Southern Mom Loves: DIY Mermaid Shimmer Bath Bombs! {LUSH-ious Recipe}

DIY Mermaid Shimmer Bath Bombs! {LUSH-ious Recipe}

Friday, March 23, 2018

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Fresh off of the beautiful Rose Gold Shimmer Bath Bombs, I got the idea for a Mermaid Shimmer Bath Bomb using a gorgeous silver glitter and a watery floral scent. I'm using my Lush-style recipe for extra soft, moisturized skin in a tri-color bomb and I'll show you how to do that below!

For this bomb, I had a particular scent and color scheme in mind. I wanted pretty blues and greens mixed with a silvery shimmer. I also used shells to make imprints on some of the bombs.

I had fragrance oils from a trip to Maggie's Pharm in Memphis in some of my favorite scents: China Lily and Rain. They mix these two scents together in-shop for a very popular fragrance oil called China Rain, but I wanted the freedom to mix my own. 

If you can get to Maggie's Pharm in Memphis you can pick up this gorgeous fragrance oil yourself (they don't do online orders) but if you can't, your favorite scent will do. Just make sure to choose a fragrance oil safe for skin in bath and body products and not just for candlemaking.

A note about the glitter I used: I get cosmetics-grade ultra-fine glitter online in lots of pretty colors (I'll link to it in the ingredients). One small jar is enough to make two large batches of these bombs. This glitter is safe for use on skin, unlike craft glitters!

Mermaid Shimmer Bath Bombs
Makes: 8 large (2.56" diameter) bath bombs.

Ingredients & Supplies:

You can watch this quickie video or check out the written steps underneath it. 

  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together the citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch.
  2. Add in the glitter and mix thoroughly.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut oil and fragrance (or essential) oil. I used around 40 drops for this large batch, but you can add more or less to your scent preference.
  4. Very gradually add the oil mixture to the dry mixture, rubbing it in by hand. When it is thoroughly mixed, you'll be able to squeeze a handful together and it will hold that shape. (Feels like Moon Sand if your kids have ever played with that.)
  5. Divide the mixture into 3 (more or less) equal parts using the 2 additional medium bowls.
  6. Add a different color of gel food coloring to each bowl and mix together by hand until you reach your desired shades.
  7. Scoop and pack the bath bomb mixtures into each half of the mold, overfilling it.
  8. Push the two halves together while twisting it back and forth until the two halves *almost* meet, then squeeze them together as tightly as you can.
  9. Use the spoon to gently tap on the top of the mold until it releases.
  10. Let them dry on a paper towel-lined pan for 24 hours before use and enjoy!


I hope you love these as much as we do!

Have you tried making bath bombs? Will you be making these mermaid shimmer bath bombs? I love to read your comments!

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