There is something incredibly relaxing about a warm bath, and these homemade salt bath bombs take the relaxation up a notch!
Bath bombs have skyrocketed in popularity lately with thousands of options available (though I’d only recommend natural or organic options if possible). Kids and adults love them and while they can cost up to $9 each to buy, you can make a whole batch for just a couple of dollars!
When I was younger, I loved bath bombs, but avoided them as I’ve gotten older because store-bought versions typically contain artificial ingredients such as dyes and fragrances.
These homemade bath fizzies are a great solution! Made from nourishing sea salt or epsom salts, alkalizing baking soda, and fizzing citric acid with a nourishing oil and vanilla base.
These can be packaged for a great gift or made countless ways for relaxing baths anytime! 🙂
Bath bombs only take seconds to make, so it is important to have the ingredients on hand and measured before you start. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples in many homes, but make sure you have these on hand:
The backbone of this recipe is alkalizing baking soda. It is a necessary complement to the acidic citric acid and part of the fizzing reaction.
The more obscure ingredient in this recipe that a lot of people don’t have on hand is citric acid. It is necessary for the fizzing reaction that makes bath bombs feel like bathing in champagne.
Corn starch provides the silky feel that we all love from bath bombs. I usually use organic corn starch powder in this recipe. Arrowroot also works but doesn’t provide quite as silky of a finished product.
These are all very versatile and you can pick any combination that you have on hand. You’ll need some kind of:
This is where the options get endless. Use your favorite essential oils, add dried herbs, or make them scent-free. Some options are:
These are easy to make with measuring cups and your hands, but for a fancier and more uniform product, it helps to also have:
Making homemade bath bombs is a great project for kids to help with. Some DIY beauty recipes (especially homemade soap) require precise measuring and handling harsh chemicals such as lye, so they aren’t a great project to undertake with children around. These bath bombs are completely opposite and are an amazing project to do with kids.
They are simple to make with kid-safe ingredients and are completely versatile. Let the kids think of ways to mix up the scents, colors, and other fun customizations.
Bath bombs are a great way to relax in the tub after a long day of dealing with kids, cooking, and all the other activities that motherhood entails. If you’ve never tried them, I highly encourage it, as it’s one of my favorite things to do at the end of the day.
I finally found some natural bath bombs that us a similar recipe to mine. These are gorgeous and use only natural ingredients. They’re also much bigger than most bath bombs and last longer in a bath. I’ve been sending them as gifts lately and my friends are loving them too!
Ever made your own bath bombs? What scents and herbs would you use? Share below!