Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade bath bombs are easy to make, relatively inexpensive, and make a fabulous homemade gift.  I decided to make both lavender and serenity bath bombs because of their relaxing and moisturizing properties.  And, they smell amazing and look beautiful.  These DIY bath bombs make perfect gifts for Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s Day gifts, and birthday gifts!  So, here’s an easy-peasy, bath bomb recipe that’s perfect for gift giving!

homemade bath bomb

This is one of the easiest bath bomb recipes I’ve ever made.  All the ingredients come together quickly and there’s no prep work necessary.


DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or almond oil
  • 3-4 teaspoons water
  • 30 drops of essential oil (I used lavender & Serenity)
  • 4 drops of food coloring
  • Bath Bomb Mold, plastic Easter eggs or Plastic Christmas ornaments


bath bomb mix1.  Mix together the dry ingredients in a glass bowl, baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and epsom salts.  Use a fork to break up any clumps.

2.  In a small glass bowl melt the coconut oil for about 30 seconds.  Whisk in essential oil, water and food coloring.

bath bomb a  3.  Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  If the mix starts fizzing then you’re adding too much liquid at a time.

bath bomb mold

4.  Fill the mold with mixture (I used two end pieces of a plastic Easter egg) by gently pressing down the mixture and attaching both pieces together.  Let sit for 15-20 minutes.  Gently, remove the bath bomb from the mold.  If it breaks apart at the seam you can gently rub around the seam to reseal them.  Place on wax paper and allow to dry overnight.

bath bomb b

I used clear cello bags and washi tape to package my bath bombs.  They look really cute wrapped in fabric scraps too.


You can make any variation of bath bomb you desire. Choose your favorite essential oil and food coloring to add into the bath bomb recipe.  I made a lavender one pictured above and a serenity one.  You can add dried flowers or herbs to the bombs as well.

serenity hibiscus

I used clear cello bags and washi tape to package my bath bombs.  They look really cute wrapped in fabric scraps too.

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About Rachelle

Rachelle is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, child rearing, book reading, sister to Angie. Have questions about her recipes or crafts, she'll answer 'em. Just ask.


  1. This is so funny!
    I was actually just googling bath bombs a few weeks ago.
    Now, I can use this… I am excited 😉