Who doesn’t like bath fizzy bombs? I know my kids go crazy over these things. But you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to enjoy them at home. You can easily make these DIY bath fizzy bombs yourself!
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DIY Bath Fizzy Bombs
What is a bath bomb?
When I first heard the term “bath bomb”, I honestly didn’t want anything to do with it. I was thinking, why in the WORLD would I want to bomb my bathtub. lol. The name of the product is a bit misleading. It’s not a bomb at all. In fact, there’s no explosion (you can feel safe about that). 🙂 It’s basically a ball that fizzes and makes cool bubbles when you put it in the water.
The problem is that when you buy these cool gems in the store, not only are they expensive, but they also are chalk full of nasty chemicals. It only takes an ingredient 30 seconds to absorb into your skin, so you’re literally putting a bunch of toxins in your entire system. No bueno!
The much better solution is to make your own all natural DIY bath bombs set. This way you CONTROL what you’re putting into your body. PLUS, it’s a really fun thing to do with kids, you can even call it a “science experiment”. Score for homeschoolers! 🙂
Secondly, sometimes the bath fizz bombs have been sitting in stores for a long, long time and so they don’t smell as good as they could. When you make your own, you can add more essential oils (or even a little vanilla) and make the scent as strong as you want.
Third, the ones in the stores often turn the water a color. While that’s “cool”, again…it’s chemicals. I try really hard to watch the chemicals in my environment. At one point, I got so sick from chemicals overload (happens over time; you don’t even notice it), that I ended up in a wheelchair a couple years back because I started fainting.
That was the time I started taking my health seriously. I’m not saying using store bought bath bombs will put you in a wheelchair, but I AM saying, chemicals are super bad for us and it’s SO SO easy to make your own stuff, so why not?! 🙂
If that sounds good to you and you want to make your own, here’s my favorite go-to recipe for the best diy bath bombs!
*Makes 3 cups.
My newer batches, I add a little vanilla extract in the bath bombs recipe too (couple drops), usually with Wild Orange or Citrus Bliss (Citrus Burst is also good) essential oil. Vanilla and orange smell SOOOO good together!
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Download the free printable DIY Bath Bombs recipe here.
I created a couple different designs of the printable, depending on which one you like. 🙂
Download the free printable DIY Bath Fizzy Bombs Recipe here.
Step by Step Directions:
Step 1: Put the oil, citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and essential oil(s) in a glass or porcelain bowl. For relaxation, try relaxing oils like Lavender. For a mood pick-me-up, try a citrus essential oil. The possibilities are endless!
Step 2: Mix well with your hands until a soft dough is formed. It should feel like damp sand. You could add herbs, flowers, or food coloring as well.
Tip: if the mixture is a little too wet, you can try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until the consistency is correct.
Step 3: Put the mixture in a bath bomb or silicone mold or wrap into a ball shape in Saran wrap and let it sit for 24 hours before removing from mold.
Step 4: The DIY bath fizzy bombs are ready to use once they’ve completely dried. Simply drop them in the tub to dissolve.
These would also make a fun gift!
If you want to make them more a round shape, you’ll need a special tool for that (you can get it here on Amazon). Just put the mixture in each section, flatten with a butter knife or spatula, then press the two pieces together.
They come out looking like this:
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- 1 cup Citric acid
- 1 cup Baking soda
- ½ cup Cornstarch
- ½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s)
- Bath Bomb mold or Silicone mold or Saran wrap
- Put the oil, citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and essential oil(s) in a glass or porcelain bowl. For relaxation, try relaxing oils like Lavender. For a mood pick-me-up, try a citrus essential oil. The possibilities are endless!
- Mix well with your hands until a soft dough is formed. It should feel like damp sand. You could add tried herbs, flowers, or food coloring as well.
- Put the mixture in a bath bomb or silicone mold or wrap into a ball shape in Saran wrap and let it sit for 24 hours before removing from mold.
- The DIY bath fizzy bombs are ready to use once they’ve completely dried. Simply drop them in the tub to dissolve.