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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Jennifer F
Jennifer F27 days ago

Great for gifts! Saving for future use!

Elaine W
Elaine W29 days ago

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

Tania N
Tania Nabout a month ago

Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas everyone! God bless.

Janet B
Janet Babout a month ago


Doreen H
Doreen Habout a month ago

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

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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

Thank you

Fi T.
Past Member about a year ago

Share the cleanliness with our environment

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.