Easter Egg Bath Bombs
Making bath bombs can be a really fun project and save a few bucks but like many things it is an art that develops over time. I have made my fair share of them. I have soaked my troubles away and enjoyed giving them as gifts.
As Easter was approaching I thought bath bombs would be the perfect candy substitute if formed in those plastic eggs that sell everywhere at this time of year.
I was wrong. Those plastic eggs are NOT a good mould for making bath bombs. Not. At. All.
I learned that the shape of the mould is too deep to release the bath bomb easily. Maybe there are some master bombers out there who can make this a successful mould, but that’s not me. I bow down to their skill because I tried it all.
I made them a little more wet……and they turned into blobs.
I made them a little more dry….…and they crumbled apart.
I pulled them out of the mould quickly……and they cracked in half.
I left them in the moulds for a bit longer……and they are never, ever, coming out again.
I also tried oiling the inside of the mould and dusting it with baking soda. Neither of these helped the bombs pop out any better.
How to Make Easter Egg Bath Bombs
So what did I learn about how to make Easter egg bath bombs? Buy an Easter egg bath bomb mould (I found some here and here but I’m still looking locally). They help you to stick both halves together and release them from the mould as they should.
I was able to get a good solid 12 eggs to fill my carton that look pretty good. It wasn’t worth the extra effort though. If I try this project again, next time I will buy the mould.
If you have a mould and want to make some bath bombs, follow the recipe on How to Make Bath Bombs. Really pack each side tightly and pile more of the mixture in between. Squish the two sides together firmly and set for 10-15 seconds. Un-mould them very carefully without twisting. Tap a bit on the mould to release the bomb. It takes a bit of practice but with the proper equipment you will do just fine once you get the hang of it.
After all that work…I think I’ll go have a nice soothing bath with one of my less-than-perfect-but-still-heavenly ugly egg bombs. Maybe it wasn’t a waste after all!