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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 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 3 bath bombs, and it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare.

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 (optinal)
  • 2-inch metal bath bomb molds (3 pieces)

How to make it:

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

In another bowl, mix the citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch and baking soda.

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 the moulds.

Fill both halves of the molds with the mixture and press them together.

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

 

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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 2 bath bombs for muscle relief in just 10 minutes.
 
Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 1/2 cup
  • Epsom salt – 1/3 cup
  • Cream of tartar – 2 tablespoons
  • Fractionated coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Peppermint oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Bath bomb molds – 2 pieces

How to Make it:

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Add the oils and mix carefully. Ensure there are no lumps.

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

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

Fill both halves of the bath bomb molds and allow to sit for 5 hours.

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

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3. DIY Chamomile Stress Relief Bath Bomb

 
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Chamomile DIY bath bomb recipe
 

This recipe makes a good stress relieving bath. It also acts against anxiety and fatigue after a long day.
 
Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 1 cup
  • Citric acid – 1/2 cup
  • Epsom salt – 1/2 cup
  • Almond oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Lavender essential oil – 10 drops
  • Chamomile – 10 drops
  • Water in a spray bottle

How to Make it:

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and stir well to break all the clumps.

Add the oils into the mixture and mix slowly.

Spray some water into the mixture as you stir, to make it moist.

Fill both halves of the bath bomb molds and allow to sit for 5 hours.

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

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HOW TO MAKE DIY KIDS FRIENDLY BATH BOMBS

 

When making bath bombs for kids, I prefer not to use citric acid. Also, I always go for mild essential oils. It is important to use ingredients that are friendly to kid’s skin and eyes.

Here are three of my favorite bath bombs for kids.  

 

1. Homemade Sweet Almond and Lavender Bath Bombs for Kids

 

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 1/2 cup
  • Cream of tartar – 1/4 cup
  • Arrowroot powder – 1/4 cup
  • Pink Himalayan salt – 1/4 cup
  • Non scented sweet almond oil – 1 or 2 tablespoons
  • Lavender essential oil – 12 drops

How to Make it:

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Add the oils and cream of tartar and mix carefully.

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

Fill both halves of the bath bomb molds and allow to sit for 8 hours.

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

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2. DIY Kids Friendly Grapefruit Bath Bomb

 

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 2 tablespoons Grapefruit essential oil – 12 drops

How to Make it:

Mix the jojoba oil and grapefruit essential oil in a bowl.

In another bowl, mix the cream of tartar, Epsom salt, and baking soda.

Add the oil solution to the salt, soda, and cream of tartar mixture.

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

Fill both halves of the molds with the mixture and press them together.

Allow them to sit for 8 hours.

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

✅ Ingredients you need to make baby friendly grapefruit bath bombs:

 

3. Homemade Oatmeal and Citric Acid Bath Bomb for Older Kids

 

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (grinded)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons Chamomile essential oil – 12 drops

How to Make it:

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and stir well to break all the clumps.

Add the oils into the mixture and mix slowly.

Spray some water into the mixture as you stir, to make it moist.

Fill both halves of the bath bomb molds and allow to sit for 5 hours.

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

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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.