Homemade Bath Bombs

Bath bombs — which are hard-packed dry ingredients that dissolve when put in water — are a great gift you can make yourself with just a few ingredients. Throw them in your own bath or gift them to a friend to make any bath more fragrant and enjoyable!

Makes 4 bath bombs


  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt
  • 1 cup citric acid (get this online)


  • 1 tbsp. hempseed oil
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • 15 drops essential oil for fragrance
  • (you can get all of these ingredients online)


1. Whisk all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix this very well.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together. The coconut oil will be solid, so microwave it first until it is melted. When you add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mix quickly and thoroughly. Pack in large cupcake holders and let them harden overnight.

Note: You can substitute cocoa butter or shea butter for the hempseed or sunflower, but make sure that you’re using oils that haven’t had anything added to them.

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Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla2 months ago

Sounds delicious!

Sonia M
Sonia M3 months ago

Good article thanks for sharing

Kay M
Kay M5 months ago

nice idea. how many does this make?

Diane M
Diane McMahon5 months ago

Great ideas!

Jennifer F
Jennifer F9 months ago

Great for gifts! Saving for future use!

Elaine W
Elaine W9 months ago

These are worth planning ahead and saving for a gift any time of the year.

Tania N
Tania N9 months ago

Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas everyone! God bless.

Janet B
Janet B9 months ago


Doreen H
Doreen H9 months ago

I don't see how these are last minute gifts if you don't have all these ingredients on hand.

Rhonda BC
.10 months ago