DIY bath bombs are arguably the biggest trend of the year. It’s pretty difficult to surf the Internet without stumbling upon a magical recipe that will give you an incredible bathing experience. As much as we love Lush, we can’t deny that it’s definitely much more advantageous from a financial standpoint to make your own.

A good bath bomb recipe is going to give you everything a quality product is supposed to offer. Aside from the aesthetic pleasantness of a water filled with pastel swirls, bath bombs can clean your skin and transport you to a place of ultimate relaxation. So, without further ado, let’s continue with some amazing and sense-soothing DIY bath bombs. But we don’t play with classics, which means that you’ll be seeing a lot of recipes with a twist.

DIY Bath Bombs: 3 Best Recipes

#1 Gingerbread DIY Bath Bombs


  • half cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup [easyazon_link identifier=”B00B7QEBHE” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]epsom salt[/easyazon_link]
  • 1/4 cup [easyazon_link identifier=”B007ZYXPJM” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]citric acid[/easyazon_link]
  • half tsp. cinnamon
  • half tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbs. melted [easyazon_link identifier=”B00DS842HS” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]coconut oil[/easyazon_link]
  • half tsp. molasses
  • spritz of water if needed


  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. To the dry blend, add the molasses and coconut oil.
  3. Test the texture and see if you can mold it in your hand. You don’t want it to be too wet, otherwise it will fall apart. If it’s too dry, spray some water.
  4. Pour the mixture into your gingerbread man mold or any mold that resembles the shape.
  5. Store for 24 hours until they dry out and they’re ready to use.

#2 Herbal Tea DIY Bath Bombs


  • 1-1/2 cups baking soda
  • half cup [easyazon_link identifier=”B00ZDO82VM” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]arrowroot powder[/easyazon_link] (or organic cornstarch)
  • half cup [easyazon_link identifier=”B000JJAVPQ” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]epsom salt[/easyazon_link]
  • 1 bag or 2 tsp. of your favorite herbal Tea
  • 1 tbsp. [easyazon_link identifier=”B0019LVFSU” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]sweet almond oil[/easyazon_link] (or other carrier oil)
  • 10-15 drops essential oils


  1. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  2. Add a few drops of essential oils.
  3. Pour it in very slowly until the mixture sticks together when you press it.
  4. Add it to the mold. You can even use muffin tins if you don’t have anything.

#3 Midas Touch DIY Bath Bombs


  • 6-8 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01E4MEJWY” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]bath bomb mold & packages[/easyazon_link]
  • 3 cups baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups citric acid
  • 7 mL [easyazon_link identifier=”B00KVIAOG6″ locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]champagne fragrance oil[/easyazon_link]
  • 7 mL orange grove fragrance oil
  • 5 oz. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M3RN23I” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]meadowfoam oil[/easyazon_link]
  • 1 oz. cocoa butter
  • Coral Orange La Bomb colorant
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B008KN1OAY” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]King’s gold mica[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B001B5JT8C” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]99% isopropyl alcohol[/easyazon_link]
  • Optional: [easyazon_link identifier=”B00016WW8Q” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]witch hazel[/easyazon_link]


  1. Mix the baking soda and the citric acid in a bowl.
  2. In a heat-safe container, throw in the meadowfoam oil and cocoa butter and heat them up in the microwave until the cocoa melts completely.
  3. Add the oils to the blend of dry ingredients.
  4. Use your hands to mix everything together.
  5. Add the Coral Orange La Bomb and work the colorant through the mixture slowly.

Bottom Line

DIY bath bombs continue to be extremely popular up to this day, so the Internet is exploding with all kinds of recipes. Naturally, whichever DIY bath bombs are the best depends solely on personal taste. Many also have skin-cleansing and soothing properties aside from being aesthetically pleasing. And the aforementioned recipes fit this criteria AND they smell really good too.