How do you relax? My sister absolutely loves unwinding in the tub with bath bombs however store bought bath bombs are SO EXPENSIVE! For Christmas this year I drew her name and I was tasked with making a DIY gift for under $10.
Since the bath bombs she buys are like 6 dollars each (crazy, right?!) I decided I would make her some essential oil bath bombs. I knew I could make a lot more than one for under $10. They may not be as pretty but they would have the same effect!
How to Make Affordable Essential Oil Bath Bombs
I was able to make 6 bath bombs using the recipe below!
Here’s What You Need:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- ½ cup of epsom salts
- ½ cup citric acid
- 5 teaspoons of fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil
- 25-30 drops of essential oils of your choice
- A muffin pan
- Muffin pan liners or a bath bomb mold
Here are some different types of essential oil bath bombs you could make:
25 drops of lavender essential oil
Uplift & Invigorate:
15 drops of lemon essential oil
10-15 drops of orange essential oil
- Combine the baking soda, epsom salts and citric acid in a bowl. Make sure the bowl and spoon are dry as the citric acid will react with moisture.
- In a separate bowl combine the fractionated coconut oil (or jojoba oil) with 25-30 drops of the essential oils of your choice.
- Pour a small portion of the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir.
- Repeat step 3 until all of the wet mixture has been combined with the dry mixture. At this point you should be able to form the mixture in your hand and have it stay in a relatively solid form.
- Place muffin pan liners into 6 spots of the muffin pan. Take some of the mixture and pack it into the muffin pan liner. You want to apply pressure to make sure it is packed in well. As you can see from the picture I packed each liner pretty full.
- Let the bath bombs sit for 12-24 hours before use.
- Enjoy a nice relaxing (or invigorating) bath with your essential oil bath bombs.
Note: You could also add a few drops of food colouring to the mix if you want to have a colourful bath.
There you have it, easy and affordable essential oil bath bombs! I checked in with my sister before writing this post and she said they fizz very well in the bath and smell wonderfully! I made these bath bombs about a month ago and they are still in good shape. That being said, most people recommend you use them within 2-4 weeks of the bath bombs being made.
Now that you have the recipe, where do you plan to store it? On a scrap of paper? Pinterest? Written on whatever was near you at the time? I was always finding great essential oil recipes but didn’t have a place to store them! This resulted in scraps of paper that often got lost or pinterest pins that got buried on my boards. So I decided to solve this problem by creating my Essential Oil Toolkit & Recipe Journal! Take a sneak peak at the video below and if you like what you see, purchase your copy as a paperback book or PDF printable HERE!
Will you make your own bath bombs to save money?