DIY: Homemade Bath Bombs

Dealing with the stress of school is pretty hard, and what’s even harder is taking time for yourself to relax and unwind.

Whether you need a relaxing spa day at home or just like doing DIY projects, making bath bombs is the way to go! The first time making these might not be perfect, but will surely spark comfort and creativity.

What You Need:

  • Baking soda
  • Corn starch
  • Essential oil (can substitute epsom salt)
  • Water
  • Empty spray bottle
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Citric acid
  • A big bowl
  • A mold (optional)

GC Tip: If you’d like to use a mold, you can use a muffin tin, a tennis ball cut in half, an ice cube tray or plastic Easter eggs.


  1. Add 1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of citric acid and 1/4 cup of corn starch in a big bowl and mix.
  2. Add epsom salt or oil (if using oil, add slowly and stir after every drop).
  3. Get a spray bottle and put some water in it (don’t fill it all the way up). Put drops of your food coloring in the spray bottle and put the lid back on.
  4. Spray the mix of ingredients in the bowl at a distance and make sure to mix it more after every single spray.
  5. Keep spraying and stirring until you get the the desired color. (The texture at this point should feel like wet sand).
  6. Put mixture into a mold or mold with your hands.
  7. Leave them on the counter to dry. (It is important not to put them in the fridge or freezer because they will absorb more moisture and won’t dry well).

GC Tip: The bombs will expand a lot while drying, so be careful.

Voila! A homemade bath bomb that is fun to make and a lot more fun to use for yourself or give as a gift for a loved one.

Just drop into a fully-filled tub, and sit back and relax. Watch the suds begin to rise and your stress melt away.