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How to Make Bath Bombs

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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


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


  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.

What are your favorite essential oils and why?

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How many does this recipe make?

Hi there! It makes about 6 or 8. I'd suggest checking out our video if you're on Facebook. Here is the URL: Enjoy!

It is that time of the year when you begin to see the big box stores fill there shelves with bath baskets and such. Wouldn't it be an even better gift if you created the basket yourself? These easy DIY bath bombs are done in under an hour and you can easily customize them to the person you are giving it to. Do not forget to make extras of them all for yourself.

I am not really sure if I can actually get my hands on the packaging used for apples. I understand what it is for but I am hoping a muffin tin will be sufficient.

I was wanting to make some bath bombs for gifts this year and never realized it was this easy. I love using essential oils and would love making gifts for others to see their benifits. The tutorial is a good one to follow but there is no video as said. There is also a chart to show what oils to use for a few aliments. Lavender is alwaysa good option for evening relaxxation.

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 .

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


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