These handmade fizzing bath bombs are a breeze to make for the kids, and are a fantastic handmade gift for friends, neighbors, or teachers! Don’t miss this detailed tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own homemade bath bombs.

My girls love taking bubble baths and I have been wanting to make them some homemade bath bombs for years now, but quite honestly I was always a little scared that it would turn into a complete fiasco and they wouldn’t work.

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I shouldn’t have worried!

Not only are they fun and easy to make, but they also work like a charm! My girls love watching them fizz in the bath, and I love that the olive oil and cornstarch helps soften & moisturize their skin while the calming lavender essential oil helps settle them down before bed. (To find out more about essential oils & how they work, check out this post. They’re also the perfect homemade gift!

I did find the smaller molds worked a little better than the big size, as they dried faster and popped out easier. I also added a little too much liquid at the end and had a few that expanded into blobs while they were drying. They made little cow pie-shaped bath bombs but they still work great!

Handmade Fizzing Bath Bombs

Here is what you need:

Handmade Fizzing Bath Bombs

Ingredients:

2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup sea salt or Epsom salt
3 teaspoons olive oil
5-6 drops essential oil
Approximately 2 teaspoons witch hazel or water (I recommend witch hazel!)
empty spray bottle
silicone mold

DIY Bath Bombs Recipe

Directions:

Step 1: In a large bowl, mix together baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and salt until well blended with no lumps.

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Step 2: Mix in olive oil and essential oil until well blended.

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Step 3: Spray the mixture with witch hazel until its just moist enough to form into shapes that hold. Be careful not to add too much moisture or the mixture will begin to fizz.

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Make Bath Bombs

Step 4:  Press mixture into molds; let sit for 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove from molds onto parchment paper and let dry for 24 hours.

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Step 5: Package in cellophane or a mason jar to give as gifts, then finish with a pretty ribbon and a tag that states: To use, simply drop 1 large or 2 small bath bombs into the bath.

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These fun fizzing bath bombs are a breeze to make and make a fantastic handmade gift idea! Don't miss this detailed tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own homemade bath bombs.
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Handmade Fizzing Bath Bombs

Create these homemade bath bombs with your favorite essential oil! The perfect handmade gift for friends, neighbors, and teachers.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Drying Time 1 day
Servings 16 bath bombs

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sea salt or Epsom salt
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 5-6 drops essential oil
  • 2 tsp witch hazel
  • 1 empty spray bottle
  • silicone molds

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix together baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and salt until well blended with no lumps.

  2. Mix in olive oil and essential oil until well blended.

  3. Spray the mixture with witch hazel until just moist enough to form into shapes that hold. Be careful not to add too much moisture or the mixture will begin to fizz.

  4. Press mixture into molds; let sit for 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove from molds onto parchment paper and let dry for 24 hours.

  5. Package in cellophane to give as gifts with a tag that states: to use, simply drop 1 large or 2 small bath bombs into bath.

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Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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