DIY Bath Bombs – Great Gift For Mother’s Day!

DIY Bath Bombs – Great Gift For Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just a little over a week away!  How about making Mom some DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs?  They’re easy to do and make a great gift!

bath bombs

Have you ever heard of, or used, a fizzy bath bomb?  Bath bombs can cost upwards of $8 a piece from specialty stores. You add bath bombs to a bathtub of warm water and they fizz and can be very relaxing. They’re so easy to make, and you can choose your own scents by making them yourself. You may even have some of the ingredients on hand!

Materials:

  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Citric Acid (found by canning supplies, may be seasonal)
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Starch (Optional)
  • 1/4 Cup Epsom Salt (Usually found in the First Aid section)
  • 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil (or other oil of choice)
  • 2 teaspoons + water
  • 10-20 drops of Essential Oils
  • Food Coloring (optional)

Step 1 

Whisk your dry ingredients together. The kids helped with this step!

Step 2

Add in the essential oils and melted coconut oil. Use your hands to mix and incorporate.  Add in a little bit of water at a time (you may need more than 2 teaspoons). You can also add in food coloring at this point (I added a few drops of red to make this pink color).

You may be able to make these without adding in Essential Oils, but I have not tried it to know how they are without.  Add more or less Essential Oils depending on your preference.

Step 3

Keep adding water in until you get a dough like consistency. Your dry ingredients will fizz as you add the water - avoid adding more water than you need to create the proper consistency.

Step 4

Press your bath bomb dough into your molds. I used the bottom of leftover Easter eggs, but you can use ice cube trays, silicone cupcake liners and more. The dough really holds even intricate details and you can make them into any shape!

Step 5

Since I was using hard plastic Easter eggs, I was able to pack the dough in really well.  When the mold was full, I pressed the bath bombs against parchment paper to make the bottoms flat.

Step 6

Next I tapped the Easter eggs on edge and popped the bath bomb out.  Since these contain Essential Oils, you do not want to let them sit in anything plastic (Essential Oils can react with plastic). Once I popped the bath bombs out of the molds, I let them air dry overnight on parchment paper.

This recipe made about 15 bath bombs! Happy Crafting! - Kala

Finish up your bath bombs and make this cute jar for them to go in!  Check out this full tutorial on how to etch and color in the etched glass!

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1 comment

Thanks for sharing this super fun project. I’m a big fan of bath bombs but had no idea I could make them myself. The only problem was I turned my back for one second and my three-year-old got a hold of one of the easter eggs I was using for a mold. She opened it on the carpet and started playing with the dough. It was a sticky mess but luckily I was having a professional carpet cleaner out to remove pet stains so I’ll just add on a carpet cleaning service haha I’m definitely going to make these again!

Alicia Hursley

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