DIY Lush Bathbombs

Updated on May 14, 2018
My favourite set of bath bombs, made by swirling two different food colourings in the form. Warning: fingernails will be stained for a few days!
My favourite set of bath bombs, made by swirling two different food colourings in the form. Warning: fingernails will be stained for a few days!

This version of how to make bath bombs doesn't use cornstarch, as it can cause infections and other possible health problems. My recipe includes instructions on how to use food colouring on the mold. I hope it inspires different finishing styles and looks.

Items Needed

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups (1/2, & 1 Cup)
  • Measuring Spoon (1 Teaspoon)
  • Whisk/Spoon
  • Form/Mold

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients
Amount
Bath Salt or Epsom Salt
1/2 Cup
Citric Acid
1/2 Cup
Sodium Bicarbonate
1 Cup
Olive Oil
3 Teaspoons
Water
3 Teaspoons
Essential Oil or Scents
2 Teaspoons
Food Colouring
10 Drops

You can use normal scented bath salts, but you may want to crush the majority of it! This can be used to replace the epsom salt. I also tend to add small chunks to add some character to mine!

You can put the food colouring separately in the batch to create a speckled design!
You can put the food colouring separately in the batch to create a speckled design!

Instructions

1. Measure out 1/2 a cup of epsom salt and citric acid, and 1 cup of sodium bicarbonate.

2. Mix the dry ingredients.

3. Add 2 teaspoons of essential oil or scent.

4. Add 3 teaspoons of olive oil and water. Don't worry if it starts to fizz when adding the water. This means that there is enough citric acid and that the mixture is going well. Add a few drops of food colouring with the water if you want the colour to be more even.

5. Mix well.

My Milky-Way Set!
My Milky-Way Set!

6. Add a few drops of food colouring. When adding the food colouring seperatly, it will create a speckled design.

7. Check to make sure the mixture feels like damp sand. If not, then add another teaspoon of water.

8.Put a tiny bit of olive oil in your form or mold. The form or mold can be a silicon form, an ice cube tray, or a special bath bomb mold.

9. Put some food colouring on your form and swirl it around with your finger. This will create a unique finish.

10. Pack the mixture into a mold or form.

11. Compress the mold or form.

12. Leave it to dry out for a few days or for 5 hours in the fridge.

13. Carefully remove the bath bomb.

14. Enjoy!

If you had some trouble following the instructions, then try this quick video that goes through the steps!

When storing the Bath bombs, make sure to keep them in places with a low humidity, as they are water magnets!

Easy to make a set and give them as a gift! Great for anyone who enjoys baths and down time!
Easy to make a set and give them as a gift! Great for anyone who enjoys baths and down time!

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        Anonymous 6 months ago

        Love it - great product.

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        Monique K-G 6 months ago from Switzerland

        This is a really fun pin and a great recipe for bath bombs that I tested multiple times, and learnt to make different and unique variations of. I hope you enjoy it!

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