The holidays can be a stressful time: Making lists, shopping, wrapping presents, travel — there are endless extra activities that get tacked on in the month of December. It’s very easy to be overwhelmed by work, family, and finances. That’s why it’s a good idea to take some time for self care. And what better way than to make yourself something nice (and spa-like) for the holidays?
These gingerbread bath bombs are adorable and as easy to make as baking real gingerbread cookies. Take some treat yo’self time from your holiday schedule and have a soothing bath with them. Or make a few extras and give them out to your friends. Everyone deserves some me-time in the month of December. Let this be yours.
DIY Gingerbread Bath Bombs
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup epsom salt
1/4 cup citric acid
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbs melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp molasses
Spritz of water if needed
White soap base
Plastic bag with zip closure
Silicone gingerbread mold
1. Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl: baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Stir until combined.
2. Add the coconut oil and molasses. Stir to combine. You can also stir with your hands.
3. If the mixture doesn’t reach the desired consistency (sticking together like wet sand), add more water using a spray bottle.
4. Scoop the mixture into the silicone mold and pack it down. Let dry overnight.
5. Carefully remove the bath bomb from the mold.
6. Chop the white soap base into cubes and microwave for 45 seconds or until melted.
7. Pour it into a plastic bag, seal the bag, and cut a small hole at the corner.
8. Pipe out the soap along the limbs of the gingerbread person.
9. Dab molasses with a toothpick to attach sprinkles for the eyes, mouth, and buttons.