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These DIY essential oil bath bombs are not only fun to make but they also smell amazingly good. Bath bombs will transform bath time into something totally different.

The best part is that you can actually make your own bombs with essential oils that are readily available in almost any store.

Put a little bit of fun into your bath days with these easy to make homemade recipes.

NOTE: Please make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients used to make these bath bombs.

 
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Easy diy essential oil bath bombs recipes with and without citric acid perfect for gift giving.
Easy DIY essential oil bath bombs recipes
 

Here’s a collection of 3 amazing diy essential oil bath bombs recipes that will cost you less and get you bathing for longer.

Enjoy!   

 

3 DIY Essential Oils Bath Bombs Recipes

 

If you always wanted to make bath bombs at home check the simple recipes below. Just get hold of your favorite essential oils and have fun making them.

 

1. Homemade Lavender Oil Bath Bomb for a Relaxed Bath

 
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Homemade lavender bath bomb recipe to help you unwind
 

This recipe makes about 5 bath bombs in various sizes. The size of the moulds I used for this recipe are 45mm, 55mm, 65mm and 80mm.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 2 tbs jojoba oil or almond oil
  • lavender essential oil (10 drops)
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • few drops of colorant (optional)
  • dried lavender (optional)
  • metal bath bomb moulds (4 pieces)

How to make it:

Mix the citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch and baking soda.

In another bowl mix the almond oil, lavender essential oil and water in a bowl. Stir and add the colorant. Remove.

Pour the oil solution to the salt, soda and citric acid mixture. Do it bit by bit and remove. You have to add the oil mixture slowly as you don’t want to activate the ingredients yet.

Now stir the mixture to attain a texture similar to wet sand.

Add a bit of dried lavender to the bottom of one mould and fill both halves with the mixture. Press them together.

Remove the bath bombs from the molds and leave them to dry.

Diy essential oil bath bombs recipes
 
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DIY lavender bath bomb recipe
DIY lavender bath bomb recipe
 

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2. DIY Peppermint Oil Bath Bomb

 
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Homemade peppermint essential oil bath bomb recipe
 

This peppermint bath bomb diy recipe makes 3 bath bombs for muscle relief in just 10 minutes.
 
Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 3/4 cup
  • Epsom salt – 1/3 cup
  • Cream of tartar – 2 tablespoons
  • Jojoba oil – 2 teaspoons
  • Peppermint oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Green colorant (optional)
  • Water (3 teaspoons)
  • Bath bomb molds (I used 3 of approx. 45mm, 55mm and 65mm)

How to Make it:

1 – Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

2 – Mix the oils and add the colorant.

3 – Add the water and mix well.

4 – Now we are going to add the oil mixture into the dry mixture bit by bit.

Diy essential oil bath bombs recipes including peppermint for muscle relaxation

5 – Mix carefully and ensure there are no lumps. I find it easier to put latex gloves on and mix it with my hands.

The mixture should feel like wet sand; it should hold together when squeezed but feel crumbly.

You can add some water to the mixture using a spray bottle if the oil isn’t sufficient.

6 – Fill both halves of the bath bomb molds.

7 – Remove the bath bombs from the molds and leave them to dry.

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DIY peppermint bath bomb recipe
Homemade peppermint bath bomb recipe

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If you enjoy diy recipes with essential oils check the post on how to make diy sugar scrubs at home.

3. DIY Chamomile Stress Relief Bath Bomb

 
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Chamomile DIY bath bomb recipe
 

These chamomile bath bombs make a good stress relieving bath. They also acts against anxiety and fatigue after a long day.

The recipe makes 4 bath bombs of different sizes. The sizes of the molds I have used are 45mm, 55mm, 65mm and 80mm.
 

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 1 cup
  • Citric acid – 1/2 cup
  • Epsom salt – 1/2 cup
  • Cornstarch – 1/2 cup
  • Jojoba oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Lavender essential oil – 10 drops
  • Chamomile – 10 drops
  • Dry chamomile flowers
  • Water (2 or 3 teaspoons)

How to Make it:

1 – Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and stir well to break all the clumps. Use your hands if necessary, but put some gloves on.

2 – Mix the oils and remove.

3 – Add the water to the oil and remove.

4 – Next add the oil mixture to the dry powder slowly.

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5 – Place few dry chamomile flowers at the bottom of one half of the mold.

6 – Fill both halves of the molds.

7 – Remove the bath bombs from the molds and leave them to dry.

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Lavender and chamomile bath bomb recipe
Homemade lavender and chamomile bath bomb recipe

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5 BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DIY BATH BOMBS

 

There are several available choices of essential oils that you can use to make a bath bomb. Even so, in every crowd, there is always someone who stands out. It is the same with these few oils. They are the best when it comes to making bath bombs.

Let’s see why.

1. Lavender – Loved for it’s relaxing effect, lavender is good for all skin types and it also blends perfectly with other oils.

2. Peppermint – Popularly known for its minty and refreshing effect. It is good for a warm bath as it also helps in opening up the sinuses.

3. Rosemary – It is mild to the skin, releasing its invigorating effects on the senses.

4. Chamomile – An intensely sweet and deep apple-like fragrance oil for relaxation. It is also widely used as a sedative.

5. Vanilla – If you are looking for an essential oil to calm and soothe you as you pass time in the bath, vanilla is the best choice for you. It might be a little bit expensive, but it is worth every penny you spend on it.
 
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Do you make your own DIY essential oil bath bombs? Please share your tips and recipes.