Bath Bombs – Fizzing

Bath Bombs – Fizzing

Make 7 medium sized fizzing bath bombs with this recipe.

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

10-15 drops of fragrance oil or essential oil

5 drops of Food coloring or Bath bomb mica


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.

* For alternative oil substitutes read the “Moisturizing oil” article.

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. got any good facial scrubs?:)

  2. My bath bombs have been sitting on the verandah for about 2 hours and they’re almost done! :):):):) can’t wait to have a relaxing hot bath tonight! Also does anyone know how to make hair moisturizer? I’ve been looking for a recipe

  3. this sounds really fun

  4. you can also find citric acid at Marlene’s Natural foods store. I love this recipe because it is so simlpe and easy!!

  5. great job! keep it up! next time make even more so i can look! hugs an admirer

  6. A pair of similarly scented candles would make a nice set. A hot bath by candlelight enveloped in the fragrance(my choices would be lavender or vanilla)sounds like a destresser to me!

  7. Thanks so much!

  8. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Citric acid can be bought in the baking section of your supermarket.

  9. Wheee can you buy citric acid??

  10. maggietoon003 says

    This totally works!! You could say it was the bomb!!! Thx

  11. These sound really cool. I’m having a spa themed party so they would be great party favors. I hope the recipe is easy. But, where do you find essential and almond or apricot oil?

  12. overseasmom says

    I am new to this kind of crafting. Where is the best place to buy the oils?

  13. maggietoon003 says

    I luv this project! I made it for my Mom for Christmas!

  14. Wow! This is great for last minute gifts!

  15. you can find this @ lush but it is not cheap at all!

  16. This sounds good!

  17. maggietoon003 says

    You can use muffin tins.
    the bath bomb just won’t come out round….

  18. easy n fun! thanks

  19. A good cheap mold is a tennis ball cut in half. Make sure you lightly coat the inside of the ball with some oil first. A can of tennis balls will go a long way!

  20. Ok, don’t add too much water – oil is better!! Add water with spray to evenly distribute – thank you x

  21. This is a gr8 craft.4 years I had bought these, at $3.00 a pop. The cheapest place to buy ANY citric Acid is a health food store. you can buy it @ bulk. Other places such as grocery stores or pharmacy’s are out of this world as far as pricing

  22. Claire And Minky says

    This is so cool!

  23. 2 cool!

  24. I would like to try this one year. It sounds real fun. (:

  25. You can find citric acid at for very cheap…

  26. this looks cool to make, i can’t wait to try it out. i needed something to spice up my bath. sweet.

  27. Otterkitty says

    :-)I have to try this!

  28. this craft is sooo cool.i cant wait to try it out.

  29. is there anything that i can substitute for the citric acid, or is there a spacific place I can find it?

  30. sweetliciousdelights says

    These are great but i had to use much more oil than the recipe stated.

  31. cool

  32. sounds so cool and fun to make

  33. great simple recipe and easy for children to make

  34. sounds so cool and fun to make

  35. I have found citric acid @ “grain/feed” stores & hardware stores (in rural areas), also found at wal-mart

  36. Can I put any coloring into it? If so is there a certain kind

  37. lullaby357 says

    For Easter you can shape them into eggs useing those little hollow plastic eggs.

  38. i love this craft! its great for any mothers day gift or for any young teens party! i was very impressed with how well this worked!!

  39. You can replace the citric acid for more dry ingredients, The citric acid is what gives it a fizz, but you can substitute and they turn out great.

  40. I am gathering my ingredients and the only problem is citric acid. I found what i think it could be in a health food store, but the directions said it was for baking. It looked like it was in crystal form, is this the one? I am flumoxed!

  41. I live in a slightly rural area and and could not find citric acid in any supermarket.I found it at an amish bulk food store,just an fyi for anyone with the same problem

  42. I really like haveing these in my bath at night so do my kids
    A great recipie

  43. nice to find a basic bath bomb kit

  44. To Debs1980: Yup, it says so in the instructions that you can put them in a mold.

  45. Debs1980 says

    I’d love to try this but can you put these in molds to harden if you lightly oil them? I’m new to all this lol haven’t tried anything yet :-/

  46. I found a “Fruit Fresh” product that contained citric acid would this work?

  47. Hi, what is the citric acid for? I have been to three different stores this morning and could not find it. Would it be by another name?

  48. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Hello, I have added a link above with alternative oil.

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