If you’ve never tried a bath bomb you are seriously missing out on the best bath ever. These things are so amazing and fill your tub with the most luscious scent for a spa like experience like no other. You can buy them at a lot of spas and bath stores, or you can make them yourself and save a bundle.
I have to admit, I am addicted to making these DIY bath bombs. They don’t take long at all, and making them is much better than spending about $5 to $10 for each one. You can make several for the price you would pay for just one. There are many different recipes that give you a number of different scents and relaxing ingredients – you just have to choose your favorite, or make them all. These are much like my homemade bath salts recipes, but with a wonderful fizziness that gives your bath just the right kick.
From lush expensive bath bombs that mimic those you would find in high end spas to rainbow, citrus, and lavender – you won’t be able to get enough of these. Whatever you’re looking for, I’m sure to have a DIY bath bomb recipe that will perfectly suit your needs. If you’re ready, we’ll begin to make bath bombs that will excite and relax you all at the same time.
You’ll need a few basic supplies for most of these. The ingredients themselves are not expensive and many of them are things that you probably already have on hand. You can pick up a bath bomb mold at most craft stores or you could use plastic Easter eggs or any number of other things to mold them. I prefer the large round ones but you can use whatever you want to get the shape that you desire. Basic ingredients for most include essential oils, baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid, and cream of tartar, but all of the recipes are different so take just a minute to check out the ingredients before you begin making them. Also, take a look at my detoxifying bath recipe that will clean out toxins and make you look and feel fabulous.
I’m so excited to help you experience homemade bath bombs! I can’t wait to hear which ones you have tried, and how much you absolutely love your new spa essentials.
1. Citrus Bath Bombs
If you love citrus, this citrus bath bomb recipe will become your go-to for relaxation. With a combination of lemon and orange, it’s sure to fill the tub with a wonderful aroma. You can change the scents to customize it if you’re not a fan of citrus. It calls for cornstarch, baking soda, Epsom salts, and citric acid as well as essential oils – which again, you can choose based on your own preferences. You mold these in a ball mold or whatever form you want and you can get several DIY bombs from just one batch.
Recipe and tutorial: howdoesshe
2. Homemade Cupcake Bath Bombs
These cupcake bath bombs are…the bomb. Honestly, this is such a creative way to prepare bath bombs, and kids are going to adore bath time when you use these. The fragrance is in the “icing” which includes essential oils as well as a foaming agent and a few unconventional bath bomb ingredients. You mold them in cupcake tins, which is really cool and decorate them in whatever color you want. I love the ingenuity of this one – although it will take a bit more time than others in the list, you can’t deny that you really want to try one!
Recipe and tutorial: craftster
3. Death Star Bath Bombs
These Star Wars themed bath bombs are perfect if you’re planning to put together a basket for the man in your life. Honestly, who wouldn’t want a death star bath bomb? You can find Star Wars themed candy molds in most craft stores. The recipe itself contains baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and Epsom salts, as well as almond oil and silver dust or soap colorant to get that cool color. You also add essential oils, which you could totally customize to give it more of a “manly” scent.
Recipe and tutorial: apumpkinandaprincess
4. Homemade Galaxy Bath Bombs
This homemade galaxy bath bomb will go perfectly in a gift basket with the Star Wars themed bath bombs, or give them to teens. They will love the colors and you can customize the scents depending on who they are for. You mold these in a microwave egg poacher or use stainless steel ornament molds – whichever you prefer. These are easy to make, even with their amazing blend of colors and will turn bath water into a wonderful rainbow when they dissolve.
Recipe and tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ2IdnJa_Pc
5. Lavender Bath Bombs
These DIY lavender bath bombs are amazing. Lavender is such a wonderful scent for relaxing. The deep purple color is beautiful and I just can’t get over that luscious scent! These are molded in a mini muffin tin but again, you can mold them in whatever you prefer. Personally, I love the large ball shapes, but that’s just me. This one contains cream of tartar, baking soda, Epsom salts, and corn starch, as well as your lavender essential oils, coconut oil, and natural food coloring for that amazing color. You can also add dried organic lavender flowers for a little something extra in the bath when the bomb dissolves.
Recipe and tutorial: happy-mothering
6. Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs
Peppermint is definitely a relaxing scent, and not just one that you can enjoy during the Christmas season. The color of these is great – red and white combined, and the smell is just out of this world. In addition to basic bath bomb ingredients, these also contain coconut oil, which is amazing for the skin, and peppermint scented essential oils. You can add red coloring to get the candy cane effect or just leave them plain white if you prefer. They only take 20 minutes to make and you get six bombs if you’re using a cupcake tin type mold.
