Make Your Own DIY Bath Bombs At Home

DIY Bath Bombs

Have you ever used a bath bomb?  They’re the coolest things ever, and are super trendy right now.  Bath bombs are sold at lots of bath and body and cosmetic stores, but were really made popular by a company called Lush, which sells bath bombs starting at $5 each, all the way up to $13. Per bath bomb. I don’t know if you know this about me, but I’m super cheap and refuse to pay full price for anything, especially beauty products I can make at home.

DIY bath bombs

In fact, just searched ‘cheap’ on my blog, and eighteen pages of results came up. Guys.lEIGHTEEN PAGES of blog posts about me being cheap.


Anyway, today I’m going to show you how to make your own DIY bath bombs on the cheap, because as we’ve established, I’m obsessed with the cheap. Also, there’s zero reason to pay full price on anything, especially DIY beauty products you can make for pennies on the dollar.

So, let’s get started!

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DIY Bath Bombs Recipe

DIY Bath Bombs
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Make your own DIY bath bombs at home with just a few inexpensive ingredients.
Recipe type: DIY beauty recipe
Serves: 12 bath bombs
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • a few drops of your favorite essential oil
  • dry pigment (optional)
  • bath bomb molds / cupcake tins
  1. In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients: baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, and cornstarch, and dry pigment (if using)
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together liquid ingredients: coconut oil, essential oil, and water
  3. Very carefully and slowly, add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients, being careful not to allow bubbling from the liquid meeting the citric acid
  4. Quickly mix together with a whisk or a fork, until completely combined
  5. The consistency should be like a slightly wet sand that clumps together when you squeeze it
  6. Once it's mixed, very quickly scoop mixture into both sides of the bath bomb mold until both overflow
  7. Press both overflowing sides of the mold together until they meet and hold for about 15 seconds
  8. Leave in mold for at least one minute
  9. Pull mold apart and gently set bath bomb somewhere it can sit for at least 24 hours
  10. Repeat until mixture is completely gone
  11. If using cupcake tins, press mixture into the tins until compact and follow above directions
  12. If mixture is too dry to stick together, add more coconut oil or water to the mixture until it's the right consistency and the bath bombs can hold their shape without crumbling
  13. Once bath bombs are completely dry, they're ready to use
  14. Fill a bath with hot water and drop a bath bomb (or two) into the water
  15. Enjoy!


DIY bath bombs

Anyway, this is such a fun DIY beauty project, and the bath bombs so easy to make.  Whip up a whole batch for yourself, or make a few batches and give bath bombs as gifts to everyone you love.  And maybe even someone you don’t.

DIY bath bombs

Just kidding.  I’m sure you love everyone.

So, now that you know how to make your own DIY bath bombs you can forever more luxuriate in lovely, hot, moisturizing baths.  Have fun!

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

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