How To Make Bath Bombs
My family loves bath bombs! I have finally found a recipe that works (yes, there were several attempts with some big failures). I’m ready to share this recipe with you – easy to personalize, great gift idea, and easy to make with most household items right in your home.
How To Make Bath Bombs Video
start with the dry Bath Bomb ingredients first.
In a large bowl, add 1 cup of baking soda.
Next you’ll add 3 Tablespoons of Citric Acid. You can find this at your grocery store or purchase it online. Citric Acid is what makes your bath bomb “fizz”.
Add 3 Tablespoons cornstarch.
Mix these ingredients together. A whisk works really well for this project. It helps to break up any lumps in this first step and will help with the next set of ingredients as well.
Next move onto the Bath Bomb wet ingredients.
I am making the basic recipe here so you can add the wet ingredients separately for this version – I call it the snowball version, no color, no scents.
Add 3 Tablespoons of any oil of your choice. (Almond, Coconut, Olive, Canola, etc.) and whisk.
If you are wanting to add scents and color – add a few drops of food color, and for scents add a few drops of essential oil. Mix with the oil first and then whisk into the dry ingredients.
After the above is mixed together well, check the consistency. Does it stick together or does it need a little more liquid. You should be able to press it together and it’ll stick if it’s ready, not crumble.
Most likely you’ll need some water. Whisk as you add about 1 Tablespoon or less of water. Whisk while you pour the water in as you don’t want the citric acid to react.
Whisk all the ingredients together until the mixture is evenly mixed together.
You’ll need a mold and there are lots of choices. You can purchase a mold from a store or online, you can use ice cube trays or silicone trays, and what I’m using are 2 small bowls.
Pack your bath bomb in the mold.
You can stop there to make a bomb tablet or fill up a second mold/bowl.
Take the 2 half molds/bowls and press them together.
You’ll need to let your bath bombs set for 2 days. You can either leave them in the mold that long, or carefully take them out to dry.
When taking them out of the mold, lightly tap the outside of the mold with a spoon to help them release.
How To Make Bath Bombs Video
Find out “What Exactly Does It Mean To Repurpose Or Upcycle“, save money, and create the most amazing things.
How To Make Bath Bombs and Sugar Scrub Video
As seen on Chas’ Crazy Creations Facebook Live
As seen on Hometalk
Shop any of these stores and I receive a small commission at no cost to you.
EASY & AWESOME DIY GIFTS ON A BUDGET TO MAKE AND SELL Ebook
Do you love to make gifts for friends and family members? Would you like to personalize your gifts too? This book is for you! Over 30 DIYs gifts on a budget plus extra tips, tricks, eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas, and more!
So what are you waiting for?!!! Get your copy today and start creating!
How To Make Bath Bombs
- Baking Soda
- 3 Tablespoons of Citric Acid
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 Tablespoons of any oil
- **Optional** Food coloring & essential oil
- In a large bowl, add 1 cup of baking soda.
- Add 3 Tablespoons of Citric Acid.
- Add 3 Tablespoons cornstarch.
- Mix these ingredients together with a whisk.
- Add 3 Tablespoons of any oil of your choice.
- Add a few drops of food color and essential oils if you choose.
- Whisk as you add about 1 Tablespoon or less of water.
- Whisk all the ingredients together until the mixture is evenly mixed together.
- Pack your bath bomb in the mold.
- You can stop there to make a bomb tablet or fill up a second mold/bowl.
- Take the 2 half molds/bowls and press them together.
- Let your bath bombs set for 2 days.
- Lightly tap the outside of the mold with a spoon to help them release.
I bought some of these for my daughter – next time I’ll have to make her some! Thanks for sharing this!
Thanks Roseann. I know how they can really add up at the store. It’s always nice to be able to make them the way you like as well – your favorite colors, scents, etc. 🙂
cant find citric acid at walmart
You can get some on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2PXNMs8
i love bathbombs so im glad you sent this to learn to make it my first time making it
Thank you Faith, I hope it works great for you too 🙂
yea me too
Looks quite easy and a great gift idea.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a beautiful day~
Thanks Debra 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your time with your family this Thanksgiving weekend. Please say hi to everyone for me.
