How to Make Amazing DIY Bath Bombs

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164 comments for “How to Make Amazing DIY Bath Bombs

  1. Pam
    March 19, 2016 at

    Where do you get bath bomb molds?

    • April 19, 2016 at

      You could get them online

      • September 23, 2016 at

        Yes u can bye from lush

      • Archer
        June 21, 2017 at

        You can by them on amazon my boyfriend just baught a set of them to make me some

      • Cathy
        October 31, 2017 at

        Amazon on line

    • Courtney
      May 1, 2016 at

      You can cut a tennis ball in half and use it as a mold

      • June 19, 2016 at

        what is your last name is it Courtney cogar

      • Lily
        June 26, 2016 at

        do you fill it halfway and it expands? or do you just fill two halves and put them together?

        • Melissandre
          July 24, 2016 at

          You fill up both of them, then put together. 🙂

          • Erika Hisel-Behlke
            September 2, 2016 at

            I did this to the T and it swelled and busted out of the molds I got. 🙁

            • JJ
              June 25, 2017 at

              I believe they swell when too much water is added at 1 time. The chemical reaction of baking soda will react if too much water is added. Try adding only a bit at a time. If it swells, that means it won’t fizz once it’s in water. Hope that helps

        • Jocelyn
          July 27, 2016 at

          How long do they have to sit in the mold before they are ready to use?

          • Mira ❤️
            August 15, 2016 at

            Until they are completey dry 😊
            So 24 hrs

          • Leanna
            February 17, 2018 at

            You are to remove them from the mold after just a few min. Set them on a towel to dry overnight.

      • Daniela
        July 27, 2016 at

        No you can’t there is stuff inside a tennis ball plus you won’t get to see the colors

        • August 7, 2016 at

          What sort of tennis balls have you cut in half recently? Also, you take the bath bomb out of the mold once it’s set. You’ll see the colours.

        • November 6, 2016 at

          You actually take it out it’s not rocket science I promise

        • Kathy
          December 30, 2017 at


        • C.J.
          February 8, 2019 at

          You cut the tennis ball in half. Not leave it together…and most tennis balls are made hollow. True some have stuff inside but not all. I have cut tennis balls lots of times for use

      • denise Smith
        October 17, 2016 at

        Any silicon mould works I use a heart shaped cake mould when I want to give them as a gift

        • Thomas Allison
          December 13, 2016 at

          Hobby lobby has plastic molds in the Christmas ornaments area, also in the birthday party section the have 1 1/2 ” clear plastic balls(they look like wrapped candy) that work pretty good.

          • January 1, 2017 at

            If u have to go out to get the molds then why not go out to actually get the bathbombs?

            • JJ
              January 11, 2017 at

              The whole point of this post is to save $$ by making your own. It has nothing to do w taking a trip out….wow, not rocket science, people 🙄

            • Vicci
              January 19, 2017 at

              You’re saving money by making your own if you use them often.. They go for a minimum of $4 each.

            • JJ
              June 25, 2017 at

              The whole point of this post(if you actually read it) is to make your own to save $$. Please pay attention 😒

              • Felicity
                December 3, 2018 at

                Or to make a heartfelt gift to give to someone you care about. Life isn’t all about money!!!

      • Dre
        January 30, 2017 at

        Great idea!

      • lavender
        February 13, 2017 at

        omgaaad thats so clever

    • Melody
      May 9, 2016 at

      I’m pretty sure they sell molds at craft stores like hobby lobby and Michael’s. I’ll have to look into it.

      • Terri swisher
        May 23, 2016 at

        I saw them on Amazon

      • Jerri
        August 1, 2016 at

        I get mine from hobby lobby over in the section that has the glass jars and wood crafts

        • Sonjia
          March 3, 2019 at

          You can also use the molds for chocolate melts. They come in a variety of things hearts, flowers etc… Really nice for gifts

      • Cheyenne
        September 1, 2016 at

        They aren’t at those stores. I’ve looked. Amazon has them though in plastic and metal

        • Barb
          November 21, 2016 at

          I bought my metal molds from Amazon. When I use them the mixture gets stuck, even by tapping. Does any one know how I can stop it from sticking? Appreciate any advise.

