25 Sweet Smelling DIY Bath Bombs for Beautiful Skin

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I make so many of my own DIY Bath Bombs. I’m not sure if I love bath bombs because they actually improve my skin or that they do the cool fizzy thing when you drop them in the tub.

It’s probably the cool fizzy thing.

I mean take a look at how cool of this looks:

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Who wouldn’t want a weird ball of Epsom Salt fizzing in your bathtub doing supernatural things to your skin? And don’t forget that there are endless bath bomb scent ideas.

What Is a Bath Bomb?

To put things simply it’s a ball of ingredients that can include salts, colorants, oils and some random surprises depending on the recipes. It’s very similar to dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass of water.

As the bath bomb breaks up it begins to release the best bath bomb scents and skin-conditioning ingredients.

Bath bombs add essential oils to the water which in turn help to condition the skin. Everything else? It’s a fancy show but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat yourself to the experience!

Bath Bomb Molds

How do people get those perfect bath bomb shapes? Well, with bath bomb molds of course! I didn’t even know those existed before I started making these. Here are bath bomb molds from Amazon.

25 DIY Lush Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are produced by a company called LUSH but if aren’t in the mood in forking down some hefty bills to get some bath bombs then you can make your own at home!

Yes, that’s right. Skip the beauty shop and head to Target (or wherever), pick up the ingredients and go bath bomb crazy at home.

What we’ve done is put together a list of recipes for the most popular bath bomb scents that we could find on the web.

1. Citrus Bath Bombs

Woman's hand and legs in a bath filled with water and various cut citrus fruits
Woman’s hand and legs in a bath filled with water and various cut citrus fruits

This recipe can be found at How Does She.

You can’t start a list of awesome fragrances without include some citrus so we start off with this wildly awesome Citrus Bath Bomb.

In the history of everything nobody has ever said “I don’t like that you smell like oranges.”

It just doesn’t happen and that’s why this Citrus Bath Bomb is going to start off our list.

2. Homemade Cupcake Bath Bombs

diy bath bombs, Cupcake shaped bath salt bomb isolated over the white background

This recipe can be found at Craftster.

We’ll be the first to admit that this one is pretty crazy. Seriously, it’s just way out there.

This goes to show that some people are on a different planet with their creativity than the rest of us. If you can think of a cupcake bath bomb then you can think of anything.

True story.

3. Homemade Galaxy Bath Bombs

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This recipe can be found at YouTube.

So some people like the way bath bombs make your water get all swirly and stuff. You don’t have to make this effect but some people enjoy it.

Maybe baths bring out the kid in us or something but if you want to go out of this world (get it?) then this Galaxy Bath Bomb is something to look into.

4. Lavender Bath Bombs

lavender bath bomb with a lavender bar of soap and bath beads and real lavender

This recipe can be found at Happy Mothering.

Not all bath bombs have to be shaped like tennis balls. You can really make them in any shape you want. It’s just dependent on the mold that you use.

As you can see, if you want to make your own bath bombs you can package them up as gifts that people will truly appreciate.


Because everyone appreciates a gift when it comes in a nice bow.

5. Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs

Essential aroma oil with peppermint  on wooden background. Selective focus, horizontal.

This recipe can be found at Ann’s Entitled Life.

These are dangerous because they honestly look good enough to eat.

Please don’t eat any bath bombs. We don’t want to be responsible for your terrible night of stomach aches and pains.

There are plenty of sweets recipes out there on the web. Go bake something before you even think about eating this bath bomb.

6. Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh Bath Bombs

Spa products with golden candle and cotton flowers

This recipe can be found at Humblebee & Me.

This bath bomb takes the cake for the weirdest name. Seriously, the only thing that I knew beforehand was gold.

Everything else?

I had no clue which makes me think I need to travel the world to better understand bath bomb ingredients.

7. Golden Fizzy DIY Bath Bombs

Christmas Woman portrait over gold xmas gifts and balls in bathtub. Beauty fashion model girl with make up, wavy hair and jewellery, posing in golden gems dress over bright bokeh background.

This recipe can be found at Soap Queen.

Metallic gold bath bombs. Yes please!

Who wouldn’t want to take a bath in gold?

8. DIY Lush Inspired Bath Bombs

Montreal, Canada _ November 29, 2017. Inside Lush Shop in Montreal on St-Denis Street. Wide shot of the Wall and Display of Different Soap and Bath Bombs.

This recipe can be found at Everything Etsy.

Lush inspired? Yes, since LUSH is the company behind bath bombs and their stores are amazing! Smells so good in there!

9. Grapefruit and Ginger Bath Bombs

Orange sea salt with aroma of grapefruit. Spa treatments. Top view.

This recipe can be found at Hallmark Channel.

More citrus. Some ginger.

What a great combination.

10. Green Tea DIY Bath Bombs

Spa and Floral concept, a spur of white flowers, a bar of soap, a green tea bath bomb and a burning candle in a green glass holder, white wooden background

This recipe can be found at The Casual Craftlete.

Sip on some tea while you soak in some tea.

It sounds weird but it works.


