Exfoliating Bath Bomb Recipe

9 Materials
1 Hour

Learn how to make a bath bomb that gently exfoliates your skin and cleanses your skin with kaolin clay and dried lemon peel.

I like this bath bomb recipe because it cleanses and exfoliates. I also used Epsom salts for a little more magnesium for my skin and body. For ingredient substitutions or why a particular ingredient is included, read my exfoliating bath bomb recipe post.

You will need:

Start by combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.

Then add the polysorbate 80 and the rosehip oil. Stir well.

Add the lemon peel and stir.

Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds and add the mica to it. Stir and then pour over the bath bomb mixture. Stir well.

Stir until it's completely mixed. You can use gloved hands if desired. Spray with witch hazel as needed. It should hold its shape when it's ready.

Add a pinch of lemon peel to one half of the mold. Then fill both sides of the molds overfull and then press together. Twist gently to join the two halves.

Tap the mold to release the bath bomb. Let dry for 24 hours or until hard.

I hope you enjoy these bath bombs!


  • 2 cups baking soda 
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salts 
  • ¼ cup Kaolin clay 
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup Rosehip Oil 
  • 1 teaspoon polysorbate 80
  • 1 tablespoon dried lemon peel 
  • 15 drops essential oils (I used Bumps and Boo Boos)

In a large bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, kaolin clay, and Epsom salts. Mix well.
Add the polysorbate 80 and rosehip oil and stir.
Add the ground lemon peel.
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add the blue mica. Pour into the dry ingredients. Stir well. Use gloved hands to mix if desired. Spray with witch hazel as needed. The mixture should be firm and hold its shape when you squeeze it in your hand.
Add a bit of ground lemon peel to one side of the bath bomb mold. Add the bath bomb mixture and slightly overfill. Add bath bomb mixture to the other half of the mold and overfill slightly.
Over a small bowl, press the two halves of the mold together gently but firmly. Then twist slightly to remove excess mixture. Gently tap the molds to release the bath bomb. Let dry for 24 hours.
Repeat until the mixture is gone.
Suggested materials:
  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Epsom salt
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