Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs are just one of those decadent little treats that make you look forward to a long soak in a nice hot bath. I created this recipe using coconut oil because of its amazing health benefits.  The essential oils are delightful and your skin will thank you for this treat. You’ll feel smooth and moisturised after using these little beauties. The natural ingredients don’t leave any nasty rings around the bathtub either. It’s all positive!



  • Favourite Essential Oils
    (e.g. lime, rose geranium, lavender. mandarin)
  • Food Colouring
  • 3 tsp Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Citric Acid
  • 1 .5 cups Bicarb of Soda



Step 1: Combine the citric acid and Bicarb of Soda in a bowl. Mix well.

Step 2: In a separate small bowl, mix 3 tsp of coconut oil and add a few drops of colouring. If you want light colours, only add 5 drops of colouring. Add 6 drops of your favourite essential oil. Mix well.

Step 3: Quickly pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture. Be quick to combine the ingredients with a spoon. You don’t want it to start fizzing.

Step 4: Once it’s well combined, feel it with your fingers. It should be the consistency of wet sand. When you squeeze it together it should stay well packed.

Step 5: Press it firmly into your chosen mold. Wait 24 hours to release from the mold. If you release it too early, you’ll notice the bath bombs begin to fizz a little bit. I made that mistake early on. You’ll see the one on the right looks a little blistery.


(Here we have used Ikea ice cube trays and some little baking trays we had already. The jar is also from Ikea)


This is just one of our simple, low cost Christmas gift ideas. Click below to download our Christmas Craft e-Book which contains this craft and a lot more.

I hope you enjoy them. Let me know how it goes for you.

Trish xx

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