DIY Bath Bombs

If there is one thing to know about me, it's that I love taking baths. When we lived in North Carolina and had a large master bathroom, I took a bath at least three times a week. Then when we moved to Georgia, we only had one bathroom that we had to share with the kids, and the tub was very unimpressive. Think, 1950s split level home, with the tub from the 1950s. Still surprised we all left that house without any skin fungi. 

When we were house hunting I kept my fingers crossed that we would be able to get a house with a large master bathroom tub again. Luckily we were able to pull that off, and since we've moved, I think that I might be at a solid 1:1 ratio of baths versus showers. 

Most nights when I take a bath it's usually just warm water, nothing too fancy, but I really love being able to use bubble bath, Epsom salts, or bath bombs when possible. I've never bought anything from Lush before, because while everything seems amazing, spending $10 on something that will last one bath just doesn't seem like a smart financial decision. I saw a video last year on how to make bath bombs on your own, and decided to pull the trigger and give it a try for myself. They were surprisingly super easy, and  I love how you can customize them with scents, and colors to fit your personal preference. 

Yields about three bath bombs
1 c baking soda
1/2 c citric acid
1/2 c corn starch
1/2 c Epsom salt
3/4 tsp water
2 tsp essential oil 
1 tsp coconut oil
food coloring (optional)
circle mold (I got one at Michael's for $1)

In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. In a small dish, stir together all your wet ingredients, and add food coloring if desired, and then mix into the dry ingredients. You want the mixture to be slightly dry, but wet enough to mold and shape together in your hands. 

To make the bath bombs, fill one half of your molds, and then fill the other half, and then add a little more to the second half so that it's overflowing, and then press the two molds together and squeeze tight for a minute. Then open the mold, and lay the bath bomb on a fluffy towel. 

If your bath bomb does not come out in one ball when you open the mold, pour the mixture back into the bowl, and add more water, a teaspoon at a time, until you get the right consistency. (You can see a video of them being made here)

Once your bath bombs are made, lay them to dry and harden for 24 hours before using, and moving to another location. 


  1. so cool! I had no idea these were so easy to make - hello cheap christmas gifts!!


  2. Such a fun DIY! I want to make these!!


  3. I need to make these!! I am always complaining about how I want a Lush bomb but that they're too expensive. It looks like yours turned out great! I do have to ask though, do they fizz really well?


  4. I know these have to smell divine, but they are just so pretty to look at too! I may have to give it a try! Does it leave a mess in the bathtub? Some bath bombs leave a ring.

  5. I have always enjoyed taking a candle lit bubble bath after a long day. These DIY bath bombs look absolutely amazing and doable. Saved to Pinterest for future use!

  6. Ooh! I love bath bombs and a bubble bath! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try this!

  7. How fun! I've been wanting to try bath bombs!

  8. Wow, these look great! I rarely ever take baths because Lush bath bombs are so expensive, but I'll def have to try this out!

  9. This is a great gift idea. I would love to try this!

  10. My daughter loves these and I am thrilled to see how easy is to make them. They would make great gifts for Christmas.

  11. I have really wanted to try making these! Thanks for the DIY!

  12. Thanks! I am going to make these for my daughter for Christmas :)

  13. so cool! I had no clue these were so natural to make - hi shoddy christmas gifts!!love shower bombs and an air pocket shower! A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing. Can hardly wait to attempt this!

  14. Great.... Must try this one... But lazy me... lets see when I complete this simple and easy to follow DIY project..... Good Luck to you and your blog.

  15. Made these last night with my 6 year old. It was a blast. We made two batches with the water as an ingredient and it started to grow and puff up when we molded it, so we did two batches without water and a bit more coconut oil, those came out perfect!!

    Going to make this again in the future for sure