Bath Bomb Recipes

Bath Bomb Recipes

Bath bombs have got to be the funnest things to pair a bath with, especially if you're looking for a relaxing session that leaves you invigorated like never before. Let's take a look at some interesting bath bomb recipes that you can make in the comfort of your home.
BeautiSecrets Staff
Bath bombs are very much like bath fizzies, dissolving when they come into contact with water, as it releases carbon dioxide because of the presence of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid. The effect is a fizzy display of bubbles, scents, and colors, depending on the ingredients used to make the bath bomb. You're sure to feel super relaxed as you lay in a bubbling mass of goodness, where the water in your bathtub will be infused with all kinds of sensory-pleasing elements. For those of you who can't wait to give this a try, here are a few recipes that you're sure to grow fond of preparing.
How to Make a Bath Bomb at Home
You'll Need
  • Baking soda, 2 cups
  • Citric acid, 1 cup
  • Cornstarch, 1 cup
  • Essential oils, 40 drops (your choice of scent)
  • Food coloring, 8 drops
Procedure

Take a glass bowl and mix the dry ingredients together, combining the wet ingredients in a different one. Adding one teaspoon at a time of the wet mixture into the dry, coalesce the ingredients with patience, to avoid converting it into a foamy mess by dumping one into the other. Once the mixtures are thoroughly combined, quickly pack the resulting mix into a mold of your choice.

Leave it to dry for a few minutes before carefully popping them out. You can place the bath bombs in little gift bags before presenting them to someone for their birthday, anniversary, or just because you felt like it. The following ingredient lists showcase alternative additions that you can use as part of the process. Feel free to go crazy with these too.
Alternative Ingredients 1
  • Baking soda, 1½ cups
  • Citric acid, ½ cup
  • Jojoba oil, 2 tbsp.
  • Rose essential oil, 10 drops
  • Green tea leaves, 2 tbsp.
  • Water, ½ tbsp.
Alternative Ingredients 2
  • Baking soda, 2 cups
  • Cornstarch, 1 cup
  • Citric acid, 1 cup
  • Cocoa butter, 3 tbsp. (grated)
  • Epsom salt, 1 tbsp.
  • Ginger essential oil, 10 drops
  • Cardamom essential oil, 10 drops
Alternative Ingredients 3
  • Citric acid, 1 cup
  • Baking soda, ½ cup
  • Almond oil, 2 tsp.
  • Cocoa powder, 1 tbsp.
Check out these homemade bath salts to amp your bath routine with extra-soothing add-ons that will leave you wanting more. Experiment with different mold shapes and colors to make the most out of a bath bomb's calming properties.