eyeball Halloween Bath Bombs
Gently remove the eyeball bath bombs from the mold and store in an airtight glass jar for up to 3 months (not that they’ll last that long!).
To use the bath bombs, start your bath, and then drop one bath bomb in and watch it work. You can add the bath bomb as the tub is still filling or wait until you turn off the water.
That’s it! Enjoy these. They’re really fun to leave in a jar on a shelf as part of your decorations, too.
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Have you made Halloween bath bombs before?