Mother’s Day is tomorrow in Australia and the USA (Sunday 14th May 2017), so whip up a batch and surprise Mum! Just make sure she doesn’t take a bite!
Please Note: I have made this recipe for a SMALL batch. Sometimes I find that bath bomb recipes will make enough to compete with a Lush store, so if you just want to try a small amount, this Coconut Ice Bath Bomb recipe is for you. Each batch will only make 2 small to medium ‘slices’ of Coconut Ice. If you require more, simply double or triple (or more) the recipe. Also, this does not use Citric Acid, but a substitute – Citrus Juice. It still fizzes!
You will need:
- Bicarbonate of Soda Find it at your supermarket
- Coconut Oil Use the non-refined sort – You WANT it to smell like coconut!
- Epsom Salts Find it at your supermarket or chemist
- Cream of Tartar Find it at your supermarket in the baking section
- Lemon or Lime Juice Fresh or in a container
- Imitation Strawberry Flavouring Essence This is the SECRET ingredient!
- 2 x Bowls for Mixing
- Spoon I used metal. I can’t stand dry ingredients with a wooden spoon (nails on a chalkboard for me)
- Small Square containers / mould / mold
- Baking Paper cut in strips to fit containers SO much easier to remove the Bath Bombs when set!
- Measuring Cups Or similar
- Presentation Wrap or Plate Or similar
Gather all your supplies and make sure you are in an area where you can make a bit of a mess.
Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Recipe: (SMALL BATCH for 2-3, multiply as needed)
- 1/4 Cup of Bicarb Soda
- 1/8 Cup of Epsom Salts
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Cream of Tartar (MIX these 3 ingredients)
- 1/8 Teaspoon or few drops of Citrus Juice (Will FIZZ – that’s normal)
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Imitation Strawberry Flavouring Essence (for the pink part)
- 1/2 Teaspoon + of Coconut Oil per Pink and White part
Mix all the DRY ingredients well (NO coconut oil yet), add your Citrus juice, then …
DIVIDE INTO TWO SEPARATE BOWLS.
Add your Strawberry Essence to one part and mix well.
Then add your Coconut Oil to both the PINK part and the WHITE part (in separate bowls)
The reason I add the Coconut Oil after is so you can better gauge the consistency because the Strawberry Essence counts as a wet ingredient and will slightly change the pink consistency.
The consistency you want is, when squeezed with your palm, it stays together … JUST. Not too oily, but add more Coconut Oil if it is still crumbly.
Spoon your completed WHITE part into the container (lined with Baking Paper – makes it SO much easier to remove later).
Flatten down, then add your PINK part …
Flatten the pink part – make sure you have equal height of the pink and white sections.
You can let dry a little, then slide then out (Did you use Baking Paper to help, or are you cursing right now?!)
YUM! Almost good enough to eat. I did have a little taste, blech! but these smell wonderful with the Coconut and Strawberry, just like Coconut Ice! The Epsom salts also give that Coconut fleck to them as a bonus, don’t you think?
I have tried them in a bath – they smell just as lovely in the water. You can EAT the imitation Strawberry Essence, so you can certainly bathe in it. It does not leave the bath water a vivid pink either, so no major cleaning after.
The Coconut Oil will soften your skin, as will the Bicarb Soda. The Epsom Salts will help soothe your tired muscles and the little amount of Citrus Juice will act as an anti-bacterial.
Try these FUN and FIZZY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs!
BONUS!! Free Printable Coconut Ice Bath Bomb Labels to finish Mum’s present below …. Wrap with clear cellophane and a cute bow to finish or store in a jar. Enjoy!
Like these labels? Free Download Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Labels
Enjoy, please leave a comment if you try these, Pin Away and share the LOVE 🙂