14 Inspiring DIY Bath Bombs Ideas & A Practical Step By Step Guide

by craftmin | January 1, 2018

Make bathing a really cool experience for kids and teens with bath bombs. Bath bombs have been popular due to how it fizzes when it hits the water. It’s some chemical reaction from the bath bomb’s ingredients when it touches the water. Because of the popularity, there are a lot of bath bombs to choose from. They come in varying shapes, not just the usual round types. There are bath bombs shaped like cupcakes, ice cream, robots, almost all the shapes you can imagine. They also give out color in the water bath, making bathing so much fun especially for little kids. There are the organic kinds, some even come with dried flower petals and essential oils that impart their fragrance to the water bath as well.

Do you want to learn how to make these bath fizzes? Presenting, the DIY bath bombs no-fail tutorial. Now, you can enjoy bath bombs anytime you want with this DIY bath bombs tutorial. Hang on and keep on reading. Be a bath bombs expert after reading this. Make these DIY bath bombs with your kids for a real fun activity. Make these DIY bath bombs as a homemade spa gift for your dear friends. And make these DIY bath bombs just because you can.

DIY Bath Bombs – The Basics

Before learning how to make those complicated bath bombs, let’s master the basics first.

Basic Ingredients

These ingredients are easily available in groceries or in your own kitchen.

  • Baking soda, 1 cup
  • Citric acid, 1/2 cup
  • Epsom salt, 1/2 cup
  • Water, 1 tsp.
  • Essential oil of your choice, 2 tsp.
  • Olive oil, 3 tsp.
  • Food color (your choice, optional)

Basic Tools

Just grab these tools from your kitchen cupboards.

  • Bath bomb molders – available in crafts supply stores or you can buy them online
  • Whisk
  • Bowl
  • Jar
  • Spoon

Basic Steps

Here are the steps that will make you a bath bombs expert in no time!

Step 1

DIY bath bombs dry ingredients

Put all dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salt) in the bowl. Use the whisk to mix them all evenly.

Step 2

DIY bath bombs liquid ingredients

Put all the liquid ingredients (water, essential oil, olive oil, and food color if putting any) in the jar. Now, this is the fun part. You can try and combine different essential oils depending on when you will use these bath bombs. Color them accordingly so you don’t need to label them. Try and use Lavander essential oil and some purple color for a relaxing bath bomb. How about some Rose and Jasmine essential oil for a sensual bath bomb experience? Be creative, add some flower petals if you want.

I just had a thought. Maybe bath bombs with Citronella essential oil can also repel mosquitos. I personally don’t like the icky feel of those insect repellent lotions anyway.

Step 3

DIY bath bombs mixing the ingredients

Gradually add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients in the bowl. Make sure to add the ingredients really slowly, to avoid premature fizzing. There should be little to no lumps and all the dry ingredients are damp. You know you’re doing it right when your mixture looks like wet sand after.

Step 4

DIY bath bombs molding

Looks like pretty pink wet sand if you ask me. Get your bath bomb molder. A spherical molder was used in this tutorial. Open the molder, quickly spoon some of the mixture and place them in it. Make sure that the mixture is packed in the molder. Put the molders back together. Don’t let the mixture dry out in the bowl, so be really really quick in this step.

Step 5

DIY bath bombs molder DIY bath bombs pink fizz

Let your DIY bath bombs dry. If you chose a molder with a lot of details, dry your bath bombs overnight just to make sure. Good luck on the unmolding.

If you’re having a hard time following these picture tutorial, you can watch the video tutorial here instead.

13 Inspiring Recipe Ideas For DIY Bath Bombs

Because we love you like that. You don’t need to leave this good read to find DIY bath bombs inspirations. Storage suggestions are also included here, so keep on reading.

Fun DIY Bath Bombs Inspirations

May these photos inspire you in making more creative bath bombs in the future. Who knows, maybe this is the perfect business opportunity for you. Be creative as you can. You can even put surprises inside these bath bombs. Surprise us with your own DIY bath bomb designs!

DIY bath bombs tie-dye
1. This DIY Tie-Dye bath bombs from the Soapqueen.

DIY bath bombs unicorn
2. Unicorn-inspired bath bomb from apumpkinandaprincess. Looks magical to me.

DIY bath bombs geode


3. Geode-inspired DIY bath bomb from themakeupdummy.

DIY bath bombs Mickey
4. Mickey-inspired DIY bath bombs from thefarmgirlgabs.

DIY bath bombs donuts
5. How about this yummy-looking donut DIY bath bombs from apumpkinandaprincess?

DIY bath bombs mermaid shell
6. This “thingamajig” of a bath bomb by the Totally The Bomb.

DIY bath bombd gingerbread man


7. Be sure to keep these Gingerbread Man bath bombs by pistachioproject away from children.

DIY bath bombs beauty on the beach
8. Bring the beach home with these DIY bath bombs from doitbetteryourself.

DIY bath bombs Midas' touch
9. Gift this golden Christmas ball DIY bath bomb by Soap Queen to your friends for a real happy holidays!

DIY bath bombs hot cocoa


10. Fancy some Hot Cocoa bath bombs? This mouthwatering bath fizz is from the Lovely Greens.

DIY bath bombs cupcakes
11. Last but not the least, and no sorry you can’t eat this. Cupcake DIY bath bombs from the forum Crafster.org.

How To Store DIY Bath Bombs

DIY bath bombs storage Napa Soap Company

12. You can store it in the bathroom, together with your other bath essentials.  Place them in airtight containers to avoid excess moisture coming into contact. You don’t want to lose those precious fizzes, right? Display them like in this photo from Napa Soap Company to add fun and interesting details to your bathroom.

DIY bath bombs in plastic wrap

13. You can also store these bath fizzes wrapped in cellophane or plastic wraps.

Some Reminders

I bet you’re feeling like a DIY bath bombs guru now. Don’t be scared to experiment. Go and make your own recipe, adjusting the ingredients to suit your taste. If you’re planning on making realistic looking food bath bombs, make sure to label them accordingly. And be sure to keep them away from children. Don’t let kids play with this stuff to avoid possible consumption. When using essential oils, be sure to do a skin test first. Better safe than sorry. You can do your own research for good essential oil combinations to use for bath bombs.

The most important reminder of all, be creative and have fun!

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