The BEST DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

This is the best DIY bath bomb recipe to make if you're a beginner looking to make bath bombs for the very first time, or if you've made them before but need an excellent user-friendly recipe to use!

BEST DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Best DIY Bath Bomb Recipe:

When my kids were younger they were obsessed with bath bombs, and to be honest, I was too. They were our go-to for stocking stuffers, Easter baskets, Mother's Day... if there was a reason to give a gift, bath bombs were involved. We loved them so much that we started making them on our own, and this recipe was the one we always used.

The key to making this recipe work is not getting the mixture too wet, and keeping a wet sandy consistency, if you can nail that, the rest of this process is super simple.

Where to Purchase Bath Bomb Ingredients:

You can purchase most of these ingredients at your local grocery store, but it may be more cost-effective to purchase some of them on Amazon since you can get them in larger quantities and less money per ounce. I have linked you to Amazon options in the ingredient list below.

BEST DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Best Essential Oils for Bath Bombs:

You can use any scent of essential oils that you like best. Some of my favorites are lavender, peppermint, and any of the citrus scents, but you can be as creative as you like. My only suggestion is to purchase an organic option since these will be touching your body. I've linked to some inexpensive organic ones below.

DIY Bath Bomb Molds:

When I make bath bombs I use a 3-inch Christmas tree ornament (linked below), fill each half, and then mold them together. You can get creative though with a lot of different mold shapes, and Amazon has a ton of different options that you can purchase and try!

BEST DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Ingredients for DIY Bath Bomb Recipe:

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 (scent of choice)
1 tsp coconut oil
food coloring (optional)
circle mold (I got one at Michael's for $1)

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  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