Learn how to make bath bombs at home. Homemade bath bombs are easy to make and are great for DIY gift giving.
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup Corn Starch
2 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil Melted
3/4 Tbsp water
12-15 drops essental oils
Bath Bomb molds see notes under craft tips
Optional: Food grade dried lavender flowers or fresh rosemary
Liquid coloring for soap
Small glass jar, Spoon, Whisk or fork, Measuring cup, Measuring spoons, Baking sheet with sides.
Combine the dry ingredients together in medium size bowl. Use the whisk or fork to stir together and remove any lumps. If adding dried flowers or herbs, add them in this step.
In the small glass jar, stir together the wet ingredients.
If coloring your bath bombs, now add 1-2 drops of coloring to the wet ingredients and stir
Slowly (and I mean slowly!) pour the wet mixture in with the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If you see the mixture fizz or foam, you may be adding the liquid too quickly. Just slow down adding the wet mixture.
Once the wet ingredients are combined with the dry, take a small amount in your hand and squeeze it together. It should stick together in maybe 1 -2 pieces. If it’s still too powdery to hold together, just slowly add a tiny bit more water and try squeezing it again.
Molding With 2 Sided Molds
Tightly pack each half of your mold with the mixture until it’s just overflowing a little. Press the mold pieces together, then gently remove one side of the mold. Place the bath bomb on a tray and allow to dry out before removing the other side (about an hour). The key here is be gentle in the
Molding With Silicone Ice Cube Tray
Tightly pack the bomb mixture into the molds, smooth and flatten the top. Let set for about 10 minutes and then carefully turn tray over and un-mold the bath bombs onto a baking sheet with a gentle tap to the top of each shape. As mentioned above, the key is to be gentle in the un-molding process!
Once your bath bombs are un-molded and on a baking sheet, they should dry at least 8 hours or overnight.
Once the bath bombs are totally dry, store in a glass jar.