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How To Make Your Own Bath Bombs

In today's society, the ability to relax can be seen as true talent or a blessing. Taking some time to yourself is important! So is channeling your creativity. We recently launched a line of Jackpot Candles Bath Bombs, but we wanted to let you in on a little secret: You can make your own, too!

DIY bath bomb

Handmade bath bombs are fun to make, and not to mention, cheap. What do bath bombs do? They fill your bathtub with moisturizing oils (such as avocado oil, safflower oil, etc.) to help soothe and nourish your skin. The fragrance of essential oil blends fills your bathroom the second your bomb starts to fizz. Some even have bright colors, glitter, flower petals and other ingredients that take bathing to a whole new level!

flower petals bath bombs

DIY enthusiasts rejoice! Here's how to make bath bombs:


1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Epsom Salt
2 teaspoons oil (avocado oil, safflower oil, coconut oil, almond oil, etc.)
2 teaspoons of witch hazel (or 3 teaspoons water)
Cosmetic dye or food coloring
Fragrance Oils (essential oils or blends)
Plastic molds (dome molds or shapes; plastic Christmas tree ornaments work well!)

mixing bowl

Step 1:

Blend all of your dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  A whisk works best to ensure no clumps and an even texture.

bath bomb recipe oil and essential oil blend

Step 2:

Combine all of your wet ingredients together in a separate cup or bowl. Stir until they're well mixed.

Step 3:

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry, and stir. At this step your mixture will start to clump together like sand... that's okay, it's what we want!

Step 4:

Pack your mixture into your molds, and press together (if creating a round bomb.) Make sure you pack your mold firmly, as you want the bath bombs to hold together until being used.

diy bath bombs recipe

Step 5:

Wait just a few minutes, and carefully remove the bath bomb from the mold. Place onto a towel or wax paper, and let the bath bombs dry for about 24 hours.

diy bath bomb gift

Step 6:

Once dry, store the bombs in an airtight container for personal use, or wrap in plastic wrap and foil to give as a gift!

handmade bath bomb gift

Remember that bath bombs don't last forever, so make sure you use yours within about a month to preserve its freshness.

Bath bombs, also known as bath fizzies, make the perfect gift for almost anyone. Even if you have sensitive skin, natural bath bomb recipes are just the right mix of calming oils to help you relax as well! If you're purchasing your bath bombs, always check the ingredients list, just to be certain.

how to make bath bombs

Not ready to tackle a DIY bath bomb recipe? No sweat. Head over to our Bath Bombs collection page to get your hands on Life of the Party Grapefruit or Mermaid Daydream. Your me time will be ten times better with a little Citrus Unwind or Tranquil Serenity. (More scents coming soon!)

The best part about Jackpot Candles Bath Bombs? Each comes with a jewelry surprise, just like our jewelry candles and jumbo jewelry tarts!

jackpot candles bath bombs jewelry surprise


beth hardin on August 10 2017 at 09:21PM

I would like to learn how to make my own bath booms it looks so eat to do from beth hardin

Teresa Brown on June 17 2017 at 09:30AM

Kind of humorrous to tell us how to make em if you want to sell them ???

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