20 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes Better Than Lush

DIY bath bomb recipes for beginners

You Need to Try These Homemade Bath Bombs!

If you’ve ever tried the bath bombs from Lush or another specialty store, you know how expensive they can be. Sometimes it costs over $10 for a single bath bomb! That’s insane!

Now sure, the quality of those bath bombs is great, there’s no denying that. But, what if you could get the same quality for cheaper by making your own homemade bath bombs? Guess what? You can!

It will take a bit of practice and you’ll need to buy some ingredients but once you have the basic supplies you’ll be able to make a whole variety of easy DIY bath bombs for super cheap.

How to Make DIY Bath Bombs

So as I mentioned above, there are some common ingredients you’ll see being used in most DIY bath bomb recipes. These ingredients include:

  • Baking soda – Reacts with the citric acid to make the bath bomb fizz! Sort of like those volcano school science projects.
  • Citric acid – As said above, reacts with the baking soda for fizziness.
  • Corn starch – This is a common filler ingredient and according to wellnessmama it gives the bath bomb a silky feel.
  • Essential oils – These are what will give your bath bombs nice scents and healing properties. Read our post on why we love essential oils to learn more about them and where to buy the highest quality oils!

You’ll also most likely need to pick up some bath bomb molds before you get started but some people use muffin tins so it’s not necessary!

Also, these definitely aren’t the only ingredients used in bath bombs. But, if you can stock up on at least the baking soda (bulk on Amazon) and citric acid (bulk on Amazon), you can find the other ingredients pretty easily.

20 Easy DIY Bath Bombs You Can Make at Home

1. Lemon Meringue Pie Bath Bombs

Lemon meringue pie homemade bath bombs

Starting out we have some nice and easy DIY bath bombs that are lemon and vanilla scented. Yum! These should be quite relaxing and uplifting while also nourishing your skin.

Ingredients:

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2. Unicorn Poop Bath Bombs

Unicorn poop bath bomb

Ok, this is a fun one! This “unicorn poop” is extremely colorful and sparkly and once you drop it into the water it will turn into a fizzy explosion of color.

Ingredients:

  • Poo swirl mold
  • Rolling pin
  • Small bowls
  • Medium bowl
  • Water in a spray bottle
  • Food coloring: Electric pink, yellow, purple, and blue
  • Disposable gloves
  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Corn starch
  • Coconut oil
  • Essential oil
  • Biodegradable glitter
  • Paintbrush

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3. Lavender & Vanilla Bath Bombs

Vanilla lavender bath bombs

These homemade bath bombs are perfect for a relaxing night in the tub. Grab a book and get comfy! Seriously though, vanilla and lavender are a great combo for your skin and your mind.

Ingredients:

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4. Headache Bath Bombs

easy DIY bath bombs for headaches

DIY bath bombs that help relieve headaches naturally? Yes please! These bath bombs are made with lavender and peppermint essential oils which are known to help relax and relieve tension.

Ingredients:

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5. Coffee and Cream Bath Bombs

Coffee bath bomb

If you love coffee or you know someone who does, these coffee bath bombs would make a great DIY gift! Not only will these bath bombs smell like coffee, but they actually improve your circulation and provide a bit of an energy boost as well.

Ingredients:

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6. Charcoal Bath Bombs

Charcoal handmade bath bombs

These charcoal bath bombs look so cool! If you want to make your entire bath black, you’ve got to try making these. They even offer some great benefits such as detoxification and absorbing excess oil from your skin.

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • SLSA (Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate)
  • Cream of tartar
  • Corn starch
  • Coconut oil
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Cardamom essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Activated charcoal powder
  • Black decorative sugar (optional)
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Bath bomb molds

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7. Vapor Rub Bath Bombs

Vicks vapor rub bathbombs

These easy DIY bath bombs are made with Vicks Vapor Rub to help soothe your muscles and clear your sinuses during a cold! Such a good idea!

Ingredients:

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8. Butterbeer Bath Bomb

Butterbeer bath bomb

Harry Potter fans gather around! These butterbeer bath bombs are absolutely magical! They have a sweet butterscotch smell and they look amazing too. A must-try for anyone who loves Harry Potter.

