Easy Basic Bath Bomb Recipe

I absolutely love using bath bombs! They are super simple to make, and making them myself ensures that I know exactly what is going into them.

I used to get so frustrated with all of the bath bombs out there that contain things like synthetic fragrances (toxic) and even sugar (bad for the lady parts).

On top of that, they are ridiculously expensive for something that takes very little effort and money to make.

So I started making my own bath bombs a couple years ago, and never buy them anymore because they are so quick to make and save me a bunch of money, too!

Bath bombs make amazing homemade gifts as well, and my kids love helping me make them for people!

When you make bath bombs, you’re going to need bath bomb molds or a simple bath bomb making kit of some sort.

DIY Bath Bomb Kit


You’ll need a few things outside of just ingredients in order to make bath bombs.

The Recipe (makes 4-6 bath bombs):

  • 1 C Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Epsom Salts
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 C Citric Acid
  • 2 TB Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Water (be careful not to use any more than this)
  • 10-15 drops Essential Oils
  • Optional: 2 tsp Powdered Food Coloring for Color

For this recipe, a few of my favorite essential oils to use are Lavender, Peppermint, and the Stress Away Blend (Young Living Brand).


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients together in a separate mixing bowl.
  3. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients while stirring quickly. The wet ingredients will activate the citric acid too much if you don’t stir it quickly.
  4. Use the molds to pack the bombs tightly. You can leave them in the molds overnight or take them out and set them on wax paper to leave overnight.

If you plan to gift them, use the bags from your DIY kit to keep them sealed and solid after they sat out for 24 hours.

I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do! Let me know if you have any favorite essential oil scents to use in this recipe!

About the Author:

I'm a former sweet-tooth turned health-nut. After a difficult loss of a first pregnancy and having a second child with a heart condition, I became obsessed with health and wellness. I revamped our entire family's lifestyle, dropped seven pant sizes, and created a website where I could share our story and help support people wanting to make small changes day by day in order to live well. I also support my family by the work that I do here through advertising content, affiliates, and partnership/consultant links within content. When you click and/or order, it puts food on our table. Thanks for all your support, and may you live well and thrive!

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