Posted on by Jonny Parker

Who doesn't love bath bombs? The mix of vibrant colors and holistic benefits this tiny ball of effervesce is made of is sure to leave anyone in a state of euphoria. The great thing about bath bombs is that you can create them yourself and have a blast while doing it. The process is easy, inexpensive and customizable to your preferences.


Check out this recipe and follow it step by step to get started on your first batch of bath bombs:

What You Will Need:

- 8 oz baking soda

- 4 oz of epsom salt

- 4 oz of corn starch

- 4 oz of citric acid

- Large mixing bowl

- Whisk

- 2 tbsps of coconut oil (or any other veggie oil you prefer)

- 1 tbsp of water

- 2 tsps of essential oil (scent of choice)

- 4-6 drops of coloring agent (food colorant, mica powder or FDA approved lakes, etc.)


- Bath Bomb Mold (silicone, metal, plastic)


Step-By-Step Process:

Step 1 -

The first thing you want to do is mix all the dry ingredients together, Take the baking soda, epsom salt, corn starch, and citric acid and whisk them up until there are no clumps to be seen or felt. The combination of baking and citric acid is what causes the fizz or bubbling of the bath bomb when it touches the water.

Step 2 -

Now it is time to mix the wet ingredients of coconut oil (or other veggie oil), essential oil and food colorant, mica powder or FDA approved lakes together. This is the part of the process where you truly customize you bath bomb to your liking. Add your favorite scent and color or create a holiday bath bomb to go with the season. 


Step 3 -

This is the part where slow is smooth and smooth is fast comes into play. Slowly add the mixed liquid to the dry mixture and whisk as you are doing this. Your mixture should begin to turn to the color you chose and smell of your selected scent. You want it to almost feel like damp sand.  

Step 4 -

Grab the damp mixture and stuff that into your molds as soon as possible as you do not want the mixture to dry out. Make sure all sides of the mold are pressed down firmly and wait for them to dry. You want to give them about 24 hours of good dry time.

Step 5 -

Pop the bath bomb out of the mold and marvel at the stunning bath bomb you created. Now reward yourself with a relaxing bath and throw your newly made bath bomb in with you. ENJOY!!


This step-by-step process on how to make bath bombs is an easy and fun way for anyone, anywhere to create the bath bombs they have always wanted. There isn't too much of a mess left after making the bath bombs so cleaning up is a breeze.

Remember that you can change up the oils that you use when making your bath bombs, whether it is changing from coconut oil to any other veggie oil of your choice or picking what essential oil you will enjoy smelling and bathing in the most.

We hope that this step-by-step guide helps you in creating some fantastic one-of-a-kind bath bombs for yourself that you and those you love will truly enjoy and relax to.

And if you don't feel like making your own bath bomb or just can't seem to get the recipe down, you can always head over to Bubbly Belle and order some of our one-of-a-kind bath bombs.