Adding a bath bomb to your bath makes it more soothing and relaxing — a perfect way to unwind at the end of a hectic day. There are many available in stores, but you can also opt to create one for yourself. Good thing we have some great bath bomb ideas here.
We’ll teach you how to make bath bombs with essential oils and the best epsom salt bath bombs you can drop right into your bath. Here are five all-natural bath bomb recipes to try at home.
DIY Lavender Bath Bomb
To make this wonderful, lavender-smelling bath bomb, mix together 1 cup of baking soda, 3/4 cup of cornstarch, and 1/2 cup of Epsom salt.
For the fizzing agent, use 1/2 cup of citric acid, which is usually found in the canning section of many supermarkets.
Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add in melted coconut oil, spritzing with witch hazel to keep the mixture damp. Place dried lavender in a mini muffin tin and add the mixture on top, making sure to press down firmly.
Allow the mixture to dry for one hour; then remove it from the tin and allow it to sit overnight.
DIY Moisturizing Bath Bomb Ideas
Dry skin? Try making this moisturizing bath bomb recipe.
Start by mixing 2 tablespoons of vitamin E with 1 cup of coconut oil using a standard mixing bowl. Then, add 3/4 cup of baking soda with 1-1/2 cups of Epsom salt, stirring on low speed.
Scoop 3 tablespoons worth out using a large cookie scoop and place on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet or to a bath bomb mold. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Make sure the mounds are firm before transferring them into a container prior to use. This coconut oil bath bomb will easily become one of your favorites!
DIY Essential Oil Bath Bomb
This simple-to-make bath bomb uses essential 1 teaspoon of your favorite essential oil for scent and either 1/4 cup of citric acid, lemon juice, or cream of tartar as a fizzing agent.
Just add in 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of Epsom salt, and 1/4 cup of cornstarch to the ingredients above.
Mix well and add in some water and either coconut or almond oil. Form into a clump and place in a mold. Allow the bath bomb to dry overnight.
DIY Muscle Relief Idea
To make this muscle-relaxing bath bomb, mix 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/3 cup of Epsom salt, 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar, and 1/2 teaspoon of fresh rosemary in a medium bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil.
Spritz with water to moisten the mixture while stirring. Use a spoon to place the mixture into a bath bomb mold, making sure to overfill each side slightly.
Allow the molds to set for at least 4 hours before use.
DIY Sleepy Time Bath Bomb
Using chamomile and lavender, these DIY bath bombs help you more easily drift off to sleep. To make this sleepy time bath bomb, mix 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/3 cup of Epsom salt, 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar, 1/4 teaspoon of dried chamomile buds, and 1/8 teaspoon of lavender in a medium mixing bowl.
Stir in 5 drops of lavender oil and spritz the mixture to moisten it and help it stay together as you place it in a bath bomb mold.
Lightly grease the inside of the mold using coconut oil before placing the mixture inside. Allow to set for at least two hours before use.
Aren’t these bath bomb ideas so enticing? Try making one now so you can soak in its all-natural goodness. At least you now know how to make bath bombs without citric acid, making them perfectly healthy for your skin.