How To Make A Basic Bath Bomb

How To Make A Basic Bath Bomb

Do you know how to make a basic bath bomb? No? Then with this recipe, learn to make 7 medium sized basic bath bombs. It is easy, simple and fast!

What you need

1 1/4 cups of Baking soda or Bicarbonate of Soda
1/2 cup of Citric acid
2 tsp of Almond Oil or Apricot kernel oil
1/2 tbs of Water

5 drops of Food coloring or Bath bomb mica

10-15 drops of fragrance oil


Combine the dry ingredients in bowl and stir until well mixed.

Drizzle in the almond oil and stir until mixture is moistened. Add more oil and fragrance and stir until well mixed.

Then add the water. If mixture is crumbly then add more oil or a dash of water.

Roll the mixture into a ball using your hands or press it into a lightly oiled mold, such as a Bath Bomb mold or a chocolate mold. Let it slip out from the mold.

rolledup bath bomb

Put the ball/shape on a sheet of wax paper and leave it to dry till it is hard. It may take several days.

To Use: Add 1 bomb to the bath under running water for a lovely fizzing relaxing bath.

When we make our own DIY Bath Bombs we use and highly recommend this bath bomb mold for making single bath bombs or if you are making multiple bath bombs you may want to check out these silicon multi bath bomb molds and even a bath bomb press if you intend on making hundreds of Bath bombs for selling or gifts.


  1. will the food coloring stain your skin??? it stained my hands a little while making it…

  2. Fun and easy to make… I skipped the fragrance and added lemon juice instead. Also added the peel from orange and lemon. Now it is just to wait for then to dry and give away!

  3. Elizabeth23 says


    Craftbits told me when i wrote an email and asked…I made them, they are really nice

  4. is there a substitute for the alomond or apricot oil? would olive oil or sunflower oil work?

  5. you can use olive oil as a substitute, i found out from craftbits…….

  6. almond oil is to hard to find…PLEASEEEEEE give me a place to look for it…is there a substitute because this is only one of the many recipes with it in…..

  7. Is there a substitute for almond/apricot oil?

  8. Krissy-12, You have to add the water sparely I have found It is better to use more oil than water. Some of my friend’s turned out runny and we added more baking soda, just be cautious of how much liquid you are useing

  9. krissy-12 says

    i have attempted to make these with the above ingredients and found they were way too runny and also expanded due to the bi-card so there was no way i could make them into a ball at all. = ( what have i done wrong help please?

  10. can you use regular or oil whats the difference between almond oil or any other kind of oil
    because i can not find almond oil anywhere

  11. kluckingbear says

    I doubled the recipe for my 7, 13, and 16 yr old daughters to make gifts for xmas. They loved making them!

  12. I love it, if you have a hard time finding citric acid locally you can use lemon juice(just mix it with your oil) it works just as well

  13. fabI have made 100 with coffee spoon moulds. fizzz

  14. great one..but i still want to know what does it do to the body…and yeah i also live in a coutry were the weather is so hot…can i just use the oven???

  15. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Humidity does effect a lot of bath recipes. Try drying them out in a oven before packaging them in an airtight container.

  16. brillint it is much cheaper than lush
    By beth

  17. How do i stop a bath bomb from expanding and going out of shape? also i live in a hot country does humidity cause problems with the ingredients?

  18. AMAZING!!

  19. What is a bath bomb & how do I use it?

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