Top 10 Bath Bombs Recipes

Top 10 Bath Bombs Recipe

Bath bomb first came out in 1989, and it has made the bathing experience more fun and colorful. Bath bombs are bubbly, aromatic, and even relaxing for some people. They also come in different shapes, colors, designs, and scents, and they often contain moisturizing and skin-nourishing agents. The exploding fizz is an added bonus, which everyone loves, but they can get a little bit pricey. You can save some money by making your own bath bombs at home. Here are the top 10 best bath bombs recipes that you should check out.

1Citrus Bath Bombs Recipe

This bath bomb recipe offers a sweet and fragrant scent of citrus that you will really love.

Ingredients:

  • Cornstarch – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – 1 cup
  • Citric acid – 1 cup
  • Epsom Salt – ¼ cup
  • Orange and lemon essential oils
  • Water in a spray bottle
  • Red and yellow food coloring
  • Plastic ball ornament for molding or you can buy a bath bomb mold

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. You can divide the mixture into two bowls so you can add orange scent on the first bowl and lemon scent on the second bowl.
  2. Add the food coloring and the scented oil to the mixture and stir well. Use 10 drops of essential oil and 15 to 20 food coloring drops per color. You can change or modify according to your preferences.
  3. Spray water on the mixture until it is barely moist. Go slowly and just spray a little water. You still want it to be dry.
  4. Press the mixture into the mold or plastic ball and then place the two mold pieces together to form a ball or sphere bath bomb. It will set quickly so you can remove it from the mold and allow it to dry.

2Green Tea Bath Bombs

DIY bath bombs are cheaper and much better than store-bought products. Try this soothing and moisturizing green tea bath bombs that will create a relaxing bath experience.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 3 cups
  • Citric acid – 1.5 cups
  • Green tea seed oil – 1 ounce
  • Green tea seed extract – 5 to 10 ml
  • Irish Green La Bomb Colorant – 5 to 10 ml
  • Witch hazel
  • Droppers
  • 8-ounce bottle spray
  • 2 to 3 steel bath bomb mold
  • Cyclomethicone
  • Tea leaves – optional

Directions:

  1. Add 2 to 3 drops of Cyclomethicone into each bath bomb mold. Rub it inside the mold using your fingers.
  2. Mix citric acid and sodium bicarbonate in a large bowl. Remove lumps using your hands.
  3. Add 5 to 10 ml of green tea extract. Use your dropper for this.
  4. Use a separate dropper and add 5 to 10 ml of the colorant.
  5. Add 1 ounce of green tea seed oil, again using a separate dropper.
  6. Once all the liquids have been added, use your hands to mix all of them together.
  7. Spritz the mixture with witch hazel. The mixture should stick together when you squeeze it.
  8. Fill both halves of the bath bomb mold with the mixture. Slightly overfill the other half and put the 2 halves together firmly.
  9. Gently remove one half of the mold. Once it is removed, you can leave it to harden for an hour and then you can carefully remove the remaining mold.
  10. Let your green tea bath bomb harden for 24 hours. This bath bomb recipe makes 3 to 5 green tea bath bombs.

3 Lavender Bath Bombs Recipe

What is great about homemade bath bombs recipes is that you can control its quality and you know that every ingredient is natural.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 8 ounces
  • Cream of tartar – 4 ounces
  • Cornstarch – 4 ounces
  • Epsom salts – 4 ounces
  • Filtered water – ¾ teaspoon
  • Lavender essential oil – 20 to 30 drops
  • Coconut oil – 2 teaspoons
  • Dried lavender flower
  • Small mini muffin pan
  • Natural food coloring – optional

Directions:

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In another smaller mixing bowl, combine the essential oil, water, and food coloring.
  3. Combine the dry and the wet ingredients together.
  4. The resulting mixture should feel like wet sand. It should hold together when you squeeze a handful in your fist. If it doesn’t hold together, just add a few more drops of water.
  5. Pack the mixture tightly into the muffin pan.
  6. Let it dry for 24 hours. Do not remove if the mixture is not completely dry.

4 Chocolate Bath Bombs Recipe

Make your own steaming hot chocolate bath that will completely relax and soothe your tired muscles.

Ingredients:

  • Citric acid – ½ cup or 110 grams
  • Baking soda – 1 cup or 300 grams
  • Kaolin white clay – 1 tablespoon
  • Organic Cacao Powder or plain cocoa powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Witch Hazel
  • Cacao essential oil or Chocolate fragrance oil – ¼ ounce
  • Fillable plastic ball ornaments for molding
  • Mist spray bottle

Chocolate Sauce Ingredient:

  • Raw cocoa butter – 27 grams
  • Organic cacao powder – 1.5 teaspoons or 6 grams

Directions:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix together with your hands.
  2. Add the essential oil or fragrance oil and mix.
  3. Spray 2 to 3 squirts of witch hazel using the fine mist spray bottle. Repeat this process until the mixture can be shaped and molded in your hands. The mixture should feel like wet sand.
  4. Fill in the two halves of the plastic ball mold with the mixture. Tightly pack the mixture and press the two halves together firmly. Leave it for a few seconds and remove one half of the mold. Gently remove the bath bomb from the remaining mold and leave them to dry for 24 hours.

Make the Chocolate Sauce – this step is completely optional

  1. Melt the cocoa butter in the microwave.
  2. Stir in the cocoa powder. Stir the mixture until the consistency becomes thicker like a chocolate syrup.
  3. Pour it over the bath bombs. You can place the hardened bath bombs on a wire rack so you can drizzle the chocolate sauce over them.

