• Let’s Make Homemade Bath Boms! • Bath bombs and bath fizzies are my FAVORITE – and they’re so fun to make, too. Ready to learn how to make your own bath bombs at home for your bath or to give as gifts? Everything you need is below!
Below are some of my favorite DIY bath bomb recipes and ideas for homemade bath bombs including fizzy bath bombs, tie-dye bath bombs, unique bath bombs and special bath bombs for holidays (the heart-shaped bath bombs are adorable!)
Updated on January 27, 2022
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There’s nothing like a hot tub to soak away the stresses of the day or to pamper yourself.
Most bath lovers (like me!) go the additional step to add bath salts, bath bom fizzies or bubbles to their ritual.
Sadly, a great deal of commercially made bathtub products contain some rather suspect substances (parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances,etc) but there are tons of ways to make bath bombs at home WITHOUT all those nasty chemicals.
These homemade bathtub bomb recipes and ideas below are not only fun to make, they leave your skin feeling soft and rejuvenated.
BathBomb Recipes and Directions
Bathtub bombs work a good deal like those volcano projects you built in grade school, the ones where you added vinegar to baking soda for an explosive, fizzy reaction – except the acid in bathtub bombs is body-friendly and safe… and there’s no mess to clean up at the end of the day.
Bath bombs are a combination of baking soda and citric acid powder, which react only once you drop the bomb into water.
In the tub, the bombs bounce around, fizzing and releasing vital oils into the bath water and air, making your tub a fun and luxuriously enjoyable experience.
DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs
You can get bath bombs at your local CVS or Walgreens – Target and other Big Box stores and also local boutique type shops in your community.
But, if you’re crafty at all – even a little bit – you can save a ton of money AND have a blast making your own bath boms at home.
Here’s what you’ll need to make bath bombs:
- Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
- Citric acid (fine)
- Witch Hazel
- Essential oils
- Molds (max. diameter 2 inches)
- Rubber gloves (optional but recommended)
DIY Holiday Bath Bombs
To make bath bombs, blend one component citric acid and two parts sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
If you love sea salts or Epsom salts in your bath, you can also add 1 portion of either salt, just be positive it’s a fine grain.
Make sure these dry substances are blended well, otherwise your bath bomb may be a dud.
After the dry components are blended, add in your essential oils for scent.
Essential oils are derived from plants, so numerous folks who are sensitive or allergic to synthetic scents can handle the real thing.
If you have pollen allergies, steer clear of oils from flowers and opt instead for herbs.
There is no limit on your creativity here!
You can add just one oil, such as lavender, or a personal mix, such as rosemary and mint.
DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs
The next step is a bit tricky.
Making use of a spray bottle, spray witch hazel into the combination whilst blending continuously.
As soon as the mixture starts to stick collectively when you press down on it, you need to have to get it into the molds.
Most tub bombs are spherical, but you can also use rubber ice-cube molds to make much more festive shapes like hearts, four-leaf clovers and even Santa Claus. Be confident to firmly pack the mixture in the ice-cube molds.
DIY Bath Bombs WITHOUT Citric Acid
Here’s an easy recipe to make bath bombs that do NOT have citric acid in them – and they’re super cute, too!
Making a sphere is a little much more effort, but absolutely worth it if you’re gifting the bath bombs.
Simply pack the mixture into two dome molds, heaping additional blend on top, then squeeze the open ends of the molds collectively to create a sphere (don’t worry if some of the combination spills out at the seam (spillage means the blend is dense sufficient so that the tub bomb won’t crumble when it hits the water).
Unique DIY Bath Bombs
DIY Tie Dye Bath Bombs
DIY Rainbow Bath Bombs
see video below
After a couple of minutes, gently tap the bombs out of the molds and enable tub bombs to dry on a towel for at least a couple of hours, but preferably overnight.
Wrap the bath bombs in plain tissue paper and keep in a plastic, airtight container until you’re ready to use them.
Don’t keep the bath bombs in metal containers, and don’t rest them on anything metal between baths, as the substances will react with the container.
Every single bathtub bomb really should last at least a couple of baths, if not more – it really just depends on the size of the fizzy…and how long you soak in the tub!