Recipe and tutorial: annsentitledlife
7. Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh Bath Bombs
In addition to the normal baking soda and Epsom salts, this recipe uses gold mica, frankincense and myrrh essential oils, and Turkey red oil. You also fill a bottle with witch hazel to mist while you’re molding. Apparently the witch hazel keeps the bath bomb ingredients from becoming too active when you’re molding them – as you need to add moisture to get the mold and water can cause activation. Witch hazel also helps them to dry faster, so you can enjoy them quicker.
Recipe and tutorial: humblebeeandme
8. Golden Fizzy DIY Bath Bombs
The golden color of this bath bomb recipe makes it a good choice if you want a bath that looks and feels elegant. These really are the Midas Touch of the bath bomb world, and are really easy to make. They are covered in king’s gold mica and contain meadowfoam oil which is an excellent moisturizer. They have a combination of scents that include champagne fragrance oil – talk about elegant – and orange scented oils so the overall scent puts you in mind of a mimosa. You also add cocoa butter which is excellent for the skin.
Recipe and tutorial: soapqueen
9. DIY Lush Inspired Bath Bombs
Okay, I love Lush bath bombs but let’s face it, $10 or more for one bath bomb is a little extreme. You can actually mimic those more expensive bath bombs for about half the price or less and enjoy the same wonderful benefits. So these are molded in mini tart tins but if you want a try Lush experience, you can purchase large ornament molds to get those huge bath bombs that Lush is so popular for. Peppermint, lemon, and lavender oils give them a wonderfully relaxing scent, and they contain coconut oil for moisturizing.
Recipe and tutorial: everythingetsy
10. Grapefruit And Ginger Bath Bombs
Ginger is a natural pain reliever, so these grapefruit and ginger bath bombs are perfect for those everyday aches and pains. They have two tablespoons of ground ginger as well as grapefruit essential oils, coconut oils for moisturizing, and instead of water, this recipe suggests using white tea which offers amazing benefits to the skin. You could add other scents as well if you wanted to customize them. I personally think the grapefruit scent would be a wonderful way to relax.
Recipe and tutorial: hallmarkchannel
11. Green Tea DIY Bath Bombs
Green tea is good for you on so many levels. These homemade green tea bath bombs have green tea seed oil in addition to the basic ingredients. You can also add additional scents if you want, and they contain witch hazel which is really good for the skin and helps the bath bombs to dry faster. I love the awesome green color and you can add dried tea or any number of dried flowers to these to give them a beautiful look.
Recipe and tutorial: thecasualcraftlete
12. Bath Bombs For Kids
These cute bath bombs have hidden trains – or whatever tiny toys you want to add – to make bath time for kids so much fun. Just hide the small toys in the bath bombs while you’re making them and when kids get into the tub, they’ll find these fun things to play with while they are bathing. I love this idea! You can also choose fragrances that are kid-friendly and add some coconut oil or cocoa butter which will help to deter dry skin in the winter time in your little ones.
Recipe and tutorial: craftulate
13. Cocoa Butter Bath Bombs
This DIY bath bomb recipe is a knockoff of the butterball bath bomb by Lush. It contains cocoa butter, which is super moisturizing. With ylang ylang oil as well, it is super luscious and provides such soft skin. It smells wonderful with the cocoa butter but you could also add essential oils to your heart’s desire, just whichever ones you want. I love how luxurious this one is, and it’s sure to take care of those dry skin problems that we all face in winter.
Recipe and tutorial: creatorsocial
14. Homemade Musk Oil Bath Bombs
These homemade musk oil bath bombs have an incredible scent, and they are really easy to do. The recipe makes two large bath bombs – think hand sized – or you could fill three or four Easter egg sized molds if you want to make more in a smaller size. You can alter the recipe to make more or less depending on what you want. Use a musk scented essential oil to give this a really glamourous scent or whatever oils you want to customize them.
Recipe and tutorial: abeautifulmess
15. DIY Hot Cocoa Bath Bombs
Who doesn’t just love cuddling up with a warm cup of cocoa on a cold winter night? Well, now you can relax in the bathtub with the same cocoa…well, not exactly the same. These hot cocoa bath bombs are so luxuriously rich and relaxing. You won’t be able to pull yourself away. Raw cocoa butter and organic cacao or regular cocoa powder are used to make the chocolate “sauce” that looks like it’s dripping down the bath bomb. These smell as amazing as they look and will make your skin super soft!
Recipe and tutorial: lovelygreens