Pretty, Pretty, Well Defined Shaped Fizzy Bath Bombs

"These bath bombs are great when you want to use soap or candy molds to make the very pretty bath bombs. They are great for gifts, absolutely extravagant!"
photo by Artandkitchen photo by Artandkitchen
photo by Artandkitchen
photo by Fitness Guru photo by Fitness Guru
photo by Fitness Guru photo by Fitness Guru
Ready In:
48hrs 10mins
6 small bombs


  • 10 tablespoons baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 5 tablespoons citric acid (can be found in wine making shops)
  • 5 drops fragrance oil (5 droppers full) or 5 drops essential oils (5 droppers full)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • food coloring


  • Begin by adding dry ingredients together. Get lumps out of Citric acid and cornstarch either by sifting or stirring down.
  • Melt the Cocoa butter and mix with the almond oil, the food color and the Fragrance Oil (OR Essential Oil). Drizzle into the dry ingredients in order to "bind" the dry ingredients together and mush with a fork until it is mixed very well. You want a consistency where the mixture "starts" to cling together when pressed together to form a ball.
  • Now is time to pack into molds (Soap and candy molds work great for this, but try to avoid any that have a very shallow surface area which would be too weak to stand up to being handled, such as small leaves or petal tips, etc.) Pack the mixture down very hard and put the molds into the freezer for about 2 hours.
  • Remove the molds from the freezer, pop the bombs out and put them on a sheet of parchment paper. Leave them to dry out completely for 2-3 days.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is there a different type of oil I could use instead of almond? I don’t want to use almond oil in case anyone is allergic to nuts!


  1. Super easy and nice gift using kitchen ingredients!<br/>Next time I will blend my citric acid as it could be more finely granulated prior use, or I will look for another quality of it! <br/>Thanks a lot for posting this recipe.
  2. This was not only MUCH fun but also a great gift! As I make my soaps myself, I was delighted to have a recipe for bath bombs, too. The coloring I used was blue and turned out a lovely turquoise - the friend whom I gave them to was absolutely delighted! Thanks for sharing this nice idea and recipe! Made for PAC Spring 2010.


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