3 Easy DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

Make your own aromatherapy bath bombs with these simple recipes

These DIY essential oil bath bombs are not only fun to make but also smell amazingly good.

Homemade bath bombs

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 the ingredients used to make these bath bombs.

 
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DIY essential oil bath bombs

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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 out the simple recipes below.

Just get hold of your favorite scents and have fun making them.

1. Homemade Bath Bomb Recipe for a Nice Relaxing Bath

 
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Homemade lavender bath bombs

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

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Ingredients:

Lavender bath bombs ingredients

How to make it:

Combine citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch, and baking soda.

Mixing lavender bath bombs dry ingredients

In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients: almond oil, lavender essential oil, and water. Stir and add a pinch of colorant. Stir again.

Pour the oil solution into the salt, soda, and citric acid mixture. Do it bit by bit and stir. You have to add the oil mixture slowly as you don’t want to activate the ingredients yet. You will probably get the usual fizzing reaction.

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

Adding purple colorant and making bath bombs with hands

Add a handful of dried lavender seeds to the bottom of one mold.

Dried lavender seeds placed at the bottom of a mold

Fill both halves with the mixture and press them together.

Baht bomb mold filled with the mixture and pressed together

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

DIY lavender bath bombs
Make beautiful bath bombs for a great gift

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2. Easy DIY Bath Bomb Recipe With Peppermint Oil

 
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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:

How to Make it:

1 – Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Bath bomb ingredients in a bowl

2 – In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients like oils and add the colorant.

Oils and colorant in a bowl

3 – Add the water and mix well.

Adding water to oils and colorant

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

Colorant and dry ingredients in bowls

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

Mixing colorant and oils with dry ingredients

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 and press them together.

Molds filled with bath bomb mixture

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

Diy essential oil peppermint bath bombs
A great way to relax your muscles
 
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Homemade peppermint bath bomb recipe

If you enjoy DIY recipes with essential oils, check out the posts on how to make DIY sugar scrubs at home and easy homemade bath salts.

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 act 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.

Chamomile bath bombs ingredients

Ingredients:

How to Make it:

1 – Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and stir well to break all the clumps. Use your hands if you want, but wear gloves.

Chamomile bath bombs dry ingredients in a bowl

2 – Combine the oils and stir.

Adding chamomile essential oil to oils

3 – Add the water to the oils and stir.

4 – Next, slowly add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients.

Adding oils to the bath bomb mixture

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

Dried chamomile flowers at the bottom of the mold

6 – Fill both halves of the molds with the mixture.

Halves of molds filled with bat bomb mixture

Press both halves together.

Pressing both halves of the molds together

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

Diy chamomile essential oil bath bombs
 
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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. ‘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 its 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 the time in the bath, vanilla is a great choice. It might be a little bit expensive, but it is worth every penny you spend on it.

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Last Words About DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs

I really hope that you enjoy making your own DIY bath bombs and have fun in the process. They are easy to customize by changing the type of flowers, using different shapes or different colors.

To keep them fresher for longer wrap the bath bombs in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container.

 
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Do you make your own DIY essential oil bath bombs? Please share your tips and recipes.

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