I don’t know if you’ve noticed, though. Bath bombs are freaking expensive. And when you’re taking baths every single night (guilty over here, they’ve practically replaced showers all together), you’re looking at about $50/week just for baths. Unacceptable. That’s more than my coffee habit. Whoops.
So Kim and I got to chatting. How cool would it be if we could make our own? Well, we did the research and put the recipe (adapted from here) to the test. And guess what? It’s totally possible! It’ll cost you a fraction of a Lush bath bomb, give you a fun activity to do with a girlfriend, and it’ll make your entire house smell heavenly. Win win win!!
Bath Bomb Recipe:
Yields 2 bombs
*You can easily multiply this recipe to make more bath bombs. We just made multiple batches since we wanted to use several different oils.
Bath Bomb Ingredients:
How to make the bath bombs
- Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Whisk until it’s a soft, clump-less mixture.
- Combine wet ingredients in a glass bowl. I recommend a large measuring cup — the spout comes in handy. If you’re using coconut oil, you’ll need to microwave it until it’s in a liquid state.
- SLOWLY pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing constantly. If the mixture starts to fizz, you’re going too quickly. Take your time here. This is when it came in handy to have an extra set of hands.
- Once mixed, test the mixture by taking a small amount in your hands and squeeze. The mixture will still feel dry, but it should stick together. If it doesn’t stick, slowly add more water until it does.
- Fill each half of the *bath bomb mold until slightly overflowing. You want to pack this lightly. Do not pack too tight.
- Press the two halves together. This might feel unnatural, but trust me. This is what will “pack” your mixture down. Immediately remove one half of the mold gently.
- Place the bomb, mold side down, on a pan. Allow to dry out slightly (10-15 minutes), then GENTLY remove the other half of the mold. I found it easiest to flip the uncovered side into my palm, then gently lift the mold from the bomb. These are very fragile, you need a gentle and light hand.
- Let dry completely for approximately 8 hours. I recommend just letting them sit out overnight. Store them in a sealed ziplock baggy or container.
- If the mixture falls apart while you’re removing the mold, don’t worry. Simply toss the mixture back into the bowl and start over.
- If the mixture cracks, you can “mold” it back together by pressing it into shape with your hands. Just don’t squeeze too hard. That makes a mess 😉
What Bath Bombs Did We Make?