6/30 | DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs

**I have been compensated by Johnson’s® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.**
A night in, a personal spa night, soaking in the bath with a bath bomb. It sounds so lovely, doesn’t it? It has been a long week, and so that is sounding a little extra appealing to me right now. Treat yourself if you haven’t in a while or even if you did just last night. Make it extra sweet by using one of these awesome DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs! I came up with the perfect recipe for consistency, smell, and enjoyment! Beyond all of that, they are just so darn cute and would make a great gift!
You will need: 

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
  • Frosting + Piping Bag
  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Silicone Cupcake Liner

I have been testing different recipes and finally came up with one that I really really like. The biggest thing that I struggled with was the type of liquid to use. I wanted something that smelled good, was moisturizing, and could be used on sensitive skin.


The product that I found that had all of these qualities and made for a good consistency for the bath bombs with Johnson’s® Baby Gel Oil. I was even able to order it on online and it was shipped right to my front door really quickly. You can find this, and lots of other great products from Johnson’s on the Walmart website HERE. I love having fewer errands to run. Let’s get into how to actually make the bath bombs!   

Step One: Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. 

Step Two: Add the 2 1/2 tablespoons of Johnson & Johnson Gel Oil to the dry ingredients. 

Step Three: Add a few drops of food coloring and sprinkles if you want and mix it all together. When you’re done mixing it should have the consistency of wet sand. It will hold a shape but can be easily crumbled. 

Step Four: Take your mixture and press it into your silicone cupcake liners.Really pack it in there so that your final products are super solid. 

Step Five: Let them sit overnight to dry out and then pop them out. If you want you could place them in a paper cupcake liner to give as a gift.  

Step Six: Now add your frosting. Place it in the piping bag and start with a dollop of frosting in the center. Going off the dollop make a swirl that comes to a point in the center. 

I absolutely love how they turned out! The gold sprinkles are the perfect finishing touch! Doesn’t just looking at them make you want to draw a bath? Side note- does that phrase make you think of Amelia Bedelia drawing a picture of a bath?! Tell me that I’m not alone in that! Those books were my childhood. 

Not only are they cute but they actually work. I was so nervous when I first tested them and definitely didn’t think that they would be fizzy. But they are so fizzy and they completely break down making the entire tub so luxurious! These are tons of fun for adults and kids alike. 

So give it a go! They are really fun to make, and when you make them in bulk the price is so much less than if you were to purchase them from a store in the mall. Throw one in your bath and package the rest up to give away as gifts. Your friends will love you for at least a good long while. Also since I love you, I wanted to share this Pinterest board full of Johnson’s® Baby Hacks. There are some amazing ones so be sure to check it out.

2 thoughts on “DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs”

  1. I’ve been wanting to try these. Does the food coloring stain your skin or bathtub when you use it? That is the one thing that has kept me from doing this.

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