In this article we're sharing how to make natural bath bombs. Bath bombs are everywhere, they're colourful and smell absolutely amazing. However, a lot of stores over price them, here we'll show you how to make bath bombs for a fraction of the price using natural ingredients. Once you're done you'll be able to enjoy long warm relaxing soaks using your creation or present as a gift to your friends and family.
Making your own bath bomb is a lot easier than you think and can be a lot of fun. Plus the biggest positive we think is you decide what goes into it. You can select your essential oils based on how you want to feel and what you want to smell during your soak. Add natural oils based on which oil provides your skin with the best benefits.
Bath Bomb Ingredients
- Epsom Salt - relieves stress, helps to sooth muscles and detoxifies
- Baking Soda - creates the bath bomb fizz, helps with itchy / irritated skin
- Citric Acid
- Corn Starch
- Natural Oil - helps to keep skin hydrated and moisturised (Shea Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil (melted), Jojoba Oil or Grapeseed Oil)
- Essential Oil - can provide a calm and relaxing experience. In addition to making the bath bomb smell amazing
- Dry colouring pigment - optional
- Mixing bowl
- Latex gloves
- Bath bomb moulds
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Dish / Tray
- Wrapping tissue paper
- Spray bottle
Step by Step guide to making Bath bombs
- Measure and add the dry ingredients (listed below) into your mixing bowl
- 1/4 cup of Epsom salt
- 1 cup of Baking soda
- 1/2 cup of Corn starch
- 1/2 cup of citric acid
- Colouring pigment - Add as little or as much as you desire
- Mix the ingredients together with the whisk
- Add 2 teaspoons of your chosen natural oil into the whisked dry ingredients.
- Add 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oil.
- Slowly whisk the above ingredients together thoroughly.
- Gradually spritz water into the mixture. Don't add too much water as this will cause the fizzy reaction and we don't want that to happen just yet.
- You should always spritz and slowly mix until you get the right consistency.
- At this point we recommend mixing by hand.
- Slowly mix the mixture together until the powder holds its shape when you squeeze it together
- If the powder separates when you release it then you need to spritz a little more water into the mixture and mix.
- Once the mixture holds its shape after squeezing and releasing then its ready to be added to the bath bomb moulds.
- Very slightly grease the moulds with your chosen natural oil. This will make removing the bath bombs easier.
- Add the mixture in the moulds. Once you have added enough mixture into the moulds firmly press top and bottom mould together and brush off any excess mixture.
- Remove the top half of the mould. If it doesn't hold its shape remould by repeating 'Step 8'.
- Place the moulds in a dish for 48 hours. Remember not to remove the bottom mould. The bath bombs have to set in the bottom half of the mould.
- After 48 hours remove the bottom half of the mould. You should now have a rock hard bath bomb.
- Wrap the bath bombs individually in wrapping tissue paper. These can be given as presents to family and friends.
Making bath bombs is easy and fun. What we really love is you get to create a bath bomb that right for you. Whether you want a relaxing / calming bomb or you want a fruity smelling bomb.. you can pick ingredients to suit your mood / taste. Homemade bath bombs are good for 6 months. Remember to store in a moisture free clear container.