DIY Orange Bath Bombs

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DIY Orange Bath Bombs – it’s easy to make your own orange bath bombs with a few simple ingredients. They make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself!

Have you ever tried a bath bomb before? I don’t care what age you are, there’s just something magical about dropping something into water and watching it fizz right before your eyes. And, of course, if it smells fabulous, it’s even better!

DIY Orange Bath Bombs - it's easy to make your own orange bath bombs with a few simple ingredients. They make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself!

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Bath bombs are all the rage right now, but they can be pretty pricey. Did you know you can make your own at home for a fraction of the cost? All you need are a few ingredients, and it’s really simple!

DIY Orange Bath Bombs - it's easy to make your own orange bath bombs with a few simple ingredients. They make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself!

Basically all you have to do is mix up your dry ingredients, then add the oils. Spritz the mixture lightly with water just till it forms together. It’s kind of like playing with sand, but it smells good!

DIY Orange Bath Bombs - it's easy to make your own orange bath bombs with a few simple ingredients. They make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself!

After you mix it together, you just need to mold it. You can use plastic ornaments, silicone molds, or even Easter eggs. For a rustic look, you can even just roll them into balls by hand. I opted to use a silicone flower shaped mold for mine, and I think they turned out so pretty! Just make sure you press the mixture firmly into whatever mold you use.

DIY Orange Bath Bombs - it's easy to make your own orange bath bombs with a few simple ingredients. They make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself!

After they dry for a few hours, you will have beautiful bath bombs all ready to use. Just drop one in your bath full of hot water, then sit back, breathe in the lovely aroma, and RELAX!

DIY Orange Bath Bombs - it's easy to make your own orange bath bombs with a few simple ingredients. They make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself!

You can keep them for yourself, or you can give them as gifts. For an extra luxurious gift, pair them with a jar of sugar scrub. Every woman loves to be pampered, but with the end of school right around the corner, I think they would be perfect for a teacher. They sure deserve some time alone, and a nice relaxing bath!

Orange Bath Bombs

Yield: 4 bath bombs

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup citric acid

1/2 cup corn starch

1/4 cup epsom salt

1 tsp orange zest

1/4 cup coconut or almond oil

16-20 drops orange essential oil

Orange food coloring (optional)

Water

Directions:

Combine baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, epsom salt, and orange zest in a mixing bowl.  Whisk till free of lumps.

Melt coconut oil in a small glass bowl in the microwave. Add the orange essential oil and food coloring if desired.

Add the oil mixture to the dry mixture and mix well with your hands. Lightly spritz with water a couple of times to get the mixture to barely hold together. Don't add too much!

Press the mixture firmly into molds. I used cute flower molds, but you can use a plastic ornament mold, or even a plastic Easter egg. Let dry for at least 4 hours before carefully removing from molds.

Thanks, Kara!

DIY Orange Bath Bombs - it's easy to make your own orange bath bombs with a few simple ingredients. They make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself!

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Hi! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara. I'm addicted to all things creative, and I love inspiring other women to unlock their creativity. I blog about DIY projects, home decor ideas, craft tutorials, and yummy recipes. Whether it’s in the garage, the craft room, or the kitchen, I believe anyone can make something beautiful to be proud of. If I can do it, you can too!

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Comments

  1. Lottes Anekdotes posted on May 14, 2016 at 9:17 am (#
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    Awesome! I will definitely try this :-)

  2. PAT GRABER posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:10 am (#
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    WHERE DO I FIND ORANGE ZEST?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on May 18, 2016 at 6:07 pm (#
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      Orange zest is the bright coating of the orange – under that is the the white pith which is bitter, and you do not want that! I like to use a wood rasp to remove the zest from the orange.

  3. pat graber posted on May 19, 2016 at 2:54 pm (#
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    Can you tell me where I can buy orange zest for the orange bath bombs?

  4. Caitlin posted on May 20, 2016 at 10:47 am (#
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    Bath bombs!!! Great idea, thank you so much! :)

  5. team detroit posted on November 24, 2016 at 6:58 pm (#
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    Where can I find citric acid? also is it a liguid or a solid?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on November 25, 2016 at 9:04 am (#
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      You can find citric acid in the grocery store, usually next to the canning supplies. I like to order it on Amazon, though, so that I don’t spend too much time looking for it! :)