You already know how much I love LUSH Cosmetics — I love everything from their skincare to their bath products. It’s my love for their bath stuff that led me to making so many DIYs to try to recreate their amazing products at home. (If you haven’t seen my DIY Bubble Bar post, definitely check it out). Well, their Easter line is out now and I was inspired to make this DIY bath bomb recipe — check it out!
EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED:
- 1 C. BAKING SODA
- 1/2 C. CITRIC ACID
- 1/2 C. EPSOM SALT
- 1/2 C. CORN STARCH
- 2 1/2 TBSP. ALMOND OIL
- 3/4 TBSP WATER
- 2 TSP. ESSENTIAL OILS
- FOOD COLORING (optional)
- MULTIPLE MIXING BOWLS (optional)
- STRAINER (optional)
- WHISK (optional)
- SILICONE MOLD (optional)
- PLASTIC EASTER EGGS (optional)
- GOLD LUSTER DUST (optional)
You probably have a lot of these ingredients at your house already. When I first made my bath bombs, the only ingredient I had a hard time finding was the citric acid. I just bought this bag off of Amazon and use it whenever I make bath bombs (which is pretty often since I love them so much) and I still have a lot left, so it was definitely a good value for me.
1 | SIFT DRY INGREDIENTS INTO A LARGE BOWL
I find that sifting my dry ingredients keeps my bath bomb mixture light and soft. Sifting just breaks up any chunks of powder that may clump weirdly in your bath bomb. If you don’t have a strainer, just be sure to break up any large pieces with your wish or a fork.
2 | WHISK ALL DRY INGREDIENTS TOGETHER
Whisk everything together until it’s smooth all powders are mixed.
3 | COMBINE WET INGREDIENTS
Mix all of your wet ingredients together. You can use any essential oil that you like (or none at all). I love this part because your essential oil is the scent of your bath bomb and you can customize it any way you want. Because it’s spring and these bath bombs are Easter-themed, I decided to use Ylang Ylang, Lavender, and Mandarin essential oils. You can use whatever scents you love. Some other good combinations are:
4 | MIX WET INGREDIENTS INTO THE DRY
This part is the main step in making good bath bombs. You must only add a little of the wet ingredients into the dry at a time or else your bath bombs will react and fizz. So, take your time — add a few drops of wet into the dry and mix with your whisk or use a glove and mix with your hands. Once that few drops is fully mixed in, add some more wet and repeat. Take your time — to see what happens if you add your liquid too fast, read my Bath Bomb DIY post.
Once the liquid is fully incorporated into the dry mixture, it should be the consistency of wet sand. When you pick it up, it should loosely crumble but if you squeeze it together it should hold its shape.
5 | ADD FOOD COLORING
For every color you plan on using, separate your bath bomb mixture into a different mixing bowl. I used six different colors, so I split my mixture into six different bowls.
Add just a few drops of food coloring into your bowl and mix together to incorporate. Since food coloring is a liquid, adding too much can change the consistency of your mixture and may make it difficult to remove the bath bombs from their mold later.
6 | MOLD YOUR EASTER EGG BATH BOMBS
Now to the fun part — layering your colors and creating your unique bath bombs. For this step, I used two kinds of bath bomb molds — a silicone mold and just regular plastic Easter eggs.
Layer in your bath bomb mixture into the mold and use your fingers to gently pack it down a little. If you are using the silicone mold, just fill it up and set it aside to harden.
If you are using a plastic Easter egg, fill up both halves of the bath bomb until they are overflowing slightly. Then, over a spare bowl, press both halves together and let the excess fall into the bowl. I just left my bath bombs inside the plastic eggs and set them aside to harden.
This recipe makes four silicone eggs and two large plastic Easter eggs.
7 | REMOVE AND DECORATE
Let your bath bombs harden for at least 24 hours before removing. The bath bombs will just slide out of the silicone mold very easily and you will have to gently twist the plastic egg mold to remove it.
Once free, you can choose to decorate your bath bombs as an extra special touch — I painted on some gold accent onto some of my Easter eggs to make them a feel a little more special.
This DIY bath bomb recipe is super easy to make and I love experimenting with different essential oils or bath bomb molds. But what I love the most about these bath bombs is how they fizz in my bath, obvs! Share this post on Pinterest if you liked it! ♥ @ me on Twitter or Instagram if you have any questions.