How To Make DIY Lush Bath Bombs

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Interested in learning how to make DIY bath bombs? Me, too! I’ve recently been obsessed with Lush bath bombs, after receiving several fancy bath fizzies for Christmas gifts.  However, the high price tag has kept me from being able to truly enjoy having a fizzy, luxurious bath bomb as often as I would like. I was determined to learn how to make these on my own, and this cool video tutorial I found shows you exactly how. Now, I love, love, love making just about any DIY bath bomb! An easy step by step DIY video tutorial makes bath bombs easy to make at home. We love this idea when it comes to DIY gift giving ideas or easy crafts for teens to make and sell.

DIY Bath Bombs

Customize your bath bombs with your own fragrances and colors. This homemade bath bomb recipe can include your favorite essential oils, perfumes, fragrances and/or colors. Make some for yourself or for your friends. If you’re looking for some awesome DIY gift ideas, these fun to make DYI ideas should definitely be one of your first crafty picks. I have yet to figure out how to get layered colors and glitter inside my bath bombs, so if any of you know how, please share with me in the comments. Whether you are just learning the basics of making bath bombs or want to start making variations on the tried and true, this recipe is what you need to get started.

DYI Bath Bomb Recipe

Ingredients and Supplies:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. essential oil
  • 3 tsp. oil (olive oil)
  • food coloring (any color you want)
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • jar
  • bath bomb mold

Homemade Bath Bombs – DIY Recipe and Tutorial

How to Make Bath Bombs

Step One


Place the dry bath bomb ingredients in a bowl and then mix them all evenly with the whisk. To make bath bomb mix, you want to be sure to start with a dry bowl and mixing utensils.

Step Two

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In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together. Note that in this step, the essential oils, fragrances and colors are added. This is an important step for bath bomb making! Make sure to pick out lots of fragrance oils to try out here, as you can make many fabulous combinations for bath time. Lavender bath bombs for relaxation and sleep, perhaps tinted purple. Ylang Ylang and bergamot for a sensual bath bomb, perhaps even add some rose. Tint this one pink. Just some thoughts 🙂

Step Three


Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mix, one small spoon at a time.

Step Four

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Now that all of your bath bomb ingredients are mixed, it is time to learn how to shape and mold bath bombs, we call this the fun part. You simply pack this mixture into a bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Work quickly so as not to let the bath bomb mixture dry out. You can learn how to make a bath bomb using plastic or metal bath bomb molds, or if you’d rather, shape them by hand like snowballs, alternately, use muffin tins to shape cakes with the mixture. Truly one of our favorite teen crafts, you will see why when you get to this step.

Video Tutorial – Youtube

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