If you are looking for a fun DIY project or a homemade gift that won’t cost a fortune, you are going to love this homemade Fizzy Bath Bombs Recipe! Bath Bombs are super easy to make and they make a fun little gift for all ages.
Easy Bath Bombs Recipe
So I came up with the base for this recipe years ago when LHL was brand new. These homemade Bath Bombs are so easy to make and they make a wonderful gift idea because it’s not something that everyone will be thinking to make! The best part is that these make a great gift for all ages, perfect for anyone that enjoys a good bath.
I decided to make these again this year for a fun stocking stuffer for my boys. I changed a few ingredients from my original recipe since I know a bit more about DIY now. 🙂 The recipe takes about 5 minutes of hands-on time and then the bath bombs will need to harden for an afternoon, but then you are good to go! Package them in some pretty tissue paper and you’ve got a great, simple gift.
–Check out these Simple Homemade Gift Ideas for the Holidays
Fizzy Bath Bombs Recipe
What You Need:
- 4 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
- 4 Tablespoons Citric Acid
- 1/2 cup Baking Soda
- 1 Tablespoon Jojoba Oil
- 5 Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
- Food Coloring (optional)
- Essential Oils (optional)
How to Make Your Homemade Fizzy Bath Bombs
Combine your dry ingredients, the arrowroot, citric acid, and baking soda. Mix well. If you don’t have arrowroot powder, you can use cornstarch instead.
If you are using a powdered coloring, you will want to add it here to your dry mixture. I keep these plant based food colors on hand for things like this. I didn’t add enough to turn the bath water blue but enough to not show the white/yellow of the ingredients.
–You might also enjoy this recipe for Homemade Lotion Bars.
In a small bowl, combine the grapeseed oil and the jojoba oil. Add the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir until just combined. The mixture will seem crumbly but shouldn’t be dry. If you choose to add in essential oils, you can do so at this point. Be sure and only to use oils that will not cause phototoxicity.
Lavender Essential Oil would be great in this recipe, perfect for a relaxing bedtime bath.
Peppermint Essential Oil can be a nice touch since it’s great for soothing tired muscles.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil has a wonderfully floral and fruity smell.
Place the bath bomb mixture into a mold. There are so many fun molds on Amazon! Choose a silicone mold like the little Bug Mold that I have so that the bath bombs will come out easily. Press the mixture in really well using your fingers, any areas that are not well packed down will come out crumbly.
Let your Bath Bombs dry and harden for several hours. You will know they are ready by popping one of them out of the mold and touching the top to see if it still feels damp. If it has completely hardened, you can remove all of the bath bombs from the mold.
This recipe will make 4 large bath bombs depending on the size of your molds.
Wrap the homemade bath bombs in some pretty tissue paper and give them as gifts or store them in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
Here are some more Homemade Bath and Beauty products you can make:
–After your bath, you might enjoy putting on a bit of Coconut Oil Lotion (only 2 ingredients!).
Do you know anyone who would love these homemade Bath Bombs?
This Fizzy Bath Bombs Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in November 2017. It has been updated as of November 2019.