Are you looking for an easy, fun, holiday themed diy to do today? How about some gingerbread bath bombs… that even look like little gingerbread men?! If you are in love with all things gingerbread then this diy is right up your alley!
It really should come as no surprise that gingerbread is one of my favorite holiday scents. I’ve made gingerbread sugar scrubs, gingerbread smoothies, gingerbread playdough, even gingerbread pudding! It was only a matter of time before I turned to bath bombs!
Bath bombs are quite popular these days. They are a fun way of adding some great nourishing ingredients to your bath. The basic bath bomb ingredients have amazing benefits for your body just on their own.
Baking soda not only is a great cleaner it is also quite the skin soother (I know that seems like an oxymoron, I mean baking soda is an amazing souring powder and yet it’s soothing on the skin? Yep!)
Epsom salts have been used for ages for their relaxing properties. It can help relieve sore muscles, pain, and cramps. It can also help your body detox and it’s a nice like magnesium boost too!
I actually though citric acid served no purpose other than to create that fun fizzing that bath bombs are known for however, it turns out that citric acid can help removed dead skin cells. It’s also been said to help acne but odds are it won’t help you much in that area since it’s being used in a bath.
On top of the basic ingredients, the ingredients that give these bath bombs their gingerbread scent are beneficial too!
Cinnamon – Stimulates blood flow.
Ginger – Increases blood flow and added to the detox benefits.
Coconut Oil – Moisturizing and hydrating
Molasses – Brightens skin and lightly exfoliating. Plus it gives a bit of natural color.
Now I won’t lie, the amount that ends up in your bath will probably not be enough to give you much of those amazing benefits that I just listed above. Usually you need larger amounts to really see a difference, but nonetheless it’s still nice to know that there are some good reasons for adding all these ingredients.
These gingerbread bath bombs also make great gifts, especially if you pair them up with my gingerbread cookie sugar scrub! Of course, I won’t blame you if you make them all for yourself either.
Gingerbread Bath Bombs
Whisk all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add the melted coconut oil and molasses to the dry ingredients and mix well.
You want to be able to mold your mixture in your hand but it still needs to be more dry than wet… too wet and you will loose all your fizz before your bath even starts!
If you still need a bit more moisture, spray water onto the mixture little by little until the proper consistency is reached.
Pack mixture into your gingerbread men mold (or any mold will do but gingerbread men is where it’s at!)
Let them dry for 24 hours before removing them from the mold.
Store in a dry place until ready to use. (I recommend using 1-2 in your bath)