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Homemade Floral Bath Bombs

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Natural bath bombs are relatively easy to make since they require only a few main ingredients and very little equipment. Making a small batch should take you well under half an hour so it’s also a great project for those with little time.

To soak away a stressful day, all you have to do is toss a bath bomb into your tub. It will set off a fizzy reaction that releases super-relaxing essential oils. Plus, they make great gifts! Pamper yourself (or your loved one) and make your own DIY bath bombs!


  • 1 cup of baking soda

  • 1/2 cup citric acid

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch+rice flour

  • 3 tbsp Epson salt finely ground

  • 2 tbsp macadamia oil

  • 15 drops of the essential oils blend made with 20 drops of lavender, 40 drops of orange and 10 drops of marjoram

  • Rose petal, lavender buds, elder flowers and witch hazel leaves

  • Food colouring (beetroot powder, tumeric, spinach powder...) - optional

Combine dry ingredients: citric acid, corn starch, Epsom salts, dried leaves and petals (finely ground, keep some whole aside) and baking soda into a big bowl and stir together with your whisk.

Combine wet ingredients: essential oil blend, macadamia oil and food colouring (optional) into a cup and stir until well mixed.

Mix together. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir them. The mixture should begin to clump together.

Place few whole petals at the bottom of your mould. Pack mixture into moulds, you can use silicon moulds - there are lots of different shapes - or simply muffin moulds. Pack the mixture as tightly as you can! Press together.

Let it dry. Wait a few minutes, and then carefully remove the bath bomb from the mould. Place them on wax paper on top of a fluffy towel. Let the bath bombs dry for at least one day before you use them! If your bath bombs are a gift, wrap them in cellophane or tissue paper. To store them, keep them in a plastic, airtight container. Get creative and experiment with colours, shapes, flowers and herbs!

Wishing you a magical week!

Sonia x

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