Creating your own bath bomb is a fun project with a great outcome! Jumping into a hot bath after a long week is a great way to unwind and relax, but even better if you have all the bubbles, great smells, and beneficial properties! Bath bombs can be pretty pricy in stores but are fairly easy to make and very customizable.




Supplies:bath bomb

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • Few drops colouring pigment
  • 2 tbsp oil (coconut, almond, olive)
  • 12 – 15 drops of essential oil
  • Bath bomb mold
  • Optional: dried flowers, sugar cake decorations

bath bombInstructions

Begin by measuring out and mixing together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients. Next, add the wet ingredients into the larger bowl of dry ingredients. Make sure to add slowly since the reaction of the citric acid causes the ingredients to begin fizzing. The last step is to add the mixture into the bath bomb mold. You can use a variety of molds such as a muffin tin, candy tray, or actual bath bomb molds that you can buy online. Let the bath bombs sit and dry in the mold for at least 24 hours before taking them out.

Essential Oils

When customizing your bath bomb, think about specific benefits you want. When steaming up your bathroom with a hot bath, it is a good idea to add essential oils with some beneficial properties. Not only do essential oils smell great but each aroma can provide different benefits such as stress relief, treat fungal infections, promote sleep, and balance mood. Aromatherapy has become very popular and is seen as a natural alternative medicine to support health and well-being. Here are a few examples of types of essential oils and their benefits:

  • Lavender: known to relieve stress and promote relaxation
  • Rose: reduces anxiety
  • Lemon: reduces inflammation and boosts mood
  • Peppermint: alleviates headaches

bath bomb


Other than scents, you can get super creative with bath bomb shapes, colours, and decorations! Try adding layers to the mold to make a fun multi-coloured bath bomb. Another way to get creative is to add dried flower petals such as roses, which will also have a great smell! You can also add exfoliating ingredients to your bath bombs such as coffee grounds or sugar! There are countless ways to get creative and have fun making new bath bomb recipes!

If you want some other self-care recipes check out last weeks blog here!