DIY Bath Bombs That Will Make Your Skin Feel so Smooth

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
6 Materials
30 Minutes

My kids are loving the idea of bath bombs so I thought it might be a fun activity to make them at home! If you add essential oils and food coloring they can even choose the scents and the colors!

You will need Epson salt, baking soda, coconut oil, corn starch, plastic wrap and food coloring/ essential oils (these are optional but I think add a lot to the fun).

Start with one cup of baking soda.

Then add 1/2 a cup of corn starch.

Another 1/2 a cup of the Epson salts.

Mix all the dry ingredients together.

Add 1/4 cup of coconut oil. You will need to melt it in the microwave first. You will want to mix it in while it is still wet so that when the oil hardens it is coating most of the dried ingredients to make then easier to mush together.

Then we got to choose what scent we would have, my daughter like the lavender best and I agree!

The food coloring didn't come out quiet as smooth, It clumped together more then I thought it would so there were specks of blue rather then being blue through out.

We didn't really mind because it still made the water turn blue and she got to choose the color!

Cut a piece of plastic wrap and add about 1/2 a cup in the middle then twist and squeeze into a ball.

They aren't as beautiful as the ones you can buy but they got the job done and made our skin feel super soft! (OK the cupcake one was not a DIY :) I just reused the box and had one left over!)


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup Epson salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 5 drops essential oils
  • 5 drops food coloring
  • plastic wrap

mix the dry ingredients together
add wet ingredients
place on plastic wrap square and twist into a ball
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  • Corn starch
  • Essential oils
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  • Pam34048822 Pam34048822 on Jan 05, 2024

    could you put the bath bomb contents in a plastic easter egg? Just keep reusing them. It may take a couple to put all contents in, but you wouldn't be using plastic wrap and trying to keep that together. Just a thought.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 07, 2024

    I'm allergic to Coconut so what can I use instead?