These quick & easy DIY Citrus Fizz Bath Bombs are super simple to make, and they’re a fantastic homemade gift idea for Mother’s Day, birthdays and more!
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 2 tbsp Shea Butter, melted
- Essential Oils (I used Grapefruit and Citrus Fresh, 10 drops each)
- Bath Color Tablets (optional), crushed
- Spray bottle with a small amount of water
Mix together the citric acid and baking soda. Melt the shea butter in the microwave, and add it to the dry mixture along with the essential oils. Stir in the crushed color tablets if desired. The mixture will likely be too dry and crumbly to hold together, so you’ll need to add just a teeny bit of water. Spray the mixture 3-5 times with the spray bottle of water, stirring well after each spritz, until you are able to squeeze the mixture and have it hold together (it will still look dry and powdery though!). Adding water is the catalyst to the fizzing reaction, so make sure that the bottle is set to spray a fine mist, and only use the minimal amount necessary to achieve the correct consistency.
Firmly pack the mixture into mini muffin tins or shaped silicone molds. Allow to dry for at least 4-6 hours before removing from the molds (I like to leave mine to dry and harden overnight).
These are SO simple to make that my 4-year-old made this batch almost entirely by himself!
Store the bath bombs in cellophane or a plastic bag to keep moisture out until bath time.
Add some pretty packaging, and these make a fantastic gift idea – Mother’s Day is just around the corner!
Check out our list of 25 quick & easy Mother’s Day gifts in under 15 minutes, and browse our entire line of DIY bath & body products! You’re sure to find something you love!
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My3 &4yr old grandchildren will love this. not sure where to get ingredients like essential oils,shes butter citric acid, bathcolortablets
last year we made bath salts!
this site is soooo cool
Jessica Vang says
i would love to feature this tutorial in our newsletter for Mother’s Day if that is ok with you. We are a small private dental office that sends out a fun newsletter to our patients bi-monthly.
Please let me know if you have any questions, Thank you!
That would be fine, Jessica! Thanks for asking!
Wondering how many bath bombs 1 recipe makes.
The number of bath bombs that this recipe will yield depends entirely on the mold that you use. This recipe made 21 bath bombs when I used it with a mini muffin tin and a heart pan of similar size. 🙂
What other things can you use in place of the Shea butter?
Alie Patton says
Your website is amazing! I love how your tutorials only take 10 minutes, and they’re so simple to understand and absolutely beautiful. Keep it up, your website looks so professional 🙂 Definitely a fan.
Thank you SO much for the kind words, Alie! You just made my night! 🙂
Jan brown says
Can you change the scents like use lavender instead of citrus