There’s not much more relaxing than a nice hot bath. Then, when you add a bath bomb it just makes the experience that much better. However, what is not relaxing is how much it can cost to keep buying pricey bath bombs from Lush. Instead, you can make these DIY bath bombs so easily and inexpensively. That way, you can use one and relax guilt free during your next bath.
Below, we have ideas for DIY bath bombs for adults, kids, and holidays. These homemade bath bombs would also make the perfect gift on their own or as part of a DIY spa gift basket.
Cheap & Easy DIY Bath Bombs
1. Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs
These DIY bath bombs look cute enough to eat, but please don’t. Instead, save them for your next spa night and treat yourself. They are absolutely adorable. So much so, that I want to make some to display in my bathroom. Plus, they tested a number of bath bomb recipes and tweaked them to make one that was just right. So, take advantage of their experience and find out how to make homemade bath bombs the right way. (via TGIF)
2. Lush Inspired Bath Bombs
Do you love the Yoga, Rainbow or Twilight Lush bath bombs? Check out the homemade version you can make at home. You will be kicking yourself for having bought them at Lush for so long when you can easily make them for a fraction of the price. Plus, they share some really helpful hacks on how to avoid making some common mistakes like mixing your wet ingredients in too fast. (via MuffinChanel)
3. Homemade Emoji Bath Bombs
Hot baths while reading a book gives us major heart eyed emojis, so it only seems appropriate that you can make an emoji bath bomb! Such a fun, playful idea for your guest bathroom or use them as a party favor for an emoji party.
4. Epson Salt DIY Bath Bombs
Sore from a hard workout? I’ve got just the thing. Make a batch of these homemade Epsom salt bath bombs to ease your aches and pains. Epson salt has been used for hundreds of years to treat sore muscles, and many rave about its healing powers. In fact, some people use it for a whole host of other ailments like sunburns and psoriasis too. (via The Makeup Dummy)
5. Sprinkle Doughnut DIY Bath Bombs
Speaking of DIY bath bombs that are so cute you’ll want to display them in all your bathrooms, check out these adorable Sprinkle Doughnut bath bombs. They also have a tip to avoid the “ring around the tub” and a little extra cleaning that can happen with bath bombs. Make a batch of these to display at home or give as gifts.
6. Mermaid Shell Homemade Bath Bombs
Embrace your inner mermaid and make some mermaid shell bath bombs. Kids would love these ones too! (via Totally the Bomb)
More of a visual learner, here’s a video on how you can make them:
DIY Bath Bombs Hack:
If you don’t have a mold to make your bath bombs in, you can use cupcake liners. They won’t have the same circular shape, but they will still have the same fun, fizzy effect.
7. Green Apple DIY Bath Bombs
This is such a unique bath bomb idea. It is perfect for Fall or for a teacher gift. They perfected this recipe after a few failed attempts, so you can learn from their mistakes. I can already smell its yummy mix of green apple and apricot essential oils. Yes, please! I adore so many of the other DIY projects on this blog too, so make sure to check it out. (via Sugar & Charm)
8. Homemade Lush Mermaid Bath Bombs
Still want to feel like a mermaid, but looking for a bit simpler recipe? This one is perfect. With its dreamy pastel colors and ocean breeze essential oils, you will be transported to the beach. Display it in an open shell for the perfect final touch. (via BuzzFeed)
9. DIY Galaxy Bath Bombs
These DIY bath bombs are out of this world 😉 But seriously, these look absolutely amazing when you drop them into the water with their swirling colors — there is something very celestial about it. I once heard using bath bombs described as “swimming in a painting” and that is exactly what this one looks like. You can also read through the blog post on how to make them at this link: (via The Makeup Dummy)
10. DIY Bath Bombs Without Citric Acid
While citric acid is considered safe and is naturally found in foods like citrus fruit, some people prefer to avoid it due to allergies or other health concerns. So, here is a DIY bath bomb recipe you can use without added citric acid. In fact, it doesn’t contain cream of tartar either. Instead, it uses all natural lemon juice. (via The Makeup Dummy)
Free Printable Bath Bomb Tags
As we mentioned before, DIY bath bombs make such great party favors or gifts. So, here is a cute, free printable tag to package up your favorite DIY bath bomb to make it look extra special. (via Frog Prince Paperie)
Functional DIY Bath Bombs
11. Cold & Sinus Relief Bath Bombs
These cold & sinus relief DIY bath bombs are just what you need for your stuffed up nose. Pop one of these in the bath and soak. You’ll be feeling better in no time! This has to be the most luxurious medicine around. (via Girl Loves Glam).
12. Milk & Honey Moisturizing DIY Bath Bombs
Soothe itchy, dry skin while warming up in a hot bath after a freezing winter day. These homemade bath melts contain hydrating, all-natural ingredients like almond oil, mango butter, and honey. Also, the lactic acid from the powdered milk can help exfoliate and remove dead skin, leaving your skin softer. (via Bren Did)
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13. Pink Himalayan Salt Homemade Bath Bombs
If you haven’t heard of it before, pink Himalayan salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements. It is thought to help with respiratory problems and balancing the body’s pH among other benefits. So, what better ingredient to add to your DIY bath bombs. (via Rebooted Mom)
DIY Bath Bombs the Kids will Love
14. Frozen Elsa Peppermint Bath Bomb
Frozen is truly a phenomenon. If your kids can’t get enough, they will love these Disney Frozen inspired DIY bath bombs. Using a silicone mold, you can shape them like snowflakes and they smell like peppermint. Drop them in for a magical bathtime your kids won’t be able to stop talking about. (via See Vanessa Craft)
15. Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs
Is your kiddo obsessed with dinosaurs? They will absolutely adore “hatching” a dinosaur egg during their next bath time. No more avoiding baths, they will be asking for them with these Dinosaur Egg DIY Bath Bombs! Also, I love how they repurpose plastic eggs from Easter as the molds for these bath bombs. (via My Joy-Filled Life)
16. Hidden Surprise Bath Bombs
Is there anything better than a hidden surprise? Even as an adult, I would enjoy the anticipation of finding out what is inside along with my kids. Your kids are guaranteed to remember these. In fact, I still remember using these grow capsules as a kid many, many years ago. (via Frugal Coupon Living)
Seasonal Bath Bombs
17. Gingerbread DIY Bath Fizzies
Whip up a batch of these cute Gingerbread bath bombs for a unique gift for your friends this holiday season or to put on display in your guest bathroom while having house guests. The little details like this are what stick in people’s minds about coming to your house. These gingerbread men bath bombs are adorable and will make your bath smell delicious. (via The Pistachio Project)
18. Peppermint Snowflake DIY Bath Bombs
For another Christmas-inspired bath bomb idea, try these snowflake DIY bath bombs that smell like peppermint. This would also be a great gift idea for your neighbors. You can whip up a huge batch in no time and they are so cheap & easy to make. Yet, it is a unique and thoughtful gift. We are all in need of a little stress relief during the holiday season after all. (via Crazy Little Projects)
19. DIY Valentine’s Day Bath Bombs
Wouldn’t these be adorable displayed all together in a big glass canister next to your bath? In fact, I might just need to do that myself. The dried rose petals and eucalyptus oil will create the perfect, romantic ambiance for your Valentine’s Day night. Much better than trying to get reservations at a crowded restaurant if you ask me. Grab a bottle of champagne and one of these bath bombs for bubbles in your tub and in your glass. (via Camille Styles)
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