Bath Bombs are a fun and easy holiday gift to make for all of your loved ones!  The fun fizz and the scents you can customize make them a treat for all ages.  I’m sending out tons of them to friends this year, we all need a little self-care right now.  And they’re perfect to put in the mail!

I love making eucalyptus bath bombs for relaxing in the bath.  Or I’ll make lavender to use right before I go to bed.  On the other hand, I like to use Citrus in order to wake up and have more energy.  The scent is up to you, and that’s what makes it so fun!

What is your favorite scent?

Here are some tips I’ve learned while making bath bombs over the years:

  1.  BE PATIENT when you put in the wet part to the dry part.  I am the most impatient person ever, so when I first started making the bath bombs, I just thought I could add all the wet stuff at the same time.  DO NOT DO THIS.  Slowly fold it in, or the fizziness of the citric acid will be activated and it won’t work in your bath bombs.
  2. Use your hands.  Use your hands to mix in the color and essential oils when everything is added together.  I like to knead it like bread, it just makes sure that there’s scent in every part of it!
  3. Really let them dry.  You need to wait one or two whole days for the bath bombs to be completely dry before you package them up or use them.  I put some in plastic bags and all of the evaporated liquid pooled on the bags!
  4. Have Fun!  It’s such a fun activity that you can enjoy with your whole family, make an assembly line out of it and be creative!  I like to add different colors to each half!

Ok, so now you know the tips, here’s what you need for your bath bombs:


  • Bath Bomb Molds, buy them from a craft store or get them on Amazon!
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 2-3 drops Food Coloring
  • 3 tablespoons of Any kind of oil, I like to use coconut oil because it smells good and is clearer to show my pigment!
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 20 drops of essential oil


  1. Using a big kitchen bowl, mix the baking soda, epsom salt, corn starch, and citric acid together.
  2. Then, in another bowl, mix the wet ingredients, the food coloring, oil, water, and essential oil
  3. SLOWLY pour the wet bowl into the dry bowl while mixing it together.
  4. When you’ve poured the wet bowl in, use your hands and knead together the mixture
  5. Pack the two halves of the bath bomb molds and put it together.
  6. Wait about one minute and then slowly pull the molds apart, you’ll need to reuse your molds for your next batches!
  7. Let the bath bombs dry for 1-2 full days!
  8. Use and enjoy!

Let me know if you end up trying the recipe!  I’d love to see the kind you make!

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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