45 DIY Bath Bombs Using Ingredients You’ll Have At Home

Bath bombs can add a little zest and fun to a soothing self-care ritual, but they typically cost $5-$15 each, which can add up quickly. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend your hard-earned money on this delightful indulgence if you choose to make your own bath bombs at home.

Making your own bath bombs is very simple and uses very safe ingredients, so it is suitable for supervised activities with quite young children, it can be a fun activity to do at home and even encourage them to take a bath or enjoy bath time even more! Ready to take your soak to the next level? Keep reading for simple, customizable, affordable DIY bath bomb recipes.


1. How To Make Bath Bombs by Crafts By Amanda

This is a pretty easy project for young kids with some supervision. Spark their imagination by letting them help measure and mix, fill the molds, and decide on colors and fragrance.

It’s a perfect project for tweens and teens to create on their own, or for adults to make as gifts for the holidays or birthdays!

How To Make Bath Bombs by Crafts By Amanda

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2. DIY Birthday Cake Bath Bomb by A Pumpkin And A Princess

These DIY Birthday Cake Bath Bombs are made with soap icing and sprinkles. These are great for birthdays, favorite things parties and spa themed birthday parties. Taking a bath with these will almost make you feel like you are indulging in delicious birthday cake, without all of the calories!

DIY Birthday Cake Bath Bomb by A Pumpkin And A Princess

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3. How To Make Surprise Black Bath Bombs by The Makeup Dummy

These cute looking pink petal bath bombs have a dark secret hidden inside. Learn how you can make these hidden black bath bombs at home.

First it starts as a pretty rose petalled bath bomb. But as it fizzes the black starts to ooze out from the sides, leaving a trail of darkness behind!

 3. How To Make Surprise Black Bath Bombs by The Makeup Dummy

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4. Midas Touch Bath Bombs by Soap Queen

If you’re looking for a super luxurious bath experience, these Midas Touch Bath Bombs are the project for you! Covered in King’s Gold Mica, these bath bombs fill the tub with gold shimmer and leave sparkle on the skin.

Cocoa butter is added to the dry ingredients to create a barrier on the skin that helps retain and restore moisture. Meadowfoam oil is also used for its moisturizing and non-greasy feel. They are scented with a combination of Champagne Fragrance Oil and Orange Peel Cybilla Fragrance Oil to create a bubbly and fruity mixture that smells just like a mimosa! 

Midas Touch Bath Bombs by Soap Queen

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5. Rainbow Sprinkle Bath Bombs by Bitz & Giggles

Watch the rainbow appear when these bath bombs hit the water and start to fizz! They smell great, they’re fun to make and they’re soothing to the skin!

Rainbow Sprinkle Bath Bombs by Bitz & Giggles

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6. Galaxy Bath Bombs Recipe by STEAM Powered Family

Learn how to make Galaxy Bath Bombs with activated charcoal that are out of this world! While also learning practical chemistry in this fantastic hands on science lesson for kids.

Making bath bombs can be a fun way to liven up bath time! This galaxy bath bombs activity will make your bathtub seem like an out-of-this-world oasis.

Galaxy Bath Bombs Recipe by STEAM Powered Family

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7. DIY Bath Bombs Without Citric Acid for Kids by Country Hill Cottage

DIY bath bombs without citric acid are a great homemade bath bomb recipe for kids. These bath bombs turn a boring bath time routine into a fun experience for girls and boys. Learn how to make and customize this easy 3-ingredient funfetti bath fizzies with sprinkles, color, and essential oils that are safe for children.

DIY Bath Bombs Without Citric Acid for Kids by Country Hill Cottage

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8. Rose Milk Bath Bomb by A Pumpkin And A Princess

This DIY Rose Bath Bomb is made with rose petals, rose essential oil and milk powder to help nourish and moisturize skin. Soak in a bath with this lovely bath bomb for a relaxing experience or give to someone you care about as a pampering spa gift.

Rose Milk Bath Bomb by A Pumpkin And A Princess

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9. Green Tea Bath Bombs by Purely Katie

This homemade bath fizzy recipe is made with moisturizing green tea extract.  Drop one of these bath bombs into your tub to create a relaxing and luxurious bath experience.

Green Tea Bath Bombs by Purely Katie

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10. How To Make Hot Cocoa Bath Bombs by Lovely Greens

Imagine relaxing after a long day in a steaming bath of hot chocolate. The warmth soothing tired muscles while rich chocolately aromas swirl through the air and melted cocoa butter moisturises your skin. The best part of all? It could actually good for you!

Though little ones probably won’t be interested in the beneficial properties of cocoa, they will absolutely love the chocolate and natural fizz that makes these handmade bath bombs both aromatic and fun!

