Do It Yourself: How To Make Bath Bombs

by Vidhi Vachharajani on February 4, 2013 · 53 comments

Do It Yourself: How To Make Bath Bombs

Hellllloooooooooooo all the beautiful ladies! Hope all’s well :)

It’s my first DIY article today and I’m really very excited to share this with you all. How about a nice luxurious relaxing bath with all your favourite essential oils, aroma and that fizz!? Sounds Nice!  Yes, that’s what I am talking about – Bath Bombs aka bath fizzies!

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So, let’s get started with our DIY Bath Bombs. Now, I am a big fan of rose smell, hence my recipe today would be called as Rose Bath Bombs :P

Ingredients Needed:

Total Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Baking Soda.
  • ½ Cup Citric Acid.
  • ½ Cup Epsom Salt.
  • 3-4 drops of pink food color.
  • Few drops of rose essential oil.
  • Crushed rose petals.
  • Rose water in a spray bottle.
  • Any mould of your choice (I have taken a muffin tray!)

The above-mentioned quantity will make 4-5 small-sized bath bombs, but ensure that your ratio remains the same. All the ingredients are easily available in your general stores. Epsom salt you will get in any medical store.

Step-By-Step Directions:

  • First mix all the dry ingredients (Baking Soda, Citric Acid and Epsom Salt) in a bowl.
  • Rub the mixture within your palms to ensure there are no lumps at all, you can also use a sieve to avoid lumps.
  • Now, that all the three are mixed well without lumps, add your food coloring to it.
  • Procedure1

  • You will notice very little fizzing, but do not worry, go on mixing till you see your mixture turned into your desired colour (In my case – light pink).
  • Now, add your choice of essential oil and rose petals and mix.
  • Okay, here comes the most important and tricky part.  Now, with your spray bottle spray, just twice in the mixture and mix. The consistency you are looking for is like sand when you make a sand castle, not extremely wet. Here, what you can do is take the mixture in your hand and press it with your hand, and leave it; if it falls in that shape you are done! If it is powdered, you need to add more 2 sprays of rose water.
  • Procedure2

  • Note: Keep checking the consistency, if you add even one spray extra, your Bath Bomb will start fizzing before time.
  • Now, fill your mixture into your moulds and remove it.
  • Leave on a sheet of paper for 24 hours and then you can even wrap it as a gift!

The entire procedure will take you about 20-25 minutes and is very easy. All you need to do is just spray the water carefully and keep checking.

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You will enjoy making this, and love using it! Once you put it in water, you can hear the fizzzzzz!

Here’s how it looks when it is fizzing :)

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Some precautions that you need to take while making this:

  • Do check your consistency; it’s better to spray less water at first. Once you have put in more water, it is not possible to reverse.
  • Once you have put the mixture into the mould, press it nicely to get the desired shape.
  • If you see your Bath Bombs fizzing out, just keep them in the refrigerator to save them, but the minute you will take it out, it will start fizzing (in this case you know you have messed up! By adding more water!)
  • If the weather is too humid, there are chances of them fizzing out.
  • You will see some fizzing while you are making, but be rest assured as it is normal

Tips that you can use:

  • You can add oats and honey to it, making it more nourishing.
  • Can also add any oil of your choice, but just remember too much oil will lead to more moisture.
  • If you do not have any mould handy, just make a round ball with your hand! I have made one also!
  • In case you want an exact muffin look, just spray some more water while it is in the mould, you will see it fizzing and then once it has hardened, you can remove it.

That’s it, just go wild with your creativity! :-D

Hope you all like it and try it! Enjoy your Bath! Thank you all for reading :)

Lots of Love and Luck :)

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aparajita February 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

this is the most unique idea i have come across till now! :D wow! just a big wow!

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Thank you soooo much :-D

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shreya February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

how did this even come to your mind?This is phenomenal!!!
the most unique DIY!!

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Thank youuuuuuuuu :-) Do try it!

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Roshini February 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm

it’s just so brilliant!!!
Thanks for explaining so well :)

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

You’re welcome Roshini :-) Glad you liked it…

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Shenon February 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Toooo goood I will try soon :-D

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Do try! But now that summers are coming… store it in the refrigerator (normal fridge) or it will start fizzing on it own :-p Njoy making them :-D

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neha February 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

This is by far the most unique diy i have seen on our IMBB :)

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Aww… Thank you so much Neha… this means a lot :-)

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sameera February 4, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I was always wondering what r these bath bombs . U explained it so well thanks ! If someone can educate me what they r and whats the purpose . And if u dont have a bath tub how do u use them ?

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Hey Sameera… These are just for fun as well as you can make it nourishing… they will fizzle out as soon as you add them to water! If no tub then what i would suggest is, use it for a home pedicure session!!! Coz for a home pedicure you any ways would use almost the same ingredients :-) So you can leave it in water and just njoy the bubbles as well clean your leg! :-)

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Fahveen February 4, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Wow!! I am definitely trying it…

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Do try! Njoy making it:-) Good Luck !

