Bath bombs are the buzziest, err bubblist, bath trend. These little wonders fizz up and dissolve into water, infusing your bath with nourishing oils, soothing salts, and delightful aromas. And while you can certainly purchase a pack from Lush or Amazon, you can just as easily whip ‘em up at home. Google searches for bath bomb recipes are up a whopping 123%. And with increased interest comes tons of cool—not to mention surprisingly simple—tutorials, DIYs, and hacks. All you need is baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), cornstarch, citric acid, salt, and essential oils. Beyond being easy to make, fun to use, and beautiful to display, homemade bath bombs are a great gift. Ready to channel your inner beauty alchemist? Here, seven magical DIY recipes.
Lemon Bath Bomb
Infused with lemon essential oil and adorned with sugar daisies, these adorable fizzers from A Pumpkin and a Princess are sublime for spring and summer.
Green Tea Bath Bombs
The best way to wind down after a long, stressful day? Find your zen with a soothing soak, enhanced with a green tea bath bomb by The Casual Craftlete.
Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs
C-e-l-e-b-r-a-t-e bathtime, c’mon. These festive cupcake fizzers from This Grandma is Fun are super cute and totally gift-worthy.
Rose and Milk Bath Bomb
Enjoy a spa day in the comfort of your own home with this fizzy formula by A Pumpkin and a Princess, infused with nourishing rose petals, rose oil, and powdered milk.
Mini Key Lime Bath Bomb
Treat your skin and your senses to a tropical getaway with these key lime minis from Soap Queen. Tip: Because these babies are so small, don’t be afraid to toss a few in the tub.
Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs
Soak away your troubles—including sore muscles and skin irritation—with this relaxation-inducing recipe from Beauty Crafter, starring lavender, oatmeal, and epsom salts.
Lemon Meringue Pie Bath Bombs
With this recipe from Beauty Crafter, you get all the appetizing aromas of lemon meringue pie (sans the calories). Lemon and vanilla essential oils create one scrumptious, skin-loving, soothing bath bomb.