Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs!

My obsession with pumpkin spice continues! If you have read any of my posts this fall (or last!) you have probably figured out that I love anything pumpkin spice during the season- well, anything pumpkin really! 

I recently found several recipes for pumpkin spice bath bombs.  My daughters and I really enjoy bath bombs from Lush and Bath and Body Works, but let's face it, they are a little bit on the expensive side.  Since I really love a relaxing soak in the tub, I thought I would try the homemade version.  And what better scent better to try than my favorite fall obsession- pumpkin spice!  

After a little bit of trial and error, trying a little bit of several different sets of instructions (including directions from the bomb mold) here is the recipe that I worked out. 

Pumpkin Spice Bath Bomb Recipe

1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/3 cup Corn Starch
1/4 cup Epsom salts
1 tspn Pumpkin Pie Spice (or more, as preferred) 
1 TBSPN Coconut Oil (be sure to get the kind without aroma) 
10-20 drops Pumpkin Pie Fragrance Oil
10- 20 drops Orange Gel Food Coloring
1/2-2 tspns water
Bath Bomb molds of preferred size  

Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Add the coconut oil and add ten drops of the pumpkin pie oil. Stir ingredients.  Gradually add additional drops of oil and stir until desired fragrance is attained.  

Mix in 10 drops of Food Coloring.  Gradually add more drops until the mixture clumps together slightly. Add a 1/2 tspn of water if necessary.  Stir.  If mixture does not clump together when grasped by hand, then add 1/2 tspn more water.  Stir.  Continue until mixture clumps, adding more water, if necessary, but no more than 2 tspns.  

Press mixture into each side of the mold, with a little tiny bit of overfill at the top.  Press the sides together and let sit in the mold for five minutes.  Gently remove from the mold.  Set aside to dry. From this recipe I got four 2 1/2 inch bath bombs.  I think in the future I will used the smaller sets included in my set of molds. 

I dried mine on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  It took a couple of hours for them to dry completely. I am sure that the humidity in your house could affect drying time.  

When dry, I placed them in clear gift bags and tied with Halloween colored twine. 

Need a hostess gift this season?  Consider a basket with handmade pumpkin spice bath products!  

Or maybe you should just pamper yourself with an indulgent bath with the most delightful scent of the season! After all, your're worth it! 

See the instructions for the soap here: Pumpkin Spice Soap Recipe and the instructions for the Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub here: Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

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