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Handmade Bath Bombs

Handmade bath bombs are easier to make than you think. Choose the scent you want, mix ingredients and pop it into a mold for inexpensive fragrant bomb. 

homemade bath bombsDo you love throwing these in your bath?? Handmade bath bombs are actually so easy to make and SO much cheaper than buying them in the store. If you’re ready for a homemade do it yourself project you can make in bulk and hand out as gifts too we have the recipe!

We first got into this when we discovered essential oils and loved them. Like, all 5 of us are fans now.

  • My youngest who loves baths got lavender lush bath bombs for her birthday last year. Then soon discovered that you could make them at home.

So, I got to experimenting and they were a lot easier to make than I initially thought.

If you’re wondering how to make homemade bath bombs, here are step by step directions for you too.

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How to make homemade bath bombs

Dry ingredients:

  • Bowl to mix your dry mixture well 
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp. epsom salt
  • 3/4 tsp. wate
  • 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
    • Or use almond oil / mixture of the 2
  • 2 tbsp. Organic Lavender Flowers
  • Bath bomb molds
    • Silicone molds are a lot messier trying to use 2 trays with half circles into one so I recommend the above model.

I do not recommend using food coloring as it can stain your tub. Drying time depends on your altitude and moisture in the air. 

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Directions:

    • In a large bowl add baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt.
    • Mix to combine
    • Add the essential oil, and water.
    • Stir to combine
    • Place a tbsp. of lavender flowers in the bottom of mold.
    • Press the mixture into mold and allow to dry for 3 hours.
    • Line a plate with parchment paper and place the bath bombs on there to dry for 24 hours.

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If you want to make other types, here’s a bath bomb recipe book you can grab too.

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