DIY – Bath Bomb

Turn your coronavirus self-quarantine into a self-care staycation. Whether you’re in lock-down or practicing social distancing, here is something you can do while staying home in isolation.

This recipe makes about 12 bath bombs. Save for later or gift to a friend!

Things you need:

  • 8 oz. baking soda
  • 4 oz. Epsom salt
  • 4 oz. corn starch
  • 4 oz. citric acid
  • 2.5 tablespoons coconut oil (or any other veggie oil)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoon essential oil of choice (for scent)
  • 4-6 drops of food coloring (for color)
  • Small jar or bowl
  • 12-18 silicone molds


Combine the dry ingredients (baking soda, Epsom salt, corn starch, and citric acid) together in a large bowl.

Mix up the wet ingredients (oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring).
The easiest way to get this party started is to put them in a jar and shake them up. This is the step where you need to make some important decisions about scent. You can tweak quantity to suit your taste, but you should use about two teaspoons total of essential oil or perfume.

Slowly add the liquid to the dry mixture. (teaspoon at time) Whisk as you go, and slow down if things start to look fizzy. You should end up with a mixture that just barely clumps together, like damp sand.

Next, fill a bath bomb mold, jello mold, or even a muffin tin with your mixture. Press the mixture down firmly into your mold of choice.

Let the bath bombs dry. If your mold has a lot of details in it, you might just want to give them a whole day to be safe. Then pop them out.

Once your bath bombs are dry, throw one into the tub and enjoy your staycation!

Wrap the rest in a plastic or cellophane wrap for later or to share with friends.