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neetu aadya lohani February 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm

wow.. awesome..!! most unique n interesting diy ever came across here.. :) too gud!! am to definitely making it today.. :D

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Thank you Neetu :-) I’m glad you found it interesting enough to try! Just take care and keep a check on humidity! If it is humid make it and store in the fridge :-)

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Lakshmi February 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Sorry for the silly question.how to use this? In place of soap?

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Hey no… These are supposed to be used for a bubble bath or similar… If no tub then for a home pedicure:-)

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Lakshmi February 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Looks like a strawberry ice cream so yummy

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I know! It looks delicious! but don’t even try eating it :-p lolzzz :-D

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Swati February 4, 2013 at 11:23 pm

This is such an awesome tutorial! Can’t wait to go home and try it.. esp for the pedicure idea! Thanks!!

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Vidhi V February 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Welcome :-)))) Njoy your home pedicure… Pamper yourself with your favourite smell!:)

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Anushree February 5, 2013 at 12:31 am

Superb Tutorial. Didn’t knew about this before. Thanks for bringing it into light..I am definitely try this one. :)

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shweta a February 5, 2013 at 1:48 am

Where can I get the salt U used

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Vidhi V February 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

Hi Shweta, you will find Epsom salt in any medical store. It is good for relaxing muscles:-)

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Devie February 5, 2013 at 3:12 am

This is such an awesome idea…thanks for sharing, Vidhi. Where did you buy the Rose Essential Oil?

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Vidhi V February 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

Thanks :-) I got it from the beauty shop… It is Aroma Magic ka… So you’ll find it in health and glow also…

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Kat February 5, 2013 at 6:08 am

This is superb. The BEST DIY that I have come across. This looks better than the lush bath bombs !

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vidhi v February 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

thank you soooooooo much :-) Better than Lush! wow!!! thanks :-D :-D

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sweta February 5, 2013 at 8:50 am

OMG…. loved this DIY so much want to try it now…
it looks so yumm too like icecream :D

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vidhi v February 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Lemme know how it was! I know it’s too tempting!

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Parita February 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

wow! this is so interesting Vidhi! thanks for sharing!

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sakhi February 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

awesome…i am bookmarking this……such an unique and creative idea

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vidhi v February 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Thanks Parita!

@Sakhi: Thank you sooo much for finding it worth bookmarking! wow :-D

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Rati February 5, 2013 at 10:14 am

This is so incredibly creative idea. these are the cutest bath boms I have come across. I was browsing imbb on my phone and thought that may be someone had baked pink muffins. :D super cute. :))

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Vidhi V February 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

Hey thank you soooo much Rati… Glad you all liked it:-) I know I too wish they were edible:-p

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Surabhi @ Womanatics February 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

The bestest DIY ever Vidhi. Loved it.

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vidhi v February 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Thank you Surabhi!!! Happy that you liked it! :-)

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Lakshmipriya February 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

Wowwww… superb DIY Vidh.. :)
The rose muffin fizzies look so yum!! :D :D

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Megha February 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

superb Vidhi….such a unique diy…really love it nd wl try it

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vidhi v February 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

@Lakshmi: Lolzzz… I know they r too tempting but don’t eat them! You might fizzle out :-P

@ Megha: Thank you so much :-) Hope your’s turn out great!

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Ritu R February 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

OMG! awesomest DIY till date! :*
m sure trying this one out:)

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vidhi v February 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Best of luck and Njoy making them :-)

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Natasha (Nats) February 5, 2013 at 11:24 am

Very unique, innovative diy post… great job :)

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poorva February 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm

oh wow ! amazing :D i am def trying these :)

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vidhi v February 5, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Hey Nats! Thank u so much… really happy all u’ll loved it so much!

@Poorva: It’s damn easy and quick, just store them in the fridge :-) Thanks :-D

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Rajni February 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

i wanna eat thm :p…..they r cuteeeeeeeee so cute if i md thm i wud rather tempt to eat them :p…but thn a big big big warm hug fr this cute diy :)

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Vidhi V February 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Thank you :-) I know I was so tempted myself to just take a small like really small bite:-p lolzzzz but did not ofcourse!

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Divya Bhatt February 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

hi vidhi nice n interesting review you have done. can you tell me what else we can add instead of rose petals or for other fragrances what else we can use .

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Vidhi V February 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Hey Divya, you can use lavender, orange, patchouli, neroli… Any essential oil you like… You need not add any other substance to it, or of you want them again you can use dried lavender flowers, or Oats or just about anything :-) also you can just keep it really simple without any colour and just your favourite oil:-)

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Divya Bhatt February 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

thanks vidhi :)

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Ray February 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I liked the way you explained each & everything :) I lik Lush bath bombs but they re too expensive for each bath. Thanks for the recipe :) I ll definitely try it :)

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Vidhi V March 31, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Thanks Ray :-) I too like Lush, but yes they r too expensive… Now I make mine :-)

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