          • November 26, 2016 at

            You could spray with olive oil cooking spray? Or put a piece of ribbon in so it hangs out either end so you can just ‘pop’ it out by pulling the ribbon…

          • December 16, 2016 at

            If your mixture is sticking to yout molds and seperating then your mixture is too wet . Your mixture has to be like damp sand and just stick together when squeezed with your hand before it’s in the mold. It’s just about getting the texture right not too wet and not too dry. Hope this helps.

          • Cathy
            October 31, 2017 at

            I gotmedal ones from amazon and had no problems with them sticking

          • Jennie
            November 10, 2017 at

            Maybe you could line them with plastic wrap, just a thought

        • Sherri
          February 27, 2017 at

          They have them at Hobby Lobby I just bought a bunch last week

        • January 9, 2018 at

          those rubber moulds you can buy at reject stores for muffins? would do the can get lots of shapes

      • Celeste
        April 16, 2017 at

        Plastic Easter eggs work too

    • Emily Kollam
      May 17, 2016 at

      You can use an easter egg mold shell thingy from like easter lol

      • Master diy
        July 19, 2016 at

        True you could that’s also a great idea

    • Iris
      June 2, 2016 at

      The one pictured looks like a Christmas ornament blank you get at Hobby Lobby

    • June 6, 2016 at

      U can get them at any craft store like a.c moore ect.

    • Maddie
      June 10, 2016 at

      I used a clear ornament

    • hhh
      June 14, 2016 at

      you can use starbucks plastic tops with duck tape on the straw wholes

    • Art weirdo
      June 21, 2016 at

      you can use an plastic ornament mold from hobby lobby or buy them from Amazon

      • September 5, 2016 at

        That would be a good idea😍

    • Misty lynn
      June 24, 2016 at

      I use plastic Easter eggs. Cheap, easy to find and comes in different sizes.

    • July 2, 2016 at

      I use silicone cupcake molds.

    • July 30, 2016 at

      Use ice cube molds

    • Thomas J Allison
      August 14, 2016 at

      i bought 2 piece plastic Christmas ornaments (small) at Hobby Lobby

    • Amy
      September 8, 2016 at

      Those molds are nothing more than plastic ornaments.

    • Caitlin
      January 18, 2017 at

      you can get them on ebay for a $1

    • Len
      January 22, 2017 at

      To make mini ones you could use ice trays

    • Christine
      February 15, 2017 at

      Use a plastic Easter egg.

      • Kate
        February 20, 2017 at


        I use plastic Easter eggs! They work great! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

    • A person
      February 18, 2017 at

      You can also use plastic photo Christmas ornaments.

    • Mona
      February 23, 2017 at

      Get them on amazon!

    • Margaret
      March 7, 2017 at

      Maybe try old cup cake tins. I have made soap using them.. i will try this recipe and use my old cupcake . I have hearts and gingerbread boys and others..

    • mjlover
      March 10, 2017 at

      u dont have to use a circle mold u can use silicone molds candy molds etc

    • Amy
      March 25, 2017 at

      You can also use a ice cube mold. Makes small squares and works well too.

    • Jordan
      March 30, 2017 at

      The wish app has them for really cheap!

    • Amanda Campos Colòn
      April 6, 2017 at

      I think you can get them at Michaels

    • Julia azzam
      April 8, 2017 at

      Pinterest,you are the best

    • susan
      April 27, 2017 at

      i found some on Amazon

    • suzette
      May 9, 2017 at

      I bought some off of ebay from China. cost very little but took over a month to get here.(If you want to make them for Christmas, You have time to wait for them

    • Tammy
      June 4, 2017 at

      Try a craft story or on amazon.

    • KRP
      July 9, 2017 at

      You can also use an alternative, like a cupcake tray

      • January 9, 2018 at

        any mould will do they dont have to be round like a ball. use jelly moulds or small paper/plastic cups.stick ribbon in them so they are easy to pull out when dry.

    • Emery
      July 31, 2017 at

      You can order them off of amazon or Walmart but Walmart doesn’t have them in stores so theyveould have to be ordered

    • Jaris
      November 26, 2017 at

      You can purchase them on the wish app!

    • Abbie
      November 28, 2017 at

      You can get them on Amazon

    • Wende
      December 8, 2017 at

      Amazon has a great kit that comes with 3 different sized molds and even has shrink wrap bags for them.

