Make Your Own Scented Bath Bombs

Beauty Boss | The Upside Blog by

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

There’s nothing more sacred than “me time”–and there’s nothing quite like a good, long soak in a hot bath to whisk you away from  a chaotic day.  Make  a much-needed  escape even more luxurious  with fizzy,  scented bath bombs.  But don’t think you have to  break your  beauty budget to do it–I’m going to teach you how to make your very own.

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What You’ll Need:



  • Much like baking, we’ll start by mixing the dry ingredients.  Stir together  the citric acid and the baking soda until  they’re very well blended.  If you love the sea, or want to have a high-magnesium soak, add in either sea salt or Epsom salt. Make sure all of your dry ingredients are well combined, or your bomb may turn into more of  a dud.
  • Fill the spray bottle with the witch hazel.  This will help bind  the bomb together, and also help with moisture. For an even greater moisturizing experience,  stir in a small amount of  cocoa butter.
  • Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. (Did I mention how much I love lavender? So soothing!)
  • Spray the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring well,  until it starts to clump. When  the mixture  holds shape, quickly transfer it to your mold.
  • Let your bombs dry for a short time (about 10 to 15 minutes), then  remove them  from the mold. Try lightly  tapping  the underside  if they don’t come out easily.
  • Let bombs dry overnight before using.
  • Then just plop your bomb into the bathtub and be whisked away to a land of bliss!

(Note: Need a birthday gift? Made a ton of bombs and not sure what to do with them?  Wrap them lightly in  tissue paper and place in an airtight container. If you’re crafty, use glass jars and make a pretty label or gift tag!)