DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs Recipe

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How to Make Fizzy Bath Bombs with Essential Oils

11 Essential Oil recipes for how to make Bath bombs

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.   

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.  

add dried roses to your bath bombs with essential oils
add some dried lavender to your bath bombs with essential oil
add some dried flowers to your bath bomb molds

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.

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Pre-Dried flowers make things Easy!

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Add Colors to your DIY 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.

These Mica powders are what you'll want to use for the coloring in your bath bombs.

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rainbow bath bombs

Want your bath bomb to look like a rainbow bomb like those at Lush?  It's easy.  

  1. You'll want to divide your mixture into several different bowls.
  2.  Dye each bowl's mixture a different color.  
  3. 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.

This is what the water will look like as it fizzes!

rainbow bath bomb water

Supplies for Your DIY Bath Bombs

What you'll need to make your 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.

Citric Acid

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.

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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. 

I recommend these basic round molds.

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This press is a really neat idea and makes very unique and beautiful bath bombs.

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Essential Oils

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.  

For relaxation: try Lavender essential oil or doTERRA™ Serenity. 

For a mood boost, try Wild Orange or Citrus Bliss essential oil blend.

See the 11 bath bomb recipes below for more ideas.

11 essential oil blend combo ideas for your DIY Bath Bombs :

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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!

essential oil blend ideas to use in your DIY bath bombs

Now that you have all your ingredients, dried flowers, coloring, and essential oils gathered, you're ready to make your bath bombs.

Directions for How to Make Your Bath Bombs

11 Essential Oil recipes for how to make Bath bombs

Bath Bomb Recipe 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!  
These DIY Bath Bombs contain only natural, pure ingredients, and essential oils, so you know what you are soaking in.   No bad chemicals.
KIDS LOVE THESE!!  Bath Bombs make wonderful gifts, especially for Christmas.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
ActiveTime: 20 minutes
Curing Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 25 minutes



  • Place citric acid, baking soda, corn-starch, and oil in a bowl.
  • Add eight to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice.
  • Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand. Note: If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct. 
  • At this point, this is where you'll add any coloring, dried herbs or flower petals to mixture.  Be sure to use non-toxic, safe ingredients.
  • Place mixture in molds. For a nice basic round bath bomb like in the picture above, you'll want to use this type of mold.   If possible let the mixture sit in the mold  for 24 hours before removing from mold.   You can also use silicon molds.  You don't need to stick to traditional round bath bombs. There are lots of fun shapes.  I love these super cute heart molds!   In a pinch, you can even use an ice cube tray.
  • To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.


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Why doTERRA and not something from Amazon or Walmart?

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