DIY: Make Your Own Bath Bombs


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This Valentine’s season, you deserve some pampering. And what better way to have a relaxing night in than with a nice, hot bath and a sweet-smelling, skin softening bath bomb?

But before you battle the crowds at Lush or wait a week for an online shop to send you some, why not make a few for yourself?

We’ve got your directions right here and we’re willing to bet you already have most of what you’ll need! If you don’t, pretty much everything can be found at your local grocery and craft stores.


What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup baking soda (for soft skin!)
  • ½ cup citric acid (the fizzing agent!)
  • ½ cup Epsom salt (to relax those muscles!)
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons essential oil
    • Lavender is the most relaxing or
    • Rose is a good one to keep with the Valentine’s theme
  • Food coloring or soap dye – whatever color(s) you want!
  • Bath bomb mold


What to Do

  1. Whisk together your dry ingredients in a bowl. If you picked out multiple colors, divide this mixture into bowls for however many colors you have.
  2. Mix the coconut and essential oils, dividing them into different bowls if you have multiple colors.
  3. Mix your food coloring/soap dye into your oil mixture.
  4. Whisk your oil mix with your dry ingredients slowly until the mixture just starts to stick together. It should have the consistency of damp sand when you’re done.
  5. Press the mixture into your mold and let it dry for at least four hours.
  6. Fill a bath, drop in your bath bomb, and relax!



I used these instructions to make a few pink, rose-scented and purple, lavender-scented bath bombs, both of which made for such a relaxing bath! What bath bomb recipes do you want to try or have you already tried? Tell us all about it in the comments!


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