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

DRY INGREDIENTS

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

WET INGREDIENTS

  • 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)

DIRECTIONS

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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39 comments

Kay M
Kay M23 days ago

nice idea. how many does this make?

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Diane M
Diane McMahon24 days ago

Great ideas!

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Jennifer F
Jennifer F4 months ago

Great for gifts! Saving for future use!

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Elaine W
Elaine W5 months ago

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

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Tania N
Tania N5 months ago

Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas everyone! God bless.

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Janet B
Janet B5 months ago

Thanks

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Doreen H
Doreen H5 months 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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Rhonda BC
.5 months ago

tyfs

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William C
William C5 months ago

Thanks.

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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

Thank you

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