Rubber Duck Bath Bomb

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DIY Rubber Duck Bath Bombs

Are you looking for a fun and easy DIY project that is sure to make bath time more enjoyable? If so, then look no further than these adorable rubber duck bath bombs! Not only are they super cute and perfect for any age, but they’re also incredibly simple to make. All you need is a few ingredients and some molds, hide mini rubber ducks inside and when they melt in the bath, a cute little surprise awaits!

Follow this step-by-step guide to make your own rubber duck bath bombs. These cute and colorful bath bombs will make your tub look like a giant swimming pool filled with colorful rubber ducks. Rubber duck hidden bath bombs tutorial below

Rubber Duck Blue Bath Bombs

Layered hidden duck bath bombs recipe

If you’re looking for a creative, fun recipe to make with your friends or family, why not try a layered hidden duck bath bomb recipe? Not only are these bombs visually stunning and aesthetically pleasing – once dropped in the bathwater, they will create an array of vibrant colors that’s sure to take your relaxing bathing experience up a notch! Plus, the hidden duck adds a unique touch if you want to surprise someone special.

Supplies Needed To Make the homemade layered hidden duck bath bombs

Supplies Needed:

DIY Rubber Duck Bath Bombs Supplies

How to Make the DIY Hidden Rubber Duck Bath Bombs

Directions for Making Bath Bombs:

Step 1: Melt any solid oils (coconut, shea, avocado, etc.) in a microwave safe container in 30 second bursts. Stir in between each. Continue until completely melted.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, kaolin clay and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together. (If desired, sift dry ingredients to rid the mixture of any clumps or hard pieces)

Step 3: Add the coconut oil and avocado butter. The coconut oil binds all the ingredients together, so your bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them, and the avocado butter adds additional stability and helps moisturize and soften your skin. Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly, and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.

Step 4: Mix wet ingredients in well. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.

Steps 5-6: Divide the mixture into 2 bowls. Add 1-2 teaspoons of the blue mica to one and the same amount of the white to the other bowl. Continue to add a bit of mica until you achieve the color you desire. Add the scented oil. Mix well.

DIY Rubber Duck Bath Bombs Steps

Directions for Molding the Bath Bombs:

Steps 7-8: Add a bit of one color to one of the bath bomb molds. Add your duck.  Gently layer the bath bomb mixture, alternating colors, to each side of the bath bomb mold until slightly overflowing.

Steps 9-10: Over the smaller, empty bowl, press molds together and gently but firmly grind to remove any excess mixture. Gently tap mold to release the bombs.

Step 11: Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the tub! Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months until ready for use.

DIY Rubber Bath Bombs Steps to make

Please Note:

  • **If using on children, please check a trusted source for the safe amount to use.

Recipe notes and tips:

While the recipe is straightforward, it is always nice to have a few different tips and suggestions to make things easier. So here are some of the recipe notes and tips to help you out:

  • If the mixture is too wet, add a bit more of the dry ingredients.
  • If your mixture is too crumbly, add an extra teaspoon or two of melted oils.
  • Rubber ducks can be found in different colors and styles to match any theme or color scheme you may want.
  • Make sure you measure the mica and oils carefully as too much can ruin your bath bombs.
  • To make it easier to release your ducks from the mold, spray them with rubbing alcohol before filling. This will help lubricate the edges of the mold and allow for an easier release.
Final Steps to Make Rubber Duck Bath Bombs

Variations to try:

Like with many recipes there will always be variations to try. Here are a few suggestions.

  • If you don’t have rubber ducks, try adding different plastic toys such as stars or hearts.
  • Add other ingredients to the bath bombs for a more luxurious experience like Epsom salt, colloidal oatmeal, or dried herbs and flowers.
  • Add essential oils for a more therapeutic bath bomb.
  • Make different shapes and sizes for a more unique experience.
  • Try using different types of mica to get the perfect color you desire.
  • That’s all there is to it! Now go ahead and make your own rubber duck bath bombs and enjoy
Duck Bath Bombs glass plate


Like with any recipe, there are often questions that need answering. I thought I would share some of the common questions here, but if you have any comments or questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly.

What is the best way to store bath bombs?

Bath bombs should be stored in an airtight container away from heat and direct sunlight. This will help them keep their shape and last for up to 6 months.

Can these bath bombs be used in kids baths?

Yes! However, please consult a trusted source for the safe amount to use.

Is it possible to add other ingredients to the bath bomb mix?

Absolutely! Adding ingredients like Epsom salt, colloidal oatmeal and dried herbs or flowers can create a luxurious experience with your bath bombs. Just make sure everything is well mixed in and not clumping together.

Will the rubber ducks color the bath water?

No, the bath bombs are designed to be non-staining so there should be no issue with coloring your tub. If you’re still worried about staining, try using plastic toys instead of rubber ducks.

How long do the bath bombs take to dry?

It is recommended to allow your bath bombs to dry for at least 24 hours. If you live in a wet or cold climate, you may need an extra 24 hours before it is ready for use. When it is hard to the touch, it should be good to go!

DIY Rubber Duck Bath Bombs plate

Making your own DIY layered hidden duck bath bombs is a great way to create something special for yourself or as a gift. With just the right ingredients, you can relax in luxurious bubbles with cute rubber ducks! Be sure to store them properly and always consult trusted sources if using on children. With so many variations possible from adding essential oils, different shapes, sizes and colors, there are endless possibilities when it comes to making these delightful little treats. So get creative and enjoy your unique creations!

Make your own luxurious bath bombs that will turn your next soak into a calming spa experience! A few simple ingredients and steps will have you crafting these amazing DIY Rubber Duck Bath Bombs - the perfect way to relax and unwind. Let's get started creating!

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