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Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Homemade bath bombs are really simple to create and with Christmas on the horizon, they can make a lovely treat for a friend or family member who enjoys a good soak at a fraction of the price of a spa day!


  • Rubber gloves
  • A mould of your choice (this can be yoghurt pots, silicone ice cube, chocolate or cupcake trays or proper bath bomb moulds)
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon & metal spoon
  • Mixing bowls
  • Jar or bottle with lid (optional)
  • Greaseproof paper or a tray


  • 130g bicarbonate of soda
  • 65g citric acid
  • 65g cornflour
  • 65g Epsom salts
  • 160ml water
  • 2 tsp oil (olive, coconut or almond work particularly well)
  • 2 tsp essential oil (e.g.: lavender, chamomile, rose, orange, etc)
  • A few drops of your chosen food colouring – if you would like to add more than one colour, remember to divide both the dry and wet ingredients accordingly (Optional).
  • Dried flowers e.g. lavender, rosemary, orange peel or rose petals, etc. (Optional) 


  1. Whisk your dried ingredients (minus the citric acid) together in a bowl so they are well combined.
  2. Pour all of the liquid ingredients into a bowl and mix really well until it is combined (tip: you may find a small bottle or jar easier for this as you can shake it to mix the liquids together).
  3. Pour all of the now mixed liquid slowly and gradually into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon as you are pouring.
  4. Add the citric acid once everything is mixed together. You may notice it fizzes slightly – do not worry, this is normal, just mix quickly here. The mixture should now clump together slightly when pressed but still hold its shape – a bit like wet sand. It should be crumbly and not too wet.
  5. If you would like to add decoration such as peel or flower petals, pop them in the bottom of your mould now.
  6. Press your mixture into your moulds on top of your decorations and compact well with the back of a spoon. This process is a bit like making a sandcastle in a bucket!
  7. Leave the mixture to dry in the moulds for a couple of hours then press out on to a layer of greaseproof paper on a tray and leave overnight to dry out.
  8. Keep your bath bombs dry and in sealed containers at room temperature until you are ready to use them or give them as gifts.

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