DIY Lemon Bath Bomb – create your own lemon bath bombs with lemon essential oil and a sugar daisy on top.
Hey crafty friends! With Mother’s Day quickly approaching I’d like to share a few handmade gift ideas that are easy to make. Some of my favorite gifts to give for Mother’s Day are sugar scrubs, bath bombs, and handmade soaps. These are great for pampering mom and can be made for a fraction of the cost to buy them in store. If you’ve been a reader for a while you know how much I love bath bombs, like borderline obsessed with Lush and making my own. They’re really simple to make and you can customize them to your favorite scents. Today I’m sharing a Lemon Bath Bomb made with lemon essential oil and a sugar daisy.
This might be my favorite bath bomb recipe so far. I love the vibrant lemon scent and the sugar daisy on top. I added this by placing the daisy upside down on the mold. When you press the mixture in, the bath bomb will dry around the daisy. You can find most ingredients for this recipe at your local grocery store and Amazon – I’ve included affiliate links below.
DIY Lemon Bath Bomb
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 3 tablespoons epsom salt
- 3/4 teaspoon water
- 2 teaspoons Almond Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Yellow food dye (optional)
- Wilton Icing Daisy
- Plastic ornament mold
- Meat Baller (optional)
I made a quick video tutorial with the updated recipe – find the new recipe HERE. Hope this helps! :)
How to make lemon bath bombs
- In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and epsom salt.
- In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, dye and essential oil.
- Pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Test mixture by pressing a handful together. Use a spray bottle to LIGHTLY spray water once or twice if the mixture doesn’t hold. Avoid adding too much water or the mixture will fizz and not form in the mold correctly. Once it’s the right consistency press mixture into mold and allow to dry at least 2 hours before removing. Set bath bombs on a soft towel to dry overnight.
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Optional: you can use a meatball tool to make small bath bombs. I’ve tried this tool a few times in the past and I’ve yet to perfect it. The bath bombs are a little easier to make with the plastic ornament molds but this is great for smaller bath bombs. It has a hold on both sides of the mold so you can continue to fill it until it’s compact.
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These bath bombs are the bomb!! I love the little daisy detail!
I just made these, it was the first time ever for me to make bath bombs. Always loved them, always feared them. I have to tell, they are perfect and more beautiful than I imagined they would be.
Thank you so much for sharing this DIY.
My friend will sing a song of joy when she gets them for Christmas :)
Cheers from Germany!
Thank you for the sweet comment! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
I love these! Thanks for sharing. :)
CANT WAIT TO TRY THESE! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING
These must smell absolutely amazing!
How clever to use an icing daisy! Thanks for posting. Hello from the Creative Collection.
How much cornstarch?
How much lemon essential oil is needed?
Hi there, how many bath bombs dose this recipe make???
Hello! It depends on the size of the mold you use. A standard ornament mold will make 3 large bath bombs. Hope that helps! :)
These look wonderful! Also, how much corn starch is in this recipe?
The recipe just says 1/2 corn starch. 1/2 what? Half cup? Half teaspoon?
Hi, you do not say how much essential lemon oil to use per recipe. what do you recommend ?
Exactly when do you add the icing daisy? And where can you find them please?
Just made these and they smell so good!
Is it normal that they fizz a little while they are drying or did I use too much witch hazel?