I never truly appreciated my bathtub until we did a bathroom renovation and removed our garden tub. We rarely used it but as soon as it was gone I sure did wish I had a big bath tub (isn't that how it always goes?!)! We have since moved and have a big garden tub once again and boy do I love it!
I also really LOVE Lush and their big, amazing bath bombs. Well, they are quite pricey and I knew that it was going to be reserved for a special occasion purchase. This bath bomb recipe is a close comparison to the LUSH bath bombs but the price is SO MUCH better!
You can just use an easter egg to form the bomb. Or, if you have other molds from trying various recipes we have shared here, those would work as well. Really, it's up to you!
Homemade Bath Bombs Ingredients
- 1/2 cup, Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup, Citric Acid
- 1/4 cup, Cornstarch
- 1/4 cup, Melted Coconut Oil
- Cosmetic Grade Mica Powder (found here)
- 4 drops, Essential Oils* (this Lavender is one I frequently use)
- Disposable face mask
- .15 cc Scoop (found here)
* Only only therapeutic grade essential oils, non-therapeutic grade essential oils can cause skin irritation.
Homemade Bath Bombs Directions
The citric acid can irritate your eyes/nose so you may want to wear a mask for safety.
- In a medium sized glass mixing bowl combine all your dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch) and mix well.
- Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to separate your dry ingredients evenly into 3 separate glass bowls.
- Use your .15 cc scoop to add a scoop of each color mica powder to each bowl and mix.
- Heat 1/4 cup coconut oil in the microwave for about 30-40 seconds or until melted (careful as this gets very hot quickly).
- Use your measuring spoons to mix the essential oils with the melted coconut oil.
- Slowly add a teaspoon at a time of melted coconut oil to each bowl and mix, repeat until you've used all your coconut oil and once all of the coconut oil is added, your mixtures should feel like damp sand. If it's too dry, add a little more.
- Start filling each mold with a mixture of each color and press firmly.
- Let dry for about 12 hours then carefully remove from your molds.
Place one in the bottom of your shower or in your warm bath tub to release your bath bomb. Don't rub your eyes during/after use as it may cause irritation. Store your bath bombs in glass jar or container. You may have to hide them from the kiddos because they sure do love to use them too!
Use our long handle measuring spoons to measure and stir the liquids in this recipe.