    • March 11, 2018 at

      I am going to try some large plastic Eggs from the Dollar Tree, I have a large bath tub. Also, I think I am going to dye the egg/bombs Robin’s Egg Blue!

    • Suzanne Matlosz
      August 16, 2018 at

      I use silicone cupcake molds. They work great and there are lots of different shapes. Can find at craft stores or even dollar stores.

    • Meghan
      October 21, 2018 at

      Hobby Lobby

    • Chlo
      November 21, 2018 at

      A good place to look would be amazon.

    • Rachel
      December 1, 2018 at

      I have used different things for molds such as little plastic easter eggs and break apart christmas ornaments so you can get all different sizes.

    • Alison
      December 16, 2018 at

      I bought a diy kit at wal mart it came with the round mold. Worked really well!!

    • Sage
      May 19, 2019 at

      You can use ice cube trays. Works really well!

  2. Jessie Mccormick
    April 6, 2016 at

    how many molds does one recipe make? and Pam, I plan on using the small sized Easter egg molds for mine. but i have seen them made with chocolate molds that make different shapes and all kinds of things, some just shaped by hand.

    • Indi
      May 13, 2016 at

      You could make different types. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same size! Does it?

      • Ella
        February 5, 2017 at

        Ono they don’t have to be the same size, different ones are fun and cute!👍🏻

    • Ashley VanBecelaere
      June 27, 2016 at

      I just did it with easter eggs and made 5 of them with one batch

  3. jeanette
    May 13, 2016 at

    Can you use coconut oil instead of olive ? Or sweet almond

    • February 12, 2018 at

      I doubled recipe and added 1/2 c melted coconut oil. Nice!

  4. angie
    May 14, 2016 at

    how many do you get from one receipe

  5. Salena
    May 22, 2016 at

    Can you substitute coconut oil for the olive oil?

    • Ashley VanBecelaere
      June 27, 2016 at

      I used coconut. There are some really good tutorials on

    • Kay
      July 4, 2016 at

      Yes, and coconut oil has a lot more benefits health wise. Great for dry skin!

  6. jeannine
    May 28, 2016 at

    how many do you get in recipe and how long does it take to dry

  7. May 29, 2016 at

    How long do they need to stay in the mold? And how many do you get from one batch?

    • Emily
      July 24, 2016 at

      They stay in the mold for 1 hr and after you let it sit out for another 1-2 hr. You yet about 3-5 from one batch of bath bomb mixture
      You could also look it up on YouTube

      • MEL 🤘🏻
        August 15, 2016 at

        If you want a better bath bomb that works better color wise leave it for 24 hrs 😃

        • Lacy
          April 16, 2017 at

          You can also put them in the freezer for an hour…works the same as letting them sit out for 24

  8. Carol
    June 12, 2016 at

    How lobg do they have to stay in the mold

  9. Melinda Toon
    June 26, 2016 at

    Where do you get citric acid?

    • Kay
      July 4, 2016 at

      Walmart. It will be in the section with canning goods.

    • Jessica
      August 7, 2016 at

      I got mine from Walmart, but if you’re looking for cheaper “all around” go to Amazon and they sell it by the lb which will make it cheaper in the long run!

  10. Ashley VanBecelaere
    June 27, 2016 at

    On the ones i did it was from amd it said over night or 30 mins in the fridge

  11. Ryleigh Collins
    July 1, 2016 at

    Can you use an Easter egg for the molding???

  12. Liana Drysdale
    July 13, 2016 at

    When do you take them out? Do they haft to sit over night or what?

  13. Hunter sproles
    July 15, 2016 at

    What do u mean By essiental oils?

    • Kate
      August 25, 2016 at

      The essential oils add scent as well as any qualities that particular oil contains. You can use any essential oil of your choice..I personally like lavender for my bath bombs!

  14. Aweasme Diy mom
    July 19, 2016 at

    I used the bottom of a plastic waterbotrle the top to a little plastic gumball mashine and also I used a small plastic container also you can use a plastic red cup and not fill it up all the way that works great and even a big container and not fill it up all the way works great too😀😀😀

  15. Rache
    July 28, 2016 at

    What the heck?? Where’s the recipey for the bathboms!!

    • Kate
      August 1, 2016 at

      Rache, if you use the arrows located on the top of the page, you can scroll through the photos and find the recipe. Sorry for the confusion!

