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February 16, 2018

Happy DIY Friday lovelies! Who doesn’t love a good sprinkle donut? I know I do and since today is my 35th birthday, I think I will be eating a few! Not these though, because they are bath bombs! That’s right, these darling donuts are actually adorable bath bombs that would make the perfect bridal shower favor for the donut-loving bride. They are much easier to make than they look and you need no experience, just a little patience and the ability to read my directions below. Get ready to have a luxurious bath with these skin-loving sweets… and I apologize if they make you end up craving actual donuts!

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!
Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Package

Use 4″ x 6″ treat bags and some washi tape to package these darling donuts!

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!
Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

SUPPLIES:

  • Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • Citric Acid
  • Fragrance Oil (I used Pure Honey, Cocoa Butter Cashmere, and Strawberry)
  • Coconut Oil (if it’s cold it will solidify, microwave to liquify)
  • Polysorbate 80 (helps to prevent ring around the tub)
  • La Bomb Colorant (use only this colorant!)
  • Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder (for color)
  • Witch Hazel (put in a spray bottle)
  • Mica, Glitter and Alcohol for sprinkles
Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

TOOLS:

  • Donut Half Mold
  • Glass Mixing Bowls
  • Parchment Paper
  • Sieve
  • Gloves
  • Pipets
  • Digital Scale
  • Paint Brush
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 4″x6″ Treat Bags + Washi Tape (for packaging)
Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Donut Bath Bomb Recipe:

For the cake:

  • 3/4 cup Baking Soda
  • 6 tablespoons Citric Acid
  • .6 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 6 mL Fragrance Oil
  • 2 mL Polysorbate 80
  • LaBomb colorant of your choice, see recipes below

Half the recipe above for the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Citric Acid
  • .3 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 3 mL Fragrance Oil
  • 1 mL Polysorbate 80
  • LaBomb colorant of your choice, see recipes below

Strain Dry Ingredients

Strain the baking soda and citric acid through a sieve to make sure all the big clumps are broken up.

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Add Wet Ingredients

Next, add the wet ingredients: coconut oil, polysorbate 80, fragrance oil, and LaBomb colorant. Refer to the recipe above and the color recipes below.

Recipes adapted from SoapQueen.com

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Mix, Mix, Mix

Really get in there and mix this mixture! It can be abrasive so wear gloves if you have a nice manicure. Make sure to break up all colorant clumps and fully incorporate into mix. If the color isn’t dark enough for you – add more!

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Witch Hazel

Pure witch hazel is the secret ingredient to all bath bombs, it helps to hold the mixture together without water! If you’re in a moist climate, you might only need 1-2 pumps, if you’re in a dry climate like me, you might need up to 10. The goal is to get the mixture to stick together really well as you can see from the second picture.

TIP: some witch hazel is mixed with water and you CANNOT use that kind. WATER WILL SET OFF THE BOMB!

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Make Your Donuts

Add the frosting color first, only filling about 1/3 of the mold. Then fill the rest with the dough color mixture. Really press and compact the mixture into the molds tightly, press as firmly as possible. Don’t forget to clean away excess mixture from the “hole” area of the donut! Let solidify for at least 4 hours, up to overnight before removing from the mold.

Let the bombs sit untouched away from water. If water splashes on them, let’s say from the sink, bits of the bomb will be set off!

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Un-Mold

Rip a sheet of parchment paper for a clean surface to “un-mold” your donuts on to. Gently turn the mold over, give it a few taps and they should fall right out!

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Color Recipes

The reason I only recommend to use La Bomb colorant is because it is created specifically for bombs, with no water in the mixture! Remember water will set off the bombs. The dutch cocoa powder is ok too.

White Frosting:

  • no color!

Pink Frosting:

  • two drops of Rosy Pink La Bomb

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dutch Cocoa Powder

Cake Dough:

  • 1 drop Adobe Brick La Bomb
  • 1 drop Coral Orange La Bomb
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dutch Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fine Glitter

Feel free to create your own donut colors using any La Bomb colorant!

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Making Sprinkles

To paint the sprinkles onto the donuts we’ll be using rubbing alcohol and mica colorant. Add just a pinch of color and 1/4 teaspoon of alcohol into small containers. Mix each color as you go…

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Paint The Sprinkles

Using a small paint brush add sprinkles to your donuts! Do one color at a time, fully washing and drying your paint brush in between each color. Or by using a different paint brush for each color. Remember water sets off the bombs, so do this away from water and keep your hands dry!

Let dry for about 48 hours before you package!

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!
Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

Frosting + Sprinkles

Remember, your frosting and sprinkles can be ANY color you choose! Get creative and put your own spin on these donut favors!

Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!
Wow, these DIY donut bath bombs are the cutest ever!

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DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // All Bath Bomb Supplies: courtesy of BrambleBerry.com // 4 x 6 Treat Bags: Amazon // Washi Tape: Michaels // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme


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