If you want to learn how to make bath bombs, you’re in the right place. I have fallen in love with these luxurious little bath treats, but they get expensive quick. It is cheaper to make your own. Here are some of my favorite recipes that you can try on the cheap.

DIY Bath Bomb Receipe

Jen at Thesuburbanmom.com made some really cute bath bombs in the shape of hearts. To add some extra pizazz, she fills a Mason Jar up with them. These make super gifts for that special someone.

How to Make Bath Bombs

Michael over at Inspiredbycharm made these colorful bath fizzles. Each is infused with essential oils that promote a happy and healthy well-being.

How to Make Bath Bombs

They don’t have to stay the traditional round shape. Get creative. These adorable cupcake bombs made by Megan at Balancinghome.com are so delightful.

How to Make Bath Bombs

As delicious as these donuts look, you can’t eat them because they are for your relaxing bath. Yes, you can even learn how to make bath bombs that are shaped and look just like pastries.

How to Make Bath Bombs

Your bath bombs can be a mix of colors if you use food coloring. You are only limited by your imagination.

How to Make Bath Bombs

I decided I needed to make some for myself so I used lavender essential oils. Lavender is perfect for stress reduction and ultimate relaxation. The smell is so mellow and relaxing.

How to Make Bath Bombs Using Lavender


These ingredients make one bath bomb (5 oz). Just double up accordingly if you want to make more.

  • 1 oz Epsom salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 2 oz baking soda
  • 1 oz citric acid
  • dried lavender or other herbs/flowers
  • 23 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • round mold (to shape the bath bomb)
  • wax paper
  • paper towels

Mix the Epsom salt, baking soda, citric acid, dried lavender and water together. Add the essential oil and olive oil and mix well.

Once your mixture is ready, scoop out and fill the mold. Let it sit for 24 hours to dry then remove from mold.

It really is that simple! Now you are ready to take a bath and enjoy your bath bomb!