  16. Jerri
    August 1, 2016 at

    How long do you leave in the mold and how long before they get hard enough to give as gifts

  17. August 4, 2016 at

    Can you please source the links for the photos. I’m a business owner of one of the photos you are using and none of the businesses have been credited. This is technically copy-write infringement and the owners of the photos could take action, I’d hate to see that happen… Please source your photos (link the site you took them from) when taking them from others. Thank you – Ashley DuFresne – Owner of Seri’s Soaps

    • Kate
      August 25, 2016 at

      Thank you for pointing that out, I will definitely go back and give credit to the sites!

      • January 6, 2017 at

        I only saw one business reference for the photos. I too would like to see where they came from. I tried to make Bath Bombs about 10 years ago in my aromatherapy business but I had problems with mine setting up, so I never made them again. I would like to see the businesses credited for their personal works because I would like to see the variations they make and the colors they use, as well as the sizes and prices if I want to make mine and give them out to customers as gifts for purchases. Knowing what they sell for would help me gauge the size of the ones I make to give out and how much people need to buy in order to give out one for free.

        • Kate
          January 11, 2017 at

          Most info comes from other blogs or just having done it myself. I’m sorry!

  18. Karen
    August 6, 2016 at

    I just used cupcake liners and my muffing pans. Fill them about 2/3 fll and let them air dry. Mine were dry by the next day, maybe sooner but I did not check.

  19. Emma
    August 7, 2016 at

    I made them tonight and the mix would like keep “exploding” it was really weird and when I put it in the plastic egg
    mold, it would keep coming out the sides! Help!!!

    • Melissa
      January 19, 2018 at

      it easier to put in the citric acid in last it sounds like you activated your citric acid

  20. Laura
    August 7, 2016 at

    Where do you get citric acid?

    • Kathleen Burman
      October 13, 2016 at

      I bought mine on Bulk Apothecary..8lbs for $15.84

  21. August 9, 2016 at

    Does the food coloring stain the tub or your skin?

  22. Ann
    August 18, 2016 at

    What do you use for the color? I tried mica powder but the color is extremely light. I was worried if i used “food coloring” it would stain the tub?

  23. Kathy Devaney
    August 21, 2016 at

    Can you use an ICE CUBE TRAY as the mold? can they pop out okay?

    • Kate
      August 24, 2016 at

      Kathy, I actually have not tried this. I would assume that it would be okay. Maybe half the recipe and test it out. Good luck!

  24. Debbie
    August 26, 2016 at

    Just how big are these bath bombs supposed to be, because Im reading about some using Starbucks lids, ice cube trays, tennis balls, etc. I was thinking these bombs would be about the size of a golf ball? I mean unless you’re using a pool to bathe in I wouldn’t think you’d need a basketball size bath bomb. So are we making softball size, golf ball size, tennis ball size???

    • Kate
      August 29, 2016 at

      You’re totally right…they can be any size! It mostly depends on the size of the bath tub, and how dense you want it to be. These are more of a gold ball or Easter egg size!

  25. Luke
    September 5, 2016 at

    Where do you get the ingredients from and how thick should the bath bomb dust/formula be.

  26. September 9, 2016 at

    Hello, wondering if you can tell me how many bath bombs your recipe yields? Appx what size molds are you using for this recipe? 2″, 3″, 1″? Thanks much!

  27. webmdiva
    October 10, 2016 at

    I’m going to try this today. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  28. Beth Ann
    October 13, 2016 at

    How long do u let the finished bath bomb set up? Like overnight?? Thanks!

    • Kate
      October 17, 2016 at


      Yes, let them sit overnight or until they are completely dry!

  29. October 13, 2016 at

    I made these last night, BUT when I checked them this morning the coconut oil had “bubbled” and they were sticky. Any advise?

  30. Sophie
    October 23, 2016 at

    I just made them and am wondering if the bath bombs stick to the plastic mold after they dry? Or does the bath bomb just stick to itself and not the mold?

    • Kate
      October 26, 2016 at


      I have never had the issue of the bath bomb sticking to the plastic mold. Mine always come right out. Hope this helps!

  31. Kim
    November 24, 2016 at

    Do you add all of the liquids to the dry mixture

  32. Elice
    December 8, 2016 at

    I tried to make a bath bomb, i did it all right & let it sit overnight but I didnt let it sit in the mold. I woke up and it had flattened out into a big mess. Any advice? it still didn’t seem dry this morning too.

