A Guide to making your own bath bombs | Bath Bomb Colours

A Guide to making your own bath bombs | Bath Bomb Colours

Published by N-essentials Team on 8th Dec 2022

Bath bombs offer a truly delightful experience with their enticing fragrance and colourful fizz. With their refreshing properties, they make the perfect balls of joy for a spa-like experience at home. However, are the high price tags keeping you away from enjoying a luxurious, fizzy bath with bath bombs?

Well, we have a skin-friendly alternative for you!

Bath bombs are not only expensive but may also contain artificial ingredients like dyes and perfumes. As such, you really need to be careful while choosing one for yourself. However, our homemade bath bombs are easy to make and allow you to pamper your body with the goodness of pure and natural ingredients in a bubbling bath. Moreover, you can customise the fragrance and colour based on your preference. Our simple homemade recipe gives you the opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind bathing experience. And they also make a gorgeous gift!

Eager to have an amazing experience with bath bombs?

The fact that our bath bomb recipe includes only natural ingredients makes it a safe and interesting DIY project to take up with kids too. With the versatile ingredients, children get the opportunity to explore with colours and fragrances.

Read on to make bath bombs in a few easy steps.

Listed below are the ingredients that you will need to make your homemade bath bombs.

Baking soda - The primary ingredient in this recipe is baking soda. It complements the acidic citric acid and the fizzy reaction.

Citric Acid - This is a necessary ingredient and is required for the fizzing reaction that makes your bathing experience a fabulous one.

Cornstarch - Arrowroot or cornstarch is essential and offers a silky smooth bathing experience. You can use the organic version of cornstarch too. Arrowroot is a good alternative but cornstarch makes better bath bombs.

Oil, salt, liquid - You have a lot of options while picking up these ingredients. For the oil, you can either choose simple yet quality oils like coconut, olive, argan or apricot oil. For the salt, you can either use normal salt or elevate your experience with Epsom salt. This is entirely based on your preference. The same goes to choosing a suitable liquid as normal water such as distilled water can be conveniently used but if you are eager to take your experience up a notch, you can opt for organic witch hazel.

Fragrance - There are endless options to explore. You can pick from your favourite essential oils collection , and fragrance oils. You can even include dried herbs! Based on your need, you can also go for a fragrance-free bath bomb.

Colours - If you are eager to make it a colourful experience, you can add natural pigments too to add colours to your bath bombs. Our store comprises a multitude of colourants needed for this particular application. Again, it is your preference that only matters when making your own products. So, if you are fond of vibrant colours, you can use mica pigments that are naturally strong in colour. Alternatively, you can also add a sense of class and elegance to your bath bombs. Do this by using mica pearlescent pigments such as glitter gold, flash bronze, and sparkle pearl. Furthermore, only use colourants that are approved to use for cosmetic use. Food colouring materials are highly discouraged for use as colours for bath bombs. 

Other products - You can easily use a cup to measure the ingredients. However, for a more accurate measurement, you can use a digital scale. It ensures that you get the measurements precisely.

Moulds - For simple bath bombs, you can use your hands to form shapes. However, if you wish to give away bath bombs as gifts, you can use metal moulds to get interesting shapes. Cupcake tins also make a good option.


  • Baking soda (8 ounces)
  • Citric Acid (½ cup)
  • Sea salt or Epsom salt (4 ounces)
  • Corn starch (4 ounces)
  • Oil- two tablespoon
  • Witch Hazel (2 teaspoon)
  • Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)
  • Essential oils-30-40 drops or dried herbs

Directions to make the bath bombs:

1. Add the baking soda, citric acid, salt and cornstarch in a bowl and mix well.

2. In a separate bowl, add the witch hazel, oil and vanilla extract. Stir the ingredients and add essentials oils based on your preference.

3. Pour the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients in drops. Combine well and add the dried herbs if you wish to use them.

4. Make sure that the consistency of this mixture holds together and does not fall apart. Add witch hazel if required to achieve the desired consistency.

A spray bottle can be used to make sure that the liquid is added evenly.

5. The mixture should then be made into moulds or placed in a greased container. Make sure to press firmly and allow it to harden for at least 24 to 48 hours. There will be some amount of expansion and a metal mold may be used to make firmer and stronger bath bombs.

6. After it is dry, it should be placed in a container and used within two weeks.

Indeed, bath bombs offer an enriching experience and make the ideal remedy to enliven your mood. They are easy to make and give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a pampering fizzy bath.

Try out our easy-to-prepare bath bomb recipe today to get these colourful and delightful chunks and watch them explode in your bathtub into a colourful fizz.

Eager to try our bath bomb recipe?

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