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Easy Bath Bomb Recipe

Easy to make DIY bath bombs recipe with a few simple ingredients. These make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself for a day when you need to relax!
Prep Time10 mins
Let Dry4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Keyword: diy bath bombs
Servings: 2 large or 4 small
Author: Jamielyn Nye
Cost: $5



  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup epsom salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil , or almond oil
  • 16-20 drops orange essential oil
  • orange food coloring , optional


  • Combine baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, epsom salt and orange zest in a mixing bowl. Whisk 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 water.
  • 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.
  • 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 and enjoy!


For a rustic look, you can roll them into balls by hand.