Yes, I have Poop Emoji Bath Bombs for you today! No one will even complain when they receive these lil stinkers as a gift. Not only are they cute, they also smell like hot cocoa in your bath!
Poop emoji have become pretty popular these days and not just with the kids. There is something adorable and odd about a little pile of poo gazing at you with a friendly smile. He also sort of looks like a swirl of chocolate soft serve ice cream. According to Emojipedia "Pile of Poo was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015." In that short time the character has steadily gained popularity. There are all sorts of Poop emoji products available.
Poop Emoji Bath Bombs
These bath bombs are mighty cute despite their identification as poo. While I love the idea of them as a holiday gag gift, tweens are actually having having themed birthday parties centered around the character. These bath bombs would make a great party favor. The bath bombs get their brown color from cocoa powder, which was swapped in for the typical cornstarch binder. It worked like a charm and not only enhances the poop appearance, but dissolves well in the water, smells great and has skin benefits too.
Making Poop Bath Bombs
The only wet ingredients used in the bath bombs is vanilla essential oil (oleoresin) and a little water. I wanted to keep the bath bombs themselves simple. The mouth is edible spray paint (though I think thinly rolled fondant might work well too. Candy eyes are the finishing touch to create the iconic character,
The silicone mold has room for 6 but the recipe makes 5, so pack all the mixture into those and leave one open. I chose to let them fully dry overnight in the mold, so the tops would not have breakage issues. Like any bath bomb project, don't make these on a rainy or very humid day.
Let me be honest with you on this step. I really didn't even think about the mouth on these until they were out of the bath bomb mold. My first thought was to either cut them from fondant or pipe thick icing on... then I remembered my red can of Wilton Color Mist in the pantry and decided stenciling on the mouths would be the easiest way to go. To avoid open space between stencil and the shape of the bath fizzy, I made these easy stencils out of paper towels. Simply fold a piece of towel and snip half the small mouth shape open and wrap around the poop bath bomb holding in position for mouth and paint in a few quick bursts. Make a new stencil for each pile of poo. You "may" be able to reuse a stencil once, but you don't want the saturation of the paper towel to ruin the shape.
To adhere the candy eyes I made a thick icing to act as a paste. I tried ready made squeezable icing first, as I had it on hand, but it is too thin for this. I didn't measure when making the icing. I just put a few tablespoons of confectioners sugar in a small bowl along with a tiny splash of water (like a ¼ teaspoon) and mixed. Then added a little more sugar to get it as thick as possible while still being able to dip the candies in. I then set the little poops sideways to dry, to ensure eyes stayed stuck.
Ta da! Poop Bath Bombs.
Here are the products used which may be hard to find locally. Baking soda, cocoa powder and confectioners sugar are widely available so not listed.
DIY Novelty Bath Gifts
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- Rubber Ducky Soaps
- Play Dough Soap : Turns to Fun Bath Slime in Tub!
- Bunny Bath Bombs
- Fish Bath Bombs
- Cute Cat French Green Clay Soap
- DIY Bath Bombs with Rings Inside