Make your own Bath Bombs with this super easy, All Natural Recipe
We all love a nice bath with some lush bath fizzies, right? Well, those things can get very expensive but there is a much more inexpensive (and healthier) option: you can simply make your own! Right there in your kitchen with easy to find ingredients!
So, let me show you how quick and easy it is with this all natural DIY bath bomb recipe. It truly doesn’t get much easier!
Don’t you just love a nice, long soak in a hot bathtub at the end of a stressful day? I know I sure do! Give me a good book and a glass of wine and that is where you will find me on any given evening.
What is 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.
The basic DIY bath bomb recipe:
- Combine Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Corn Starch, Epsom Salts
- Add Moisturizing Oil and Water
- Add Essential Oil
- Fill Molds and let dry completely
Why Make Your Own Bath Bombs?
For one, to save money! Making your own all natural, scented bath bombs is actually pretty inexpensive. True, the essential oils can set you back a few dollars but one small bottle will last you a very long time.
But, the real beauty of this basic recipe is that you can personalize your bombs by changing the color or scent.
Basic Bath Bomb Supplies:
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 Citric Acid
- 1/2 Corn Starch
- 1/2 Cup Epsom Salts
- 1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil or Grapeseed OIl
- 1/2 tsp Essential Oil such as Peppermint or Lemon
- 1 tsp Water
- Soap or Candy Mold
- Bowls, Measuring Cups & Spoons
One really cool thing about this homemade bath bomb recipe is that the ingredients are all very easy to find. Most of us have baking soda, corn starch and maybe even epsom salts in our homes, don’t we?
And the rest … Almond oil can all be found at any grocery store or pharmacy. I was surprised to find that my grocery store (Kroger) even carries a line of Essential Oils!
Citric acid is used in canning so you should be able to buy it at the grocery or big box store. Just look in the canning aisle near the mason jars.
Also, if you’re going to make a bunch of these bath bombs (like for gifts), you may want to order larger quantities of citric acid. If you can’t find Essential Oils at the market, you should be able to find them at your local health food store, Whole Foods or you can order them online.
Where to get Bath Bomb Molds:
Another cool way to customize and personalize your bath bombs is with the shape. Silicone molds come in just about any shape you want from Dinosaurs to Seashells to Unicorns!
But, a mold doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. You can use anything from cupcake tins, plastic containers to ice cube trays.
Since I was making these bath bombs for Valentine’s Day, I was looking for a heart shape. I found this Wilton heart shaped silicone mold at Michael’s but if you can’t find it, you can also order it online.
Silicone molds are flexible which makes it easy to remove your bath bombs without breaking them and as I said, they come in just about any shape you could possibly want!
Here is the basic bath bomb recipe. Feel free to customize it to your taste:
As I said above, some parts of this recipe are totally customizable. Once you have the basics consistency of the dry and wet ingredients, you can add your own scent, color and shape to suit.
Again, this is also a great way to personalize these bath bombs as diy gifts!
How to make bath bombs at home:
First, in a medium bowl you will combine all of the dry ingredients, the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and epsom salts.
Next, in a separate smaller bowl you will whisk together the oil, essential oil and water.
For this next part, you have to be fast ….. add the liquid to the dry ingredients and whisk together very quickly.
Once that is combined, it is time for you to add some color – just 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.
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.
Now, just let everything dry for about 24 hours (or longer). Then you can pop your bath bombs out of the molds and store them in an airtight container.
For these small bath bombs I used mini muffin tins as molds:
Here, I used the Wilton heart shaped candy mold
I hope you have some fun with this easy DIY bath bomb recipe. Again, feel free to customize the scent and shapes for super special homemade gifts!
I am definitely planning seashell and horse shaped bombs for the beach and horse lovers in my family!