Easy to make DIY bath bombs recipe with a few simple ingredients. These make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself for a day when you need to relax!
Whenever I need a little “me time,” I almost always take a hot bath. I love to drop an orange bath bomb in the water before I get in. There’s something about a fresh, citrusy scent that does the trick. I’ll even use my lemon sugar scrub while I’m at it. Talk about pamper heaven!
Have you ever tried a bath bomb before? I don’t care what age you are, there’s just something magical about dropping something into water and watching it fizz right before your eyes. And, of course, if it smells fabulous, which is even better!
Bath bombs are all the rage right now, but they can be pretty pricey. Did you know you can make your own at home for a fraction of the cost? All you need are a few ingredients, and it’s really simple!
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/4 cup epsom salt
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1/4 cup coconut or almond oil
- 16-20 drops orange essential oil
- Orange food coloring (optional)
How to make homemade bath bombs
MIX. In a mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, epsom salt and orange zest. Whisk together until all of the lumps are gone. In a separate bowl, melt the coconut oil in the microwave. Then add in the orange essential oil and food coloring.
Add the oil mixture to the dry mixture and mix well with your hands. Lightly spritz with water a few times to get the mixture to barely hold together. Make sure you don’t add too much water!
MOLD. Using your hands, press the mixture firmly into molds. I used cute flower molds, but you can use a plastic ornament mold, or even a plastic Easter egg.
For a rustic look, you can even just roll them into balls by hand. I opted to use a silicone flower shaped mold for mine, and I think they turned out so pretty! Just make sure you press the mixture firmly into whatever mold you use.
DRY. Let dry for at least 4 hours before carefully removing from molds. Once they’re dry, they are ready to use!
How to use bath bombs
After they dry for a few hours, you will have beautiful bath bombs all ready to use. Just drop one in your bath full of hot water, then sit back, breathe in the lovely aroma, and RELAX!
Perfect for gifting!
You can keep these DIY bath bombs for yourself, or you can give them as gifts. For an extra luxurious gift, pair them with a jar of brown sugar scrub.
- Wrap the bath bombs in cellophane.
- Tie with a ribbon or baker’s twine.
- Add a cute gifting tag as the final touch!
Every woman loves to be pampered, but with the end of school right around the corner, I think they would be perfect for a teacher. They sure deserve some time alone, and a nice relaxing bath!