Cupcake Bath Bombs

Some refer to them as cupcake bath bombs and some call them cupcake bath fizzies. Whatever they are called they are a treat to add to a warm bath when you feel like soaking away the day's worries and stress.

Follow these easy instructions and you can have cupcake bath bombs on hand for whenever you want them. They look good enough to eat but there are no calorie worries when enjoying these!

If you can't be bothered making the frosting I have sometimes made the base, slightly rounded the top and then sprinkled with glitter. I have also seen sprinkles used as a decoration.

What you'll need

cupcake bath bombs 2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid (We found this in the bulk section at a local health food store)
1 Tbsp oil of your choice (We like almond oil, but grapeseed oil or even olive oil would work)
5 drops fragrance/essential oil
3-5 drops coloring (You can use food coloring, but it may fade quickly and even leave a ring around your bathtub. I use a special oil for bath products)
1 tsp. Bentonite clay (optional--this just makes them harder)
1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (optional--this makes your bombs lather up)
Witch hazel (poured into a spray bottle)
Paper cupcake liners
Silicone cupcake molds or cupcake tray


1. Prepare your molds by placing a cupcake liner inside the silicone cupcake mold or cupcake tray.

2. Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix. Be careful not to inhale it!

3. Add fragrance to the dry mixture. Measure out the oil and place a few drops of color to it. Add it to the dry mixture. Gently mix.

4. While kneading the mixture with one hand, begin spraying the mix with the witch hazel. Be careful not to get the mixture too wet--the moisture will activate the citric acid and your bath bomb will be ruined. Continue to slowly spritz the mixture with witch hazel and squish it in your hands until it has the consistency of crumbly pie dough.

5. Quickly pack the mixture into your liners inside the silicone molds or cupcake tray. You want it to be packed in tight. Allow the mixture to set for at least 5-10 minutes before removing.

6. Make your frosting.

For the frosting you will need:
3 Tbsp. meringue powder (we like Wilton's) or powdered egg whites
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartar
5-6 Tbsp. warm water
Few drops of color
Glass bowl
Hand mixer

Few drops of fragrance
2 Tbsp. baking soda
1-2 Tbsp. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

7. Mix meringue powder into warm water first in a GLASS bowl. Add cream of tartar and powdered sugar. Start beating on high. If your mixture feels like stiff cookie dough at this point, add another tablespoon of water. Beat for 7-9 minutes. Frosting is done when it forms stiff peaks and is thick and fluffy.

8. Add color and fragrance and beat until well mixed (one minute or less).

Note: If you decide to add baking soda (for fizziness) and sodium lauryl sulfate (for lather), you will want to increase your water to about 6-7 Tbsp. Add them with the color and fragrance.

9. Spoon frosting into a disposable cake frosting bag with the cake decorating tip of your choice.

10. Frost your cupcake bath bomb however you like. Allow bath bombs to sit overnight to harden before packaging.

Drop bath bomb into a warm bath. Hop in yourself and relax and enjoy. Alternatively, you can package cupcake bath bombs in cellophane bags with pretty ribbons and tags to make the perfect gift!

If you love cupcake bath fizzies but can't be bothered making them yourself they are readily available for purchase.

Here are some of my favorites.

If you want to try making your own bath bombs, here are some cupcake molds which are suitable for making bath bombs, candles and soap.

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