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DIY bath bombs are so easy to make. Picture this: Candles lit, dim lighting while soft music fills the air. The kids are in bed and you are ready for a little me time. The bath is poured and you drop your favorite bath bombs into the water. You watch with anticipation as the bomb begins to dissolve filling the room with an aroma of peace. Ah, relaxation.

DIY Bath Bombs For Kids (Without Citric Acid)

For most of us, bath bombs are a great relaxation tool in the tub but with most costing upwards of $6 each, these pleasantries are a luxury we can’t always afford. Until now. We’re excited to show you these DIY bath bombs that are easy to make and inexpensive. Furthermore, we also approve these DIY bath bombs for kids. They make bath time fun and relaxing for them as well. These DIY bath bombs without citric acid are safe, affordable and easy to make.

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DIY Bath Bombs Recipe / Ingredients

What if we told you most of the ingredients for your DIY bath bombs were right in your kitchen? In fact, you can probably go make one right now without having to go to the store.

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup of salt (Epsom salts, sea salt, or non-iodized table salt)
  • 2 teaspoons of essential oil
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon of oil (vegetable oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, or olive oil)
  • Optional: 1 to 2 drops of food coloring

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The Best Bath Bomb Recipe

Here is the best bath bomb recipe for you to enjoy. And the best part is that it only takes five easy steps.

Step One: Gather Your Ingredients

You’re going to get your hands dirty. There is nothing more frustrating than getting into a recipe only to realize you forgot one ingredient (brings back cooking Thanksgiving meal memories, yikes). The ingredients listed above will make one softball size DIY bath bomb for you to enjoy.

Step Two: Add the Dry Ingredients to a Glass or Metal Bowl

It’s time to mix. Place 1 cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of cream of tartar, ½ cup of cornstarch and ½ cup of salt into a glass or metal bowl. Don’t use a plastic bowl or aluminum bowl as oils can often react to the mixture and not be effective. Whisk the dry ingredients together.

Step Three: Add Oils and Food Coloring (and scents)

In a separate bowl, mix 2 teaspoons of essential oil and one tablespoon of oil. Add one to two drops of food coloring and stir everything together. Next, add that to your dry mixture from step two. Add slowly while mixing in the oils with the dry ingredients. If desired, this is the time to also add scents. I love peppermint, cinnamon and other scents.

Step Four: Fill Mold with Mixture

Grab a mold to place your mixture in. If you don’t have a sphere mold, find an empty ice cube tray or any other shaped mold around your home. Using a spray bottle, spritz the mixture as you add it to the mold to help compact it into a shape. Once this is done, let the mold set for a few hours. Ideally, this works best if left overnight to allow the ingredients to settle and harden together.

Step Five: Remove DIY Bath Bomb and Enjoy

After letting your mold settle, it is ready to use. Whether you use this yourself or utilize these DIY bath bombs for kids, you’re sure to enjoy all the fun and relaxation of a bath bomb without the box store price tag.

We all deserve some relaxing tub time. Let’s face it, the pressures of life are often washed away as we bubble in our bathtubs and forget the problems of the world. We’re so excited to see how you used these DIY bath bombs. Let us know how you and your family enjoyed the best bath bomb recipe in the comments below!

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How many bath bombs does this make?

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how many bath bombs will this recipe make?