My Harry Potter golden egg bath bombs are perfect for Harry Potter fans who wish they could take a golden egg to the prefects’ bathroom. These golden egg bath bombs are shiny gold and reveal a fizzy bath bomb that moisturizes and leaves you with a touch of gillyweed. After all, those who outsmart dragons deserve a relaxing bath!
Even if all of that did not make sense to you, but you have a friend or child who is a Potterhead (AKA Harry Potter super fan) you can make these for them and they’ll probably be SUPER excited.
My daughter Kayla recently started reading the Harry Potter series and I read them alongside her. We whipped through the seven books pretty quickly because they’re awesome. In wanting to keep the fun alive I’ve been making some Harry Potter DIY’s along the way like these Harry Potter flying keys. When I started seeing golden eggs in stores for Easter I knew exactly what I would do with them.
Bath bombs aren’t the easiest thing in the world to make, but I believe that if I can do it, you can too. I found a few recipes out there, played with them and tweaked them to get to this one.
Here is what you’ll need to make my Harry Potter golden egg bath bombs with gillyweed. This recipe yields 4 large (3″) eggs. You can double or triple it as needed to make a larger batch.
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/2 cup of cornstarch
- 1/2 cup of epsom salt (I used this epsom salt)
- 1/2 cup of citric acid (I ordered this citric acid)
- 4-5 drops of green liquid food coloring
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of water
- Gold plastic eggs (I used these metallic gold eggs)
- Optional: 2-3 pieces of dried seaweed (yeah it’s a little weird, but it was the closest thing to gillyweed I could find)
- Disposable gloves – you’ll want to wear these when handling citric acid.
Here is what you’ll need to do to make these Harry Potter golden egg bath bombs
- Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. I used a fork to do this.
- Melt the coconut oil in a separate bowl or measuring cup.
- Combine the other wet ingredients with the coconut oil and mix until the green coloring feels even.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing them as you go. You should see just the tiniest little bit of fizzing as they combine.
- When the ingredients are combined you should be able to put on your disposable gloves and squeeze a handful of the mixture into a ball. If it immediately crumbles you might need to add a bit more coconut oil. Keep in mind that the mixture should be on the dry side.
- Fill the top and bottom of your egg, packing the mixture in. If you want to add the “gillyweed” you can place it at the top tip of the egg before filling it to have it visible in the bath bomb or hide it in the middle like the photo below. Hiding it in the middle does make it a little bit more tricky when you remove the egg from the mold.
- Pack your eggs as tightly as you can so they can still close.
- Let the eggs dry overnight.
- If you’re giving these as gifts or using them in a party setup like I did, leave them in the molds.
You can open your eggs carefully by twisting the eggs apart slowly to reveal the bath bombs and see your Harry Potter golden egg bath bombs in all their glory. If there is any separation at the seam of the egg, carefully push the bath bomb together and let it sit for a bit.
Most plastic eggs come with a couple of small holes in them as a safety precaution around small children. The super cool thing about that? It means you can actually toss your golden egg bath bomb right in the bath while it’s closed and watch it slowly fizz. Eventually, the bath bomb part will dissolve and left inside the egg will be the secret gillyweed.
I surprised Kayla with her very own Harry Potter golden egg bath bomb after soccer practice this week. She was SO excited to watch it fizz in the bathtub and told me she felt like she was really in the prefects’ bathroom. Point for mom!
Want to save this idea and make Harry Potter golden egg bath bombs with gillyweed later? Just pin the image below and it will be waiting when you’re ready!