Nothing says relaxation like a soothing, warm bath after a long work week. Adding a bath bomb takes the relaxation up a notch by creating a spa-like experience. Tantalizing fragrances, Epsom salts, luxurious essential oils, and citric acid transform your bath water into a fizzy paradise. Wonder how you can make homemade bath bombs? We’ll walk you through a simple DIY bath bomb recipe so you can make your very own in no time!
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 1 cup Citric Acid
- 1 cup Epsom Salts
- 1 cup Cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon Water
- 2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 2 teaspoon Essential Oil (optional)
- 3-6 drops of Food Coloring (optional)
Depending on the size of your molds, you can expect 10 - 12 bath bombs based on the measurements listed above.
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Large Bowl
- Smaller Bowl
- Bath Bomb Molds
- Gloves (optional)
- Begin by pouring the dry ingredients—baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, and cornstarch—into a large bowl. Use your whisk to mix all the ingredients until they are combined into a single powder.
- Use a separate, smaller bowl to mix water and vegetable oil together. Add essential oil and food coloring as well if using.
- Put on gloves then slowly add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Use your hands to mix the concoction together. *When you add a small amount of the liquid mixture into the powder, you will notice it start to fizz. Make sure to use your hands to press down on the fizzy spot (since we don’t want the bath bombs to react yet).*
- Continue to slowly mix with hands until the mixture resembles damp sand.
- Quickly push the final mixture into your bath bomb molds. Have all your molds ready beforehand, so the mix doesn’t dry out before you get a chance to put it in all your molds.
- Let the bath bombs dry for 48 hours to ensure they are completely free of moisture.
- Pop out your bath bombs from their molds and you’re ready to enjoy a well-earned bath! You can wrap your remaining bath bombs in cellophane and store them in a moisture-free area. You should use your homemade creation within 6 months.
You can use this recipe as a guideline for making a whole range of bath bombs! Experiment with different colors and scents. You can even try adding biodegradable glitter and dried flower petals to make your bath bombs look visually stunning.