We are sharing the very best bath bomb and bath fizzy diy's. Bath bombs are one of those bath time treats that people are crazy over. And it's super fun and easy to make your own bath bombs. Ever since I was given a bath bomb as a gift many years ago, I was hooked. I thought the addiction would end there but then I started to make my own bath bombs at home and that was it! I was in bath bomb bliss. My house smells so good after a bath bomb making session. It is also a really pleasant way to spend the afternoon.
Another thing I love about making bath bombs is that they make such great gifts for friends and family. I know my sister absolutely loves it when I show up with a fresh batch of bath bombs with her favorite aromas, especially lavender. Yum!
I am here today to share how to make bath bombs with you. And this is the best basic bath bomb recipe! If you have ever wondered how to make bath bombs, the time to learn is now! You need some ingredients which I will list for you below, you will need bath bomb molds (see my notes on those below as well) and combine those with time, patience and the most amazing smells you can imagine. These bath bombs make fantastic gifts, they smell divine and you can really run with the recipe and tweak it to make bath bomb in your favorite scents!
Just take your time, read over the whole recipe first and get ready to become addicted like me!
Making a perfect bath bomb takes practice, please keep this in mind. You have to adjust the ingredients depending on how much moisture is in the air. Too much moisture and you will get strange little bumps on your bath bombs and not enough moisture will cause your bath bombs to be crumbly. Here is a basic bath bomb recipe to start out with. This recipe can be doubled or tripled to make larger batches as gifts, to sell, to fill a gorgeous basket with or to have on the edge of your tub for decoration. Here we go!
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1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/4 cup epsom salts
1/4 cup corn starch
1 tbsp water or witch hazel (adjust the amount depending on humidity)
1 tbsp oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, etc)
2 tsp mica
8-12 drops essential oils
1. Combine stage 1 bath bomb ingredients together and whisk until blended.
2. Combine stage 2 bath bomb ingredients together in a jar and give it a shake to blend.
3. Add stage 2 ingredients to the stage 1 ingredients a little bit at a time so that you don't activate the bath bomb mixture. Your mixture should resemble damp sand that holds together when pressed.
4. Press your mixture into the bath bomb molds and pack it in tight. I should mention that there is such a huge selection of bath bomb molds out there. I have written an article called Best Bath Bomb Molds to help you choose the best bath bomb mold for what you want to do. It explores why you might choose silicone molds over stainless steel (or vice versa) as well as different sizes.
Making bath bombs takes practice. Don't be discouraged if your bath bombs don't turn out how you planned the first time. You can always use your mixture for fizzy bath salts so don't throw anything away! Just keep them in a cute mason jar on a shelf in your bathroom, they will be sure to be enjoyed, and chalk it up to practice!
If you are wondering what you can use as colorants in bath bombs, check out the article we wrote, Best Bath Bomb Colorants(Mica's, Glitter, Herbs, Salts and More!)
You can also learn so much from watching tutorials online, and there are some really great ones out there. Here are a few of the best videos that we found on how to make bath bombs to help you out.
In this bath bomb diy Lily Rose shows you how to make easy bath bombs and she makes it look so easy. She uses ornaments for her molds and they turn out just perfect. And her tip about using mica powder from makeup is great. This really adds some nice shimmer to the bath bomb and is the perfect finishing touch to make them look fabulous.
We love this DIY bath bomb video so much and Maria is such a great teacher on how to get your bath bombs perfect. She sprays her dry ingredients and that helps with the fizzing. Some of you who live in a really moist climate will find that tip super helpful when trying to get your bath bombs to reach a good consistency without getting too wet.
These unicorn bath bombs are so cute and you can get the mold here on Amazon right from Rosanna's own line of molds. And those colors are so pretty and muted. She also uses biodegradable glitter in this recipe which is something you absolutely want to do when making bath bombs. See our article Eco Friendly Glitter options.
This diy bath bomb tutorial by Emilie is super easy to follow and she has the sweetest voice to listen to. We enjoy many of her videos but this one below is one of our favorites. Her tip of using bubble wrap to cushion the bath bombs is a great tip!
Here's an easy to follow bath bomb diy recipe by Brooke. She makes us want to run right into the kitchen to make bath bombs immediately and all day long. Sigh.
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