Even experienced Trainers need to unwind and relax after long walks searching for Pokemon. Create your very own Pokemon egg bath bombs that contain a little surprise waiting inside!
What a Pokemon Trainer needs:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup epsom salts
1 tsp. water
2 tsp. essential oil (I used lavender)
3 tsp. kitchen oil (I used olive oil)
Green food dye (You can also use mica(eyeshadow) mixed with a wee bit of isopropyl)
Mixing bowls, whisk and measuring cups/spoons
Egg molds (I used kid toy containers)
Pokemon toys you'd like to hatch during bath time!
Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients
It's important you don't mix the dry ingredients and the oils together too quickly or you'll just be treating your hands to a nice bubble bath in the bowl. First mix 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of citric acid and 1/2 cup of epsom salts evenly in a nice large bowl. Doing it with your hands is fine and fun to do. I just didn't want to make a mess of my gloves...
Step 2: Mix Water and Oils in a Separate Bowl
The title says it all. Wack in 1 tsp of water, 2 tsp of essential oil and 3 tsp of kitchen oil together in a separate bowl and give it a little stir.
I used lavender and olive oil. I found the essential oils in the health and beauty section of my local supermarket. Also most kitchen oils will do the trick.
Step 3: Slowly Add the Oils Into the Dry Ingredients
Slowly add the oils a little bit at a time in between stirs so it doesn't react with the dry ingredients. Once it's all in give everything a good mix together.
Step 4: Pack Ingredients and Pokemon Into an Egg Mold
Found these molds at the local toy shop. Another good place to look for molds could in candy/sweet shops. But if you have no luck you can buy these Disney toys online so check eBay.
Pack everything in nice and firm so your Pokemon don't break free too early. Let dry over night.
Step 5: Paint on Egg Spots
I used food dye because it was more simple for a DIY thing and people would likely have it already at home. But a better method is to use mica(eyeshadow) mixed with just enough of isopropyl to paint it on. It has a neater look in the end and well worth it if you plan on making a bunch of them.
I just painted on the food coloring with my finger. Might have to dab off some small bubbles with a tissue.
Step 6: Incubate