Ingredients:

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9. Therapeutic Orange Bath Bombs

Orange bath bombs

Although these bath bombs are relatively simple, being just orange scented, they still offer some nice benefits. The orange essential oil is relaxing, uplifting, and will even have positive effects on your skin.

Ingredients:

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10. DIY Herbal Bath Bombs

DIY herbal bath bombs

Have you ever had those bath bombs from lush that have the herbs and flower petals and things in the middle of them? These DIY bath bombs are just like that! Each herb inside provides different benefits as well.

Ingredients:

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11. Donut Bath Bombs

Donut diy bath bombs

These DIY bath bombs actually look like edible donuts. Don’t leave them lying around or someone might try to eat one! They even have a soap glaze which you can see in the photo above. I love the creativeness here!

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Kaolin clay
  • SLSA (Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate)
  • Cream of tartar
  • Birthday cake soap scent
  • Corn starch
  • Coconut oil
  • Pink mica powder
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Goats milk soap
  • Rainbow nonpareils or sprinkles
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Silicone or metal donut mold

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12. Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs

Pumpkin spice bath bombs

Can’t make a list of homemade bath bombs without this classic scent! These pumpkin spice bombs are perfect for fall time and will turn your bath water a nice orange color.

Ingredients:

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Candy corn bath bombs recipe

13. Candy Corn Bath Bombs

Sticking with the fall theme, these candy corn bath bombs are perfect for right around Halloween. You could even give them out to your friends and family as simple gifts.

Ingredients:

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14. Dinosaur Bath Bombs

Dino bath bombs

These dinosaur bath bombs are just adorable. You could give these out at a themed birthday party as well since one batch makes about 24 bath bombs! Each bomb is scented with lavender essential oil as well for a relaxing effect.

Ingredients:

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15. Strawberry Bath Bombs

DIY strawberry bath bombs

We’ve been through 14 other DIY bath bomb recipes so far and this is the first one to contain strawberries. Strawberries smell amazing so I think this is a great recipe! The creator says they’re pretty easy to make too.

Ingredients:

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16. Snowman Bath Bombs

Snowman bath bombs

This is a basic bath bomb recipe so it’s easy for beginners to make but it also has a fun twist! These are the perfect bath bombs to make around winter time and you can customize them for different scents and colors as well.

Ingredients:

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17. Golden Snitch Bath Bombs

Golden snitch bath bombs

This is another bath bomb recipe for the harry potter fans, and this one is pretty neat! The bath bombs resemble a golden snitch and each one has feathers sticking out of it for the wings. So awesome!

Ingredients:

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18. Mermaid Bath Bombs

Mermaid bath bombs

These mermaid bath bombs look amazing! They’re filled with colorful sprinkles that dissolve in the water, and they are loaded with fruity essential oils so they’ll smell great. You can customize them too!

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Cream of tartar
  • Melted coconut oil or castor oil
  • Rubbing alcohol (or Witch Hazel)
  • Orange, grapefruit, lime, and tangerine essential oils (or your favorites)
  • Pink, purple, and blue mica powder (or soap colorant)
  • Mermaid sprinkles

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19. Pokeball Bath Bombs

Pokeball bath bombs

If you or someone you know is a Pokemon fan you have got to make these DIY Pokeball bath bombs! They are just so perfect and they shouldn’t be too difficult to make either. Great for catching water type Pokemon! 😉

Ingredients:

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20. Hot Cocoa Bath Bombs

Cocoa bath bombs

These luxurious looking hot cocoa bath bombs look like delicious desserts, but don’t eat them! By bathing in them you’ll benefit from the caffeine from the cocoa powder and the moisturizing properties of the cocoa butter.

Ingredients:

  • Citric acid
  • Baking soda
  • Kaolin white clay
  • Cocoa powder
  • Witch hazel
  • Chocolate fragrance oil or chocolate essential oil
  • Raw cocoa butter

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Homemade bath bombs

Have You Tried Any DIY Bath Bomb Recipes Before?

If you have, let us know how it went! Do you prefer to come up with your own concoctions or do you usually follow a recipe?

If you’ve never made DIY bath bombs before and this is your first time giving it a shot, let us know which recipe you plan on tackling first! Once you get started with these you won’t ever want to buy bath bombs from the store again!

Good luck!

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Categories: Essential Oils, Gift, Inside The House

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