DIY Bath Bombs to Amp Up Bath Relaxation

The traditional bath is the picture of relaxation. Imagine this: the candles are lit, the bath is warm, you’ve got a book in one hand and a glass of red wine in the other. This is the kind of evening that you see in movies when the main character needs to unwind.

But traditions are meant to be tweaked. The boundaries of bathtime are meant to be broken and what better way to do that then with bath bombs

What’s wrong with a little splash of color and a world of fragrance in a relaxing bath? 

Absolutely nothing! 

In fact, bath bombs have completely revoluntionized bathtime to be a fun and playful activity. Who says adults can’t enjoy bath time too? 


Jump on board the bath bomb bandwagon with us! Here are some fantastic, tried and tested bath bomb recipes for you to amp up your bath relaxation. 

3 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes with Essential Oils 

Every bath bomb recipe has a standard base. These are the main ingredients you will need for the actual bath bomb. To experiment with flavors, other materials can be added as needed. 

3 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes with Essential Oils

To start off with, you will need: 

  • 1 cup baking soda 
  • ½ cup Epsom salt 
  • ½ cup cornstarch 
  • 1 tbsp water 
  • ⅓ cup citric acid 
  • 1 drop of food coloring 
  • Circular mold 

Mix the dry ingredients together, leaving out the citric acid. Then mix the wet ingredients together. Once this is done, pour all the wet ingredients into the dry ones. Once they are mixed well, add the citric acid. You will notice that the mixture will start to fizz up at this point. When this happens, let it subside before mashing all the ingredients together into the mold. Remove the mixture from the mold immediately after it takes shape and leave it to dry overnight. You can add your own special blends at the point before adding citric acid. 

Now that you’ve got the base mixture, it’s time to get creative!

1. Luscious Lavender 

    This has got to be one of the loveliest bath bomb recipes out there! Made using the romantic and flowery fragrance of lavender, this bath bomb checks all the boxes for relaxation. This bath bomb recipe requires a blend of essential oils that perfectly complement the scent of lavender. 

    • 3 drops of lavender essential oil 
    • 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil 
    • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil 
    • 1 drop of food coloring (purple) 
    • ½ tbsp crushed lavender flower 

    Luscious Lavender

    This bath is perfect for evening time when you just need to wind down and relax. Drop this in the bath and watch the purple ripples flow through you like a life energy force. 

    2. Summer Citrus 

      Citrus is the scent of the summer. If you want to get your beach mode on, this bath bomb gets half the job done. This bath bomb recipe will have you longing for summer martinis and the sea the second you close your eyes. 

      • 2 drops of orange essential oil 
      • 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil 
      • ½ tbsp crushed rosemary
      • 1 drop of food coloring (green) 

      Drop this baby into your bath to experience all the sensations of summer. Don’t be afraid to spill your drink in the tub! 

      3. Minty Madness 

        In the springtime, who doesn’t want to feel refreshed? There’s no better way to feel like a flower in bloom than with the cooling fragrance of some minty essential oils

        • 2 drops of peppermint essential oil 
        • 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil 
        • 1 drop of tea tree oil 
        • ½ tsp spearmint extract 
        • 1 drop of food coloring (blue) 

        minty madness

        This bath bomb is perfect for a morning bath to start your day feeling light and refreshed! 

        These were Botanic Hearth’s DIY Bath Bomb recipes for summer. If you want to experiment with bath bomb recipes, head on over to Botanic Hearth’s store to pick up an Essential Oils Set of 6!