Sorry to burst your bubble but these delicious-looking sweet treats aren’t ice cream and they’re not intended for your taste buds. These colorful treats are actually for your skin. Here’s how to make your very own DIY ice cream bath bomb in celebration of the National Ice Cream Day.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day With This DIY Ice Cream Bath Bomb
Who said ice cream is only for the taste buds? They can be for the skin too
It’s officially National Ice Cream Day on July 17 and it’s a perfect excuse to indulge in the world’s most favorite dessert, ice cream! However, it’s not only ice cream that you can be creative with. It’s also the perfect time to create your very own ice cream-inspired foaming bath bombs.
You can create these bath bombs with the fragrances you like. They’re recommended for use in the bathtub or even in your very own spa.
Bath bombs are balls or hard-packed mixture of dry ingredients that effervesce or give off bubbles when wet. They release vibrant colors, fragrances, and essential oils when placed in the bathtub filled with water. Thus, these bombs are ideal for those who want to spend quality time relaxing in the tub especially after a hard day’s work.
What you’ll need to make for the National Ice Cream Day inspired DIY Ice Cream Bath Bomb:
Ingredients per batch of 6 scoops:
Wet Ingredients (Butters):
- 50 grams cocoa butter beads
- 30 grams Mango Butter
- Glycerine PF (optional for added moisture)
- 260 grams Bicarbonate of Soda
- 120 grams Citric Acid
- 60 grams SLSA (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate)
Color and Fragrance:
For Batch 1: Brites NG Green, Carmine Liquid Dispersion, and Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance
For Batch 2: Brites NG Orange and Mangosteen Fragrance
Other Things Needed:
- 2 medium or large mixing bowls
- 1 small microwave-safe jug
- Mixing spoon
- Paper towel
- Ice cream scoop or meatballer
- Digital scale
- Thermometer (optional)
- Facemask (to be worn when sieving SLSA)
- Disposable gloves
Step 1: Mix SLSA with Other Dry Ingredients
Gather your dry ingredients and place the SLSA (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate) first. Cover it up with the other dry ingredients. This is to avoid dust coming from the mixture since SLSA is a mild skin irritant. Nevertheless, it’s always better to protect yourself during this procedure.
Step 2: Push Through Sieve
Push through the sieve with the back of a mixing spoon. This is to prevent creating dust from the dry ingredients.
Step 3: Mix the Dry Ingredients
Carefully mix the dry ingredients together.
Step 4: Melt the Butter
Weigh the butter in a microwave-safe jug. Melt the butter in the microwave at 50°C but make sure it won’t overheat.
Step 5: Separate the Dry and Melted Mixture
Separate the dry mixture and the melted butter into two batches. Pour the first batch of the melted butter into the powders and stir until you achieve a stiff and blended mixture. Do the same to the other batch. If the butter has cooled a little, you can place it again in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Step 6: Test the Mixture
Test the mixture’s texture with your hands by squeezing it. You’ll know that you can add the color and scent of this National Ice Cream Day bath bombs if it holds together when squeezed.
Step 7: Divide the Mixture into 2 Batches
Divide the mixture into two batches again. Add about 4 or 5 drops of the coloring agent to each batch.
Step 8: Mix the Colors Properly
Begin working the color through the mixture with your hands. Make sure you still have the gloves on during this procedure. Mix it until the color is evenly dispersed and you’ll see the colors will eventually show off. Repeat the process for the other color.
Step 9: Scoop and Let it Dry
By using an ice cream scooper or a meatballer, scoop the mixture and place on a paper towel to dry out for about one to two days.
Optional: For a more colorful National Ice Cream Day foaming bath bomb, you can mix the two colored mixtures to create a two-tone scoop. For the other batch of mixtures, you can use the mangosteen fragrance and orange color.
Tada! Here are your National Ice Cream Day inspired DIY foaming bath bombs. You can put them on ice cream or cupcake containers. They look like real ice cream scoops.
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Check out the full tutorial on how to make your own foaming bath bombs in celebration of National Ice Cream Day by Aussie Soap Supplies below!
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