Last spring my husband had a work trip to Colorado, and he brought back something for everyone. My son was introduced to bath bombs – and quickly became obsessed with the fun fizzy bath phenomenons. He loves the different smells, but really he just likes seeing them fizz and change the bath water different colors.
The downside? Bath bombs can be pricey! I mean, I’m finding them for $5 a piece in stores, although you can get some reasonably priced ones online at www.amorbathbombs.com. For Christmas, we did get a great deal on a few bath bombs, but my son went through two in two nights and was still requesting more.
A few months ago, my friends gifted me a Mickey Mouse silicon pan (the red one on this page, but I like the pink one too) and I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to make with it…until I was standing in my kitchen, figuring out what scent bath bombs I was going to make. I realized I could make Mickey Mouse bath bombs! These use orange essential oil (so my son will like it and it’s not too strange for him) and I colored them orange with a few drops of food coloring. They took very little time to put together, and I warmed them in the oven (which was heated to 200 degrees, then turned off before I put my pan in.) They solidified almost perfectly!
Mix your dry ingredients in one bowl.
Whisk your wet ingredients in a small glass bowl. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl, and stir well.
Spoon your mixture into the mold. Press the bath bomb mixture firmly into the mold. And press again. You want to be sure it’s packed.
Heat your oven to 200 degrees. Place the silicone mold on a baking sheet, and turn your oven off. Then place the baking sheet (with the mold) into the oven for up to an hour. (That’s right. The oven won’t actually be on while the bath bombs “bake.”)
Let the pieces cool. Finally turn them upside down, and tap the bottom and sides of each bath bomb to slide them out. (You may have to really work to get the silicone mold to release each bath bomb.) Store in a glass jar or plastic bag until use.
My son used one the night after I made them and they really fizzed for him. The smell wasn’t overpowering, and the bathroom smelled like orange when the door to our bathroom was closed.
Wouldn’t these be fun party favors? That’s all I could think about when I was making them. I want one of my kids to request a Mickey party now!