Here’s a cute idea for celebrating Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be with You!) using our homemade bath bomb recipe.
This time around, we decorated the bath bombs with cute Star Wars Rebel Alliance themed “cupcake picks” from Williams Sonoma.
Also, we paired them with this printable “Yoda Bomb” card from Kathy Lycka Studio on Etsy. Her card is so perfect for this gift, that we were ecstatic to find it!
Here’s how you can make these cute bath bomb gifts for your favorite Star Wars fan!
What you need:
- 1 Cup baking soda
- 1/2 Cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 Cup cornstarch
- 1/2 Cup citric acid
- 4 teaspoons water
- 5-6 drops of essential oil (we used lavender)
- 5 drops food coloring (preferably the liquid kind, not the gel kind)
- Foil lined cupcake liners
- Yoda Cupcake Picks (from the Star Wars Rebel Alliance Cupcake Decorating Kit by Williams Sonoma)
- “Yoda Bomb” Card from Kathy Lycka Studios
Step 1 –
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (Epsom salt, cornstarch, baking soda and citric acid). Stir well using a whisk.
Step 2 –
In a separate bowl, mix together the liquid ingredients (food coloring, water and essential oil).
Step 3 –
Very slowly pour in your mixed liquids into the dry ingredients bowl.
Step 4 –
Quickly whisk together to create a crumbly mixture. Test the mixture out by using your hands to ball together some of the mixture. If its packs together and sticks a little bit (similarly to brown sugar) you’re all set. If not, add just 1 teaspoon of water and mix well again. Do NOT add to much water or the batch will be ruined. I learned this the hard way. 🙁
Step 5 –
Once the mixture starts to pack together a little (it won’t be perfect it may still fall apart a little) you’re ready to start molding your bath bombs. You can create small two inch sized balls or puck shaped bombs with your hands. Carefully place the cupcake picks into the center of the bomb. Just be sure to tightly pack the powder together.
Step 6 –
Place the bath bombs onto foil lined cupcake liners or a baking sheet with aluminum foil to dry overnight.
Step 7 –
Don’t forget to purchase the “Yoda Bomb” card from the Etsy seller Kathy Lycka Studios. This homemade card really ties the whole gift together.
Have fun making your own scents and color combinations! Just wrap with a little bit of cellophane gift wrap and tie with a bow to make a cute homemade gift. These make adorable gifts for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
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