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Homemade Bath Bombs

So what are bath bombs? Every time I walked into stores like LUSH i would be amazed at the variety they had and the beautiful scents. I have only bought one bath bomb from there, simply because they cost about $5-7! Insane. I mean they are wonderful but 6 $ for one bath, its pretty steep. So I started doing some research to see how I could make my own. I love taking baths but 6$ a bomb was just not gonna happen, and sometimes you do need some of that fun fizzy stuff. 

I found a basic recipe and it seemed that I had everything I needed except for citric acid. I bought this bag on Amazon and have also found other uses for it around the house (like switching for that shining powder for the dishwasher, it works the same!). It was 17 bucks, but I mean I could probably make close to 120 bath bombs if I wanted to. So I definitely think it was worth it.

This recipe is super easy to do and I had my girlfriends over for a little bath bomb tutorial. I was so fun! We all brought our own flowers and made our own mixes. Some of them even got more creative than me and mixed colors. Beautiful!

This was my first time attempting these and I’m sure I will only get better at them. This time we only used the essential oils I had on hand which were Orange, Eucalyptus, and Lavender. So good! Maybe I’ll invest in some of those cool globe shaped molds, not too sure though. Anyway let’s get started!

Here is what you will need!

A large bowl

1 cup of Baking soda (Buy it in bulk at Costco if you can!)

½ cup of citric acid

½ cup of corn starch (not pictured, oops!)

½ cup of Epsom Salts (I used unscented but I’m sure scented would be fine as well)

1 tablespoon of almond oil (you can also use jojoba oil or coconut)

Any bath bomb mold (I used my cupcake molds, you can also use easter eggs, or use those nice globe molds if you have em!)

A spray bottle with water

Any essential oils you like!

A cookie sheet with a kitchen towel laid on top, and piece of parchment paper on top of that *OPTIONAL*

food coloring *OPTIONAL*

Flowers *OPTIONAL*


1. In the large bowl pour the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and epsom salts and mix gently with your hands, a fork, or even a whisk. Do this carefully and slowly, if you’re trying to avoid a big powdery mess.

2. Add your essential oils. I added 12 drops of lavender essential oil and 8 drops of eucalyptus. For this amount of mix, you want to stick to about 20-25 drops of oil. I”ll talk about some good scent mixes in another post! So look out for that! 

3. OPTIONAL! If you are adding food coloring, make sure you do it a few drops at a time. I added about 10 drops of green and 5 drops of blue but it can be different for you. When you add the drops add them in separate spots so that too much of the citric acid won’t start reacting. At this point you will start to see some fizzing, but don’t worry, just start mixing it all up.

4. Once you have reached the desired color, you will start to add the water from the spray bottle. Add one spray at a time, mix all the way through, and then add more. You want to reach a wet sand consistency, and it should hold its shape when you squeeze it together.

5.Grab your mold and start packing in your mix, if you are using flowers you can put them at the very bottom of the cupcake tin and then pack in the mix as tight as you can. Here’s my friend Kayla packing it in!

6. Let the bath bomb set in the tins for 10 minutes.

7. Slowly turn the mold over and gently tap it against the table to release the bath bombs. After all of them are out you can let them set for 1-2 days (depends on how much water you added). If you’re impatient, like me, you can heat your oven to 200 degrees. Once it reaches temperature, turn it off and place your bath bombs on that cookie sheet with the towel and parchment paper. Leave them in the oven for about 4 hours! don’t open it or reheat it just let it be.

That’s it!!! If you do not use the oven, you can leave them out for a couple days and you can use them when they are dry! 

No more spending tons of money for bath bombs! Super easy to make and you’ll love them!


DIY Lush Inspired Bath Bombs


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DIY Roundup 9 Beauty Spa Recipes. Part 2. Part 1 is here.

  1. Pink Tinted Lip Balm using Beeswax from Delia Creates.
  2. 3 Ingredient Cocoa Butter Milk Bath from All the Little Extras.
  3. 3 Ingredient Chocolate Milk Bath from Henry Happened.
  4. 3 Ingredient Personalized Sugar Scrub Recipe and Printables from Jenny Highsmith. You can swap one oil for others, swap white sugar for brown, and try different essential oils.
  5. 2 Ingredient Crayon Lipstick from Hey Wanderer.
  6. Post and Guides for Beginners: Bath, Beauty and Spa DIYs from Humblebee & Me.
  7. Beeswax Lip Gloss from Joy the Baker.
  8. 2 Ingredient Kool-Aid Lip Gloss from Meet the Dubiens.
  9. DIY Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub from Henry Happened.
Bath Bomb DIY

How to make your own bath bombs.

What You’ll Need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup (8 oz) - Baking Soda

  • ½ Cup (4 oz) - Corn Starch

  • ½ Cup (4 oz) - Epsom Salts

  • ¼ Cup (4 oz) - Cream of Tartar

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ Teaspoons - Essential Oil

  • 2 Teaspoons - Light Essential Oil

  • ¾ Teaspoon - Water

  • Food Coloring

  • Large Mixing Bowl

  • Small Mixing Bowl or Cup

  • Whisk

  • Meat Baller

  • Mixing Spoons

  • Bath Towel

  • Wax Paper


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add all of the dry ingredients together and stir them.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl or cup, add all of the wet ingredients together and stir them.

  3. After the ingredients are separately mixed, combine them together in a large mixing bowl and stir them together with a whisk.

  4. When the mixture begins to clump together, use a meat baller or an ice cream scoop to form spheres.

  5. Once the mixture is molded into a ball, carefully place it on a sheet of wax paper on top of a bath towel and let it dry out for 1 - 2 days.

  6. Once the bath bomb has dried out, you can go ahead and use it in the bath tub.


Spirit Bath

Okay, this bath salt is used for a psychic boost (or even just to enjoy a little witchy bath). Please refer to my bath salt tutorial here for the base recipe. 

Scents: Jasmine, Gardenia, and Lemongrass**

Color: lavender

**Note: I used my mortar and pestle to make a little herbal powder of lavender, hibiscus, and pink himalayan salt, and just tossed it into the main batch. This isn’t really necessary to the main recipe, but I wanted to add a little bit of a soothing quality to this one. 

Also, if you feel like the overall scent comes out too “light,” I would suggest adding a drop of either: vanilla, cedar, or dragon’s blood.  

DIY 9 Favorite Spa and Beauty Recipes posted on truebluemendyou. Part 1. Part 2 is here. My DIY spa gifts and beauty recipe posts are some of my most popular posts around the holidays. Why? Because they are cheap and easy to make yet so customizable. You can also make most of them in big batches. You can find more DIY bath and beauty recipes and roundups here.

Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub from Smart School House.

10 Minute Pumpkin Spice Soap from Happiness is Homemade.

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Soy Candle Tutorial with Printables from Going Home to Roost.

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Easy Homemade Soaps from She Makes a Home.

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Cocoa Peppermint Lip Balm from Essentially Eclectic.

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3 Ingredient Tropical Bath Salts from Dream a Little Bigger.

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3 Ingredient Lavender Lotion Bars from Essentially Eclectic.

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe and Printables from Uncommon Designs.

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