5 Peppermint Bath Bombs Recipe

Peppermint bath bombs are very aromatic and it will energize you.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – ½ cup
  • Citric acid – ½ cup
  • Cornstarch – ¼ cup
  • Coconut oil – ¼ cup
  • Red food coloring – 4 drops
  • Peppermint essential oil – 4 drops

Directions:

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Separate the mixture and transfer the other half to another bowl.
  3. Add the red food coloring in one bowl and mix with your hands.
  4. Add 2 drops of the essential oil to each of the bowl and mix.
  5. Heat the coconut oil in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  6. Add 1/8 cup of the coconut oil to each of the bowls, a little at a time, and mix.
  7. Once all the oils are added, the mixture should feel like damp sand.
  8. Fill your bath bomb molds with the mixture using the combination of the red and white.
  9. Press the mixture tightly into the mold.
  10. Let it dry for 12 hours and carefully remove from the mold.

6 Gold Bath Bombs Recipe

You can turn your bath into a luxurious and golden experience with this gold bath bombs recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 3 cups
  • Citric acid – 1 ½ cups
  • Champagne fragrance oil – 7 ml
  • Orange Peel Cybilla Fragrance Oil – 7 ml
  • Meadowfoam oil – 1.5 ounces
  • Cocoa butter – 1 ounce
  • 6 to 8 bath bomb mold
  • Coral Orange La Bomb Colorant
  • King’s Gold Mica
  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Witch Hazel – optional

Directions:

  1. Combine baking soda and citric acid in a large bowl.
  2. Heat cocoa butter and meadowfoam oil in the microwave for 30 seconds until melted. Let it cool slightly.
  3. Mix the oils into the dry ingredient with your hands.
  4. Add 10 to 12 drops of Coral Orange La Bomb and mix.
  5. Add the two fragrance oils into the mixture and mix.
  6. Squeeze the mixture with your hand and see if it holds its shape. If not, then spray witch hazel and mix between sprays. The texture should be the same as wet sand.
  7. Fill the two halves of the bath bomb mold with the mixture. Once the two halves are filled, press them both gently together.
  8. Allow the bath bombs to harden for 24 hours.
  9. Carefully remove them from the mold and fill a bowl with a few tablespoons of King’s Gold Mica.
  10. Spray the bath bomb lightly with the isopropyl alcohol.
  11. Roll the bath bomb gently on the gold mica until it is completely covered. Repeat the process for each bath bomb.

7Grapefruit Bath Bombs Recipe

Grapefruit has a nice fragrant smell with soothing and healing properties that are perfect as a bath bomb.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 1 cup
  • Citric acid – ½ cup
  • Epsom salts – 2 tablespoons
  • Melted coconut oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Beet juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Grapefruit essential oil – 4 drops
  • Bath bomb molds
  • 1 teaspoon of water

Directions:

  1. Combine Epsom salt, baking soda, and citric acid in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Combine beet juice, coconut oil, and essential oil in a smaller bowl.
  3. Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. It should have a crumbly consistency.
  4. You should be able to mold and shape the mixture in your hands. If it comes apart, add 1 teaspoon of water at a time.
  5. Pack the mixture into the bath bomb molds.
  6. Carefully remove from the mold and allow it to dry on a baking sheet for 12 hours.

8Lemon Bath Bombs

This lemon bath bomb recipe offers a more vibrant lemon scent for your next bath.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 1 cup
  • Citric acid – ½ cup
  • Cornstarch – ½ cup
  • Epsom salt – 3 tablespoons
  • Water – ¾ teaspoon
  • Almond oil – 2 teaspoons
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Plastic ball ornament for molding
  • Yellow food coloring – optional

Directions:

  1. Combine baking soda, Epsom salt, citric acid, and cornstarch in a bowl. Stir well.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine essential oil, almond oil, water, and food coloring.
  3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Whisk until fully combined. Press the mixture with your hands to see if it will hold its shape. If not, lightly spray with water.
  4. Once it is the right consistency, press the mixture into the mold. Allow to dry for 2 hours before removing from the mold.
  5. Put the bath bombs on a soft towel and let it dry overnight.

9 Rose Bath Bombs

The scent of roses will make your bathing a truly pleasurable experience.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – ½ cup
  • Citric acid – ¼ cup
  • Dried rose buds
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • Small muffin pan

Directions:

  1. Combine baking soda and citric acid in a large bowl and whisk.
  2. Add water carefully drop by drop and whisk immediately. The mixture will fizz so you should stir quickly to avoid it from happening.
  3. Once you have the right consistency, add the dried rose buds and mix.
  4. Pour and press the mixture into the muffin pan.
  5. Let it dry for 2 hours before removing from the pan.

10 Oatmeal Bath Bombs

This oatmeal bath bomb recipe is very soothing and can treat your skin irritations.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – ¼ cup
  • Citric acid – 2 tablespoons
  • Oatmeal – ¼ cup
  • Cornstarch – 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil or any carrier oil – 2 tablespoons
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • Essential oil – optional
  • Food coloring – optional
  • Bath bomb molds or silicon molds

Directions:

  1. Combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and oatmeal in a large bowl.
  2. Add the oil to the dry mixture. You can also add the essential oils and food coloring if you want to use them.
  3. Mix until well combined. It should hold its shape if pressed together with your hands.
  4. If the mixture is too crumbly, lightly add water 1 tablespoon at a time.
  5. Press gently but firmly into the bath bomb mold.
  6. Remove bath bombs from the mold after 12 hours, and then allow it to dry for 12 hours more.

Top 10 Bath Bombs Recipes