Homemade Bath Bombs, DIY to save money!

Homemade Bath Bombs are the perfect way to enjoy a long soak in the tub, without spending a TON of money! DIY and enjoy a bath bomb every night if you want!

Hi, Jessica here! 

I have always loved a good long soak in the tub! AND, I have always loved a fun bath bomb to make my soak even more relaxing! A jetted tub was my first priority when we built our house 3 years ago! 

My obsession with bath bombs started after a blog conference in Salt Lake City a few years ago. We visited Lush and got the best and the biggest bath bombs, they were awesome! 

The only problem was that they were $8 each! What the what?!?!?! I can’t take a bath every night with an $8 bath bomb! No sir! I’m much too thrifty for that!

Unfortunately, I was hooked, so I set to work making my own bath bombs a few months ago around Christmas time. They were awesome and not that hard to make at all! In fact, I simply used my cupcake tins to make them! 

That worked great, but then I became a little obsessed and HAD to have the bath bomb molds! I would HIGHLY recommend you get them through our affiliate link here…

They make such a big difference… They dry out better in the round shape, and they seem to fizz better! Not sure why, you’ll have to trust me on this one. 

Homemade Bath Bombs

So it turns out that these homemade bath bombs aren’t that hard to make, and they’re a lot cheaper if you plan on using all of your ingredients and taking a bath with one every night! 

If you only want one or two, you might save money just buying them. All the ingredients can get pricey. I have made a ton of batches with the stuff I bought online though, and I’m definitely saving money!

Here’s how you make your Homemade Bath Bombs!!

  • 1 Cup Baking Soda (get a huge bag of it online here)
  • 1/2 Cup Citric Acid (can be found in Walmart in the canning section or online here
  • 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt (find at Walmart in the beauty aisle or here)
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Starch (get it here or get it in the baking aisle at any grocery store)
  • 2 or 3 drops of food coloring (optional, get it here if you want)
  • 2 1/2 T. Melted Coconut Oil (Get it in the baking aisle or here)
  • 3/4 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp Essential Oils of your choice (I like this reference for mixing oils) 



 

  1. First, start by Whisking together your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Epsom Salt & Corn Starch!
  2. Then, Melt your coconut oil in the microwave, add in water, food color, and essential oils. 
  3. Next, SLOWLY combine the wet ingredients into the dry with a whisk. 
  4. Finally, Use your molds to create spheres, or use a cupcake tin! Pack it in, but it doesn’t have to be super dense, just make sure they stick! 
  5. Most importantly, Let them dry out for at least 3 days! You’ll be sad if you try and do it any earlier! they just fall apart too quickly if you don’t!

Enjoy your bath bombs! 

Jessica 

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40 thoughts on “Homemade Bath Bombs, DIY to save money!”

    1. It doesn’t change the water, the two or three drops of food coloring divided among the bombs is not enough to color the water.

  1. Do you use 1-2 tsp of essential oil or do you use the blends that you posted? I’m confused. For example….for the blend for Stress, you use 6 drops clary sage, 4 drops lavender, and 2 drops lemon or do you figure out how many drops of each you would need for 1-2 tsp? Please help.

  2. I have a problem where the next day the bomb actually dried out and cracked liked it dried too much or something. Did I do something wrong?

    1. Mine separated also and then because they had been in the freezer I couldn’t get them out of metal mounds? How long do I leave in freezer ? Or is it better not to freeze , different recipes say freezer n not freezer?

      1. Help plz.. I made a bath bombs today and it mixed up well. I put them in the molds to form and took them out to dry, put them on wax paper. They looked perfect till a little time passed and they started going flat like a puffy marshmallow. I was really disappointed. Only 5 held their shape. What can I do to make them better, too dry or damp?

        1. probably too damp, you are going to have to play with around with it to find the right moisture for your area. I hope that helps!

  3. I tried to take bombs out of molds after a few hours and each half stuck and they divided right down the middle. Will that stop if I let it dry overnight in mold? I heard then hard to get out of mold.

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