HOW TO MAKE BATH BOMBS – create your own bath bombs at home with this easy video tutorial and recipe!
If you guys have followed my blog for a while or watch my Snapchat’s, then you know I’m a little obsessed with bath bombs. There are few things I like more than soaking in a hot bath with a bath bomb. The essential oils help nourish and moisturize my skin, especially during the winter months. Today I want to share a bath bomb video tutorial to show you exactly how I make my bath bombs. I receive a lot of questions on my bath bombs tutorials and figured this would help answer a lot of them. I’d also like to answer some frequently asked questions and share my new bath bomb recipe.
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Where do I find bath bomb molds?
I’ve been using clear plastic ornaments as bath bomb molds for years! This is a great, inexpensive option especially if you stock up around Christmas time. The downside is that the mold will sometimes crack while the bath bomb hardens. Since I buy these for pennies it’s not a big deal but if you are looking for something more reliable I recently purchased these Bath Bomb Molds and LOVE them!
I also use silicone molds for decorative shapes and designs. These can be a little trickier to use because you have to compact the mixture in so it sets correctly. I’ll be honest sometimes it’s a fail and I have to rework the recipe but when it’s a success like my snowflake peppermint bath bombs, I’m really happy with the outcome.
You can also use small metal tart tins to make these:
Can I replace the almond oil?
Yes! This has been the most commonly asked question on all of my bath bomb recipes. I recently reworked the recipe to include coconut oil instead. I like using almond oil in many of beauty/bath bomb recipes but I realize that a lot of people have nut allergies. This updated recipe is a really great one and an alternative to those with allergies.
How do I know if my mix is ready?
In the video you will see me grab a handful of mixture and make a fist. If you open your hand and the mixture holds its shape, then it’s perfect. You don’t want to spray too much liquid (water or witch hazel) because it may start to fizz, but you want enough to create a firm mixture.
How long do bath bombs last?
If stored properly bath bombs can last for several months. The key is to avoid placing them where moisture can get to them. I typically use my bath bombs within a month (because I use them so often) but I’ve had bath bombs stored away and used up months later. The scent may not be as strong but they still work great.
How to Make Bath Bombs: Bath Bomb Recipe
How To Make Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- ½ cup corn starch
- 3 tbsp Epsom salt
- 3 tsp coconut oil melted
- Small spray bottle of Witch Hazel
- 15 drop of essential oil
- In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and Epsom salt.
- Pour in melted coconut oil and essential oil. Mix until well combined.
- Lightly spray witch hazel a few times until you can gather the mix in your fist and it holds its shape. If it easily falls apart then you might need 1-3 more sprays of witch hazel. Avoid spraying too much or your mix will start fizzing. You only need enough to slightly dampen the mix.
- Press the mix into your mold and allow them to set for at least one hour, or until dry, before removing.
How fun are these!! I would LOVE to make them, instead of buy them this year!
I was just telling my husband it’s totally possible to make your own bath bombs and I just had never done it and then I came across your delightful recipes! Must be the universe telling me it’s time to make some bath bombs. =)
Have you ever tried to make a rose or other floral bath numb?
Poops….just saw the ROSE BOMB!
How many bath bombs does this yield for you?
Would I be able to make this recipe but separate it into a couple different bowls and color them different colors? I’m wanting to make a galaxy bath bomb :)
how does a person store bath bombs
I absolutely love your bath bomb recipes. I have found that if you use shrink wrap to seal them in they last a little longer. I was winterizing my home and decided to try it. You should consider it also.thanks. misty
Can I leave out the citric acid and still get adhesion?