Bath Bombs

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Kat2355

Bath bombs are (non-edible!) chunks of ... stuff that you throw in your bathwater. They soften the skin and smell great.

Top Review by wildheart

This recipe SHOCKS me. I have been buying the 'kits' to make these bombs from Michaels and Hobby Lobby, at about 4 bucks for half the amount! Okay, back to scratch for me!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 12 cup citric acid
  • 12 cup cornstarch
  • 1 -2 drop food coloring (optional)
  • fragranced body oil (essential oils)
  • dried flower petals (optional)


  1. Mix together well a small amount of baking soda, food coloring and 10-20 drops of fragrance oil in a bowl.
  2. Add this mixture to the remaining baking soda, citric acid, and corn starch (and flower petals, if using).
  3. Mix well.
  4. Spritz the mixture with water while mixing with your hands.
  5. Keep spritzing and mixing until a handful, when squeezed, keeps its shape.
  7. Press the mixture firmly into your mold (try plain 2" round chocolate molds).
  8. Do not use molds that are large, nor those that have intricate detail- they will break.
  9. Pop out of mold immediately (be careful not to break it.) Let it dry overnight.
  10. The bath bomb will grow slightly when drying.
  11. Store by wrapping individually, or store in a jar with a tight lid.

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