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Easy DIY Bath Bombs

Make bath time even better with these easy DIY bath bombs. They’re super simple to make plus they’re made with all-natural ingredients!

homemade heart shaped bath bombs sitting on cutting board

How to make your own bath bombs

I love bath bombs! They take bath time to a whole other level.

But I’m not a huge fan of the store-bought bath bombs because like so many other store-bought bath products they can be filled with nasty chemicals and junk.

And they can also be kinda pricey.

So I just make my own and they are super easy to make and they work really well.

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Bath bomb benefits & uses

Bath bombs contain ingredients that can help nourish your skin when added to the bath.

And depending on which combination of essential oils you use to create your bath bombs, the bath bombs can also help to relax you, soothe sore muscles or reduce menstrual cramps.

Epsom salt is one of the main ingredients in this DIY bath bomb recipe. Epsom salt is a chemical compound made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen.

Adding Epsom salt to the bath can help to soothe sore muscles as well as reduce stress.

Bath bomb vs bath salts

Bath bombs and bath salts are pretty much the same thing and serve the same purpose. Bath bombs get fizzy when you add them to the bath and bath salt does not.

Bath bomb ingredients & Supplies

You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to create your own homemade bath bombs.

Ingredients:

Supplies:

How to make easy DIY bath bombs

These bath bombs are easily customizable. You can create bath bombs for sore muscles, menstrual cramps, or for stress relief and relaxation. Customizable essential oil combos are located at the end of the tutorial.

To make these easy DIY bath bombs you’ll first want to gather all of the ingredients and supplies listed above.

Ingredients and supplies used to make diy bath bombs

Next, coat the inside of your bath bomb mold with coconut oil so your bath bombs will be easy to remove when dry.

I do this by simply adding some coconut oil to a paper towel and wiping the inside of the molds.

paper towel with coconut oil on it
wiping inside of heart shaped mold with napkin covered in coconut oil

You can use whatever type of bath bomb mold you prefer. They sell all types on Amazon.

You can use traditional round bath bomb molds, flower bath bomb molds, or these heart bath bomb molds. It’s totally up to you.

I had these heart-shaped molds on hand from when I made mini cheesecakes so that was what I used and they looked so pretty!

Add the following ingredients to a large bowl.

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of citric acid
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch
  • 1/3 cup of epsom salt
pouring dry bath bomb ingredients into large white bowl

Blend all the dry ingredients well with a spoon or whisk.

mixing dry bath bomb ingredients with spoon

Add 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil to a separate bowl.

stirring melted coconut oil in small white bowl

Add 20-30 drops of essential oil to the coconut oil. You can choose whatever combination of essential oils you choose. Mix the essential oils into the coconut oil.

I have several essential oil recipe combinations below if you need some ideas.

One is for relaxation, one is for menstrual cramps, and one is for sore muscles.

adding essential oils to coconut oil in small white bowl

Next, pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients.

pouring coconut oil and essential oils into dry bath bomb ingredients

Mix together with a whisk or spoon. Make sure everything is well blended.

mixing dry bath bomb ingredients and wet bath bomb ingredients with whisk

If you plan to use dry flowers you’ll need to sprinkle them into the bottom of your mold at this time.

Remember, the flowers are completely optional. They are pretty much just for aesthetics.

sprinkling dry flowers into bottom of heart shaped bath bomb molds

Using a spray bottle lightly spritz the ingredients with water.

This is the tricky part. You do not want to over saturate the ingredients. 4-8 spritz should do the trick.

Blend together well with your hands.

The ingredients will still feel very dry but will start to bind together when squeezed in your hand. If you get the ingredients too wet the bath bombs will not turn out correctly.

Next, firmly press the bath bomb mixture into your molds.

pressing diy bath bomb mixture into heart shaped mold

Sprinkle the dried flowers onto the surface of the bath bombs and press in making sure the surface of the bath bomb is smooth and even.

easy diy bath bombs drying in heart shaped mold

Allow to dry for at least 24 hours. I filled my molds about halfway and they were fully dry in about 12 hours. But if you try to remove them before they are fully dry you might ruin them.

So use caution. It’s best to allow them to dry as long as possible.

easy diy bath bombs lying on round cutting board next to essential oils

Bath bomb recipe for relaxation

If you want to unwind after a long day, try adding the following essential oil combination to your bath bomb recipe.

Both are great essential oils for stress relief and relaxation.

Bath bomb recipe for menstrual cramps

If it’s that time of the month and you are suffering from menstrual cramps, I recommend adding the following essential oil combination to your bath bomb recipe.

All three are amazing essential oils for hormone balance and support.

Bath bomb recipe for sore muscles

If you have sore muscles, try adding the essential oil combination below to your bath bomb recipe.

How to use bath bombs

To use your bath bombs all you have to do is fill your bathtub with warm water and drop the bath bomb in and sit back and relax!

These bath bombs also make a great DIY Mother’s Day, Valentine, or birthday gift. Simply put them in a cellophane bag with a cute little bow and your all set.

Or add them to a homemade gift basket.

If you enjoy these bath bombs, you’ll definitely want to check out my homemade bath oil as well.

I hope you enjoy these bath bombs as much as I do. I have very sensitive skin and am prone to irritation. Especially when it comes to bath products and these bath bombs don’t give me any issues.

If you have any trouble making them please let me know in the comments below. I’ll be more than happy to help!

Author: Candice Sinner

Hi! I’m Candice & I’m an essential oil junkie. I want to help you break free from toxic chemicals & toxic living so you can live the life God created you to live. Click here to learn more about me and my health journey.

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