Herbal Interests // 3 Easy Bath Bomb Recipes!

I couldn't wait another moment to share these bath bomb recipes with you. They are seriously my most favorite herbal recipe I have ever made - they really work! I was so surprised and excited and yes!! I have three quite lovely and wonderful recipes to share with you today. Each are filled with essential oils and dried herbs, along with some truly fine carrier oils. If you're new to our blog and herbal recipes in general, then you might want to know that a lot of homemade bath and body ingredients are interchangeable. You can find some of my other recipes here! For all of my bath bomb recipes, I used arrowroot powder and sweet almond oil. If you don't have access to these ingredients, you could use organic cornstarch instead and jojoba oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil - any carrier oil works fine! I really love a little mix, too, like jojoba and Vitamin E oil. Great for the skin!

Some things to know before making these bath bombs... these can be a little tricky to mix, but it gets much easier after you've done it once or twice. My bath bomb recipes are made with citric acid and witch hazel. When a liquid, such as witch hazel, aloe vera juice, or water combine with citric acid, a reaction occurs. This is what makes the bath bomb fizz up in your tub! When you're mixing these ingredients together, if you dump too much witch hazel too quickly into your dry mixture, it could cause a reaction, and your bath bombs won't set up. Because I don't want you to mess up, here's a tip:  use a spray bottle to add in your witch hazel and/or water! This helps to evenly spread the liquid without dumping it. You want the consistency of your mixture to be like damp, clumpy sand. I cleaned out a small spray bottle from a purchased beauty product - recycling!

Another little tip - if you want to put dried herbs on the top of your bath bombs, place them into your mold first! Then pack it with the bomb mixture. Let's get to making!

Calming Lavender + Chamomile Bath Bombs

  • 1 cup baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup epsom salts
  • 2 1/2 tsp sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tsp witch hazel (a handful of sprays in a spray bottle)
  • 2 tsp dried lavender flowers
  • 2 tsp dried chamomile flowers
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the baking soda, arrowroot powder, citric acid, and epsom salts with your fingers to break up any clumps. 
  2. Slowly drizzle in the almond oil and mix in with your hands. Drop in the essential oil and mix again.
  3. Begin to spray or drop in your witch hazel. Mix with your hand while you spray until the consistency of the mixture becomes like damp sand and can form together when squeezed with pressure. It shouldn't be too wet!
  4. Place the dried flowers in one side of your bath mold (I use these - they're great!) and fill each side of your mold, packing it tightly until it is overflowing. Press the two sides together and let sit for a minute. 
  5. Remove from mold and let sit overnight. 

Rosemary + Shea Butter Bath Bombs

  • 1 cup baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 4 tbsp melted shea butter
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 tsp witch hazel (a handful of sprays in a spray bottle)
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary 
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the baking soda, arrowroot powder, and citric acid with your fingers to break up any clumps. 
  2. In a makeshift double boiler, melt the shea butter over low heat. Slowly drizzle it into the dry mixture, mixing with your hands as you pour. Drop in the essential oil and mix again.
  3. Begin to spray or drop in your witch hazel. Mix with your hand while you spray until the consistency of the mixture becomes like damp sand and can form together when squeezed with pressure. It shouldn't be too wet!
  4. Place the dried rosemary in one side of your bath mold (I use these - they're great!) and fill each side of your mold, packing it tightly until it is overflowing. Press the two sides together and let sit for a few minutes - the shea butter makes these bath bombs really delicate. Make sure they sit for a little bit in the mold!
  5. Remove from mold and let sit overnight. 

Earl Grey + Aloe Bath Bombs

  • 1 cup baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/4 cup epsom salts
  • 1 tea bag of Earl Grey
  • 2 1/2 tsp sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 1 tsp aloe vera juice (or a handful of sprays in a spray bottle)
  • 2 tsp dried chamomile flowers
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the baking soda, arrowroot powder, citric acid, epsom salts, and tea with your fingers to break up any clumps. 
  2. Slowly drizzle the almond oil into the dry mixture, mixing with your hands as you pour. Drop in the essential oil and mix again.
  3. Begin to spray or drop in your aloe vera juice. Mix with your hand while you spray until the consistency of the mixture becomes like damp sand and can form together when squeezed with pressure. It shouldn't be too wet!
  4. Place the dried chamomile in one side of your bath mold (I use these - they're great!) and fill each side of your mold, packing it tightly until it is overflowing. Press the two sides together and let sit for a minute or two.
  5. Remove from mold and let sit overnight. 

These are extremely addicting to make! Holy cow - I think I'm on my third or fourth set. Wow! I just really love them! And I love testing out the broken ones (this only happened with the shea butter bombs - they're super soft and need some time to sit!!!) in bowls of warm water. They smell so good when they explode. Really satisfying. My dad was even excited to watch and said how good they smelled! (:

You can purchase any one of these bath bomb recipes in our shop! The sweetest gift for someone special... like you!! Ha!

xoxo Kayla