DIY – Bath Bombs

There’s nothing quite like a nice warm bath to relax after a long hard day – or just because you feel like it. There are so many different products available to make bath time extra special; bath milk, salts, bubble bath and the ever so popular – bath bombs.

Let’s face it, bath bombs are definitely the most fun of them all. Watching your tub water fizzle and transform, is a little bit exciting. Yes, there are many beautiful bath bombs readily available for purchase but if you make your own, you can personalise everything from the shape to the colour and scent.

Bath Bomb Recipe

Makes 6 large or 8 – 10 small bath bombs

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup epsom salt

2 teaspoons water
1-2 teaspoons essential oil (any scent you desire)
2 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (melted)

Dried rose petals
Food colouring

You can customise these bath bombs however you like. You might want to add a pop of colour with some food colouring, or make them sparkle, with a touch of glitter. Regardless of the ingredients you choose, the toughest part is getting the bath bomb into the shape you desire.

If you’re after a classic sphere shape, there are bath bomb moulds you can purchase, which are the best way to achieve a more polished look. There’s also several different household items you can use as a mould, including cookie cutters, silicon cupcake trays, measuring cups or even your own two hands.


  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until all lumps are gone.
  2. Place the wet ingredients in a small measuring jug and stir until combined.
  3. Gradually pour small amounts of the liquid into the dry mixture and whisk together until a wet sand like consistency has formed. Be sure not to add too much of the liquid at a time, as it will begin to fizz.
  4. Take a small amount of the mixture and squeeze it together in your hands to see if it holds well. If it falls apart, add a tiny bit of water into the bowl, whisk through and try again.
  5. Pack the mixture into your chosen mould tightly and allow it to sit for a few minutes, then gently remove it and carefully place on a tray lined with baking paper. Allow bath bombs to set overnight in a safe place.

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