How To Make Hot Cocoa Bath Bombs by Lovely Greens

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11. Lush Bath Bomb Recipe by Homemade For Elle

These bath bombs are large, they smell heavenly, and they even have naturally colored Epsom salt on top. These are easy enough for anyone to make at home with a few ingredients and about 10 minutes.

Lush Bath Bomb Recipe by Homemade For Elle

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12. Donut Bath Bombs by The Country Chic Cottage

Did you know that you can make your own bath bomb? And in a donut shape? It is easier than you think and just look at how cute they are! Yep they even have a glaze – of soap! They are perfect for parties, gifts, and so much more. These DIY bath bombs actually look like edible donuts. Don’t leave them lying around or someone might try to eat one! 

Donut Bath Bombs by The Country Chic Cottage

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13. Dinosaur Bath Bombs by Tweak And Tinker

These dinosaur bath bombs are just adorable. You could give these out at a themed birthday party as well since one batch makes about 24 bath bombs! Each bomb is scented with lavender essential oil as well for a relaxing effect.

Dinosaur Bath Bombs by Tweak And Tinker

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14. Mermaid Bath Bombs Recipe by Ruffles And Rain Boots

These mermaid bath bombs look amazing, smell amazing, and can be made two ways! They’re filled with colorful sprinkles that dissolve in the water, and they are loaded with fruity essential oils so they’ll smell great. You can customize them too!

Mermaid Bath Bombs Recipe by Ruffles And Rain Boots

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15. Homemade Pokeball Bath Bombs by Lemon Lime Adventures

Even experienced Trainers need to relax after a hard day of searching for Pokemon! If you have a kid who hates taking a bath, a set of poke ball bath bombs will entice them to want to get clean after a day of play!

Homemade Pokeball Bath Bombs by Lemon Lime Adventures

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16. Succulent Bath Bombs by Your Beauty Blog

This adorable succulent bath bomb recipe is made with coconut milk powder and shea butter to moisturize skin.  It also has a cute bath melt succulent on top for more moisturizing for your skin.

Succulent Bath Bombs by Your Beauty Blog

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17. DIY Unicorn Bath Bombs by A Pumpkin And A Princess

If you’ve ever wanted to embrace your inner unicorn, then now is the time! This DIY glittery unicorn horn bath bomb will be a hit with both children and adults. It contains dainty glitter stars, as well as a pastel color palette you’re sure to love. We’ll definitely be making a few batches of these to give out as party favors!

DIY Unicorn Bath Bombs by A Pumpkin And A Princess

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18. Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs by This Grandma Is Fun

If these cute DIY bath bombs are making you salivate, you’re not alone! We think they’re works of art. You’ll find these bath bombs incredibly fun to create, plus they make the perfect gifts for loved ones on special occasions or simply ‘just because’. You can even experiment with different colors or patterns to create similar sweet treats.

Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs by This Grandma Is Fun

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19. Iridescent Pearl Bath Bomb by Soap Queen

Want to add some extra sheen to your skin next time you soak in the tub? This DIY iridescent bath bomb has been made with a pearly sparkle to help you achieve just that! We love the mermaid-inspired color palette of pink, lilac, and aqua blue too. They’d be the perfect party favour for an under-the-sea themed party.

Iridescent Pearl Bath Bomb by Soap Queen

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20. DIY Bath Bombs by Fraiche Living

The ultimate relaxing craft project is here! Easily make your very own DIY Bath Bombs with a few ingredients like epsom salts, essentials oils and dried flowers. These make a great project to spoil yourself (highly recommend) or as a thoughtful homemade gift.

DIY Bath Bombs by Fraiche Living

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21. DIY Starfish Bath Bombs by Everything Etsy

Can you think of a cuter way to soak in the tub, than with this adorable starfish lush bath bombs recipe! Such an easy to follow recipe and perfect for any ocean loving adult and a fun idea for kids.

DIY Starfish Bath Bombs by Everything Etsy

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22. Geode Bath Bombs by The Makeup Dummy

Have you always wondered how those beautiful geode bath bombs are made? Well, this is the tutorial that started it all! These intricate DIY Geode Bath Bombs are absolutely stunning!

These beauties are half bath salt melt, half bath bomb. The silver/gold bottom makes the bath fizzies look just like real rocks and the gold makes them look out of this world!

Geode Bath Bombs by The Makeup Dummy

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23. Cotton Candy Easter Egg Bath Bomb Recipe by Girl Loves Glam

This Cotton Candy Easter Egg Bath Bomb recipe is really fun, festive, and will have your bath smelling like you just stepped foot into a candy store.

Cotton Candy Easter Egg Bath Bomb Recipe by Girl Loves Glam

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24. DIY Lavender Bath Bombs by Happiness Is Homemade

Relax and unwind at bedtime with these calming and soothing chamomile lavender bath bombs.  DIY bath bombs will melt away your stresses and help you drift away to Dream Land after soaking under a layer of silky lavender-colored suds. 

