How To Make Your Own Original Bath Bomb

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Everyone loves bathing especially with bath bombs. However, some people may not be in a position to purchase the bath bombs. One of the solutions to this is creating them yourself. Here is a step by step guide to taking you through the process of making your own bath bombs.

What are Bath bombs?

These are the delightful ball like chunks placed in the bathtubs- they explode to produce a good smelling scent in the bathroom. The bath bombs may be a little bit pricy hence buying your own ingredients and making them at home can help you cut down the costs. Another advantage of making them yourself is that you can customize the color, shape, and scent to perfectly meet your preferences.

The recipe in this guide makes up to 12 bath bombs. However, the exact number of resulting bath bombs depends on the size of the molds that you will use.


  • Time: up to 10 minutes of working, several hours to facilitate drying
  • Cost: approximately $2 per bomb. However, if you create a dozen and you add a biodegradable glitter the prices drop.
  • Difficulty: easy

What You Need

  • 8 oz of baking soda
  • 4 oz of Epsom salt
  • 4 oz of corn starch
  • 4 oz of citric acid
  • A large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Biodegradable glitter
  • Dried flower petals (not necessary)
  • 21/2 tablespoons of coconut oil (may be any other vegetable oil)
  • A tablespoon of water
  • 2 teaspoons of essential oil (for additional scent)
  • A small bowl or jar
  • About 10-20 bath bomb molds


  1. Mix the baking soda, corn starch, citric acid, and Epsom salt together in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk to ensure the mixture is clump free. You can add the biodegradable glitter at this stage if you want some more visual decorations.
  2. Mix the vegetable oil, food coloring, essential oil and water in a jar. At this step, you have to make decisions on your preferred scent. You may vary the quantities to suit your desired taste. Peppermint and cinnamon can be used for a refreshing Eucalyptus can also be used if you want a classic scent. It is at this step where you also make decisions about the color. Use your preferred food colorings.
  3. Add the mixture containing the liquids to the solid mixture slowly as you whisk. Mix slowly until you end up with a damp sand-like mixture free from clumps.
  4. Staff the resultant mixture into bath bomb molds as soon as possible to prevent drying. Ensure you have enough molds to make a dozen or more bombs.
  5. Let the bombs dry preferably for the whole day or lesser if your mold has few details in it.

After drying the bombs will be ready for use. Put one bomb in the tub and enjoy the work of your hands. You can pack others and gift to your family or friends for more fun together.

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