How to Make a DIY Bath Bomb at Home Without the Harmful Chemicals

homemade bath bombs on a wooden tray

It’s safe to say that now is the most important time to be taking care of yourself and finding ways to recharge your batteries. If you love to just get in the tub and pamper yourself to some aromatherapy at home, here’s how to step up your game. Instead of buying bath bombs with questionable content from the store, you can make them yourself at home. So, bath bomb lovers, here’s everything you need to know!

What Is a Bath Bomb Exactly?

You’ve surely seen a bath bomb at least once in your life. It’s those little balls you put in the tub water to make it soapy and nicely scented. They can be shaped differently, but they all ideally contain a mix of therapeutic and nourishing natural ingredients that are compacted for ease of use.

So, How to Make Bath Bombs at Home?

The best thing about making bath bombs yourself is that you know exactly what goes in there and how that would affect your skin. It’s important to avoid ingredients that you are sensitive to or get your skin irritated.

making the mix for homemade bath bombs

Let’s look at an example recipe with the step-by-step process. To make matcha and lavender bath bomb, you’ll need:

  • 1 bath bomb mold
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup seas salt (or Epsom salt)
  • Coconut oil (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • One or two tbsp witch hazel

Removing a bath bomb from a mold

To make it, mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Once you’ve achieved the consistency of damp sand, it’s time to slowly add the liquids using your hands to mix. When you’re ready, grease the bath molds with oil and start filling them with the mixture. Press it well into the molds. Once all molds are filled, let them sit for about 24 hours and then remove the bombs from the molds. Voila, your DIY bath bombs are ready to use!