Bath bombs have become very popular recently, thanks in part to stores like Lush bringing them to the mass market. If you’ve never experienced it before, you’ll want to try it! You drop one in the bathtub, and it bubbles up and smells delicious. And now I will share a Simple recipe to make your own bath bombs at home. So let’s start.
Here’s what you need for your bath bombs:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup of citric acid
- 1/2 cup of Epsom salt
- 3 teaspoons of water
- 3 teaspoons coconut oil (melted)
- 8-10 drops of orange essential oil
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- Food coloring (optional)
- Bath bomb mold or other mold
Step by step directions for making homemade bath bombs:
Step 1: mix the ingredients
Start by mixing all the dry ingredients in a bowl. These include baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid and epsom salt.
Step 2: mix well with a spoon
Stir well with a spoon, making sure all the ingredients are mixed.
Step 3: thawing process in the microwave
In a separate small glass bowl, melt the coconut oil in the microwave. It took about 30 seconds to melt mine. Be sure to use an oven mitt to remove it from the microwave when the bowl is hot. Next, add the essential oil.
Step 4: Add the orange
Next, take an orange and add 1 tablespoon of it to the coconut oil mixture. Now is the time to add a drop or two of food coloring if you like, and don’t forget the water. Mix the ingredients well.
Step 5: mix all the ingredients
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry kindness slowly, and stir as you walk on the other hand.
Step 6: Smooth sand
Stir gently until everything is combined. It should be the consistency of wet sand. I was surprised the mixture wasn’t more moist, but it worked perfectly! The best test is to use your hands to try to wrap it into a ball. If it sticks, then you are ready to put it in your molds.
Step 7: Prepare the mold
I used a mold meant for making round ice cubes, and it worked great. You can also buy molds made for bath bombs. Thoroughly coat each half of your mold in the mixture and then place the two halves together, pressing firmly. Gently remove each half of the mold and place your bath bomb on a paper towel to cure. Make a couple more with the rest of your mixture, and leave them to cure overnight. When you get up in the morning, they will be hard and ready to use!
The fun thing about bath bombs is that you can experiment with many different elements. You can add dried flowers to the bottom of the mold before filling it, or you can try different scents and colors. You can even do two colors, and make each bomb with half of one color and half of another!
It’s so much fun to put them in the water… they’ll wiggle and twirl everywhere. Check out my video below to see it in action!