Just when you think bath bombs couldn’t get any trendier, someone finds a way to kick things up a notch. I was at a gift shop recently when I saw a display of bath bombs that had rings hidden inside.
My first thought was “why didn’t I think of that?!” immediately followed by “sorry not sorry, but I’ll totally be making my own.” Hidden ring bath bombs make fun gifts for friends and family!
Simply drop one in the tub, let it fizz and pop open the plastic container inside to reveal the ring and a cute note.
DIY Hidden Ring Bath Bombs
All bath bomb recipes are pretty much the same: baking soda, citric acid, sea salt and essential oils.
But I like to put my own little spin on things whenever I can.
These hidden ring bath bombs are scented with rose and grapefruit essential oils and naturally tinted with beet root powder to give them an ombre effect. Coconut oil helps the bombs stick together while also nourishing skin and soothing dry spots. To finish things off, I pressed dried flowers into the top of each bomb before tucking a simple gold ring in the middle.
When you drop one of these bath bombs in a warm bath, it releases a fresh, floral scent, gives the water a soft pink hue while slowly revealing the ring inside.
The best part of making your own hidden ring bath bombs is that you can choose the jewelry you put in them. A simple ring or two would be the perfect surprise for girls of any age, while a fancier ring would make a great Valentine’s Day or anniversary present for a significant other. But no need to stop at rings when necklaces, bracelets and earrings would be equally appreciated.
Obviously if you’re hiding an expensive piece of jewelry inside (fellas, an engagement ring perhaps?), you’ll want to be careful to protect it from the elements. The baking soda and citric acid can do real damage, so you’ll want to put the ring in something airtight and plastic before making your bombs. I recommend tucking it inside a small vending capsule and then molding your bath bombs around it.
But if you’re using inexpensive costume jewelry, simply wrapping the ring in plastic wrap or parchment paper should do the trick. While you don’t want the bath bomb ingredients to touch the ring, a little hot water shouldn’t hurt anything.
Hidden Ring Bath Bomb FAQ
Do I have to use coconut oil?
No, you don't. You can use any oil you like. But bath bombs are notoriously good at disintegrating over time and coconut oil can help remedy that. Just keep them cool and the coconut oil will hold 'em together.
Will grapefruit oil make my skin burn?
It might! If your skin burns easily, use a different essential oil or lather up with a good SPF before heading out into the sun.
What other essential oils can I use?
Lavender, chamomile, frankincense and carrotseed are all amazing for skin!
Will these bath bombs stick together for a long time?
The coconut oil will help hold them together. But they won't last forever! Make sure to use your bath bombs within a couple weeks or else humidity can make them fall apart.
Hidden Ring Bath Bombs
- Plastic wrap or small vending capsules
- Bath bomb molds
- Wrap your ring(s) tightly in plastic wrap or place it inside a plastic vending capsule.
- Combine baking soda, citric acid, salt and beetroot powder in a bowl. Whisk well.
- Add melted coconut oil and essential oils. Mix again (I use my hands to break apart the clumps). If needed, add additional coconut oil until the mixture feels like damp sand.
- Optional: Sprinkle dried flowers into your molds. Then pack baking soda mixture tightly into both sides of the mold.
- With the ring wrapped in plastic, sandwich the ring in between the mold halves and press tightly to seal. Set aside to dry overnight before removing the bath bombs from the mold.
This post was medically reviewed by Dr. Rina Mary Allawh, M.D., a dermatologist who performs adult and pediatric medical dermatology, skin cancer treatment and cosmetic dermatology. Learn more about Hello Glow's medical reviewers here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.51