There are a number of recipes for bath bombs online, and I’m not sure I’ve found the best one yet but I’ll share the recipe we followed for our first try. It was a lot of fun making them. Sophia Sunshine (the assumed name for an irl friend) was in town to help.

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid (easily found at the health food store in bulk)
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 1/2 cup Epson Salts
  • 3/4 tbsp Water
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Almond Oil
  • A few drops Essential Oil (bergamot this time)
  • A few drops Colour (3 drops red food colouring this time)
  1. Mix dry ingredients together thoroughly so there aren’t any lumps. We used a pestle to really combine it.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a jar by shaking them up together.
  3. Add wet to dry slowly and mixing while doing it. If the mixture starts to foam, stir that part around with more dry. You want the mixture to combine enough to lump in your hand if you squeeze it.
  4. Mold fairly quickly. You can buy plastic ornament mold things somewhere, I’m sure. Small or regular sized muffin tins also work. I used what I had on hand which was some small containers. They worked quite well to make many kid sized bombs. We packed the mixture in tight and then knocked out the molded bombs immediately to let them dry on a cookie sheet.

Eta. After all that, I only just now realised that Krista shared a recipe on her blog for the ones she made and it has a far far superior ingredient list. Having also tried her bath bombs, I know this is the recipe I’ll try next time.

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7 Responses to Bath Bombs

  1. Sophia Sunshine says:

    Wow, you’re good. I didn’t even see you take the camera out! I wouldn’t mind trying Krista’s recipe but the inclusion of epsom salts in the original recipe certainly worked for me! I saw Krista’s recipe when we got home so I was especially surprised we used the other one… although I have to say the ingredient list jives best with what we have at home. It was surprising (to me at least) that one tiny little puck fizzed for a full minute and I’m thoroughly impressed with how much I enjoy these girly girl sort of treats!

    I’m not sure whether I’ll add colour in my next experiment but I was toying with the idea of trying to make my own natural colorant. I suspect drying some beets (or even beet juice) and then crushing it up would work. I look forward to sampling some of the next batch.

  2. Annie says:

    I like the epsom salts too. These bath bombs were okay but I found the almond oil too much and a bit too oily- at least when a few bombs were used in the same bath! Witch hazel would be much better and I like that it’s something I already have on hand.

    It was a real DOH moment when I saw her recipe because I hadn’t realised until after we made them that it was right there. I had been looking all over for a good bath bomb recipe!!

  3. peggy says:

    I am TOTALLY going to make these. What a great idea – thanks!

  4. Sophia Sunshine says:

    Nothing like living in a big city where it’s hard to find EVERYTHING. I went to the only two health food stores worth counting at lunch – no citric acid, and instead of plain Jane witch hazel all I could find was of the alcohol free toner variety. I’m not so sure that will work but if you have any knowledge in that area I’m listening!

    I think I’ll scout out beer and wine kit sellers tomorrow in my quest for citric acid. If not I’ll use our ascorbic acid which is ok provided we don’t want to add colour.

    Oh how I loathe this province!

  5. Annie says:

    How annoying! Now I feel so lucky to have what I do here. I hadn’t thought of beer and wine kit sellers… good idea!

  6. paxye says:

    I will need to try that too if I can find the ingredients… I love that Krista uses Beet powder for colour!

  7. Annie says:

    One of the reasons her recipe is so great! My health food store is out of both beet root powder and citric acid (I bet it was all the bath bombs made this holiday season!) and are ordering in more for me. I can’t wait to make these again.

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