Thursday 17 August 2017

Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Making your own bath bombs is quite easy.  Once you've had a go you'll be making all sort of bath bombs to give as presents.  Here's the recipe Jessica and I used recently -  

I cup of bi carb of soda ( baking soda )
1/2 cup of citric acid
1/2 cup of Epsom salts
1/2 cup of corn flour

1 teaspoon of water
2 teaspoons of essential oil
4 teaspoons of olive oil
3 - 4  drops of food coloring

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk

In a small glass bowl or jar mix all the wet ingredients together

Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ones mixing / whisking constantly as you go. Don't add too much of the wet ingredients or it will foam up.

Press the mixture into bath bomb moulds or silicon baking moulds.

Dry overnight or put into a warm oven for 45 minutes.  The oven temperature needs to be as low as you can get.

Gently unmould when cold and hard.


  1. Thanks so much for the recipe and directions! I'm excited to try these!!

  2. Rebecca Finlayson17 August 2017 at 12:27

    Thanks Wendy. Cant wait to try this :)

  3. Yay! Looking forward to making these. I have some heart shaped silicone moulds I've been wanting to use. Thanks :)

  4. Thank you heaps. Can't wait to make them with my youngest daughter

  5. These are so much fun to make and use Wendy. Thankyou! Mimi xxx

  6. Oh Wendy, this is something I could try. They don't sound too hard.

    My sons girlfriends was trying to make these a few months ago. I think she mastered it in the end but it took a bit of practice. The problem was she wanted to make round ones and we didn't have a proper mould. I would be happy with ones like you have created.

    Thank you,


  7. Hi Wendy,

    I've been wanting to make bath bombs with my girls for Christmas gifts. Where can you buy bigger amounts of citric acid? At woolies I've only seen the McKenzie's brand for 75g.

    Many thanks,


    1. I bought a bigger bag from Hindustan Imports in Dandenong. Your local herb and spice shop should sell it.


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