A wonderful Grinch activity creating Grinch inspired bath bombs with a soap heart
Cover the work area with parchment paper if desired.
Cut 3 or 4 cubes from your soap based. Place them in a microwave safe measuring cup or bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.
Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of red soap colouring. Mix well.
Spray your mold with rubbing alcohol. Carefully fill your heart molds approximately halfway. Then spray the top of the soap again with rubbing alcohol.
Let set for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Carefully pop the soaps out of the mold.
In the large mixing bowl, add baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, cream of tartar and Epsom salts. Mix.
In a small mixing bowl combine the coconut oil (melt in the microwave if it is solid), 20 peppermint essential oil and polysorbate 80.
Add the oil mixture to the dry mix in the large bowl. Mix well using your hands to really combine it. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
Now add your green mica powder and mix it in well until the colour is evenly dispersed.
Place a heart soap in the end of the mold and press it in so it curves.
Now pack half of the bath bomb mold with the green mixture until it is loosely heaped. Fill the other side with more of the green mixture until it is also loosely heaped. Now place the two halves together, twist and grind them together to get the two sides to adhere to each other and remove any excess mix.
Tap the end of the mold with your finger a couple of times, then carefully pop the bath bomb out of the mold.
Let set somewhere warm and dry for at least 24 hours. I often leave them 48 hours just to be sure they are nice and hard.
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