DIY Bath Bomb Recipe That Is Super Easy To Follow

DIY Bath Bomb Recipe That Is Super Easy To Follow

A warm bath is something that just sounds so beyond relaxing and these DIY bath bombs take the relaxation to the next level.

Bath bombs have gone through the roof when it comes to popularity lately with thousands of options available. People of all ages love them and while they can cost up to $20 each to buy, you can make a whole batch yourself for just a couple of dollars.


Natural DIY Recipe

You should always research on bath bomb as certain ones contain artificial ingredients such as dyes and fragrances.

These DIY bath bombs are a great solution to the chaos of retail shopping. Made from nourishing essential oils and epsom salts, baking soda and citric acid that will take you away.

These can be boxed up for a great gift or for personal use after a long day of work or school.


A Great DIY Project for Kids

Certain DIY beauty recipes require exact measuring and the handling of harsh chemicals such as lye, so definitely not something for children to do. But these bath bombs are completely different and are an amazing project to do with kids.

They are easy to make with kid-safe ingredients and are completely versatile. Let the kids get creative with the scents, colors, and other customizations.



Bath bombs don't take that much time to make so it is important to have the ingredients on hand and everything ready to go. Most of the ingredients are easy to find in the home, but make sure you have these on hand:

Baking Soda

It is a necessary complement to the acidic citric acid and part of the fizzing reaction. I order food-grade aluminum free baking soda from here.

Citric Acid

It is necessary for the fizzing reaction that makes bath bombs feel like bathing in champagne. I order natural citric acid by the pound from here.

Corn Starch or Arrowroot

Corn starch provides the silky feel that we all love from bath bombs and holds it together. Arrowroot also works but doesn’t provide quite as silky of a finished product.

Epsom Salt, Oil & Liquid

  • Oil: Pick a simple oil like olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil or get more fancy with sea buckthorn oil, argan oil or apricot oil.
  • Epsom Salt: Stick to basic salt or take it up a notch with epsom salt or another favorite salt option.
  • Liquid: Basic water works, but I also love using organic witch hazel for some extra skin soothing.


Scents and Colors

this is where you can make the bath bombs unique to you. Use your favorite essential oils, add dried herbs or make them scent free. You can even add some natural dyes to change the color.


    Bath Bomb Ingredients

    • 8 ounces Baking Soda (about 1 cup)
    • 4 ounces Citric Acid (1/2 cup)
    • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) Sea Salt or Epsom Salt
    • 4 ounces Cornstarch (about 3/4 cup)
    • 2 tablespoons oil of choice 
    • 2 teaspoons witch hazel (or water) plus a little more if needed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or more water)
    • 30-40 drops of Essential oils or powdered dried herbs (ginger is great)

    How to Make Bath Bombs

    1. Combine dry ingredients (baking soda, salt, citric acid, and cornstarch) in a large bowl and mix well until combined.
    2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, witch hazel and vanilla extract and stir well. Add essential oils if using.
    3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients a few drops at a time. Mix well with hands (wear gloves if you have sensitive skin). Add powdered dried herbs if using.
    4. Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. You may need to add slightly more witch hazel if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet. I recommend using a spray bottle with additional liquid to evenly add.
    5. Quickly push mixture into molds, greased muffin tins or any other greased container. Press in firmly and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened. It will expand some and this is normal. You can push it down into the mold several times while it is drying to keep it from expanding to much. Using the metal molds will create a stronger and more effective final bath bomb.
    6. When dry, remove and store in air tight container or bag. Use within 2 weeks.


    Bath bombs are a great way to relax in the tub after a long day of dealing with kids, cooking, and all the other activities that life throws. If you’ve never tried them, we highly recommend it.

    Head over to Bubbly Belle to order some of our one-of-a-kind bath bombs. 

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