Lush Bath Bomb Recipe

Whether you are new to using organic bath bomb for sensitive skin or simply want a new do-it-yourself project, there are few crafts more rewarding and more fun than making your very own bath bombs! Heading to the mall to pick up a bath bomb or two can leave you with a receipt total that was a bit more than you were expecting. To get all of the relaxing benefits of the bath bomb without the bath bomb gift sets pricing, follow this recipe to bath time bliss! Our bath bomb recipe is absolutely safe for your gorgeous fiberglass tub, freestanding and built-in bathtub.


Grab These Ingredients

  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 8-10 drops of essential oil (your choice of the scent)
  • Silicone candy molds or cupcake liners
  • Food coloring (If you want your bath bomb to be a certain shade)


Bath Bomb Creation:

  • Once you’ve got your ingredients, combine the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch in a medium mixing bowl. If you would like to add food coloring, now is your chance! Just a few drops will do to add a pop of color to the beginnings of your bath bombs. Most crafty bath bomb makers will pick either a color they find enjoyable or a color that matches the essential oils that they chose. Lavender would be purple, rose would be pink, mint would be green and other similar match ups.
  • Set that mixing bowl aside and grab a separate bowl to combine the preferred essential oils to get your favorite bath bomb smell. Once mixed, add to the dry ingredients bowl—while stirring the entire time! If you pour the oils too quickly, they may make your mixture clump.
  • Use your hands to knead the entire mixture together. If everything goes well up to this step the mixture should have the feel and the consistency of when you are building a sandcastle.
  • Scoop your sandcastle like mixture into whichever kind or shape of mold you are using. Once the mixture is in the mold, make sure to pack it down as tight as you can. Your fingertips or the back of a spoon can work wonders in making sure that the mixture is forming tightly to the mold in order to create the correct shape and texture.
  • Once shaped, let your bath bombs dry in the molds for at least 24 hours. You’ll know they are ready to go once they start to feel solid and can pop right out of the molds they were shaped in. They are then ready to be used as part of your very own customized bath bomb experience!


Sometimes the best bath bomb for you is the one that you can make yourself! Follow this bath bomb recipe and instructions for your next girls’ night in, to make great gifts for friends or simply just to experiment with a new way of bringing the joy of bath bombs into your home.

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