Super Recipes: Basic Bath Bomb Recipe

A basic bath bomb recipe consists of the following:

  • 1 cup citric acid crystals
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup of oil (almond oil, canola oil, olive oil, sunflower oil)
  • 2-3 drops of essential oils (lavender, peppermint, any of your choice)
  • 2-3 drops food coloring (depending on the color you want)

  1. In a bowl, place 1 cup of citric acid crystals, 1 cup of baking soda, ½ cup of corn starch and ½ cup oil.

  2. Add 2 to 3 drops of the fragrance of your choice.

  3. Add 2 to 3 drops of food color of your choice.

  4. Mix well with a spoon or with your hands until a soft dough is formed.

  5. You can handle the dough and form balls or you can press the soft dough into any molds of your choice. You can put colored bath crystals or herbs or dried rose petals on the muffin pans or molds you are going to use before pressing in the dough.

  6. Let the pressed dough or balls set overnight before you unmold them.

  7. You can wrap them in plastic or put them in baskets or bottles and tie in some ribbons before you give them away as gifts or just to decorate your bathroom.

Tips: If your bath bombs tend to crumble or crack, spray mist the outer portion with witch hazel. Do not make bath bombs when it is damp or raining outside because it becomes harder to do.

Different varieties of bath bombs can be made by using different essential oils or combine oils to create a different blend or scent and by adding herbs or glitters inside or as outer covering. They can also come in different shapes depending on the molds used. In whatever shape or variety your bath bombs are in, the certainty is that you will surely have a relaxing and rejuvenating time whenever you use them.