DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath bombs are a fun way to relax and pamper yourself. They are easy to make at home with a few simple ingredients, and you can customize them to your liking. Plus, making your bath bombs is much cheaper than buying them.A bath bomb is a delightful way to turn your bathtub into a luxurious spa.

Bath bombs are small, round objects that fizz and release fragrance and colour when placed in water. They are made with baking soda, citric acid, essential oils, and other ingredients that nourish the skin. Making your bath bombs is simple and satisfying,

Reasons to Make your Bath Bombs using a DIY Recipe

1. Customize the scent. Store-bought bath bombs often have synthetic fragrances that can be harsh on your skin. If you make your own, you can choose essential oils that not only smell great but also have therapeutic benefits. For example, lavender oil is known for its relaxation properties, while eucalyptus oil can help clear congestion.

2. Control the ingredients. When you make your bath bombs, you know exactly what’s going into them. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin or allergies. You can avoid potential irritants by choosing only those ingredients that agree with you.

3. Save money. Bath bombs can be expensive, mainly if you regularly use them. Making your own allows you to enjoy all the benefits of bath bombs without breaking the bank.

4. Fun activity. Making bath bombs is a fun and easy project perfect for a rainy day or a girls’ night in. It’s also a great way to show your creative side—after all, no two bath bombs are exactly alike!

Do you want an easy Do-it-yourself (DIY) bath bomb recipe? Here’s a simple one with just a few items – Great for any gift-giving occasion.

With Valentine’s day around the corner, these are done in “Pink hearts.”  But you can use any mould. One year, my friend used plastic easter eggs that had a top and bottom bought from the dollar store – and that’s how she also shipped them.

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If you want bath bomb moulds – you can purchase them at as well.

From personal experience living in a  small town, Citric Acid can be harder to find. But just to let you know, Amazon Canada does sell it if you also have a hard time purchasing it locally.

Epson Salts Benefits

Why add Epson Salts to your Bath Bomb Recipe? It has many excellent properties and uses besides making you feel soft and silky.

Ease Muscle Aches and Pains
One of the most well-known benefits of Epsom salt is its ability to relieve muscle pain and inflammation. Epsom salt can help draw toxins from the body, reduce swelling, and ease stiffness when absorbed through the skin.

Treat Psoriasis or Eczema
If you suffer from psoriasis or eczema, you know how difficult it can be to find relief from the chronic itchiness and inflammation these conditions cause. Fortunately, soaking in an Epsom salt bath two to three times per week can help ease symptoms.

If you no longer own a bathtub and want to get rid of your Epson Salts, Here are two ideas of where else you can use them in your home.

Make Your Flowers Last Longer
Add  Epsom salt to lukewarm water then mix well before adding your blooms as usual. The nutrients in the salt will help strengthen stems while increasing moisture retention, so your flowers stay vibrant longer!

Garden Fertilizer
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to fertilize your plants, look no further than your trusty container of Epsom salt! Mix 2 tablespoons into 1 gallon of water, then use it to fertilize your trees, shrubs, roses, veggies—you name it! This DIY fertilizer is rich in magnesium sulphate, which helps promote healthy growth, prevent blossom end rot in tomatoes, increase seed germination rates, deter pests, and improve nutrient absorption for better overall plant health!

The Benefits of Using Grape Seed Oil in Bath Bombs

Skin Health
If you’re struggling with skin issues like acne, eczema, or premature aging, grape seed oil may be able to help. This oil contains antioxidants and fatty acids that can nourish and revitalize your skin. Antioxidants help to protect your skin cells from damage caused by free radicals, while fatty acids can hydrate and plump your skin.

 Hair Health
Grape seed oil can also work wonders for your hair. If you have dry, brittle, or curly hair, this oil can help to moisturize and tame it. Grape seed oil is also rich in fatty acids that can promote hair growth.



This recipe also calls for Epson Salts (I usually purchase mine at Shoppers drug mart), but if you want to add more Pink and have a texture – You can use Himalayan salt (finely ground)

You can substitute the grape-seed oil for another oil you have on your hands, such as olive oil or almond oil – You can even use melted Shea butter, depending on your pantry.

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Don’t make bath bombs when it’s raining outside – the humidity will make them fizz before the chance to use them.

Wrap them in cellophane first before adding them to any gift basket or plastic bag.



diy bath bomb recipe

  • Author: Theresa
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Craft
  • Method: Countertop



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  • 1/4 cup of Epsom salt or fine Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup of corn starch
  • 1/4 cup  citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon of  grapeseed oil
  • ½ tbsp water
  • a few drops red food coloring for desired color
  • (Optional) essential oil


Mix the dry ingredients first (Epsom salt, baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid), using your whisk- whisk until there is no clumps found.

  1. Pour the wet ingredients (grapeseed oil, water and food coloring and  essential oil(if adding) into your mason  jar, close the lid and shake well.
  2. Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture, about a few drops at  a time, while whisking.

NOTE: If you’re not pouring slowly enough, the mixture will start to fizz and you don’t want that to happen.

  1. Once all of the liquid has been poured into the dry mixture, mix very well until the color is consistent.
  2. Immediately fill the molds with the mixture, firmly stuffing each side full as possible.
  3. Secure both parts of the mold together and let set.
  4. Let sit for over 24 days or a full day to be on the safe side
  5. Carefully release bath bombs from molds and put into an airtight container, or individual cello bags.

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