I absolutely love bath bombs. I’m a complete sucker for them, and they are my most favorite of all bath products (aside from homemade soaps!). Idea Queen managed to latch on to a few bath bomb recipes for kids and adults, and I’m excited to share them with you.
Each of the bath bomb recipes listed below are from our collection, and haven’t been tested out by us personally. They also do not have an author, so we weren’t able to give them proper credit.
Bath Bomb Recipes
Use the bath bomb recipes below to make your own bath bombs. As mentioned, these bath bomb recipes have not been tested. If you use any of these, please be sure to let us know how they turned out.
Bath Bombs/Bath Fizzies
2 tbs. citric acid
2 tbs. cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
3 tbs. coconut oil (or any other carrier oil like almond, avocado or apricot kernel oil)
1/4 tsp. fragrance oil
3-6 drops of food coloring (if desired)
Paper candy cups
Place all of the dry ingredients (first 3) into a bowl and mix well. Place coconut oil into a small glass bowl and add fragrance and food coloring. Slowly add oil mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Scoop up small amounts of the mixture and shape into 1″ balls. Let the balls rest on a sheet of waxed paper for about 2 to 3 hours, then place each ball into a candy cup to let dry and harden for 24 to 48 hours. Store bombs in a closed, air-tight container. To use, drop 1 to 3 bombs into warm bath water.
Scented Bath Bombs
1 1/2 cups baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
8 drops essential oil — your choice of scent 1/2 teaspoon sweet almond oil
2 drops food coloring — your choice of color
-Combine all ingredients.
-Press into muffin tin or mold of your choice.
-Release from mold.
-Wrap in colored plastic wrap and tie with a ribbon.
Fizzes when dropped in water. This may quickly become one of your favorite bath bomb recipe for kids because of how very easy it actually is to make. When selecting an oil for scent, read warnings about use. Some oils are not intended to have direct contact with skin.
Surefire Bath Bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
Sieve dry ingredients until you get a nice smooth blend.
2 1/2 Tbsp. sunflower or other light oil
3/4 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. essential oil
vegetable or other natural colorant
1/4 tsp. Borax
Combine wet ingredients and borax in a jar, cover tightly and shake vigorously. Drizzle onto drive ingredients and blend thoroughly. Pack tightly into molds and slide out. Dry overnight.
Where Do I Buy Ingredients?
Citric acid and certain carrier oils aren’t always easy to find, and citric acid happens to be the main ingredient in any bath bomb recipe. Mountain Rose Herbs is a trusted site which carry citric acid, essential oils, and carrier oils for all the above bath bomb recipes. Be sure to buy the smaller quantities of these ingredients, since a little goes a long way! Be sure to click on the banner below to check out their ingredients for the bath bomb recipes above.