Oatmeal Bath Bomb Recipe

Oatmeal Bath Bomb Recipe

Make 7 medium sized bath bombs with this oatmeal based recipe.

What you need

1 1/4 cups cup of Baking soda or Bicarbonate of Soda
1/2 cup of Citric acid
2-6 tsp of Almond Oil or Apricot kernel oil
1/4 cup of Oatmeal
1/2-2tbs tbs of Water
5 drops of Food coloring or mica
10-15 drops of fragrance oil or essential oil


Combine the dry ingredients in a 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.

If the 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. Use a bath bomb mold or a chocolate mold.

Let it slip out from the mold and then put the ball/shape on a sheet of wax paper and leave it to dry till it is hard. It may take several days.

Store them in a airtight container. Use 1 bath bomb per 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. You put real oatmeal in it?

    • I used old-fashioned oats. I ground them in a coffee mill so it was a powder, and then I also added a few whole oats to the bottom of one half of the mold so the bath bomb would have a pretty top!

  2. It is one full cup + 1/4 cup of baking soda.
    Great recipe as well as all the other bathbomb recipes on this site.
    Did substitute the sweet almond oil to grapeseed oil (a lot cheaper:) and worked great!

  3. is it 1 and 1/4 cups of the first ingredient or is the one just for 1st ingredient is…???????? help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im confused.

  4. Works great if you don’t put in the 1/2-2tbsp water. Just use oil!!! Very fizzy & smelled great.

  5. is this supposed to fizz? i tried this but didnt have citric acid, i couldnt find any so i used cream of tartar instead. It all worked but it didnt fizz much. the kids liked them though.

    • Billie Lakes says

      the citric acid is what makes it frizz. it is in the canning section at walmart so that is probably where you will find it at other stores too.

  6. this awsome i havn’t tried it but i will so sweet g2g see if i have all the ingrediants[dont know if i spelled that right]

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