5 DIY Bath Bombs You Can Easily Make in Your Own Kitchen

Updated on November 20, 2019
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Sometimes you want to treat yourself and spend a whole day in a spa salon. But why spend money if you can arrange a spa at home? Here are 5 amazing recipes for bath bombs that you can easily make right in your own kitchen.

1. Candy Cane Bath Bomb



  • 0.5 cups olive oil, (or coconut, almond, grapeseed oil)
  • 0.5 cups corn starch
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • peppermint essential oil
  • molds, (muffin, cupcake molds or plastic egg holders)

How to Make

Mix all the dry ingredients. Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to a 0.5 cup of olive oil. Stir everything to a wet sand consistency. Use a spoon to fill the molds with the mixture, making sure that the mixture stays put in molds. This amount is enough for about 20 small molds. Leave the molds to dry for 24 hours.

After the bombs are ready, you can pack them in gift bags. But do not forget to leave a couple of pieces for yourself.

2. Lemon Bath Bomb



  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 0.5 cup citric acid
  • 0.5 cup corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon water
  • 2 teaspoons almond oil
  • lemon essential oil
  • yellow food coloring
  • decor (dried petals, flowers, etc.)
  • plastic ball-shaped molds

How to Make

In a large bowl, mix baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and sea salt. In a small bowl, mix almond oil, water, coloring, and lemon essential oil. Pour the liquid mixture into a dry one. Whisk everything until the ingredients are blended smoothly. Try to roll the mixture into a ball. If the mixture does not hold shape, sprinkle it lightly with water spray. Do not add too much water, otherwise the mixture will fizz and will not crystallize properly.

If the consistency is right, spoon the mixture into molds. Leave to dry for at least 2 hours. Then remove from the molds and leave to dry on a towel for a night.

3. Rose Milk Bath Bomb



  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 0.5 cup citric acid
  • 0.5 cup corn starch
  • 0.25 cup milk powder
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt
  • dried rose petals
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3–4 teaspoons almond oil
  • 15-20 drops rose oil
  • plastic or silicone molds.

How to Make

In a large bowl, mix baking soda, citric acid, milk powder, and sea salt. Add rose petals previously cut into small pieces. In a small bowl, mix water, almond oil and rose essential oil. Mix together the dry and the wet ingredients. Try to squeeze a handful of mixture in your hand. If the mixture holds its shape, it can be placed in the molds. If the mixture crumbles once you open your fist, lightly spray it 1–2 times with water until you can form a shape. Do not overspray, or the mixture will begin to fizz and will not crystallize properly.

Use plastic or silicon molds to form the bath bombs. It is best to half fill the molds first, then press each one so that the mixture fills the form well. Then fill the remaining half. This recipe makes 2-3 medium bath bombs or 8 small bath bombs.

4. De-stress Bath Bomb



  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons dried chamomile leaves or chamomile tea
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
  • 0.5 cup water (more if necessary)
  • essential oil (cedar, bergamot, rosemary, lemon, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus)

How to Make

Using a spice mortar or a coffee grinder, grind lavender and chamomile leaves into fine crumbs. Mix with baking soda. Add enough water to make a paste, not a liquid mass. Distribute into small molds.

Heat the oven to 430 F (220 C) and bake the molds for 15–20 minutes. Take them out of the oven and leave to cool down. Once the bombs are completely cooled, leave them to dry. Pour essential oils over the bombs and leave until completely absorbed. Put them into small jars and store until use.

Alternatively, you can mix lavender, chamomile, and baking soda. Mix with 10–20 drops of each essential oil. Do not add water. Place into an airtight jar. Before use, put 1–2 teaspoons of the mixture under a hot water jet in the bath.

5. Green Tea Bath Bombs



  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 0.5 cup corn starch
  • 0.5 cupcitric acid
  • 0.25 cups sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons green tea (ground)
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 0.25 tablespoon olive oilor any other oil

How to Make

Mix citric acid, cornstarch, and pre-ground green tea. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Put a thin paper towel in the muffin or cupcake molds. Distribute the mixture into the molds using your finger or a spoon, and add more mixture if necessary. Smooth the tops of the bombs. Leave the bombs to dry for several hours. Once dried, they will harden. Carefully shake or blow off the crumbs.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2017 Shushanik


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