The ultimate relaxing craft project is here! Easily make your very own DIY Bath Bombs with a few ingredients like epsom salts, essentials oils and dried flowers. These make a great project to spoil yourself (highly recommend) or as a thoughtful homemade gift.
Though I don’t do it nearly often enough, one of my favourite ways to unwind after a long day or week, is to pour a glass of tea or wine (depending how LONG the day was), light some candles, and hop into the bathtub. To make the experience even more special, I toss one of these DIY bath bombs into the water. The dried flower petals, fizzy bubbles, essentials oils, and such a welcomed treat! I was so surprised how easy this DIY was, and knew I had to share with you all asap – especially as we get closer to Mother’s Day!
The steps are pretty simple and can actually be a relaxing and creative activity in itself! Plus, you can customize them with the scents you like best by simply flexing the essential oils!
What is in a Bath Bomb?
There are a few ways to make bath bombs. For these DIY Bath Bombs, we used:
- Corn starch
- Citric Acid
- Epsom salt
- Baking Soda
- Coconut oil
- Essential Oils (optional)
- Silicon mold or small muffin tin
- Assorted dried flower petals
How to Dry Flower Petals for Bath Bombs
For these Bath Bombs, I simply air dried my assorted flowers a couple days before I kew I wanted to make these! I removed petals carefully and discarded the leaves and stems. Then, I transferred them to a baking sheet lined with a dry towel. I let them sit like this, air drying for a couple days in a cooler/shadier spot in my home. Then, when ready to make these bath bombs, I made sure to push the dried flower petals into the molds FIRST, so that they are visible on the top of the bath bomb when they are removed from the mold.
How to Make a Bath Bomb
Making these felt like a fun science experiment! The trick is to mix all the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. Then VERY slowly add the wet to dry ingredients, so that the citric acid doesn’t react (that is how you get the fizzing affect!). Then all you do is mix to combine (it feels like wet sand), and fill in your molds. You can find bath bomb molds that are specifically designed for this purpose in stores or online. What was most accessible to us (and most of you) was using a small silicon ice cube tray and a muffin tin. Both worked really great!
DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day
This makes such a great gift for Mother’s Day! Add the bath bombs to a cute box or glass jar, wrap it with a bow and voilà! We also have some other DIY’s that are right on theme with self care like this Lavender Foot Scrub and Mommy Time Out Jar. And if you aren’t into DIY’s, the new jewelry launch with So Pretty is so stunning, your one-stop-shop if looking for something shiny for mom!
DIY Bath Bombs
DIY Bath Bombs
The ultimate relaxing DIY project is here! Easily make your very own Bath Bombs with a few ingredients like epson sats, essentials oils and dried flowers. These make a great project for yourself or as a thoughtful homemade gift.
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 5-10 drops essential oils of choice (optional)
- dried flower petals
In a medium bowl combine all dry ingredients and combine. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients.
Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix well until combines and the appearance is similar to wet sand.
Add dried flower petals to the bottom of the mold/muffin tin (if using) then fill with mixture. Fill right to the top and push down firmly to ensure it is compact enough to set.
Let the molds sit for 24 hours to try and combine. Then, flip molds ups-aide down and gently pop out the bath bombs!
Store in a a dry place or within an airtight jar! Enjoy in your next bath tub.