Today’s DIY project requires a pretty big disclaimer warning. Because, although they look and smell absolutely delicious, these donut bath bombs are not for consumption!
Traditional, spherical bath bombs definitely do the trick...but they’re just not as fun! These donut bath bombs are a super fun DIY project, and double as sweet gifts for your gal pals, teens or tweens.
Oftentimes, we steer away from buying bath bombs because of the potential chemicals and harmful dyes included; especially with kids’ sensitive skin. Yet, the great thing about a DIY like this is you know exactly what your bathtime donuts are made of!
Pure ingredients make these bath bombs as natural as possible, but the big ticket item is our Doodle Hog Mica Powder! Our Ultra-Fine Mica Powder brings major color to this project without harmful dyes or strong smells. The powder set comes with 52 colors...meaning endless donut flavor combos (among other projects + crafts).
Ready to get your donut bomb on?! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Non-stick donut baking pan
1 3/4 cup baking soda
3/4 cup citric acid
2 1/2 Tbs coconut oil
2 tsp vitamin E oil
1 tsp polysorbate 80
10 drops essential oil (of your choice)
Doodle Hog Ultra-Fine Mica Powder - pink
Pure witch hazel Note: it is important that your witch hazel does not have water in it. This will activate the bath bombs.
Donut frosting ingredients:
White base soap (we used shea butter soap)
Doodle Hog Ultra-Fine Mica Powder (of your choice)
- Sift baking soda and citric acid together
- Add coconut oil, vitamin E oil, polysorbate 80 and essential oil and Mica Powder
- With rubber gloves on, mix well! Add more color at this stage if you'd like.
- When everything is incorporated, it should feel like damp sand. Add a small amount of witch hazel. This is the binding ingredient for the bombs. Add a little bit at a time until you can see the bomb coming together and it is more firm to the touch. Tip: Add your witch hazel to a spray bottle so it's easier to add a little bit at a time!
- Let your donut bath bombs sit for at least four hours or overnight.
- Tap the edges of your donut pan on the counter to free the bath bombs from the pan onto some wax paper.
- Cut some soap into cubes and melt We did two different types of frosting - so we separated it into two bowls. You can try as many or few colors as you'd like!
- Mix in desired Mica Powder color(s).
- Drizzle over the donuts and quickly add sprinkles before the soap cools!
- They look so real..try not to eat them (seriously)! Draw yourself a bath + enjoy.