Essential Oil Bath Bombs DIY Tutorial

Want to up-level your baths for relaxation?  Want to give your kids detox baths that are fun?  You can customize this basic essential oil bath bombs recipe to achieve the desired effect.  Use these natural DIY bath bombs at home or as gifts for friends who appreciate natural living!

Sure, you could pick up some bath bombs at the store. But it’s hard to find those with natural, health-promoting ingredients.

The price of store-bought bath bombs can really increase your grocery bill too. Trust me, I know, since my son always begs for them when we go to Whole Foods!

DIY bath bombs are a much better option, since you can control all of that. Plus, you can also customize the desired therapeutic effect with high quality essential oils. Read on to learn how to make them, or see how my son and I do it in the video below.

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Essential Oil Bath Bomb Tutorial

First, you’ll need to get all your supplies and ingredients ready. This can get pretty messy, so also make sure you have a clear space free of clutter.

Next, measure out the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk well to break up any lumps.

Mix liquids together. You’ll need to be very precise with the amount of water since it can activate the citric acid and affect the way the bombs keep their shape! (Since making the video, I’ve learned that rubbing alcohol is a better option since it won’t activate the citric acid. It may also help the bombs dry quicker.)

Let me know if you’d like suggestions of which essential oil combinations to use for your bath bomb recipe!

You’ll add the wet ingredients to the dry slowly as you continuously stir, until the mixture resembles wet sand. Then pack gently into each side of the bomb molds with some of the mixture bulging outward. Press together and leave in the mold for one minute.

Tap the mold on every side and gently twist to release the bath bomb. Let the bombs sit out (I put them on parchment paper) for 24 hours to dry. Or you can speed up the process by putting them in a dehydrator.

Simply drop them gently into the tub when you’re ready to use them! My bombs didn’t have a lot of fizz, but I loved how they disbursed the oils in the tub. This is a very moisturizing mixture that left my skin feeling super soft!

I would love to hear how the recipe worked out for you. Please leave a comment below with any questions! Enjoy…Essential Oil Bath Bomb DIY Recipe:

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Essential Oil Bath Bombs

Want to uplevel your baths for relaxation?  Want to give your kids detox baths that are fun?  Following this basic bath bomb recipe, you can then customize do it yourself bath bombs with essential oils to achieve the desired effect. 
Keyword: DIY bath bombs, essential oil bath bombs
Yield: 5 bath bombs
Author: Brandy Falcon


  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • ½ cup Citric acid
  • ½ cup Cornstarch or arrowroot, tapioca, other starch
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon Water or substitute with rubbing alcohol to dry bombs quicker and remove risk of activating the acid
  • 2 ½ Tablespoon Almond oil
  • 10-20 drops Therapeutic-grade essential oils I recommend dōTERRA
  • Natural Food Coloring


  • Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl.
  • Combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Slowly pour the liquids into the dry ingredients while stirring continuously so the citric acid isn't activated.
  • Pack lightly into each half of a bath bom with them slightly overflowing. Press together and let sit in mold for 1 minute.
  • Gently tap around mold, then twist to relase the bath bomb. Let sit for 24 hours to dry completely before using in the bathtub.


The amount of bath bombs made with this recipe depends on the size of your mold.
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  1. 12.27.21
    Maria said:

    5 stars
    I love these! We just tried this recipe today and they were awesome! How long do they keep for?

    • 12.31.21

      I’m so glad you love them Maria! That’s a good question. We used ours up within 2 months of making them, so I know they last at least that long, but don’t know their maximum shelf life. If you find that out, please let me know!