How to Make Jewellery Bath Bombs that are Simple, Affordable and Customizable

How to make DIY jewellery bath bombs - Eshly Jewellery

‘Self-care’ isn’t just a popular buzzword. It’s a good habit that’s here to stay. When’s the last time you decompressed after a long day by lighting some candles, grabbing a good book and sinking into a hot bath?  The biggest trend in self-care right now is take bath time up a notch by tossing a bath bomb into the water. The fizzy bubbles, swirls of colour, pleasant aroma and beneficial minerals are an indulgent treat for the senses.

And now, ready for the newest evolution in bath bombs?  Hidden jewellery bath bombs!  What could be better than watching a bath bomb dissolve and then suddenly seeing a jewellery surprise pop up? Jewellery bath bombs add the fun feeling of instant gratification to a luxurious bathing experience. It makes for the ultimate 2 in 1 holiday gift.

Choosing Jewellery for Your Bath Bomb

Homemade jewellery bath bombs are a fun, easy treat for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Customising the hidden jewellery, colours, scents, and decorations make this a creative activity for adults and kids alike. For cheap jewellery bath bombs, you can choose plastic rings, cheap metal rings or simple silver rings. They make the perfect surprise for girls of any age. Fancier pieces of jewellery or silver rings with gems would make great Mother’s Day, birthday, Christmas or Valentine’s Day gifts for Moms or friends.

Using common, budget-friendly ingredients, Eshly Jewellery will show you how to make surprise bath bombs with jewellery inside.

DIY Jewellery Bath Bomb Parties:

A DIY Jewellery Bath Bomb Party is the perfect idea for girls, tweens, teens or crafty grown-ups. Simply gather up enough supplies and set up stations. We recommend buying bulk plastic moulds for each participant to take home, being that the bombs won’t be fully dry by the time the party ends. These parties are a great idea shortly before holidays because each party goer will get to leave with their own finished jewellery bath bomb- gifts their loved ones will adore. Here’s a great article about the logistics of setting up a DIY bath bomb party.

How to make your own Jewellery Bath Bomb

Step by step to making bath bombs - Eshly Jewellery

Equipment:

  •         8-10 bath bomb moulds
  •         whisk
  •         mixing bowls
  •         8-10 small vending capsules or plastic wrap. Expensive metal jewellery needs to be protected from the reactive ingredients in the bath bombs; it’s recommended to use plastic vending capsules. But if you’re using inexpensive costume jewellery, simply wrapping the ring in plastic wrap or parchment paper should do the trick.
  •         8-10 jewellery surprises. Rings fit well into small vending capsules, but you can also use earrings, necklaces and bracelets as your jewellery surprises.

Ingredients:

  •         1 cup baking soda
  •         ½ cup citric acid
  •         ½ cup Epsom salt (or Dead Sea salt)
  •         ½ cup cornstarch
  •         Colouring pigment (optional)- you can use 1tsp. mica powder soap dye or 20 drops of liquid food colouring. Get creative with colours! Consider making two or more colours for a duo-coloured (or layered for a rainbow-effect) bath bomb.
  •         12-30 drops of your favourite essential oil. For kids, 5-15 drops of essential oil is enough. Have fun playing with scents! These essential oil scents are especially great for the bath: orange, rose, eucalyptus, lavender, or vanilla with bergamot.
  •         2 ½ tablespoons of oil (sweet almond oil, melted coconut oil, argan oil or jojoba oil)
  •         1 tablespoon water
  •         To decorate (optional), use orange peel, lavender, rose petals, or sugar cake decorations.

Instructions:

  1.  Enclose the jewellery in the capsules or plastic wrap before mixing the bath bomb ingredients.
  2.   In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Add the colour pigment to achieve the desired hue. Whisk to combine. If doing two or more colours, divide the dry ingredients evenly into two separate bowls.
  3.   In a small bowl or cup, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  4.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients very slowly (¼ teaspoon at a time to avoid too much fizzing) until the mixture is crumbly and resembles wet sand. Recommended mixing time is 2 minutes. The mixture should be damp enough for a clump to hold together when squeezed in your hand.
  5. If you're adding peels, sprinkles or flower petals to decorate, drop them into the bottom of your mould.
  6. Pack one side of the mould, then add the jewellery capsule and cover with a little more of the mixture. Press the mixture down firmly with a spoon or silicon spatula. Pack firmly and overfill the other side (with colour #2 if you’re using duo-coloured bombs) to ensure that the two sides stick together when pressed together. Press the mould pieces together and twist until closed.
  7. After about a minute, remove the bombs from the moulds by tapping on the moulds, then gently pulling them apart.
  8. Carefully set the bath bombs aside on parchment paper to air-dry for at least 24 hours.
  9. Store bath bombs in plastic wrap or an airtight container.
  10. To use a bath bomb, simply drop it in the tub and enjoy the burst of colour and fizz while it dissolves. Your plastic jewellery capsule will float to the surface of the water. Pop it open to reveal your jewellery suprise!
step by step to making bath bombs - Eshly Jewellery

    Top Tips:

    •         Once you've added the liquid to the mixture, you’ll need to work quickly to mix everything together and pack it into the mould as fast as you can.
    •         One or two faint squirts of water in between the two moulds binds them together better. Any more than that, and the citric acid will begin fizzing prematurely.
    •         If the bath bomb crumbles when removed from the mould, it’s a sign that the mixture wasn’t packed firmly enough or was too dry.
    •         To allow your bath bombs to dry, leave them uncovered in a cool, dry place.

    Jewellery Inspiration

    Still looking for some good jewellery ideas for Mom? You can’t go wrong with these earrings. They’re universally loved and small enough to fit into a jewellery bath bomb.

    Imagine the shrieks from the bathroom when she opens her gorgeous hidden surprise. We hope you have fun making and gifting these jewellery bath bombs. Happy soaking everyone!

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