How to Make Bath Bombs - easy bath bomb recipe
How to Make Bath Bombs
makes (4) 2.75" diameter bath bombs
Author: Simply Designing with Ashley Phipps
  • 1 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup Citric Acid
  • 16 drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil or other Young Living essential oil of your choice
  • 20 drops Purple Food Coloring optional
  • Dried Lavender Leaves optional
  • Water in a Spray Bottle
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  2. Add essential oil and food coloring (optional) and mix well.  Note that your mixture will not appear colored just yet, so don't worry and don't add more food coloring.  It will show up soon, I promise!
  3. Spray dry mixture with water and stir until barely moist.  At this point, your food coloring will start to show in your mixture!  You want to slowly add water and mix until this mixture is BARELY wet enough to hold together when you press it together.  It should still be quite dry.  If you put too much water in this mixture,  it will foam and expand and it won't hold a ball shape.  If that happens, don't worry, just let it dry and then you can crumple it up into bath fizzies!  And then remember next time to add less water!
  4. Press the mixture firmly together until you have a ball shape.  Place the ball on a piece of foil or wax paper and allow it to dry completely.  If you do a large size ball, it could take overnight to fully dry.  If you make them smaller, they may dry in a few hours.
  5. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use!  Then drop in a hot bath and watch it fizz away while you enjoy a relaxing bath.