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DIY Natural Bath Bomb Recipe with Epsom Salt

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Enjoy a relaxing bath with our DIY natural bath bomb recipe! These fizzy bombs are infused with orange and vanilla essential oils and epsom salt to melt away the day. We also offer ways to customize your bath bomb’s scent below!
natural bath bomb recipe with epsom salt
 

How long do bath bombs last?

Bomb bombs typically last 6 months, and you can also use them after the expiration date. It may not fizz though. If your bomb has changed in color or looks moldy in spots – it’s time to toss it.

What makes bath bombs fizz?

The baking soda and citric acid are what makes your bath bomb fizz when it touches water. The chemical reaction produces a lot of bubbles – or the fizzing you hear!

How do you use a bath bomb?

Bath bombs are super easy to use! You just fill up your bath with hot water and drop the bomb in! You can sit in the tub as it fizzes. If you want it to dissolve faster, try holding it under the running water.

Essential oils for bath bombs

Can you put essential oils in bath bombs?

Absolutely! Adding essential oils can have therapeutic benefits and help your overall mood. We chose to use orange and vanilla essential oils for this recipe, along with dried orange peel, but you could do any sort of essential oil in your homemade natural bath bomb recipe.

Restore

  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Peppermint

Creamsicle Orange

  • Vanilla
  • Orange

Refresh (Great for colds)

  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus

Sleep

  • Lavendar
  • Ylang Ylang

Man-Bath

  • Cedarwood
  • Sage
  • Clove

Detox

  • Ginger
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon

Headache Relief

  • Peppermint

Seasonal Allergies

  • Lemon
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint

Calming Blend

  • Lavender
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lemon

Beach Bath

  • Cedarwood
  • Copaiba
  • Lime

Romance

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Wild Orange

4 orange creamsicle natural bath bombs

How to Make Natural Bath Bombs

Making homemade bath bombs actually is easier than you think, and they make awesome gifts for your family, friends, and neighbors! Plus, your kids will love them as well!

orange creamsicle natural bath bomb ingredients

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Mica powdered soap dye
  • 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
  • 5 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 2 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 to 10 bath bomb molds

how to make natural bath bombs

How to Make the DIY Bath Bombs

First you’ll whisk together cornstarch, citric acid, salt, baking soda, mica powder, and dried orange peel in a large bowl.

Then, in a small measuring cup, whisk together essential oil, coconut oil, and water.

adding essential oils to the bath bomb

The next step is the toughest – but still not hard. You’ll want to very slowly (to avoid as much fizzing as possible) add the water solution to the dry ingredients. Stir and mash together until it resembles sand.

how to make DIY bath bombs

Immediately transfer bath bomb mixture into bath bomb molds, pressing mixture tightly into each side and adding a little to overflow each side of the mold. Press the mold together and twist until closed.

Orange Creamsicle Bath Bombs Shared Process-8-min

Allow bath bombs to rest (and dry) for at least 24 hours.

the mold for a homemade bath bomb

To remove the bath bombs from the molds, tap the outside of the mold gently. Then, twist each side of the mold and pull to remove the bath bomb.

To give as a gift, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or place in an airtight jar.

natural bath bomb recipe with epsom salt

This bath bomb is a great way weight loss reward or a way to practice self-love.

We also love to include words of affirmation into our self care routine!

Yield: 8-10 Bath Bombs

DIY Orange Natural Bath Bomb Recipe with Epsom Salt

4 orange creamsicle natural bath bombs

Enjoy a relaxing bath with our DIY natural bath bomb recipe! These fizzy bombs are infused with orange and vanilla essential oils and epsom salt to melt away the day.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Mica powdered soap dye
  • 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
  • 5 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 2 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon water

Tools

  • 8 to 10 bath bomb molds

Instructions

  1. First you'll whisk together cornstarch, citric acid, salt, baking soda, mica powder, and dried orange peel in a large bowl.
  2. Then, in a small measuring cup, whisk together essential oil, coconut oil, and water.
  3. The next step is the toughest - but still not hard. You'll want to very slowly (to avoid as much fizzing as possible) add the water solution to the dry ingredients. Stir and mash together until it resembles sand.
  4. Immediately transfer bath bomb mixture into bath bomb molds, pressing mixture tightly into each side and adding a little to overflow each side of the mold. Press the mold together and twist until closed.
  5. Allow bath bombs to set up in the mold for at least 24 hours.
  6. To remove the bath bombs from the molds, tap the outside of the mold gently. Then, twist each side of the mold and pull to remove the bath bomb.
  7. To give as a gift, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or place in an airtight jar.

Notes

  • You can also substitute the orange and vanilla essential oil with other oils for different smells.
  • Another variation would be to use different shaped bath bomb molds. You can find a bunch of different ones on Amazon. We've linked 2 below.

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