If you’ve ever been to Lush, then you’re most likely familiar with one of their most popular products: bath bombs. If you’ve never heard of them, you’ve probably heard of some variation of them (bath fizzies, lotion bars, etc.) Whatever the case, bath bombs are pretty little scented ‘bombs’ which you essentially drop into a warm bath to create beautiful colors and aromas to make bath time even more enjoyable. However, these things range anywhere from $6-$11 each, and that’s not necessarily a price I personally am willing to pay for such a small amount of time, especially when one can easily DIY these things at home!
Here is my version of a Lush-style bath bomb. In addition, this basic recipe is super easy to personalize. For my scent, I chose rose water (no surprise there), but you can choose any other essential oil you want. These also make for great springtime/anytime gifts!
Note: I used cream of tartar, but I hear that citric acid (found in the canning section of your local bakery aisle) makes the bath bomb fizzier. If you’ve tried both, let me know which you prefer!
Make the Bath Bombs
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp rose water
- 5 tsp water
- A few drops of food coloring (no sugar!)
- ¾ cup corn starch
- ¼ cup citric acid
- ¼ cup epsom salts
- Flower petals (optional)
- In a food processor, pulse together the corn starch, citric acid, and epsom salts until fine and combined.
- In a bowl, mix together the essential oil, coconut oil, water, and food coloring with a fork.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and pulse together until a mixture forms that feels like wet sand, and holds together when you squeeze it.
- Place flower petals in one half of a sphere mold (I found one in the candy-making section of a craft store) and put the mixture over the petals. Make sure the mold is overflowing! In the other half, fill up to/over the brim with the mixture as well.
- Pack together both ends of the mold and tap gently on the outside so they don’t stick. Carefully remove the bath bomb from the mold and place it on a baking sheet to dry for 2-3 days before using.
Enjoy! <3, B