bath bombs

DIY: Bath Bombs

bath bombs
Source: CSIRO

Bath bombs seem to pull out the child in us. Seeing them fizz and dissolve colours in the bath tub is one of the most satisfying thing in life. What’s more amazing is you can channel your inner experimental kid by making your own bath bomb! No need to walk into the store.

Here’s a bath bomb recipe from the CSIRO:


  • food colouring (choose your preferred colour)
  • flower petals or body glitter
  • sweet almond oil
  • scented oil (choose your preferred fragrance, e.g. lavender)
  • 10 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 tablespoons of citric acid
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • 1 large muffin tray
  • 1 small glass jar
  • rubber gloves
  • spoon

How to Make:

  1. Grease the sides and bases of a large muffin tray with a small amount of almond oil. Use an alternative oil if you are allergic to nuts.
  2. Place the citric acid and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Mix the ingredients together well, to form the base mixture.
  3. Scoop out about half a cup of this mixture and put it in into another bowl or container. This will make about one or two bath bombs.
  4. Add the flower petals or body glitter to the base mixture.
  5. In the small glass jar, mix together 6 drops of your scented oil, 5 teaspoons of sweet almond oil and about 10 drops of food colouring.
  6. Gradually pour the oil mixture into the half cup of the base mixture. While wearing rubber gloves, quickly mix it all together. The mixture is ready when it stays together in your hands without crumbling too much.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tray. Press it down firmly.
  8. You can use the rest of the mixture with other types of scented oil or food colouring to make more bath bombs.
  9. Leave the bombs in the tray to set for a few days.
  10. Carefully up-end your bath bombs to remove them from the moulds.
  11. Fill your bath tub and drop the (bath) bomb in.