An all natural and easy DIY Bath Bomb using essential oils that can be made in less than 30 minutes for gifts or yourself!
As moms, we don't always get a few minutes to ourselves and those fruity scented bath bombs we pass by in Target are looked at and then passed by quickly on to the milk aisle. Yet, making an all natural and simple DIY bath bomb is both easy and a way to occupy the little ones even if it's just for a few minutes. You can use basic essential oils and pantry staples to create a homemade version of a bath bomb that is relaxing and calming. Plus, it can be made in less than 30 minutes!
Cozy Tips for DIY Bath Bombs
- You can use half shaped round molds or full round molds depending upon your preference.
- Half shaped round molds are usually quicker and easier to make, but full round molds will look more professional and bigger.
- Add in food color to the mix to make it fun and unique!
- Sprinkle dried lavender or dried flowers for a special gift for friends or yourself.
- Place a few into a cellophane bag and tie with ribbon along side a bottle of wine or few gourmet chocolates for a sweet friend gift.
- Use any sort of essential oil scents and blends you like.
- You make it kid friendly by adding in food color and fun citrus scent oils.
- As a bonus, you can also use these as shower steamers if you use the half round molds.
Supplies for DIY Bath Bombs
- Baking Soda
- Epsom Salts
- Citric Acid
- Coconut Oil (Melted)
- Essential Oils
- Dried Roses, Lavender, or flowers (Optional)
- Food Coloring (Optional)
- Molds (Half Round)
- Molds (Full Round)
What Essential Oils Can I Use?
While you can use pretty much any essential oil you like, there are a few great options that are easy go to oils. Lavender is always the natural choice for a calm and relaxing bath bomb. Another relaxing option is Lemongrass or Eucalyptus. Ylang Ylang is the perfect romantic essential oil and even better when paired with Lavender or Orange. Orange and lemon essential oils are a bright and fun option for a bath bomb and can also be paired with Lavender.
The only oils you would not really want to include would be "hot oils", such as cinnamon or clove or cassia. Peppermint for instance is a "hot oil" but can be paired with Eucalyptus for cold or stuff nose relief.
Relaxing Blends: Lavender and Orange, Lemongrass and Lavender, Eucalyptus and Lavender, Lemon and Lavender
Bright & Joy Blends: Orange and Lemon, Orange and Vanilla, Lemon and Peppermint,
Cold Relief & Muscle Pain Blends: Peppermint and Eucalyptus
What If The Mixture is Too Dry or Crumbly?
Depending on the season and humidity, the mixture can become too dry or crumbly. If this does happen, you can add a little bit of water to the mix just a few spoonful's at a time. You want the mixture to be moist, but not liquid.
The Cozy Details
Step 1: Gather all of your ingredients.
Step 2: Mix all of the ingredients except the essential oils and dried flower petals into a bowl.
Step 3: Once mix, you can add in 10 drops of your essential oil or essential oil blends and stir together.
Step 4: Next, sprinkle in the dried flowers and stir. You can leave the dried flowers out and place them into the bottom of the mold if you prefer the petals to be onto of the bath bombs, for instance.
Step 5: Once the mixture is complete, spoon into the molds and press down firmly.
Step 6: Allow to dry for about 8 hours. Then remove the bath bombs from the molds.
Afterwards, the bath bombs are ready to use!
Next, learn how to make your own DIY bath soak!
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- ½ Cup Citric Acid
- 2 Tablespoons Epsom Salts
- 3 Tablespoons Melted Coconut Oil
- 6 Drops Total of Essential Oil
- 2 Teaspoons Water
- ¼ Cup Dried Rose Petals
- Gather all of your ingredients and supplies.
- Mix all of the ingredients except the essential oils and dried flower petals into a bowl.
- Add drops of essential oil into the bow and mix.
- Sprinkle dried flowers into the bowl. If you prefer to have the flowers just on the outside of the bath bombs then place them into the flowers into the molds now.
- Once the mixture is complete, spoon into the molds and press down firmly.
- Allow to dry for about 8 hours or overnight.
- After the bath bombs have dried and are hard, you can use them in the bath now!
If needed, you can add in another teaspoon of water if the mix is too crumbly. It should be the texture of moist sand.