10.01.2015

How To: DIY Pumpkin Spice Macaron Bath Bombs

diy pumpkin spice macaron bath bombs
It's currently 78 degrees as I write this.

I have the a/c on.

I might be wearing a scarf as a sort of incantation to encourage fall.

And it's the first day of October!

I am a huge fan of pumpkin things, which I think is due to my birthday being later this month.

But y'all, I like the scent of pumpkin spice more than actually consuming it.

So today's DIY is a happy compromise: Pumpkin Spice Macaron Bath Bombs!

bath bombs recipe

You'll Need:
  • macaron mold (look online)
  • 3/4 c baking soda
  • 1 c cornstarch
  • 1/2 c citric acid (try online or the canning aisle)
  • food coloring or soap colorant
  • pinch of pumpkin pie spice OR 5 drops body-safe pumpkin spice oil mixed with a little melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 c water
  • mixing supplies

macaron bath bombs
You'll Do:
  • Mix the dry ingredients and add the color. Keep mixing. This goes faster in a mixer, but you can do it by hand. I ran out of colorant, so mine aren't as orange as I usually make them.
  • Slowly add a bit of water at a time, like a teaspoon, and keep mixing. If you dump it all in, the mixture will begin fizzing and you'll have to start over. It will foam up and multiply.
  • Mix until it looks like wet orange sand.
  • Place into mold. I like to have some of the mixture spill over to make it look more macaron-like. Save the unused mix and keep it covered.
  • Allow to dry. This takes 30 min-1 hour for this tiny size.
  • Pop out of mold and apply a little of the left over mixture on top of one macaron and add the other on top to seal it. Mine hadn't yet dried when I took this picture. Sometimes I will make a tiny meringue and add that instead.
pumpkin spice bath bombs recipe
Since these are small, pop a few into the bath and watch them fizz (I like these in a foot bath too). Enjoy the yummy smell of pumpkin spice. You can even pretend it's fall, and wear a scarf if you'd like and sip coffee. I won't tell. ;)

FYI:
  • These can last up to a year in a sealed container.
  • If you or your gift recipient are allergic/sensitive to pumpkin pie spice, go with a body-safe oil instead.
  • Feel free to double the recipe.
  • Not a fan of pumpkin? Try these Macaron Bath Bombs.

diy pumpkin spice bath bombs

Want more pumpkin goodies?
  • I unexpectedly have tomorrow off, so I'll be back Monday with a date night tutorial! Happy weekend!

79 comments:

  1. This is such a cute DIY! I'm going to have to try it!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. These are the cutest little things ever! Enjoy your day off tomorrow girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. These are so cute, and they would make such a great gift! Love this DIY Elle!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Oh my goodness, these look good enough to eat! You talk about a fun do it yourself! Absolutely love this!!! Woohoo you sweet punkin!!!

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  5. well those look good enough to eat! so very cute! and a good gift idea. my birthday is later this month too - when is yours!?

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. They look so adorable and I love everything 'pumpkin spice' at the moment. :)

    Renata | Diorshow Mascara Giveaway

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  7. Oh my gosh I wouldn't want to use these because they are so cute!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. Hahaha....my kiddos would totally eat these if they didn't know it's a bath bomb! And Elle, I'll give you our cold weather any time:D It's chilly here now....boo:(

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  9. They are bath bombs? I want to eat them! And you made them, you are so talented! I also love pumpkins, so nice that you'll have birthday this month, I like the zodiac sign :) Somehow I don't know why you were Aries, but now I see you are not! I would love to try these bath bombs! I am renovating some parts of the flat and one is a bathroom, where I want a bathtub :) Good for these pumpkin bath bombs!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  10. These sound quite interesting! & this would add to a lovely night in with a glass of wine. Nothing better than the smell of macaroons! xx, adaatude.com

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  11. These don't look like bath bombs, they look like something I would want to eat. they are so cute.

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  12. Fancy! These would be great little party favors!

    xo, Carly | carly blogs

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  13. How cute are these bath bombs?! And I must say, they look just like a real macaron! Have a great day off and a wonderful weekend, Elle!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  14. Alright, these are the cutest things ever.

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  15. Alright, these are the cutest things ever.

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  16. Stop it!! These are the cutest things ever!! I need to make ASAP!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  17. okay, but these are so adorable that i want to eat them. haha!

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  18. They look so realistic and honestly good enough to eat. Pretty-pretty! x

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  19. Ahhhhh these are so stinking cute!!! Also......it makes me want to get a macaroon mold to do these AND real macaroons. I see this happening in my future soon. Hope you have a great day off tomorrow!

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  20. These are adorable! What a wonderful idea!

    Xo Ally

    www.allysoninwonderland.com

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  21. How cool!!! Absolutely love this idea because I much prefer the smell of pumpkin to the taste! Love all the pics too!
    xo
    Carrie
    CS Gems

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  22. these are so cute! I will totally try them ;)

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  23. How cute are these!!! I love all the smells of fall & pumpkin!
    Enjoy your day off tomorrow! (I'm actually off tomorrow too - sadly I'll be sitting in a hospital with my momma... but its still a day off work) :)

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  24. How cute are those!!! I think I might like the scent of pumpkin more than the taste too! I love how these can last a year if they are sealed. I really need to make some!

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  25. Yessss, it's official pumpkin season! :) These bath bombs sound awesome!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  26. Adorable cute little bath bombs, awww ..love it totally :-)

    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

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  27. um, can I eat them too?;) SO cute. I love all your DIYs :)
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  28. These are so cute, Elle! It's definitely feeling like fall in the DC area now. :)

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  29. So cute! You should open up a little online boutique!

