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How to Make Bath Bombs

The best bath bomb recipe is right here.

Updated February 28, 2018
How to Make Bath Bombs
How to Make Bath Bombs

DIY bath bombs don't need to be complicated. Find the best bath bomb recipe of all in our article all about making bath bombs! This tutorial includes a video to show you how to make bath bombs at home that you'll absolutely obsess over. Give them as gifts or hoard them all for yourself - no one would blame you. If you have a hearty collection of essential oils on hand, you can really make a great variety of scents for different purposes. Wake up with orange or relax with lavender. The world is your oyster! Treat yourself and make bath bombs now.

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueBath and Beauty

Easy

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp essential oils
  • 3 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • Food coloring
  • Stand mixer
  • Bath bomb molds
  • Packaging used for apples

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer, combine baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salt. 

  2. Add in water, essential oils, and coconut oil.

  3. Stir in food coloring of your choice.

  4. Using bath bomb molds, scoop out the mixture and pack into the mold. Using your hands push the mixture into the cup until it is firm.

  5. Flip the cup over into the apple container.

  6. Let sit and harden for at least 12 hours, preferably 24.

Essential Oils and Their Uses

Wondering which essential oils to use for your bath bombs? Explore our infographic for their uses. You can click the image below for a larger version, or view the Essential Oils PDF Infographic.

Where Do You Get Citric Acid?

This is a popular question for this recipe! You can find citric acid at many grocery stores or general stores like Walmart or Target. Look for the canning section. You can also order it online.

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This bath Bomb looks really nice. But can I use Himalayan salt instead of Epsom salt for this recipe. I have Himalayan salt on hand and I use it in cooking. I have heard so much about its benefits for body and skin. So I really want to try this bath bomb recipe using Himalayan salt. If you want to know about this this salt then you can visit ittefaq.co .

I LOVE using tea tree oil and lavender. It's very refreshing and calming!

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