11. Bath Bombs for Kids

boy ready for massage in the spa salon, spa decor and bath bombs all around

This recipe can be found at Craftulate.

Let’s be honest. All bath bombs are for kids because they love having a toy or a fun novelty item for bath time.

12. Cocoa Butter Bath Bombs

Natural cocoa butter in a wooden bowl on a brown background

You already know that cocoa butter is great for the skin so when you can drown your skin in it then that has to be a good thing, right?

This recipe can be found at CreatorSocial.

13. Strawberry Bath Bombs

Spa still life with bath bombs and rose.

This recipe can be found at Mom Always Finds Out.

I’ll be the first to admit that name of this bath bomb isn’t appealing at all but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cool.

Seriously, you need some musk in your life from time to time.

14. DIY Hot Cocoa Bath Bombs

Bath bombs with pieces of chocolate on table

This recipe can be found at Lovely Grens.

Do. Not. Eat. These.

I know they look delicious but don’t lose control and eat a dozen of them.

Instead, soak yourself in the cocoa goodness.

You can pretend you’re a marshmallow.

15. Rose Bath Bombs

Top view of bath filled with blue bubble water, flowers and petals, spa or selfcare concept

This recipe can be found at Ann’s Entitled Life.

If you’re going to talk about a bath then you nee to talk about roses.

But I’m not going to talk about roses here because you already know about roses.

This is one of the more creative bath bombs with regards to how they mix all of the ingredients.

It just seems like these are more sensual than others.

16. DIY Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bombs

Dry perfume in bottles on a pink background in waffle cone

This recipe can be found at I Am Not the Babysitter.

You scream, I scream, we all scream for Ice Cream…Bombs?

Of course, these aren’t really made from ice cream, they’re just meant to mimic the look of ice cream.

Please don’t drop ice cream into your tub. Keep it in the container, light some candles, drop some bath bombs, put on the Pink album, and enjoy the ice cream like a normal person.

17. Homemade Kid Calming Bath Bombs

little girl sleeping soundly

This recipe can be found at B-Inspired Mama.

I don’t believe these will calm down any kid but it’s a great name.

18. Lavender Coconut Oil Bath Bombs

close up view of lavender, coconut oil and flower petals, best bath bomb scents

This recipe can be found at Sow & Dipity.

If you stranded me on the beach with one item then I would want that item to be coconut oil.

It’s my everything.

Of course, if I’m on an island hopefully there are already coconuts on it so then I guess I would have to fall back to my robot floor vacuum.

19. Lemon DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Yellow lemon bath bombs. Home spa concept. Homemade skincare, relaxing bath.

There are more citrus-inspired bath bombs further down so I won’t wax poetically on these.

This recipe can be found at A Pumpkin & a Princess.

20. Mermaid Shell Bath Balls

Spa composition with towels and sea salt on wooden background, mermaid shell bath bombs

This recipe can be found at Totally the Bomb.

Did you ever wonder why this is called a mermaid shell? I have and I still can’t figure it out.

It’s not like they live in them or keep them as pets.

Sure, some use them as bras but that doesn’t seem like enough reason to claim them as your own.

Oh well.

21. Lush Inspired Lemon Fizzies

lemon fizzy Bath bombs and lemon on white table

You already know that citrus solves all of life’s problems so why not make this bath bomb? It’s one of the top bath bomb flavors!

This recipe can be found at Dear Crissy.

22. Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs

Cardboard jar with oatmeal and sea salt and a small bouquet of lavender. Sea salt in glass jar with cork stopper. Spa products for skin cleansing on a white background. Close up detail. Scrub the skin

This recipe can be found at Six Dollar Family.

Lavender and oatmeal. Can you name me a better duo?

Okay, you probably can but that’s not the point. The point is that you can try this wonderful bath bomb recipe and see what life is really like with some lavender and oatmeal in it.

23. Oatmeal and Honey Bath Bombs

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This recipe is by Charmeas Edris.

Oatmeal is perfect for soothing the skin (especially in the winter months). Add a touch of honey for perfection!

24. DIY Orange Bath Bombs

orange bath bombs diy
Bath bomb and orange slices on marble table

I’m going to reiterate this because I really think that it is important.

You can’t have enough citrus in your life.

Citrus is nature’s perfume. It just smells so perfect.

Add more citrus to your life.

This recipe can be found at Beauty Crafter.

25. Pumpkin Spice Macaroon DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

pumpkin spice macaroons on a black slate.

I know Pumpkin Spice is more of a seasonal thing but what if you could make that season year round?

I don’t think anybody would complain except for the people that complain about having pumpkin spice season in the first place.

Give them some bath balls so they can chill out.

This recipe can be found at Elle Sees.

Everybody Loves Homemade Bath Bombs!

Okay, it’s safe to assume that everybody loves these. They make great gifts for birthdays and the holidays too. I think it’s safe to assume the gift giver also loves diy bath bombs because they are easy on your budget!

The fun thing about a homemade bath bomb recipe is that you can pretty much customize it with anything you want.

If you want some crazy grape and bacon concoction then you can make it happen. Maybe stick to essential oils!

Seriously though, there is a recipe for everyone.

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