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Are you looking for an amazing DIY holiday gift? Look no further! These eggnog bath bombs are just the thing for last minute DIY gifts!
I’m on a holiday DIY kick right now and I was rather shocked to see that DIY eggnog bath bombs do not seem to exist!
As I found this rather shocking, I decided to fix this alarming holiday issue and I created a tutorial for all you eggnog fanatics.
Funny fact: I do not actually like eggnog (the drink). My kids love my healthy homemade eggnog but eggs in drinks just bother me.
I do love the SMELL of eggnog though… which is basically just nutmeg… so I guess these could be called nutmeg bath bombs. Hmmm.
These eggnog bath bombs smell delicious and they make a great holiday gift!
What Ingredients are in these Eggnog Bath Bombs?
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 thought 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.
Coconut oil is used to help hold the bath bombs together as well as add a bonus moisturizing ingredient. It’s perfect for helping hydrate your skin.
If you don’t love coconut oil, you can swap it for your favorite skincare oil.
Nutmeg reduces redness and inflammation. Nutmeg is also wonderful for acne, eczema, and blemishes. This recipe uses ground nutmeg and also recommends nutmeg essential oil to really boost the scent.
Turmeric helps give these eggnog bath bombs their naturally yellow color (since we aren’t putting actual egg yolks into the recipe!)
Eggnog Bath Bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup epsom salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
turmeric (start with a pinch but add more until you get the color you desire)
2 tbs. melted coconut oil
5-10 drops of nutmeg essential oil (technically optional but does increase the scent)
Whisk together baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, and nutmeg in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Add melted coconut oil and essential oil 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 loose all your fizz before your bath even starts!) Spritz with a little water if too dry.
Fill one half of the bath bomb mold with the bath bomb mixture and do the same for the other half of the mold.
Press the two halves firmly together and wiping excess mixture back into your mixing bowl.
Place on a baking sheet or plate and allow to set (in the mold). I recommend allowing them to set for 5-10 minutes before carefully removing the mold. (you can try to un-mold them instantly but I find they are finicky if done so early)
After removing the mold, allow the bath bombs to dry for 24 hours.
Keep in a sealed container until ready to use.