How To Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are the bomb! They look, smell, and feel great, turning a bath into a luxurious experience. But did you know you can save big bucks and make your own bath bombs at home? Gumtree gives you the perfect recipe to create your own:

Recipe for bath bombs

  • Baking soda: 1 cup
  • Citric acid: ½ cup
  • Epsom salt: ½ cup
  • Cornstarch: ½ cup
  • Water: ¾ teaspoon
  • Essential oils such as lavender, lemongrass or any one you prefer: 2 teaspoons
  • Oil such as baby oil or coconut: 2 teaspoons
  • Food colouring: A few drops
  • Mould such as muffin trays or round plastic ones
  • Decorations such as dried flowers: Optional


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients, except the citric acid, in a large bowl.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients in a large jar. Close the lid and shake to mix evenly.
  3. Once mixed, pour the liquid into the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well with your hands. Add the citric acid. This may result in slight fizziness.
  4. Fill the moulds with the mixture as tightly as possible. Remove them immediately and let them dry overnight on wax paper.
  5. Let them dry completely for a day or two before using them or gifting them to family and friends.

Gumtree also outlines the benefits of using bath bombs:

  1. The oils and other ingredients are great for the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
  2. They are all natural and chemical-free.
  3. The delightful smells and fizziness create a luxurious atmosphere.
  4. The citric acid can repair, heal, and rejuvenate your skin.
  5. The aromatherapy benefits of the essential oils in a bath bomb can relax and calm you down.

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