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DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs – Christmas in July

I am a professional bath taker.  Seriously.  I put them on our family calendar to ensure that I am able to take one at least once a week, if not more.   Because of that, I have filtered through a variety of bathing products: salts, fizzs, soaks, ect, trying to find the best experience. But, this is one  DIY recipe that is so easy and inexpensive, I had to share! Plus it feels ahhh-mazing!

DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs

DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs


  • ½ cup oil- Olive oil, liquid coconut oil, almond oil or grapeseed oil.
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup citric acid*
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • peppermint essential oil**
  • molds- I used little cupcake liners, but you can use plastic Easter eggs, silicone molds or chocolate molds.


*Citric Acid can be found in most health food or kitchen stores and in the canning isle at major grocery stores.

**Make sure you use a super high quality essential oil. One that you trust because it will be absorbed through your skin the tub.



Mix dry ingredients.


Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to the ½ cup of oil.


Mix everything together.


 When all mixed it will have the consistency of wet sand.


Spoon into your molds, it should stick and shape together really well. Let dry for 24 hours. This recipe made about 20 of the little cupcake liner size.


After they are dry, you can package in to cute little gifts, but be sure to save some for yourself, because you don’t want to miss out on the indulgence!

DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs

DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs

Notes:  You can use any essential oil to scent your bath bombs.  Some other favorites of mine are, wild orange, lavender, and lime and rosemary mixed! Yum! Avoid the “hot” oils like cinnamon and clove and oregano (who would ever want a oregano bath is beyond me, but just saying!) as i will affect your tender bits. 😉  Again, make sure you have a really high quality essential oil to use, what goes on you goes in you.

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Marcia Pilar

Friday 25th of July 2014

RAN right over when I saw this at Natasha's. MUST try some time.


Friday 18th of July 2014

This is a great idea! Again, thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social Party.

The Women of Westwood

Thursday 17th of July 2014

Its never too early to start preparing for christmas! These would make great gifts.

Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal

Wednesday 16th of July 2014

These are such a good idea!! I love how easy it looks too! What essential oil brands do you use? I've been a skeptic of the oils but more and more I see all the great things you can make with them and I think I may want to give them a try!

Carrie Groneman

Tuesday 15th of July 2014

These are so stinkin' cute! I LOVE them and want to make some asap. Stopping by from Sew Crafty Wake Up Party. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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