Hi friends! Today I wanted to share a basic herb-infused bath bomb recipe for you all, and I'm extra excited about this post because if you didn't know already, bath bombs are my absolute favorite thing to make (so much so that I'm even selling my own bath bombs now!) and I want to spread the love. If you want to be the new favorite friend, daughter, cousin, boyfriend, really just everyone's new favorite person, then just keep reading.
There's something extra fun about a bath bomb compared with other products like bath salts, teas, melts, etc. Don't get me wrong I love these products too, but something about a pretty bath bomb with rose petals on top, that fizzes when it comes in contact with water and dissolves right before your eyes is extra, dare I say, magical.
I like to keep a big jar of bath bombs right next to the faucet because I'm that obsessed and I love being able to have a spa-like experience literally whenever I want. It's the dream, really.
Making bath bombs is a lot simpler than you might think. Most of the ingredients you probably have right in your kitchen. The rest you can pick up from Amazon or Mountain Rose Herbs, my favorite place to get organic, ethically harvested herbs and essential oils. This post is not sponsored or affiliated, I'm just sharing because they are truly my fav!
Alright, let's get into the tutorial. If you'd rather watch this in video format, scroll down to check out the video tutorial I made for Youtube.
Gather your materials and ingredients. You're going to need a big bowl, a smaller bowl, whisk, sifter (optional), and some sort of mold. I use bath bomb molds from Amazon, but you can get creative and use muffin tins or whatever else you can use to shape your bath bombs.
For ingredients, you're going to need baking soda, epsom salt, citric acid (for the fizzy action!), cornstarch, coconut oil, essential oil, and some sort of alcohol extract (like vanilla extract) or alcohol-based tincture.
Mix together your dry ingredients. You can sift the cornstarch if you want a more fine powder without any clumps. At this point, if you want to add some ground herbs such as lavender, rosemary, rose petals, eucalyptus, etc. then add a couple tablespoons here.
Mix together your oil ingredients. Melt the coconut oil and add to it about 40 drops of essential oils of your choice. Get creative!
Add the oil ingredients to the dry powder mixture. Use a whisk to stir it up until there are no more clumps.
Add the extract or tincture to a glass spray bottle, and spray around the edges of the bowl. Quickly stir to stop the reaction of the citric acid and the alcohol. Continue doing this until you have a nice moldable powder, like damp sand.
Shape the bath bombs into whatever mold you are using. If you find that they keep falling apart, add more alcohol and keep stirring until you've reached a good consistency. You don't want it to be too wet, but you need it just wet enough to shape into your molds.
Allow the bath bombs to dry out for the next 24 hours. Then, gift them to friends and family or keep them for yourself! Remember, it's not selfish, it's an act of self love <3
Have some fun and get creative with these bath bombs. Play around with scents and herbs, and even feel free to swap out some ingredients (not the citric acid of course) for alternatives like green clay powder, dead sea salt, himalayan pink salt, or whatever else you can come up with.
And, if you don't feel like making the bath bombs yourself, check out of my shop for some herb-infused bath bombs I have been formulating for months to be the best bath bombs I've ever used. I know you'll love them too. :)
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Epsom Salt
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Cornstarch
3 tbsp Coconut Oil
40 drops Essential Oil
approx. 1 tbsp alcohol-based extract or tincture (such as vanilla extract)
Mix together the Baking Soda, Epsom Salt, and Cornstarch in large bowl
Melt the Coconut Oil in small bowl and add the Essential Oil drops
Add the oil mixture to the dry mixture and stir with a whisk until there are no more clumps
Add the extract to a spray bottle and spray around the edges of the bowl. Quickly stir in to stop the reaction. Continue this until you have a moldable powder
Shape the mixture into your bath bomb molds or muffin tins
Allow to dry for 24 hours before use