Make Your Own Personalized Bath Bombs

Homemade bath bomb

If you are anything like me then you can’t have a nice relaxing bath without popping in one of the numerous Lush bath bombs you inevitably own and letting the pretty fragrances and colours fill your bath. It just had to be done. At around £4 per bath bomb it can get a little pricey to use a bomb every single time, but then it has to be done, cue vicious circle.

Up until recently I hadn’t even thought about making my own bath bombs but  I stumbled across a few tutorials online and it seemed too easy to not try. Plus you can be as creative as you want – although my first attempt did look like a child had made it – but my god in the bath it was a dream.

Bath bomb

To begin with you need to mix equal parts of bicarbonate of soda with salt, it is best to use Epsom salt because this is relaxing and will help relax and ease your muscles when in the bath but I just used normal salt as I found it super cheap in Tesco haha. You don’t need to worry about measurements all that much just as long as they’re pretty equal.

Next you want to mix up equal parts of water and lemon juice (preferably in a spray bottle) and put in a little bit to the bicarb/salt mixture at a time. Keep mixing until you get a similar consistency to wet sand, where if you balled it up in your hand it would stick together without sticking to your hand. Next up is the fun part, making it look pretty, and bath bombs almost always look pretty!

Separate out your wet bicarb/ salt mixture into as many bowls as you want and pop a bit of food colouring in them to get the colours you want. Due to a lack of materials, I opted for yellow, orange and green on my first attempt and tried to make the colours as vivid as possible. Once you’ve got the colour you can add in sprays of perfume for fragrance, bits of eyeshadow dust for shimmer or glitter, or perhaps some essence for stronger flavours.

Making a homemade bath bomb

Once you have everything mixed together you want to grab a small bowl, egg poacher, cupcake tin, anything which is round and you basically pack the mixture in. I just grabbed handfuls of my colours and mixed them all together (hence, why it looks like a child’s creation!) You can mould it with your hand once it’s tightly packed to get a more rounded look, that all just depends on the materials you have available. After my first attempt, I did create a second one which on the outside is completely blue, but has a hidden bright yellow glittery centre. I just made a ball of the yellow and then completely covered it in blue. Lush each your heart out!

Once it’s created you just need to leave it out to dry overnight (or if you can’t wait pop it in the freezer for a few hours) then it’s just a case of running a bath, grabbing a magazine of choice and popping in your creation.

Have you ever made your own bath bombs?
May 12, 2016
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24 Comments

  • Reply Erin MacNeil

    My mother actually asked me recently if I had ever thought about making my own, and I definitely have, but just haven’t felt bothered enough to actually do it, haha. It looks like a great time, though, and it’s definitely a good idea, and a way to get a little creative. I should get on that soon 😉

    Erin

    May 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Fran || FrannyMac

    I can’t believe it’s that simple to make your own!
    These would make a fantastic gift 🙂
    Fran – http://www.frannymac.com xx

    May 12, 2016 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Corinne C

    I had no idea it was this easy to make them, Lush had us fooled all this time 😉

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

    May 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    They are so easy to make aren’t they? I want to get the kids to make some because they love it! H x

    May 12, 2016 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I would absolutely LOVE to do this at home! I made a bath bomb in a lush store a few years ago and havent tried it since myself! xxx

    May 13, 2016 at 3:00 am
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    Oh wow, didn’t know they were so easy to make. Nice.

    May 13, 2016 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Rachael Phillips

    i love bath bombs so much. we moved in to a house with just a shower and its been hell bceause im missing my bombs!! may give these a go for xmas presents

    May 13, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Elanor

    I love Lush, but agree that it can get very pricy! This sounds like a great idea and it’s also something my daughter would enjoy doing! 🙂

    May 13, 2016 at 8:54 am
  • Reply StressedMum

    I love bath bombs, have never tried to make them before, but after reading this will have to have a go x

    May 13, 2016 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Charli B

    Right, I have bookmarked this and I am going to make these with my daughter! We spend far too much money in Lush (honestly, if I told you how much a month you would shudder!) so it it would be nice to free up some cash and do something together xx

    May 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    I really want to try making these too with my little ones.

    May 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Ok I totally need to try making these as they sound fantastic – I really want to try and DIY more things this year. x

    May 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    This looks really interesting and a fun DIY to do!

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    May 14, 2016 at 6:43 am
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I have never thought about making my own bath bombs but this looks so fun !

    May 14, 2016 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    Now if I started doing this, Lush would possibly go bankrupt ha… seriously though, such a good idea x

    May 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Purely Amy

    I had no idea these were so simple,to think the shops charge a bomb (pun intended) for these! Thanks for sharing Rhian 🙂

    May 14, 2016 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply Working Mum Blog

    I’ve always wanted to give making one a go and had no idea it was so simple to make. I will add this to my list of things I want to make. This could make a really nice present for someone.

    May 14, 2016 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Beth

    I’ve only ever used bath bombs once! But never have I made some myself! Would be a great gift too

    May 14, 2016 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I have never made my own bath bomb but my addiction to Lush is a little pricey and since it costs virtually nothing to make your own there would be nothing stopping me from having a go.

    May 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply MadeFromBeauty

    This is such an awesome post, a friend of mine made her own bath bombs but they weren’t anywhere near as good as this one! I’m going to try it!

    MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

    May 16, 2016 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply Candace

    This is something my daughter and I love to do! Find it so much fun, love the smell of making them and then a relaxing bath to finish

    May 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Olivia Jade

    I would love to be able to make my own bath bombs but I always get drawn towards Lush, damn! xx

    May 17, 2016 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply DannyUK

    I’d never given much thought to making my own bath bombs – I think you should post a video of it dissolving in the bath next time!

    May 18, 2016 at 6:30 am
  • Reply Sally Akins

    I love bath bombs but I’d never thought of making them myself – what a fab idea!

    May 18, 2016 at 8:33 am
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