DIY Lavender Bath Bombs by Happiness Is Homemade

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25. Heart Rose Bath Bombs by Happy Go Lucky

Make these pretty Heart Rose Bath Bombs with this easy tutorial.  Fragrant fizzy rose bath bombs infused with dried roses and essential oil molded into a heart.  A fun gift for all your favorite people and a great way to pamper yourself after a long day.

Heart Rose Bath Bombs by Happy Go Lucky

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26. DIY Pumpkin Spice Macaron Bath Bombs by Elle Sees

What would this time of year be without a little bit of pumpkin spice? Or a lot of pumpkin spice. You will love that these Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs are in the shapes of little macarons, I think it is such a nice touch and they would look so pretty piled up together on the side of the bath.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Macaron Bath Bombs by Elle Sees

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27. Beauty And The Beast Homemade Bath Bombs by Sugar, Spice And Glitter

These bombs, pretty enough for any Princess, are made using coconut oil. The red roses are actually Wilton rose candies. Since some essential oils are not recommended for children, this recipe uses baking vanilla and lemon flavoring. What a great idea and what clever bath bomb ingredients!`

Beauty And The Beast Homemade Bath Bombs

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28. Frozen Snowflake Bath Bombs by See Vanessa Craft

Frozen is truly a phenomenon. If your kids can’t get enough, they will love these Disney Frozen inspired DIY bath bombs. Using a silicone mold, you can shape them like snowflakes and they smell like peppermint. Top them in for a magical bath time your kids won’t be able to stop talking about.

Frozen Snowflake Bath Bombs by See Vanessa Craft

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29. Coffee And Cream Bath Bombs by Beauty Crafter

Coffee Bath Bombs may just be the best DIY gift for coffee lovers that they can’t drink. To add to the coffee bath benefits, this recipe also includes powdered milk. The addition of milk soothes the skin and creates a foaming action as the bath bomb dissolves in warm bath water.

Coffee And Cream Bath Bombs by Beauty Crafter

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30. Activated Charcoal Bath Bombs by Creative Green Living

These charcoal bath bombs look so cool! If you want to make your entire bath black, you’ve got to try making these. They even offer some great benefits such as detoxification and absorbing excess oil from your skin.

Activated Charcoal Bath Bombs by Creative Green Living

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31. DIY Rose Bath Bomb Bars by Homey Oh My

We’ve featured various shapes of bath bombs among this list, but none quite as elegant as these DIY bath bomb bars. They can be wrapped a whole lot easier than a sphere, plus this specific recipe contains nourishing ingredients such as rose buds, rose petals, and rose essential oil to pack that pretty punch!

DIY Rose Bath Bomb Bars by Homey Oh My

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32. Mason Jar Bath Bomb by The Country Chic Cottage

This Mason Jar Bath Bomb tutorial is so easy to make and perfect for gift-giving. Whether you are making this bath bomb for yourself or someone else, you will love the pleasant aromas and colors these homemade bath bombs have to offer. If you like Lush bath bombs, then you’re going to love making this bath bomb at home.

Mason Jar Bath Bomb by The Country Chic Cottage

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33. Cherry Blossom Bath Bombs by A Pumpkin And A Princess

This easy bath bomb recipe is made with skin nourishing grapeseed oil, which is great for sensitive skin. In a few simple steps, you can create your own flower bath bombs that make a beautiful gift for mom.

Cherry Blossom Bath Bombs by A Pumpkin And A Princess

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34. Fish Bath Bombs by Beauty Crafter

Whether you have a sea theme in your bathroom or just like the thought of fish in the bathtub these little Fish Bath Bombs are just the thing. They are no harder to make than any other bath bomb.  You may actually find they are a little easier to make than the spherical bombs, when making a large batch.

Fish Bath Bombs by Beauty Crafter

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35. Watermelon Bath Bomb Recipe by Happiness Is Homemade

Learn how to make bath bombs with this easy homemade bath bomb recipe! Yummy scented watermelon DIY bath bombs make a great gift idea!

Watermelon Bath Bomb Recipe by Happiness Is Homemade

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36. Tropical Mani Bath Bombs by Savvy Naturalista

Tropical scents are some of our absolute favorites, and they are the best way of transporting yourself to somewhere hot and sunny during the colder months when you can’t physically go there.

Pop one of these tropical mani bath bombs in your bath, close your eyes and you won’t be able to tell the difference between your tub and a tropical island sea.

Tropical Mani Bath Bombs by Savvy Naturalista

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37. DIY Pearl Bath Bombs by Soap Queen

Inspired by the ocean, these bath bombs are made with real pearl powder. Pearl powder is made from milled freshwater pearls and contains nutrients like calcium and magnesium. The bath bombs also contain seaweed extract and they’re topped with blue sugar pearls. Place one in your bath to feel like a sophisticated mermaid.

