Saturday, December 12, 2015

DIY Bath Bombs

Hi guys! 

Today we're making Bath Bombs.


These are great for gifting AND personal use...because if you're anything like me, you love a nice warm bath in the winter months. If you're looking for a simple gift that's low cost but high impact, give these a try.

Let's get started with the list of supplies you'll need:
    • 1/2 cup citric acid*
    • 1 cup baking soda
    • 3/4 cup cornstarch
    • 1/4 cup epsom salt
    • food coloring
    • essential oil of your choosing
    • small spray bottle
    • silicon ice cube tray

*If you're having trouble finding citric acid, look in the spice section at your local health food store - it's granulated and comes in a shaker because some use it as a salt substitute. Who knew?!


  1. Dump the citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch and epsom salt into a bowl and stir.
  2. Fill your spray bottle with tap water and some drops of food coloring, as dark as you want it.
  3. Spray the mixture in your bowl and stir. You want the mixture to get clumpy like wet sand. The more you spray the more color you'll get. And if your mixture fizzes a little bit right now, that's okay.
  4. Now add drops of your essential oil - I used peppermint - as many as you like to reach desired smell.
  5. Using a spoon and your hands, press the mixture into your mold. Pack it in hard so your bombs won't crumble upon removal. I used ice cube trays, but muffin tins would work also.
  6. Let your bombs sit over night, then carefully pop them out and package them. Ta-da! This recipe will make 15 bombs using a 3x5 grid silicon ice cube tray. I doubled it to make two colors.

I packaged mine in clear cellophane wrap - if you use a jar, poke an air hole in the top because the bombs like a little bit of air. Another tip: Don't be too rough with them because they are fragile. You want to be sure these get to your bath in one piece for maximum enjoyment!

This year I gave these to my mom & sisters along with homemade body butter and a coffee scrub. I like using beauty products that are free from harmful {or just plain hard to pronounce} ingredients. By making your own, you control the mix-ins, and it's fun!

Keep creating, DIYers!