Thanks Chas for making these. My granddaughter and I are trying to decide what to make her Mom & Dad for Christmas and bath bombs are on the list. I like your recipe because it’s nice & simple. Into my Chas folder it goes……… 🙂
Thanks Linda. I had to work for this one, many recipes, and many fails. This one works 🙂 Let me know how it goes. You can make them all shapes and sizes.
Such neat a idea!!
I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thank you Jess, I would love to.
This is a perfect post right before the holidays! Great gift idea.
Thank you so much Libbie 🙂
I’ve always been interested in how to make a bath bomb, so this really helps.
Thank you Chloe 🙂
Wow, that is so simple and yet shop charge stupid money for these things.
Thank you Molly, and you can personalize them in so many ways.
I was looking for a recipe for these! thanks!! excited to try
I’m so glad, I hope they are what you were looking for.
I’ve never used them but seeing the ingredients that I have already I’m definitely going to give them a go!
Thanks Linda, let me know how it goes 🙂
I’ve been wanting to try something like this for a long time! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!
Thank you so much Lynda, and I love that you can make them in any size, color, scent you want to personalize them 🙂
Coconut oil, the extra virgin scented flavored kind. I get it from Vitacost because we eat and slather it and it’s a great price for the quantity. Had to add a tad more. Bliss! Thank you!
Thank you Hialeah and thanks for sharing the great tips! 🙂
what do you recommend for coloring? would regular food coloring stain tubs?
Hi Alison, thanks for your great question. So a little food coloring goes a long way. It only takes a couple drops to make it a color. There is so little used that it should not stain your tub.
Thank you for teaching me how to do it in a simple, straightforward way.
You are a good teacher, and the graphics are excellently posted.
Thank you so much Samuel, and welcome!
I wish I could take a bath. I would love to make them
Thanks Darlene, You could make them a smaller size and use them to soak your feet, perhaps you could enjoy them that way?
Have you tried making them with Epsom Salt?
Hi Kathleen, I did try several versions before coming to this recipe. When I added Epsom salts the recipe went together nicely, but after sitting for about 30 minutes the bath bomb flattened like a pancake and then reacted so it was a weird texture.
Great idea for gifts. I am pinning and will try as soon as we have our house on the market. I am looking forward to some real play time.
Happy Mother’s Day, Kippi
Thank you so much Kippi and thanks for the Pin. I absolutely love that you’re wanting to give it a try.
I always wondered what went in bath bombs. Thanks!
Thanks Michelle, they’re so easy and fun to make.
You make that look ridiculously easy and I love “all things Bath”!
I have the luxury of an Epsom Salt bath each week (mostly) but
yours is an added “easy” bonus. Thanks for sharing – keep experimenting!
Thank you for sharing, and I love that you have a luxury bath each week… sounds delightful.
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.
Thank you so very much Marilyn, and thanks for all the support and help 🙂
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.
Thanks for the Pin and sharing Marilyn, that’s so very kind of you 🙂
This recipe makes sense to me. Except for the oil, it even looks like it could be adapted for toilet bombs. Do you have a good recipe for toilet bombs?
Thanks Melanie, and I have heard of people making these for their toilets but I have not made any yet. I have used alka seltzer tabets to clean my toilets though.
Chas, thank you for your easy to follow, straight to it videos! My daughter and I are going to….errr plan on?? making all homemade Christmas gifts this year. Your “bombs” & “scrubs” are definitely on our to do list! Thank you, blessings to your family this holiday season.
Thank you so much Heidi and I LOVE that you and your daughter are going to make homemade gifts together. What fun memories you’re building!
Thanks for sharing your discovery!
Thank you so much Michele
I am wondering if my granddaughters are old enough to tackle these. The problem with baking with them is how they want to taste everything. Maybe this would be an alternative until they are a little older. They do love their bath bombs!
Oh I love that idea to make them with them. There aren’t any harmful ingredients too if they do try them. I want pictures too!
What a fun idea for a gift, or to use for me. Love this Chas!
Thank you so much, Kim, I love that they’re all natural too.