Bath Bombs – A Fun DIY Project

Enjoy this simple diy bath bomb recipe

Enjoy this simple DIY bath bomb recipe

Bath bombs are a fun fizzy and luxurious addition to a warm bath. The advantages of making one is that you choose what goes inside. No need to use dye for colors. Clays herbs or other natural items can be used for beautiful color.

Bath Bombs are fun easy yet sometimes frustrating to make

I’ve made one to many bath bomb recipe fails. As simple as this project looks, the liquid and powder combination needs to be just right. If not, you’ll find your bath bombs crumbling before you can toss one into the tub.

It was a happy craft day when this batch of bath bombs turned out absolutely perfect. I was able to take this cute little bomb out of my mold in one nice solid piece. They even stored in an airtight glass jar where they held together perfectly till used.

As I spend more time creating homemade products, I can tell you one factor that effects how well these substances blend together is the weather. Rain, sun, humidity all factor in on the final product. Something else I’ve learned is that citric acid can be a little tricky to work with.

epson salt and rose petals in a silicone mold

I was determined not to have another fail recipe

I did a few things differently this time. The addition of clay in my mixture was a good choice. I would think any type of powdered skin clay should work but I’ve only tried the Cambrian Blue. it’s not enough color to see in the photo, but it will fizz blue in the bath. Another thing I did differently was to add all the Witch Hazel and essential oils together. I slowly poured my liquid into my powder mixture while continuously mixing until it was completely blended. I’ve tried the spray bottle method a few times and never had good results.

I first sprinkled epson salt on the bottom of my mold. I had small rose petals but tore them up even smaller and added them on top. As always, I’m experimenting as I go. The one thing I would do differently is add less salt. For a thicker bath bomb, just start with four mold cups. Although it’s a small amount of rose petals, it’s a perfect amount to enjoy in a bath.

This is a small recipe. You can easily double it.

Bath Bombs

Easy bath bombs decorated with rose petals and epson salt

Equipment

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Silicone Molds
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Sieve
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Thin Gloves

Ingredients

  • 6 Ounces Baking Soda ¾ cup
  • 3 Ounces Citric Acid ¼ cup and 2 tbsp
  • 1 Tsp Witch Hazel
  • 1 Tsp Blue Clay
  • ½ Tsp Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • ½ Tsp Palmarosa Essential Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Epson Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Rose Bud Petals

Instructions

  • Add Baking Soda & Citric Acid to a mixing bowl by first pouring through a sieve.
  • Add Blue Clay and mix well. The clay will have more color when it is used in the tub.
  • Mix Witch Hazel, Clary Sage essential oil and Palmarosa essential oil in a small glass container. Mix well.
  • Break up the rose petals to very small pieces, add epson salt them petals to bottom of silicone mold.
  • Add a little Witch Hazel mixture to Baking Soda mixture and blend with a whisk. Continue till all liquid is mixed in. Use gloves to finish mixing everything together. It should stick together like sand when you squeeze it in your hand.
  • Press the mixture into your molds