How to Make Fizzy Bath Bombs with Essential Oils
DIY Homemade Bath bombs are a fun way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils and make a bath (or even shower!)extra special! KIDS LOVE THESE!! My son especially loves helping to make the bath bombs, picking out which essential oils to use, and then, of course, using them. Making the bath bombs is a fun activity for us to do together.
Making homemade bath bombs sound intimidating but they are not that hard. Even better, there are no bad chemicals in these all natural DIY Bath Bombs. These contain only natural, pure ingredients, and essential oils, so you know what you are soaking in.
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Supplies for Your DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs
What you’ll need to make your Essential Oil Bath Bombs
You probably have some of these items already in your kitchen pantry like baking soda and cornstarch(also known as cornflour).
But most people probably don’t normally have citric acid laying around. I buy mine on Amazon. I also buy my fractionated coconut oil there.
You’ll need 1 cup of Citric Acid. This is what makes the bath bombs fizzy! The citric acid combines with the baking soda and creates the fizz that we are looking for. Be sure to buy a food grade, non gmo Citric Acid like this one.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
You’ll want a high quality fractionated coconut oil for your bath bombs. This will be soaking into your skin so we want to make sure we are using safe ingredients. I buy this one.
Bath Bomb Molds
There are many bath bomb mold styles to choose from. You can choose molds that are different shapes if you want to jazz up your bath bombs a bit.
This press is a really neat idea and makes very unique and beautiful bath bombs.
Essential Oils To Use In Your Bath Bombs
Please use high quality essential oils since these will be absorbing into your skin. Inexpensive fragrance oils can be quite toxic and harmful and are not intended to be used topically on our skin.
Most essential oils are fine to add to your bath bombs. Personally, I would stay away from oils that have a high menthol content such as Peppermint or Wintergreen. These might not feel so great “down there”, if you know what I mean.
- For relaxation and stress: try Lavender essential oil or doTERRA™ Serenity.
- For an uplifting mood boost, try Wild Orange or Citrus Bliss essential oil blend.
- For more essential oil combinations for your bath bombs check out the 11 bath bomb recipes below for more ideas.
11 essential oil blend combinations for your DIY Bath Bombs :
The essential oils add a heavenly scent to your bath bombs. You can customize which essential oil you use based on your own preference. Use Lavender essential oil for calming before bedtime, or a citrus like Grapefruit essential oil for a more energizing scent. I have 11 recipe ideas for you below.
Get creative with your essential oils!Essential oil combinations are fun and smell fantastic. For example, Lemon Lavender is one of my favorites. See my blends below for more inspiration for your bath bombs. Comment and let me know your favorite!
Fun Additions to Your Bath Bombs
Add Dried Flowers to your DIY Bath Bombs
Some fun items you can add to your bath bombs are dried flowers like Lavender or Rose petals. Just put a pinch in the bottom part of the mold before adding the bath bomb mixture.
You can dry your own flowers, or buy a mixed batch of pre-dried flowers like this one if you’re like me and don’t have a green thumb or the fore-site to dry flowers for future projects. I don’t tend to keep things like dried flowers lying around, so I resort to buying them.
Pre-Dried flowers make Homemade Bath Bombs so Pretty!
Just add a few to the bottom of the mold before adding your bath bomb mixture.
Add Colors to your DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs
Many people like to add fun colors to their bath bombs. You’ll want to use safe colors, not food dye. Food Dye will stain your tub and your skin. No one wants to come out of their tub green.
Want your essential oil bath bomb to look like a rainbow bomb like those at Lush? It’s easy.
- You’ll want to divide your mixture into several different bowls.
- Dye each bowl’s mixture a different color.
- Then layer some of the mixture from each bowl into your molds. One layer at a time.
This process takes a bit more time than doing a single color in each mold, but the results are so amazing and impressive! Totally worth it if you’re giving these as a gift.
Directions for How to Make Your Essential Oil Bath Bombs
Now that you have all your ingredients, dried flowers, coloring, and essential oils gathered, you’re ready to make your bath bombs.
DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs with Essential Oils
- In bowl, place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil.
- Add approximately 15 drops of the essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice. Use more or less depending on your personal preference.
- Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand.If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct.
- At this point, you may add food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to mixture.
- Place mixture in silicone molds. Let sit 24 hours before removing from mold.
- To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.
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