DIY Bath Bombs – Homemade Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial

Bath bombs are all the rage right now and for good reason – they make your bath time so much more luxurious! In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of how to make your own DIY bath bombs. If you’ve never made one before, don’t worry – it’s actually really easy and your house will smell amazing while you’re making them! 

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Do you love taking baths? Who doesn’t, right? Have you ever tried bath bombs? They are amazing!

If you haven’t tried them, then you are missing out. Not only do they make your bath super relaxing and soothing, but they also make it smell great.

Bath bombs are really easy to make. So why not try making them yourself? If it’s just not something you have the time to do, check out these luxurious bath bombs I found below!

If you’re ready to have some fun and make bath bombs yourself, then get ready. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make DIY bath bombs using just a few simple ingredients. You’re going to love them!

What are the ingredients for bath bombs?

ingredients for diy bath bombs

How do you make homemade bath bombs?

Makes 5 medium bath bombs

Step 1.

First, add the baking soda, Epsom salts, cornstarch, citric acid, mica, and eucalyptus leaves to a large bowl and stir with a whisk until completely combined.

mixing ingredients for bath bombs

Step 2.

Next, add the sweet almond oil, water, and eucalyptus oil to a small jar, secure the lid, and shake well.

essential oils for bath bombs

Step 3.

Slowly pour the liquid into the dry mixture, whisking the entire time, so as not to activate the fizz.

mixing ingredients for diy bath bombs

Step 4.

Overfill two halves of the bath bomb molds, push together, and gently twist.

placing bath bomb mixture in mold

Step 5.

Finally, allow bath bombs to set for 8 hours or more, then remove them from the mold. You may need to gently tap the bottoms for them to release easier.

bath bomb mold with ingredients

Voila! Beautiful homemade bath bombs that look like they come from an expensive retail shop. removing bath bombs from mold

Just look at that gorgeous color and perfect shape. Using a mold really makes this craft project so simple!

bath bombs on counter

The great thing about this bath bomb recipe is you can change out the essential oils to whatever bath bomb fragrance you like. There are so many good ones to choose from. Here are a few!

You can also change the color by adding different shades of mica powders. If you want to make a two-toned bath bomb, mix the two colors separately before layering them in the mold.

Look at this beautiful soft pink bath bomb with tiny rose petals. If you decide to add dried flowers like lavender or roses, be sure they are free from pesticides.

Oh, and if you don’t want to clean them out of the tub when you’re finished; don’t add them. LOL!

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These sweet little homemade bath bombs are just perfect for:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • bridesmaid gifts
  • girl’s spa day
  • sweet sixteen birthday
  • little girl’s birthday
  • Easter basket idea
  • get well soon
  • anniversary gift

How about ringing up your girlfriends and hosting a make-your-own-bath-bombs party?

But wait! There’s more! No bath would be complete without one of these luxurious bathtub trays!

Or a custom bathtub tray like this one below! Am I right?

custom bathtub tray
credit: 113woodworks

How do you make bath bombs with 3 ingredients?

You can also make a simple 3 ingredient DIY bath bomb using just baking powder, a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil, and apple cider vinegar. This recipe is so easy and doesn’t require citric acid.

How do you make a 100% natural bath bomb?

Easily make these bath bombs 100% natural by using pure essential oils and natural colorants or no color at all.

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Learn how to make homemade bath bombs with this simple tutorial.
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Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Small jar with cover
  • Bath Bomb Mold

Materials

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup epsom salts
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • ½ tsp green mica powder
  • 1 tbsp dried eucalyptus leaves
  • 1 tsp sweet almond oil
  • ½ tbsp water
  • 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Instructions

  • Add the baking soda, Epsom salts, cornstarch, citric acid, mica, and eucalyptus leaves to a large bowl and stir with a whisk until completely combined.
  • Add the sweet almond oil, water, and eucalyptus oil to a small jar, secure the lid, and shake well.
  • Slowly pour the liquid into the dry mixture, whisking the entire time, so as not to activate the fizz.
  • Overfill two halves of the bath bomb molds, push together, and gently twist.
  • Allow bath bombs to set for 8 hours or more, then remove from the mold. You may need to gently tap the bottoms for them to release easier.

 

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  1. Emily Pray says:

    Wow those bath bombs are awesome! I may even try to make some! 💖💖💖

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