Forest Berries Fruit Tea Bath Bombs Recipe- great for gifting!
Make Your Own Fruit Tea Bath Bombs
How many of us love the idea of bath bombs for a luxurious bath, but aren’t quite sure about all the additives to the ones sold in stores and online. If you have sensitive skin, those chemical additives can actually cause a few problems!
You don’t have to worry as much with this homemade version. Just a few natural ingredients and you can have a store-bought quality gift ready to go!
This recipe does contain a few odd ingredients you may not have at home. Find these items on Amazon, Hobby Lobby, or at your health food store.
- Coconut Oil
- Baking soda
- Citric acid
- Dead sea salts
- Polysorbate 80 – with soap supplies at craft store like Hobby Lobby
- Pink or red soap colorant – Find at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s for best price- If you want to bulk order, they are available on Amazon.
- Forest berries fruit tea – 4 tea bags per recipe
Just like with any recipe, mix up those dry ingredients first! If you have small kids, you may have to let them know this isn’t a food recipe! The fruit tea is very fragrant, but of course this recipe is not edible! 🙂
You will then mix in your fruit tea. Brand doesn’t matter much on this one. I linked one I like from Lipton, but really any will work. You will need to empty the tea bags out to mix all together with your dry ingredients.
Next, just add the wet coconut oil and the Polysorbate 80. The Polysorbate 80 just ensures the coconut oil is dispersed in the bath.
After all ingredients are added, you will use a bath bomb mold (or if you prefer, a silicone soap mold) to firmly pack together the ingredients into the proper shape.
On one side of the mold, you will notice there is a small scoop of the tea mixture in the center. This will be the top of your finished bath bomb, so be sure not to forget this step!
They will need to set for up to 24 hours inside the molds, so no peeking or testing them out early! When they are done, the bath bombs should be easily removed from the molds without breaking apart.
Here are several in small, medium and large! I just love the colors of the fruit tea at the top!
You can find the set of molds you prefer on Amazon, so if you prefer to make multiple sizes you can do that too. Here is a 30 pc mold set with three sizes I spotted, for $9.99.
You can also package these in a pretty mug, bath accessory and more. I love the Farmhouse accessories available right now at Hobby Lobby. They have some fun black and white mugs, pitchers and more like the one above. Just package with cellophane gift wrap and you have a one of a kind DIY gift!
This recipe works for making gifts for more than one person, for example if you have appreciation gifts to hand out to teachers or church staff, or if you prefer to do a similar small gift for many family members for Christmas.
Since it makes so many, and the ingredient prices are high if you’re just planning to make a couple, I recommend making a big batch to gift separately. The final price will be less than that of buying separate ones from the store!
Print Your Fruit Tea Bath Bombs Recipe Here:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup dead sea salts
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon polysorbate 80
- Pink or red soap colorant
- 4 tea bags or 4 tablespoons of forest berries fruit tea
- Stainless steel bath bomb molds
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
1. In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, dead sea salts and cornstarch.
2. Whisk dry ingredients together.
3. Add 3 1/2 tablespoons of the forest berries fruit tea. Mix well.
4. Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!
5. 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. 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 sand.
6. Add 1-2 drops of the pink or red colorant. Mix well. Continue to add 1 drop of color until you achieve the color you desire.
7. Add a bit of the forest berries fruit tea into one side of the mold. Gently add the bath bomb mixture until the mold is overflowing. Fill the other side of the mold with the mixture and press molds together and grind to remove excess mixture.
8. Gently tap each side of the mold to release the bombs.
9. Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the tub!
10. Store in an airtight container until ready for use. Keep away from children.
If you have children or pets at home, label bath bombs and store out of reach in a secure place! These are NOT edible, so avoid confusion by clearly labeling.