We make bath bombs from time to time for ourselves but this time we were making them to sell at our local craft fair. I thought I’d share the recipe again with a couple variations that have become favourites. Plain white bath bombs are gorgeous in their simplicity but adding natural colour is really fun, especially with the kids.

Bath Bombs

Pink Lavender Scented

  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp or more Beet Root Powder
  • 1 tbsp or more Lavender Flowers
  • 10 or more drops of Essential Oil
  • Witch Hazel

Basic Recipe

  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 10 or more drops of Essential Oil (lavender, lemon, orange, geranium, tea tree [thanks, C!]….)
  • 1 tbsp or more flowers, optional (calendula petals, lavender, chamomile, rose…)
  • Witch Hazel
  1. Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Add the essential oil and stir to combine.
  3. Very slowly dripple the witch hazel around the bowl while mixing at the same time. If the mixture starts to bubble, mix quickly with non bubbly powder. Add enough witch hazel that the mixture clumps and stays together in your hand but is still crumbly. Don’t overwet. You can always make one as a test to see if it has enough moisture to stay together. You can use a spray bottle if you prefer, adding five sprays at a time.
  4. Press into muffin tins or other mould, pop them out and then let dry and harden.

Colour and scents

Green Eucalyptus Scented

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 3 tsp or more liquid Chlorophyll
  • 10 or more drops of Essential Oil
  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  1. Put baking soda in a bowl. Add enough liquid chlorophyll to get the desired colour but the baking soda isn’t too wet.
  2. Add and stir in essential oil.
  3. Add citric acid. The mixture should me wet enough to mould. If not, you could add more chlorophyll or add witch hazel as directed above.

Ready to make his own batchBeet root powderAdding the witch hazel slowlyBath Bombs
Bath Bomb making

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6 Responses to Bath Bombs Revisited

  1. Lucy says:

    Yum – must try this. Wonder where I can get citric acid and chlorophyl Would make nice presents.

  2. Dawn Suzette says:

    I will have to check our local shops for the ingredients. These sound great!

  3. greenteacher says:

    Hey there,
    Also wondering where to get citric acid… Is it easy to get in a pharmacy pr store, or better online?

  4. Annie says:

    I can buy citric acid and chlorophyll at my health food store. You might try there for a best bet. I think some drug or grocery stores also sells citric acid. It’s just one of those things you don’t notice until you want to buy it!

    They are so much fun to make and are great gifts!

  5. Debbie says:

    LOVE these. Isaac wanted to buy some bath bombs for grandma and nana the other day when we were out. Their birthdays are next week and while i find the smell completely overwhelming (they make my allergies act up like crazy) I okayed it because it was such a sweet gesture. However, I’m much more inclined to make my own. These look (and I imagine) smell lovely.
    Thanks for sharing. xo

  6. Annie says:

    You should make some Debbie! I’m very sensitive to smell and react badly to a few but what’s great is that you can pick the scents you use and the amount as well! Or you can leave the scent out for the ones you make for yourself and just add colour colour. Isaac will love the foaming and you’ll love the lack of scent.

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