Homemade Bath Bombs Recipe

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homemade bath bombs make a luxurious bath

You can make this homemade bath bombs recipe with a few ingredients that are easy to get, many of which you may already have!

I love using homemade bath bombs and of course the kids always have to swipe a few. They just can’t resist the fizz of homemade bath bombs! Make them today so the next time you want to take a relaxing bath, you have them all ready.

These bath bombs also make great personalized homemade gifts for your family and friends so make some extra and then when you need a gift, you can just grab a jar of them and wrap it!

Homemade Bath Bombs Recipe

1 cup baking soda
½ cup citric acid
½ cup cornstarch
2 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. oil (almond, sunflower, coconut, mineral, canola or baby oil may be used)
2 tsp. water
1-2 tsp. essential or fragrance oil
¼ tsp. borax
food coloring

Mix baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch. Mix the wet ingredients and the borax and slowly add to the dry ingredients, mixing constantly. Mix slowly or it will bubble too much. Pack the homemade bath bombs mixture into molds; let set for a few minutes and then remove from molds. Let dry another 24 hours. In humid climates you may need to dry longer. Use 1-3 per bath. Store in an airtight container. Wrap the homemade bath bombs in cellophane bags for a nice gift.
* The mixture is very crumbly and dry. Mix as well as you can and then pack tightly into molds. If the homemade bath bombs won’t hold their shapes, add one teaspoon oil.
If you want to make Bath Seeds instead don’t pack into molds. Just place in a pretty jar and label. Use 2-4 tablespoons per bath.

photo by: juhansonin


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      Virginia is sold at any place that sells pharmacy items like wal mart, walgreens etc. It sometimes is in with the vitamin section. You just need to do some research to find the cheapest essential oils in your area, on line and such. You can find really cheap ones at places like dollar stores and wal mart now too.


  1. […] Finally, the last alternative to a typical gift of wine to the hostess is bath salts or bath bombs.  Bath bombs and bath salts are super easy to make and make a great hostess gift because you are encouraging the hostess to pamper herself (or perhaps if she doesn’t really like it  then she can always regift it).  You can decorate it and put it in a cute mason jar.  Here is a homemade bath bomb recipe from the Living on a Dime blog. […]

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