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  30. These are so adorable. They look kind of like the pumpkin whoopie pies that I make every fall.

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  31. How fun and creative! I definitely need to try this!

    xo Rachel
    To Hell in a Handbag

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  32. YAY OCTOBER! I'm so excited our birthday month has begun! :) This really made me want to eat like five french macarons. Haha yikes.

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  33. Those look pretty enough to eat! They would also be a lovely present!

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  34. These are adorable! I'm not a big pumpkin fan (to eat/drink anyway) but I think I'd like these or your other bath macaron recipe. So fun!

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  35. okay, these are seriously the cutest! I am definitely doing this DIY asap!

    Hannah Shanae
    hannahshanae.com

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  36. I would LOVE these since I love all things pumpkin.

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  37. Hands down, those are absolutely adorable! They are perfect for the season too!

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  38. I know everyone has said it, but I really want to eat those. Enjoy your day off!

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  39. I'm not sure if I want to take a bath, eat these, or put them in a clear glass container and gawk at how adorable they are. Such mixed emotions over here. (; Elle, you are the QUEEN at DIY's. I swear you have the most creative mind. How cute would these be to give as gifts?! Yay to days off!

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  40. These look like real macarons and I totally want to make and use them! Enjoy your day off and your weekend Elle!

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  41. These are so cute and I bet they smell wonderful and just like fall!
    ~Sara

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  42. OMG I LOVE THIS!!! Three of my favorite things put together - macarons, baths and pumpkin spice! So cool!!
    xx Bri
    www.Neutral2Neon.com

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  43. These seriously look good enough to eat! I have an October birthday too, tomorrow!

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  44. It's actually very cool and fall-feeling here today! A little too rainy for my taste, though. These look good enough to eat! They are so cute. I think I have a macaron mold around here somewhere and if I had a tub I would totally make them.

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  45. Not sure if my previous comment showed up or not. Anyways LOVEEEE THESE!!!!

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  46. These are so adorable! I love how creative you are with your DIYs! You're so talented!

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  47. What an adorable idea! My mom absolutely loves macarons so this would be a really fun gift to give her!

    www.thefashionhour.com

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  48. These look so yummy I want to eat them! What a cute idea for fall!

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  49. You are a beauty genius...I'm hungry!

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  50. Ok, seriously. These are THE CUTEST!!!! I love anything Paris, macarons included! If you haven't shared this on my The Creative Corner party that I have on Mondays, you should still this week! LOVE and pinning!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  51. I can imagine these smell great, and they look so cute! Such a great DIY. You are right, they would make a lovely gift :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  52. 1) I'm proud of you for taking a day off. I need to do that. 2) THESE ARE THE CUTEST THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN! I had no idea it was even possible to make your own bath bombs, but I now know what I'll be doing on this rainy weekend! Lush is way too expensive in my opinion :)

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  53. These are SO cute! I know what I'm doing during this rainy weekend now :) already thinking of everyone who would love these for Christmas! (Too soon?) Enjoy your day off and have a great weekend!

    xo - Michelle
    www.borncreativeblog.com

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  54. These are THE cutest!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Love Love

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  55. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    Your posts, style of writing and photos are amazing! You do a great job!

    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  56. These look amazing! I can see this being a great gift for somebody. Just need to remind them that they aren't for eating. I almost want to eat it! :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  57. this is amazing Elle! I didn't even know one could make bath balls that look like cookies themselves! So cute!

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  58. Oh my gosh, I have to make these!! What a great project for me and my daughter to do together.

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  59. Wow, these looks amazing!!!
    Want them! :D
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  60. OMG! These are too cute and it's a recipe that my sensitive skin can use. Thanks for dropping by my little home on the internet. Hope to see you around my way again. Rumor has it that you are also here in the ATL area. I moved here a couple of years ago and I'm still learning my way around. LOL

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  61. I'm definitely going to make these! I think it'll be a nice little gift to people too.
    http://emilymaiko.blogspot.com/

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  62. I don't like drinking pumpkin spice, but I can imagine enjoying it very much in my bath.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  63. What a cute idea! You're so creative!

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  64. Those are adorable! I bet it would make the bath smell amazing!

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  65. Oh, those are adorable! What a fun way to bring fall into the bathroom :)

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  66. They looks pretty and so tasty! I would love to have one right now! Have a great weekend!

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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  67. Ahh! I blame you for making me buy pumpkin macarons at Trader Joe's!! When I first saw these I thought they were actual macarons!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  68. This is such a cute and cool idea, thx for sharing.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  69. These are so cute and look yummy...it is going to be yummylicious bath with these..

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  70. "But y'all, I like the scent of pumpkin spice more than actually consuming it." This is me to a T! I always think I want pumpkin stuff and then I eat it and I'm like ehhhhh haha. These bath bombs are TOO cute and would make a perfect gift! Love!

    xoxo
    Valery Brennan

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  71. the cutest little bath bomb and pumpkin anything has me like whoa! Need to try this

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  72. Wow , it is like you read my mind! I am so obsessed with bath bombs and have always wondered how Lush makes all of theirs. This looks exactly like it! May have to try this one... definitely pinning it!!! <3

    xoxo Amanda
    The Miller Affect

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  73. Those are awesome!! They seriously look like something you would eat hahaha! Love them!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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