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DIY Bath Bombs

Everyone loves baths. Bath bombs those delightful chunks of good-smelling stuff that explode into colorful fizz in your bathtub are therefore an awesome gift on any occasion. But they can get a little pricy. If you buy ingredients in bulk and make a mess of bath bombs yourself, you can get a lot more bang for your buck. Plus, you can customize color, scent, and shape to perfectly suit the holiday or the lucky bath bomb recipient. And no one will know if you save a couple dozen for yourself.

This recipe makes about 12 bath bombs, but the exact count will depend on the size of the silicone molds you use.


  • Time: 10 minutes of work, several hours of drying time
  • Cost: About $2 per bomb if you make a dozen and more if you add biodegradable glitter but prices drop if you make a big batch
  • Difficulty: Easy

Tools & Materials

  • 8 oz baking soda,
  • 4 oz Epsom salt,
  • 4 oz corn starch,
  • 4 oz citric acid,
  • Large bowl,
  • Whisk,
  • Biodegradable glitter or dried flower petals (optional),
  • 2.5 tablespoons coconut oil (or any other veggie oil),
  • About 1 tablespoon water,
  • About 2 teaspoons essential oil (for scent),
  • 4-6 drops of food coloring,
  • Small jar or bowl,
  • and 12-18 silicone molds.

Read the instructions in the full article from Popular Science.

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SOURCE: Feltman, R. (2016, December 16). Popular Science. How to make your own bath bombs. Retrieved from

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