5 Simple Homemade Bath Bomb Recipes Using Natural Ingredients

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Bath bombs give bathing a fantastic experience making it more fun and enjoyable overall. At this point, you might think why you would need to create your own batch bombs when you can conveniently buy them at the store without all the fuss. You are right, buying them does save time, but it won’t save your health.
You see, mainstream bath bombs are made with a plethora of harmful chemicals, foaming agents, and colorings that will make your mind spin if you try to read and understand them all. When they enter your bloodstream they might disrupt your hormones, cause urinary tract infections and yeast infections. Yay, you probably weren’t aware of all that when you last choose one!
This is why it’s so important to devote one Sunday afternoon to make a whole batch and store them for future uses. It saves you time, energy and it protects your health in the long run.
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How to Make DIY Bath Bombs

There is a basic 4-ingredient process that will take place in all of the 5 recipes with a slight change in oils, fragrances, and natural colors. Below I will walk you through that process with the recipes to follow. Ready? Let’s begin!
 
You will need a bowl that you will then not use for food again. It can be a ceramic or a glass one where you’ll mix in the baking soda, citric acid, sea salt, and cornstarch. These are key components in all the bath bomb recipes. Also, this is where the fun comes from. Namely, when the baking soda and citric acid come in contact with water, all the fizz begins. Plus you have the alkalizing properties of the baking soda that will detoxify your skin too.
The sea salt offers many minerals (which is why it’s important to get a good quality one) like magnesium to enter your bloodstream through your skin and absorb well. Next is the cornstarch which is used for the forming of the bath bomb, however, it also has the ability to help soften the skin, giving it a silky feeling. At this point, mix these 4 ingredients well and set the bowl aside. So far, this was the basic 4-ingredient process. Now, let the mixtures begin.
In another bowl, you are going to mix all the liquids. In this recipe, we start by adding witch hazel that will help maintain the hard form of the bath bomb. Besides its use for the form, this astringent is very popular in treating skin problems such as acne and acne scars. So if you’re struggling with acne anywhere on your body, using this recipe for your bath bombs will help you greatly.
The next ingredient is the olive oil which will leave your skin silky smooth and soothe any areas where it’s chapped. You want your bath bomb smelling heavenly, right? You can accomplish that without the use of harmful fragrances. In this recipe, we mix orange essential oil and rose essential oil. These two create a unique, irresistible fruity-flowery aroma. The orange is uplifting and the rose oil is known to relieve depression and anxiety. These two oils are great for balancing your hormones and plenty of benefits for your skin.
Next step is to combine the wet and dry ingredients of your DIY bath bomb recipe. When you get a good paste, it’s time for color play. Using artificial colors is again, harmful, so in order to avoid it, you want to use natural food coloring or beetroot powder and other food-based powders you can find in a health store that is only 1-ingredient. Here, I favor the beetroot powder as it will give your bath bomb a lovely rosy-pink plus the hidden benefits of its antioxidants.
After this step, again we have the basic process of shaping your DIY bath bomb ingredients into a ball. Use a silicone bath bomb mold or a metal one and allow it to sit in for up to 2 days in order to stay formed longer. Since we are not using any preservatives or chemicals in this bath bomb recipe, I advise you to use them within 2-3 weeks.
Now that you know how this process flows, here is the recipe for the process above and the 4 others which are super simple and will help you indulge your body and mind into a true relaxation.
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5 Homemade Bath Bomb Recipes

DIY Bath Bomb: Acne Treatment Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

DIY Bath Bomb: Skin Softening Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup finely ground sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons almond oil (It’s light and wonderful for the skin. It can soothe chapped skin and has even been known to heal skin damaged by cancer.)
  • Few drops of lavender essential oil
  • Few drops of lemon essential oil

DIY Bath Bomb: Skin Cleansing Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup finely ground sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil (Has strong antifungal and antibacterial benefits combined with skin softening capabilities. It will cleanse your skin effectively)
  • Few drops of tea tree oil (Astringent that has strong antibacterial properties)
  • Few drops of oregano essential oil

DIY Bath Bomb: Skin Rejuvenating Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup finely ground sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil (It mimics collagen which is the main structural protein of the various connective tissues that will help you strengthen and rejuvenate your skin)
  • Few drops of mandarin essential oil
  • Few drops of rosehip seed oil

DIY Bath Bomb: Relaxation Treatment Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

NOTE: As you can see, I didn’t mention any colorings in the last 4 recipes because below I’m going to give you some basic alternatives and colors which you can use as you wish.

The rest I leave up to your imagination!
Which bath bomb recipe are you going to make? Do you have any fun additions to add?
To Your Bubbly Adventures,
Monika

10 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Monika,
    Thank you for sharing. Your content is constructive and I would like to try one of the recipes, but I don’t have the bathtub. We use to take a shower, but who knows, maybe one day I’ll put a tub in my house; it would help me relax 😉
    I need some recipes for body soap or hand soap. Do you have any suggestions?
    Or I can use this recipe also for hand soap?
    Greetings,
    Marta

  2. Hi Monika,
    Thank you for sharing. Your content is constructive and I would like to try one of the recipes, but I don’t have the bathtub. We use to take a shower, but who knows, maybe one day I’ll put a tub in my house; it would help me relax 😉
    I need some recipes for body soap or hand soap. Do you have any suggestions?
    Or I can use this recipe also for hand soap?
    Greetings,
    Marta

  3. I am going to use the skin rejuvenating bomb. I wish I could just buy them. I think I’m just being lazy. But I want to try it. I love natural products and I don’t mind a little time to being my on bath chemist! Lol!
    Thanks for the tips and ingredients. You are the bomb! ;))

  4. I am going to use the skin rejuvenating bomb. I wish I could just buy them. I think I’m just being lazy. But I want to try it. I love natural products and I don’t mind a little time to being my on bath chemist! Lol!
    Thanks for the tips and ingredients. You are the bomb! ;))

  5. What an awesome idea and it’s something I’m definitely going to try to make for my wife. I experiment making a lot of all-natural things and this one seems so simple. Thanks again for the great info! Bombs- away!

  6. What an awesome idea and it’s something I’m definitely going to try to make for my wife. I experiment making a lot of all-natural things and this one seems so simple. Thanks again for the great info! Bombs- away!

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