DIY Bath Bomb Recipe
Written By Berwick Bulk Foods
Photo by Elaine Stavert
Our Bath Bomb Moulds make a professional bath bomb that is a perfect sphere. We found making bath bombs a breeze with these sturdy, smooth moulds. Just fill each side overflowing with your mix and push them firmly together - like a snow ball!
These bath bombs make for the perfect gift this holiday season, just stack them in one of our mason jars! For a relaxing experience use oils such as Lavender and Chamomile, for an uplifting experience experiment with some of the citrus oils such as Orange and Mandarin.
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup Cornstarch
3/4 tsp Water
1 tsp Essential Oil (We recommend Lavender, Sandalwood and Bergamot)
2 tsp oil (Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Coconut or Olive)
A mould of your choice (options including Stainless Steel)
Optional: Dried flowers
Optional: A few drops of food colouring
With the exception of the citric acid, mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Pour all of the liquid ingredients in a jar with a top. Close the jar and shake it vigorously.
Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, and use your hands to combine and meld together. At this point, add the citric acid. You'll probably notice a slight fizzing reaction because of the citric acid. No need to panic, as this is totally normal.
Mash the mixture into your chosen moulds very tightly. You may slightly overfill the moulds and use a spoon or glass to press the mixture in as tightly as possible. Immediately loosen the bombs from their moulds onto wax paper and let them dry overnight.
Give the bath bombs a day or two to completely dry before using them or wrapping them up as gifts.
Pop one in the bathtub, enjoy the burst of colours and fizz, and inhale the released aromas. Turn on some of your favourite music or podcast to accompany you while you soak, or simply slide into the bath and enjoy all of your hard work.
At Step Three, the mixture should be a bit crumbly (similar to the consistency of wet beach sand). Whatever you do, don't add water at this stage, or the bath bomb will fizz prematurely and be ruined.