DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

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Homemade Bath Bombs Recipe

Making your very own DIY Bath Bombs doesn’t get easier than this super easy, quick and inexpensive recipe using all natural ingredients.

Don’t you just love a nice, long soak in a hot bathtub at the end of a stressful day? I sure do. Give me a good book and a glass of wine and that’s where you’ll find me on any given evening.

What’s even better is a hot bath with luxurious, scented Bath Bombs. Bath Bombs, also called Bath Fizzies are super easy to make with just a few basic, natural ingredients so why not make your own?

Fancy store bought bath bombs or fizzies can be pretty pricey, can’t they? And they’re not something we usually buy for ourselves, either. It’s so easy and much more fun to make your own anyway.

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Why Make Your Own Bath Bombs?

Save Money! Making your own all natural, scented bath bombs is actually really inexpensive. True, the essential oils can set you back a few dollars but one small bottle will last you a very long time.

The real beauty of this basic recipe is that you can personalize your bath bombs by changing the color or scent.

Added bonus …Bath Bombs make a wonderful gift! And not just for women either. Make some bath bombs for men by using sandalwood or musk oil.


DIY Bath Bomb Ingredients:

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– 1 cup Baking Soda
– 1/2 cup Citric Acid
– 1/2 cup Corn Starch
– 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
– 1 tsp oil s.a. Almond Oil or Olive Oil
– 1 tsp Essential Oil (I combined Peppermint & Lemon)
Soap Dye (optional)
– 1 tsp Water
– Dust mask (it’s probably not toxic but why risk it?)
Soap or Candy Mold
– Bowls
– Measuring cups & spoons
– Spoon or whisk



DIY Bath Bomb Recipe Ingredients

One really cool thing about this bath bomb recipe is that the ingredients are all fairly easy to find. Baking soda, corn starch, oil and epsom salts can all be found at any grocery store or pharmacy. My grocery store even carries Essential Oils!

Citric acid is used in canning so you should be able to buy it at the grocery or big box store near the mason jars in the canning section.

If you’re going to make a bunch of these bath bombs, you can order larger quantities of citric acid. Essential Oils are readily available at your local health food store.

Have some fun with the shapes. A bath bomb mold can be anything from cupcake tins to ice cube trays. I found this Wilton heart shaped mold at Michael’s but you can also order it online.

The silicone mold is flexible which makes it easy to remove your bath bombs without breaking them. And the really cool thing is they come in lots of different shapes and sizes for any occasion! Hearts for your Valentine??

Basic Bath Bomb Recipe:

How to Make Your Bath Bombs:

Put on your dust mask and then in a medium bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and epsom salts. In a separate small bowl, whisk together oil, essential oil and water. Gotta be fast here…. add the liquid to the dry ingredients and whisk together very quickly.

Now you want to add some color – just a 5 or 6 drops at a time. Drip the color on your bath bomb mixture and stir it in. Feel free to experiment with color combinations, you know: yellow & blue makes green, etc.

At this point, I like to start combining the ingredients with my hands – just knead everything together until it starts to clump.

If it’s too dry, add more water in very small increments i.e. 1/2 tsp at a time. This is also when you add more color if needed. You can use gloves, if you want.

Mixing the bath bomb ingredients

Finish Your Bath Bombs:

Once the mixture is well blended and holding together, fill the molds and press it down firmly. You want nicely compacted bath bombs that don’t fall apart.

Let everything dry for 24 hours and then you can pop your bath bombs out of the molds.

Bath Bombs made with Mini Muffin tins:

Homemade Scented Bath Fizzies made with a muffin tin mold
DIY Homemade Bath Bomb Recipe by Save Money by making your very own bath bombs. Change the fragrance, change the color! Personalize your bath bombs with the essential oil of your choice. Great Gift Idea!

Here, I used the Wilton heart shaped candy mold

Heart shaped, scented bath bombs for Valentine's Day

I hope you have some fun with this DIY Bath Bomb recipe. Customize the scent and shapes for super special Homemade Gift Ideas. I’m planning Seashell and Horse shaped bombs scented with Lilac or Musk Essential Oil.

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  1. Hey there, this is my first time to your blog, coming from our #SmallVictoriesSundaylinkup
    Thanks for stopping by to share this week! I have Pinned and Tweeted!!!

    I also like this recipe, I heard from a little bird, that my granddaughter likes Bath Bombs!
    Your also welcome to come and share on my Friday Features where we are still going strong.

  2. These are so cute and sound delightful! Bath time is my favorite retreat to relax and read. Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

  3. Looks like a great idea and yours turned out great! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories

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