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DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Posted by  ·  August 22, 2014  ·  Last Updated: August 22, 2014

If you love Lush Bath Bombs you won’t want to miss this amazing recipe!  It’s perfect activity for a birthday party, craft night or just for fun! Your girls will love making their own bath bombs!  They also make a great handmade gift, don’t miss my handmade gift guide for more fun ideas!

How to make  foaming bath bombs


2 Cups Baking Soda

1 Cup Citric Acid

4 teaspoons massage oil ( or 2 teaspoons essential oil and 2 teaspoons olive oil)

Spray bottle with water

mold (60 mm 2 part plastic ball) (I am also thinking the bottoms of two large Easter eggs could be used)

This amount only made 5 bath bombs. If I was making more I would buy the citric acid online in bulk. The small bottle you see pictured (1/2 cup) was $2.50. I purchased it from my local health food store.

Mix baking soda and citric acid in large mixing bowl. Mix very well! You can use an electric mixer if you like.
Add in 4 teaspoons of scented massage oil (or other combination of skin safe essential oil for scent and another oil for moisturizing the skin). The scent is personal, so start with a teaspoon or so and add more until you are satisfied. Mix well.
This next step can be a bit tricky because you don’t want your bath bomb to start fizzing. Start by adding a couple of fine mist sprays of water to your mixture and mix well.
You will continue spraying until the mixture will clump in your hand when squeezed. (I used 5-8 sprays, however this will depend greatly on your local climate)

Fill one half of your mold. Pack it tightly.

Fill the other half of the mold and place them together—don’t snap together. I slightly overfilled each half. When I pushed the two halves together they became a ball.
The bath bomb worked great. It provided fizz, bubbles and fun for my daughter’s bath.
There are a lot of ways to have fun with this recipe, add a scent or color and try using fun molds to make them pretty.  Let me know if you try it out! Enjoy.

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  1. Alexis
    Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
    Love this and can't wait to try this out for Mother's Day!
  2. Lynsey
    Friday, January 30th, 2015
    Don't use coconut oil. It is liquid at warm temperatures but solidifies when it cools off and may clog your drain. The essential oil is for aromatherapy. These look great! I can't wait to try!
  3. Susanna
    Friday, December 19th, 2014
    How do you store them before you use it? Do you have to keep it in the ball mold?
  4. Tiffany
    Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
    I found the molds at Michael's in the Christmas department for ornament crafts.
  5. Erin
    Friday, September 19th, 2014
    The mold looks like a DIY tree ornament or some such.
  6. Emily Murphy
    Saturday, August 30th, 2014
    This looks so cool! I am going to try it. :)
  7. Erin
    Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
    Could you use coconut oil for the essential oil and olive oil?
  8. Denice Metz
    Friday, August 22nd, 2014
    where did you find the mold?
  9. Lauren
    Friday, August 22nd, 2014
    If you use witch hazel instead of water, it's less risk of your mixture fizzing. That being said I tried to make these in the middle of July... while there was no water near my mixture, they started reacting to the moisture in the air.