One of the best parts of the holiday season is baking and decorating cookies! If you love this holiday tradition, we know you’re going to love this fun Christmas cookie bath bomb project too. These bath bombs make a wonderful holiday gift for just about anyone. Their small size makes them the perfect stocking-stuffer. However, you can also go all-out and use these cute bath bombs to make your own handmade Christmas gift basket for that lucky person on your list.
This bath bomb recipe is fun and easy to make. By using our cute silicone holiday mold, basically all of the design work is done for you. All you need to do is add a few sprinkles to your mixture and your bath bombs will look just like adorable holiday cookies! Follow along as we make this cute Christmas bath bomb recipe.
Yield: 6 bath bombs
Hands-On Time: 45 minutes
Drying Time: 12-24 hours
Skill Level: Easy
If you like this project, check out our other bath bomb recipes!
Bath Bomb Ingredients
This recipe calls for your basic bath bomb ingredients, as well as skin-loving coconut milk powder. This soothing ingredient feels great and can also help with dry skin in the winter!
- 340 grams Baking Soda (about 12 oz)
- 170 grams Citric Acid (about 6 oz)
- 20 grams Coconut Milk Powder (about .7 oz)
- 15 grams Cream of Tartar (about .5 oz)
- 10 grams Polysorbate 80 (about 10 ml)
- 8 grams Holiday Cookie Tray Fragrance Oil (about 8 ml)
- 6-8 micro scoops Beige Mica Powder
- 1-2 tablespoons Christmas-colored sprinkles (we’re using red, white, and green nonpareils)
Supplies & Tools
- Digital Scale
- Tree, Gingerbread & Stocking Silicone Mold
- Plastic Pipettes
- EZ Grip Nylon Whisk
- Silicone Measuring Beaker
- Mixing Bowl
- Nitrile Gloves
- Micro Scoop
- ½ oz Measuring Scoop
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How to Make Christmas Cookie Bath Bombs
- Place a mixing bowl on your digital scale and tare it to zero. If your scale can measure in grams, we recommend using that setting because it is more accurate to weigh in grams. If not, the recipe above includes the quantity of each ingredient in ounces.
- Next, add the dry ingredients to the bowl:
- 340 grams baking soda
- 170 grams citric acid
- 20 grams coconut milk powder
- 15 grams cream of tartar
- Use a whisk to stir the ingredients. Make sure the mixture is evenly blended and free from clumps. If it’s easier, you can use your hands to break up any clumps. Set the mixture aside.
Mixing in the Wet Ingredients
- Next, place a measuring beaker on the digital scale and tare it to zero.
- Use pipettes to transfer 10 grams of Polysorbate 80 and 8 grams of Holiday Cookie Tray fragrance oil to the beaker. Stir to combine the ingredients together. If the polysorbate 80 is too thick, it is sometimes easier to simply pour it from the bottle instead of using a pipette.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
- Wearing gloves, mix the wet and dry ingredients together with your hands. Stir thoroughly to ensure everything is combined and that there are no clumps.
- Next, check the consistency of the mixture by making a ball in your hand. If it sticks together, the mixture is ready to use. If the mixture falls apart, it is too dry and you will need to add a small amount of witch hazel to get it to the right consistency. To do this, spritz the mixture with a little witch hazel and mix it up again. The mixture is ready as soon as you can form a ball that stays together. Be careful not to add too much witch hazel. You can always add more, but it’s very difficult to return the mixture to the right consistency once it gets too wet.
Adding Sprinkles & Creating the Bath Bombs
- Use your ½ oz measuring scoop to add approximately 1 tablespoon of sprinkles to the mixture. Blend the sprinkles with your hand until they are evenly distributed.
- Press the mixture into each cavity of the silicone mold. You want the mixture to be firmly packed so the bath bombs hold their shape. However, because silicone is flexible, be careful not to press too hard. Pressing too firmly can cause the shapes to become distorted. If you notice that a bath bomb is misshapen, you can remove the mixture from the cavity and start over.
Watch this quick video to see how we made these bath bombs!
Finishing Your Bath Bombs
Allow the bath bombs to harden in the mold for 12-24 hours, or until they are completely dry and hard. If they feel dry but are cool to the touch, they likely need more time to dry. The amount of drying time can vary depending on your climate.
When the bath bombs are completely dry, gently remove them from the mold. For packaging, we recommend storing your bath bombs in a large, airtight jar or sealing them individually in shrink wrap. To shrink wrap your bath bombs, you will need some 6×6” shrink wrap bags, a heat gun, and a heat sealer. Once you have these supplies, follow these easy steps:
- First, place a bath bomb into a shrink wrap bag.
- Next, seal the open end shut with a heat sealer. Try to seal the bag as close as possible to the edge of the bath bomb (there may be excess material).
- Trim off any excess material.
- Finally, point a heat gun at the bath bomb, holding it a few inches away. The shrink wrap will begin to shrink up immediately. Flip and rotate the bath bomb as needed to ensure the plastic shrinks evenly.
Lastly, be sure to label your bath bombs. If you are giving these bath bombs as a gift, you may want to write a “use-by” date on the label. For best results, we recommend using these bath bombs within 6 months of making them. Depending on the type of sprinkles you use, you may notice that the color bleeds out over time. If you are making these as a holiday gift, we recommend making them somewhat close to the time you plan on giving them away.
How to Use Christmas Cookie Bath Bombs
These bath bombs are a super fun way to get in the holiday spirit! To enjoy a bath bomb, simply pop it in a tub with warm water. One Christmas cookie bath bomb should be enough for a regular-sized bath. However, you might enjoy using two for an extra indulgent bath.
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