How to make your own Bath Bombs

Published: August 11, 2017

Sometimes it's lovely to make your own face masks and toiletries. You know exactly what ingredients are in there, and you can mix and match scents and scrubs in order to create the best scrub or face mask to match your skin type. The same can be said for bath bombs. Sometimes, you know exactly how you want to smell, feel (and which colour you want your bath to be when you settle into it). Making your own bath bombs is also a great way to save money. With the average Lush bath bomb costing over £3, making your own will cost less than half, depending on how many you make in one go and how many of the supplies you will need to buy in order to make them. In any case, below you will find instructions on how to create your own bath bombs from scratch, and what you will need when making them.

Prep time

In order to make your own bath bombs, you will need around 10 minutes to prep the bath bombs and a couple of hours in order to dry them out. Once they are dry, you will be able to pop them into your bath ready to relax. Making bath bombs is really easy, and even be therapeutic!

What you will need

  • Baking soda (200g)
  • Epsom Salt (100g)
  • Essential Oils (your preference)
  • Corn Starch (100g)
  • Citric Acid (100g)
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Dried petals or glitter (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • Food colouring (your colour of choice)
  • Silicone Molds

How to make Bath Bombs

  1. Firstly, mix all of the dry ingredients together in your bowl. Use your whisk and ensure that the mixture is clump free. Make sure that your glitter is biodegradable.
  2. Next, mix all of the liquids together. To do this, simply add the liquids to a jar and shake them up. If you want your bomb to smell even more amazing, add a few more drops of essential oil into the mix.
  3. Finally, add the dry and wet mix together. In order to avoid a baking powder explosion, add the liquids to the dry ingredients very slowly. One spoonful at a time should be enough to make the mixture stick together.

Once you have the mix ready, add them to the silicone moulds and let them dry over a couple of hours. Once they're dry, pop them in the bath and you're ready to go! Why not mix up your scents and colours and go wild...