Homemade Valentine's Day Bath Bombs

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February 23, 2017

Homemade Bath Bombs - bath bomb still in cupcake paperMy daughter made these homemade bath bombs as a Valentine's day gift for her friend. They were really easy to make and smelled amazing!



  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp essential oil (I used grapefruit)
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 2-4 drops food coloring
  • silicon cupcake pan, optional
  • paper cupcake liners
Homemade Bath Bombs


  1. In a bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salt.
  2. Homemade Bath Bombs - adding baking soda to bowl
    Homemade Bath Bombs - adding citric acid
    Homemade Bath Bombs - adding Epsom salts
  3. Stir well.
  4. Homemade Bath Bombs - stir well
  5. In a separate bowl, combine water, essential oil, olive oil, and food coloring.
  6. Homemade Bath Bombs - in separate bowl add water
    Homemade Bath Bombs - add essential oil
    Homemade Bath Bombs - add olive oil
    Homemade Bath Bombs - add food coloring

  7. Stir well.
  8. Homemade Bath Bombs - stir well
    Homemade Bath Bombs - well stirred food color
  9. Carefully pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir well.
  10. Homemade Bath Bombs - pour liquid ingredients into dry ones
    Homemade Bath Bombs - mix well
  11. Scoop out about 1/3 cup and form into a ball with your hands. Place each bath bomb into a cupcake liner.
  12. Homemade Bath Bombs - scoop out 1/3 cup and form into a ball
    Homemade Bath Bombs - place each ball into a cupcake liner
  13. Allow bath bombs to dry completely. Approximately 4-8 hours. Place them into decorative bags, to give as gifts.
  14. Homemade Bath Bombs - allow to dry 4 - 8 hours
    Homemade Bath Bombs - take out of pan and place in your gift bag

  15. Using the bath bomb: When you re ready to use the bath bomb, simply remove the paper liner and place it into the bath water. Enjoy!
  16. Homemade Bath Bombs - when ready to use unwrap and place in tub
  17. Optional: If you want to make heart shaped ones, fill each cup in the pan about half way. Use your fingers to press the mixture firmly into the cup. Allow the bath bombs to dry completely before trying to remove them. Be aware that they will puff up quite a bit in the pan.
  18. Homemade Bath Bombs - optional method press mixture into heart shaped muffin pan
    Homemade Bath Bombs - note that the mixture puffs up in pan
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January 11, 2018

Bath bombs can be so pricey in the stores so why not make your own? This project would be perfect for teens or to make for gifts. Learn how in this short video.

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