Bath Bomb Ornaments
Bath bombs are the perfect homemade gift for family and friends. For Christmas, package them into ornaments and tie on a pretty satin bow.
Photography: Manal Aman
Source: Martha Stewart
Give the gift of wonderful aromatherapy with homemade bath bombs. In a clever upcycling idea, fillable ball ornaments help to mold, make, and gift-wrap these clever treats. This spa-day sphere DIY—in wintry cool colors—is packaged as an ornament and tied in a pretty satin bow that'll look lovely hanging from the tree Christmas morning. This idea comes from contributor Manal Aman.
Measure out 2 1/2 cups of Epsom salt and divide between two bowls.
Add 1 1/4 tablespoon of water to each bowl, followed by a few drops of fragrance oil. In one of the bowls, add coloring to your desired shade.
Mix well until the mixture's consistency is wet like snow.
Open the plastic ornament and fill with spoonfuls of mixture, alternating between the white and blue mixture to create a random swirl pattern.
Pack down the mixture and then bring the two halves together until they connect. Let it sit for a few minutes.
After a few minutes, remove one of the ornament caps and let it dry overnight. To prevent the ornament from tipping over, place it in a recycled ornament box. The next day, remove the other half of the ornament and let the other side dry overnight.
Once completely dry, place bath bomb into a clean plastic ornament and then use silver twine or cord to hang. Use the satin ribbon to make a small bow and then hot glue it to the front of the ornament.