Recipe by Jen in Victoria

Adapted from Brenda Sharpe. I like making it with 2 tsp lavendar oil and 1 tsp peppermint oil.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 23 cup epsom salts
  • 5 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 1 12 tablespoons water
  • 3 teaspoons essential oils
  • 12 teaspoon vitamin E (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon borax (an emulsifier)


  1. Mix dry ingredients until there are no clumps left.
  2. In a small bowl, mix wet ingredients together.
  3. Drizzle wet ingredients slowly into the dry ingredients and blend thoroughly. It should not fizz while you are drizzling and mixing. If it does, slow down!
  4. Pack tightly into molds and tap lightly on each side to help the bath bombs come out.
  5. Allow to dry at least overnight.

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