Bath bombs are fun and they make your bath extra comfortable. They are fizzy, colorful, and typically help to moisturize and soothe your skin. This all sounds amazing and wonderful for you body, but there is a catch. Most of these bath bombs contain toxic dyes and fragrances that can be detrimental to your health. On a more positive note, we found a great homemade bath bomb recipe, and you can even give them as gifts this holiday season.
Before you gather ingredients, you need to purchase some bath bomb molds, which can be purchased online. If you can’t find specific bath bomb molds, you can also use silicone ice or cookie trays to make fun shapes. You can even use muffin tins!
The ingredients in this bath bomb recipe work to naturally soothe itchy or dry skin, and can even be beneficial in relieving muscle pain. We recommend making this mixture in bulk because this ingredient list only makes about two big bath bombs. The amount you get out of one batch will also depend on the size of the bath bombs. Good luck and let us know how they turned out.
- Spray bottle filled with filtered water
- Medium glass bowl
- 2 metal/silicone bath bomb molds (or molds of your choice)
- ½ cup baking soda
- 1/3 cup Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar (for the fizz effect)
- 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
- ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped (or other herb of your choice, like lavender)
- Combine the baking soda, Epsom salt, cream of tartar, and chopped rosemary in a medium glass bowl. Mix well and then stir in the coconut oil and peppermint essential oil.
- As you mix the ingredients, spritz the mixture with the water in the spray bottle. The mixture should be crumbly, but should hold form when you squeeze it.
- Scoop the mixture into the molds of your choice. Firmly press the mixture into the molds. If you are using bomb molds, overfill each side before putting them together. Place your molds in a cool, dry place to set for about 4 hours. If your mold has a detailed shape, let the mixture set for at least 24 hours.
- Loosen your bath bombs from the molds and use when ready.