DIY Pearl Bath Bombs by Soap Queen

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38. DIY Hulk Bath Bombs by Dollar Crafter

Want to have Hulk-sized fun in the bathroom? These DIY Hulk Bath Bombs are a great idea for making kids bath bombs at home. Hulk is green and purple colored just like these bath bombs turning your bathroom into Bruce Banner’s lab! Plus the best thing about these is that they are a super easy to make with kids and include a superhero sprinkle surprise!

DIY Hulk Bath Bombs by Dollar Crafter

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39. Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bombs by I Am Not The Babysitter

This recipe for all-natural bath bombs is so much fun. Kids and adults will love the playfulness of the ice cream shape, and the best part is that they are just as enjoyable in the bath! You can customize the coloring and flavors however you’d like.

 39. Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bombs by I Am Not The Babysitter

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40. Matcha Green Tea Bath Bombs by Mom Foodie

Green Tea Bath Bombs harness both the healing power of green tea and the benefits of Epsom salts. This bath bombs recipe is easy to make, and would be a wonderful homemade gift for a loved one.

Matcha Green Tea Bath Bombs by Mom Foodie

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41. Pumpkin Spice Latte Bubble Bath Bomb by Soap Queen

If you’re ready to celebrate fall, these Pumpkin Spice Latte Bubble Bath Bombs are the perfect way to do so. Why just drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte when you can bathe in one? Or better yet, maybe drink one while taking a bath!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Bubble Bath Bomb by Soap Queen

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42. DIY Death Star Bath Bomb by A Pumpkin And A Princess

Whip up some Death Star Bath Bombs so you can restore peace to your galaxy by destroying the dreaded space station. Try out these blends to help you meditate on the force, experience exotic locales, or snuggle up with your favorite Wookie while you begin your Star Wars movie marathon.

DIY Death Star Bath Bomb by A Pumpkin And A Princess

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43. DIY Bath Bombs With Sprinkles by Beth Bryan

Make your own DIY Bath Bombs at home with this easy recipe! Kids will love the sprinkles, but you can let your imagination run wild with fun colors, fragrances and toys to put inside.

DIY Bath Bombs With Sprinkles by Beth Bryan

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44. Poop Emoji Bath Bombs by Beauty Crafter

What could be funnier than Poop Emoji Bath Bombs in the bathtub? No one will even complain when they receive these lil stinkers as a gift. Not only are they cute, they also smell like hot cocoa in your bath!

Poop Emoji Bath Bombs by Beauty Crafter

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45. How To Make A Bath Bomb

If you want to know how to make a bath bomb the simple way, then this is right stop for you. This recipe calls for a few simple ingredients which you will most likely already have at home. So gather your supplies and make a few bath bombs!

How To Make A Bath Bomb Using Ingredients You'll Have At Home

You can use different essential oils for different scents, depending on what you like. We love vanilla and coconut the most. You can also add some glitter or flower petals to add a zing to your bath bombs.

You can make these as a perfect little gift for your friends and family, or just to pamper yourself.  After all, who doesn’t love a nice relaxing bath.

Ingredients for making a bath bomb

To make this bath bomb recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 4 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 tsp essential oil
  • A few drops of food coloring (optional)
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Bath bomb molds

Method

  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients in the bowl.
  2. Add the wet ingredients, slowly, while whisking until well combined. The mixture should be just wet enough to stick together in clumps.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into the mold until full. Close the mold and remove the excess mixture from the sides.
  4. Let the mixture sit in the molds for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove the bath bombs from the molds and let them dry for 24 hours.

And that’s it, you’re done! This is such a quick and simple recipe, which is why we love it so much.

How To Make A Bath Bomb

Also see: How to Make Homemade Soap Bars and Homemade Bathroom Scrub

Finishing Up With Variations On How To Make A Bath Bomb

If you want to make these DIY bath bombs even more spectacular, you can try a few different things. Firstly, you can use different shaped molds such as flowers, love hearts, cupcakes or even Santa to create cool and different bath bombs.

You can also try mixing different colors into the same bath bomb by separating the mixture into different bowls before adding the coloring. And of course you can add different ingredients for an extra luxurious and therapeutic feel to your bath bomb.

Thanks to the guys at Swanson Health Products for the recipe.

WHIP UP SOME DIY BATH BOMBS FOR A FUN AND EASY DIY GIFT!

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After you’ve gotten all your bath bombs made, be sure to take a peek at our 21 DIY Lip Balm Recipes, 21 DIY Homemade Body Scrubs, and 15 DIY Foot Scrub Recipes, too.

With these basic recipes, creating bath bombs should be pretty easy, and you’ll be sudsing in a colorful, scented bath in no time!