If you have little ones, chances are you have probably bought them a bath bomb or two or a dozen for the bath. Kids love them! They are so much. But have you ever thought of making your own bath bombs? These Unicorn Brush Stroke Bath Bombs are perfect for any unicorn lover or someone that just loves bath bombs. Or if you were having a unicorn-themed birthday party you could make these for party favors. Or if you were looking for a unique gift idea for someone who is a unicorn enthusiast these would be perfect! Just make a batch, place them in a large glass jar and tie a ribbon on the jar and they are ready to gift.
Here is what you’ll need to make a batch of these Unicorn Brush Stroke Bath Bombs at home –
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup kaolin clay
2 tablespoons Tea Tree Oil Epsom salt
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon polysorbate 80
1 teaspoon rosemary essential oil
1/2 teaspoon of pink, purple, teal, green and yellow mica colorant
Stainless steel bath bomb molds
Mini muffin tin (optional)
Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
1 large mixing bowl
5 small dipping bowls
1 small, medium and/or large paintbrush(es)
You will want to make these at least 2 days ahead of time. The bath bombs need a full 24 hours to set up before you can turn them into Brush Stroke Unicorn Bath Bombs by painting them different colors.
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, kaolin clay, and cornstarch. Whisk dry
Step 2: Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so your bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch
them! Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath
bombs bubbly and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.
Add the rosemary essential oil. Mix well. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure
everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet
Step 3: Add the mixture into each side of your bath bomb mold until the mixture is slightly overflowing. [If the mixture gets
dry as you make your bath bombs, spray a bit of the rubbing alcohol into the mixture.] Press molds together and grind
gently to remove the excess mixture. Gently tap each side of the mold to release the bombs.
Step 4: Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours or until rock hard.
Step 5: Add 1/2 tablespoon of each of the mica colors into each of the small dipping bowls. Add 1/2-1 teaspoon of
alcohol to each bowl. Mix well. Dip the paintbrush into the mixture and brush one color onto each of your bath bombs. Rinse
and dry your brush and repeat until you have used all your colors.
Once the paint has dried you can either store them in a Ziploc baggie or a glass jar.
Be sure to check out our unicorn cupcakes too!