Looking for a fun Dr. Seuss craft? These Cat in the Hat bath bombs are sure to be a HUGE hit! Quick, easy, and TONS of fun for all ages!
Cat in the Hat Bath Bombs
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Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebration is right around the corner, so we whipped up these super cute Cat in the Hat bath bombs for the occasion! Learn how to make these fun red and white striped bath bombs with our quick and easy bath bomb recipe!
Whether you’re looking for a fun classroom or family craft activity or just looking to indulge in a little bit of pampering and self-care, these DIY bath bombs are the perfect solution!
If you’ve never made striped bath bombs before, now is the perfect time to give it a try! These perfectly imperfect Seussian stripes are a great way to practice your striping skills!
You can choose to add any essential oil or fragrance oil of your choice to these bath bombs or you can opt to leave them unscented – either way, you’ll end up with a bathtub full of rich foamy bubbles and softly tinted red-pink water that will nourish your skin and leave you feeling refreshed and moisturized.
Be sure to check out our How to Make Bath Bombs guide for more detailed step-by-step photos and instructions on the bath bomb making process!
Cat in the Hat Bath Bombs
- 3 cups Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 cups Citric Acid, divided
- 2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
- 2 Tbsp Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA), optional (to add bubbles)
- 1 tsp Red Cosmetic Mica Colorant
- 2 Tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil, divided
- 1 Tbsp Polysorbate 80, divided
- Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil, optional (see notes)
- Witch Hazel, in a fine-mist spray bottle
- 2 1/2" Round Metal Bath Bomb Molds
- In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the baking soda, cream of tartar, and SLSA.
- Divide the dry mixture evenly into two medium bowls, and stir the red mica colorant into one of the bowls. Leave the second bowl uncolored.
- In a small container, combine 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil, 1/2 tablespoon of Polysorbate 80, and fragrance or essential oil (see notes below). Stirring constantly, slowly mix the liquids into the red dry ingredients until they are completely combined.
- In another small container, combine the remaining fractionated coconut oil, Polysorbate 80, and fragrance/essential oil. Stirring constantly, combine the liquid ingredients with the dry white ingredients.
- Add 3/4 cup of citric acid to each of the bowls, and stir until it is fully incorporated into the mixture.
- Test to see if the mixture is a moldable consistency - it should feel like slightly damp sand and hold together when squeezed in your hand.If the mixture is not quite wet enough to mold, spritz two to three times with a spray bottle of witch hazel and mix well. Repeat as necessary until the proper consistency is reached.
- Fill both halves of the bath bomb mold with alternating stripes of red and white mixtures. Make sure to overfill both sides of the mold a bit. Press both halves of the mold firmly together.
- Carefully release the bath bomb from the mold (tap the mold lightly with a wooden spoon if needed) and allow it to dry completely for 24-48 hours depending on the temperature and humidity of your location.
These Cat in the Hat bath bombs are SUPER cute, and they’re sure to add a splash of fun and delight to bath time!
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