    • Kristen
      December 19, 2016 at

      Yon need 24hr plus hours.. check one first after 24hrs. You might need longer..

  33. Sharon
    December 15, 2016 at

    Can you use bread soda instead of baking soda.

  34. Kayla
    December 15, 2016 at

    This recipe is calling for too liquids. Reduce the olive oil (or which oil you choose) to 2 tsps instead of 3. Use 3/4 tsps of water and keep your essential oil drops to 15-20 total. Also the coloring, keep it to about 3-4 drops.
    By reducing the liquids, your mixture shouldn’t flow out of your mold now or flatten by morning.
    Use your hands to mix everything really well.

  35. Kristen
    December 19, 2016 at

    Also IKEA, has silicone ice cube trays in different shapes; hearts or stars maybe a little smaller but still fun.

  36. Sacha
    December 20, 2016 at

    Could you just press flat about an inherent think then cut with cookie cutters for different shapes?

    What can u use if u don’t have citrus acid ? Or do I need to buy it for sure

    • Marisa
      January 15, 2017 at

      You can use cream to tartar found in Spice section at your grocery store

  37. Meaghan
    December 22, 2016 at

    How many does this recipe make?

    • Christine
      January 1, 2017 at

      Qi successfully used cupcake paper cups they worked really well especially the firmer ones. When I wanted to use them I just peeled off the wrapper. They look just like cupcakes

  38. Melissa
    January 2, 2017 at

    How full do you fill the molds?

  39. Marisa
    January 15, 2017 at

    Use metal molds found on Amazon. Instead of water, I use a spritz or two of witch hazel. Holds bond better. Fill each side of metal mold, push together for a few seconds, tap each end to loosen mixture to separate from mold. You’ll have a round bath bombs. I set mine in cupcake tins to dry overnight.

  40. FIona kirwan
    February 16, 2017 at

    Sounds really cool. But the only problem is that I don’t have a bath tub!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😭🛁

    • Deborah
      December 1, 2017 at

      So get a bucket or a roasting pan, and soak your hands and/ or feet.

  41. Martina
    April 25, 2017 at

    How many does this recipe make

    • Kate
      May 8, 2017 at

      That can entirely depend on what size molds you make.

  42. May 2, 2017 at

    How many ‘bombs’ does this recipe make approx? Thanks!

  43. Katie
    May 5, 2017 at

    do you know approx how many bombs can be made with this measurement of ingredients?

  44. Patricia
    June 5, 2017 at

    Are the essential oils 100% or cut with carrier oil, 2 tsp is rather a lot if it’s 100%? I’d like to make these but want to make sure I use the right ingredient.

    • Kate
      June 15, 2017 at

      Either way is fine honestly. It is a lot for some people, other people like it heavily concentrated.

    • Leta
      September 14, 2018 at

      I use 15 to 20 drops of essential oils and use good carrier oils like coconut or jojoba o get the 2tsp

  45. Roxann Calkins
    July 9, 2017 at

    Can you put them in small dishes, so they are like a disc instead of a enclosed ball?

    • Kate
      July 10, 2017 at

      You know I’ve honestly never tried that!

  46. ginny
    November 20, 2017 at

    does anyone know how many bath bombs one batch will make?

    • Kate
      November 20, 2017 at

      They usually make between 6-8 bathbombs when I make them!

  47. December 9, 2017 at

    Is it possible to use eucalypus oil in the bath bombs? are there other oil to help with colds? yes I’m useing face book Do you comment ,so I will see it?

    • Kate
      December 11, 2017 at


      Yes! Adding essential oils to bathbombs is totally possible. Just make sure you use therapeutic grade oil, since you will be submerging your body in it!

  48. December 9, 2017 at

    Are you really using food coloring?

    • Kate
      December 11, 2017 at

      Yes, I did!

  49. May 20, 2018 at

    you can try getting different molds in to different shapes on amazon

  50. Leta
    September 14, 2018 at

    If you use 100% pure essential oils, like young living you should not put bombs in anything except glass or food grade stainless steel molds. The oils will pull out poisons from plastic molds or tennis ball molds. You can purchase molds from amazon.

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