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DIY Lavender Bath Bombs

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Love the fizzy & fragrant Bath Bombs sold in stores? 🛀 💣

Did you know that it’s actually super EASY & FUN to make your own bath fizzies at home?! You can even customize them with whatever essential oils you desire and also add in any dye if you want the Bath Bombs to be colored.

I was actually going for a more natural approach for this batch so I skipped the food coloring and just used essential oils and some dried lavender. This bath bomb recipe works great and is such a fantastic little DIY project!

Hip Tip: Citric acid can be found in stores with the canning supplies, but after visiting a couple of stores I found it definitely less expensive to buy in bulk online.


Lavender Bath Bombs

Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

Special Equipment:


1.) Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl using a whisk.

2.) Mix wet ingredients in a separate dish. Slowly pour in wet ingredients to dry mixture. It helps to drizzle in abut 1/2 teaspoon at a time and stir. Then keep repeating until mixture is well combined. Avoid dumping it all in at once or it will start fizzing. Texture should feel like damp sand. Stir in dried lavender if using.

3.) Pack mixture into a half mold and overfill it a little. Do the same with the other half mold. Place each half together and press down. Let sit for at least a minute. (Tip: Try placing in the freezer for 5 minutes to set. I found this to be easier.)

4.) Lightly tap and carefully pull apart mold to detach bath bomb. Let them dry overnight. Enjoy your Bath Bomb in the bathtub!

Note: This recipe made 5 bath bombs using the 2.5-inch molds.


These Bath Bombs make your bath water smell AMAZING! You will love it.

My kids enjoyed helping with this too, and are excited to use them.

Bath Bombs make great homemade gifts to share with friends and family! How cute would it be to create a “Bath Bomb Kit” and provide everything needed as a gift!? So fun!

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Comments 41

  1. jennifer

    So fun, thanks Lina!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure! Enjoy 👍

  2. Kara

    Love it! I buy Lush bath bombs and while I love them- they are so $

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You should try making some! So fun 😀

  3. Lydia

    Had all the ingredients and just ordered the molds. I don’t take baths but my daughter loves to take them with lush bombs. Thank you!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh she will love it! Have fun and thanks for reading 😀

  4. Robin

    About how much does it cost to make 5?

    • CW

      Yes good question I just looked up these ingredients and it looks pricey…


      • heather

        Buy as much as you can at Costco. A big bag of baking soda at my Costco was around $6.

        • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

          Great idea!

      • heather

        The 13.5 lb bag of baking soda is around $6 at my Costco. Hth.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Hmm I had most everything but critic acid and molds. Store bought these can be $6 each so definitely much less. Guessing a dollar or two or less each to make?
      Also you can use olive oil or vegetable oil if you have that on hand already.

  5. Polkadot

    Thank you! My daughter loves lush $$$ bombs! I got all the supplies on Amazon and will make wonderful Easter basket for her. Fun!

    • Sarah

      Oh my gosh GREAT idea! I have a 14 yo and 9 yo that love these. Plus the 9 yo is a slime making queen so I’m sure she’d love this!

    • JA

      Maybe you could use a plastic Easter egg as a mold?

  6. JES

    Any suggestions on other scents, I’m not a big fan of lavender?

    • Shannon

      You could do vanilla if you like a cake type of smell.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Peppermint, lemon, Rosemary, eucalyptus, vanilla, orange. you can make up your own blend 👍

  7. CW

    I love the “therapy” scented bath bombs at basin. Does anyone know what fragrant oil is used in that? TIA

  8. Sarah

    I wanna say I saw some free Ebooks on Amazon not that long ago for dig recipes…
    Would love to hear feedback from anyone that makes them…what works best what doesn’t work ect….
    Thanks Linda and readers this was a great frugal tip friYAY!

  9. Shannon

    Is it safe to put coconut oil down the drain? It turns solid.

    • Angie

      I never even thought of that! I Googled it and you are right! Coconut oil is on the list if things to not put down drains since at some point it will turn back into a solid. You can turn on hot water to help it stay melted but at some time it will get cold and turn back solid. No bueno!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That’s an interesting question! Not sure. Although it’s in so many bath and beauty products now..You can use a diff oil if worried? thanks Shannon!

    • Ger

      Wonder if we can replace the coconut oil with Fractionated Coconut oil so it stays liquid & not turn into solid once down the drain?!?

      • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

        Great idea!

  10. cindy palmer

    I think the most expensive ingredient is citric acid, I only pay about $8 for Citric Acid 100% Pure- Food Grade Non GMO ( 2 lbs) on Amazon. Thats enough for a lot of bath bombs! Walmart has Epsom Salt, 8 lbs for $5.43.

  11. Alyssa

    I recently made some for Valentine’s gifts and I didn’t have citric acid I used lemon juice and they still worked. Also no need to buy molds just use something you have, I used a plastic heart that candy came in, Easter eggs would work perfect and be cute for Easter!

    • Ad

      How much lemon juice did you use?

  12. Carol

    I just go to The person has some awesome bath bombs and they are wonderful and they come in different smells. I recently bought her cupcakes. The top icing part of the cupcake is bubble bath and the bottom part is a bath salt. LOVE IT.

  13. Kayla

    Where can I submit a recipe for lip scrub?

      • Kayla

        Ok thanks I submitted it!

    • Krissy

      I’d love to see that!

  14. Carol

    Also has Citric acid 3lb bag for 9.75 and 1 lb bag of cream of tartar for 7.00. Just in case anybody need the supplies.

  15. Judy

    cream of tartar?

  16. Karen Rodriguez

    can you use this if you have sensitive skin?

  17. Teri

    What can I use instead of cornstarch?

    • Christina

      Arrowroot powder or tapioca starch

  18. Ashley McAlpin

    Ohh I can’t wait to make these! They’ve been on my list for awhile, thanks for sharing!

  19. SaraBeth McDonald

    I tried making these and after I pressed them into a mold they started expanding. Any idea why? And what I could do to avoid that? I was using a muffin tin for the mold.

  20. Jenee

    For those of you with kids: my kids loved bath bombs with surprises inside. Maybe add small figurines, jewels, fun items inside.

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