Making shower and bath bombs

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Making shower and bath bombs is great fun! Mostly because once the mixture is put together it has the weirdest quality to it! That was the weirdest “dough” I have ever worked with. I spilled a blob on the countertop and it spread out and looked like spilled milk, but when I tried to wipe it up, it came together again like a solid mass again. Weird!!! But FUN!!!

I can’t explain it well enough for you to understand. Perhaps you’ll try this recipe and see for yourself what I’m talking about. I found my recipe on Homemade Simple  

By Rachel Faucett

Basic Fizzy Bath Bomb Recipe

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid*
Mixing bowls
Essential oil of your choice (see below for recommendations)
Food coloring (optional for color)
Ice cube traymuffin tin or silicone mold
Tissue paper

*Tip: Most supermarkets carry citric acid. Look for it near the canning supplies.


1. Sift baking soda and citric acid into a mixing bowl and, wearing gloves, mix well.
2. In a smaller bowl, combine essential oil, food coloring and 1 teaspoon water.
3. With gloves on, mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until texture is crumbly and can just hold its shape when squeezed with your hands. Add more water, if needed. Work quickly so the mixture doesn’t have a chance to fizz.
4. Tightly pack mixture into molds. Let sit overnight (do not place in direct sunlight).
5. Tap molds to release bath bombs. Wrap in tissue paper and store in an airtight container. Use the bath bombs within two weeks, as they will lose their fizzing power if kept in storage too long.

You can omit the citric acid if you just want to make some nice soothing shower bombs with lavender or menthol to open your sinuses.

Check out Homemade Simple for other great do it yourself recipes like this one. They have so many items to choose from and all of them are so simple and easy to make.

About Madeline Scribes

A writer with a sense of humor. If anyone can laugh at life, it's me.
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3 Responses to Making shower and bath bombs

  1. Making your own bath bombs is very simple and uses very safe ingredients, so it is suitable for supervised activities with quite young children. Just remember that citric acid will sting if it gets into cuts or scratches and will also be very irritating to the eyes, so if working with children be sure to take care in this respect and make sure no child rubs their eyes with hands just in contact with the citric acid.


  2. Steven says:

    Nice design! I want to do a cupcake design


    • That design was kismet. I used the cupcake papers because I couldn’t think of any other way to shape them. One of my friends makes much better bath and shower bombs than I do and hers are shaped into balls. They are really pretty too.


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