Energizing Bath Bombs (with Video)

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If you’re beat by the end of the day, these mood lifting bath bombs are the perfect way to pamper yourself. These little fizzy bombs are easy to make, have a citrusy smell and fizz the moment they touch the water. 

Energizing Bath Bombs - a citrus bath bomb that will lift your mood naturally. Plus a how to make bath bombs video tutorial

Citrus Bath Bomb Recipe

This is a guest post written by my friend, Shelby from Fit as a Mama Bear.

Bath bombs are the ultimate diy gift for any occasion- who doesn’t like feeling pampered? Not only do these bombs make your skin and muscles feel good but they also perk up your mood! 

These bath bombs use mica powder to for coloring and pure essential oils for scent. This makes them an all natural alternative to store bought options. 

The bombs also contain almond oil which not only helps keep them together but gives your skin a silky boost as well. 

 

While the recipe shown in this video is different, it shows you the textures and process of making homemade bath bombs:

 

Ingredients for Citrus Bliss Bath Bombs

  • Citric acid – Citric acids serves to neutralize the baking soda in bath bombs and helps your skin absorb the benefits of the other ingredients
  • Corn starch – corn starch slows down the reaction time of the bath bomb and helps them retain their scent
  • Epsom salts – be sure to purchase quality epsom salts that are 100% magnesium sulfate. Cheaper epsom salts may contain unnecessary additives (we used this Coconut Lime scented Epsom Salt for this recipe)
  • Baking soda – this is the essential ingredient for those fizzy reactions. It also helps exfoliate and is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Water – helps bind the bath bomb (putting in a spray bottle is the easiest)
  • Almond oil – reduces the amount of water needed to bind the bath bomb. Any quality/edible oil can substitute
  • Essential oils* – witch hazel and citrus bliss
  • Red Mica Powder

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Note: from the mica powder and the almond oil these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery- so take caution when getting out! 

How to Make Energizing Bath Bombs

In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Make sure there are no clumps. 

In a small glass bowl, combine the almond oil, essential oils and witch hazel. Whisk. 

Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl, it will fizz once the liquid touches it. 

Begin mixing using a fork (or your hands) until everything looks combined and somewhat moist. 

Prep your silicone molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly. Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they’re firm. 

Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz. If you don’t press down firmly, the bombs will not hold together. 

Divide the rest of the mixture into the molds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again. 

Let sit on the counter for twenty four hours to set before removing from molds. 

Makes 9 cupcake style bombs. 

 

Pin our recipe for Mood-lifting Bath Bombs:

These orange-scented bath bombs are made with all-natural ingredients, including mica coloring and essential oils. These are the perfect DIY solution for extra energy

Grab our free printable recipe for citrus bliss bath bombs here:

Yield: 9-12 small bath bombs

Energizing Bath Bombs (with Video)

Energizing Bath Bombs (with Video)

Energizing Bath Bombs - a citrus bath bomb that will lift your mood naturally. Plus a how to make bath bombs video tutorial

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup citric acid 
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt 
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch 
  • 2 tbs almond oil 
  • 3 teaspoons witch hazel 
  • 1 teaspoon red mica powder 
  • 25 drops citrus bliss essential oil

Tools

  • Silicone Mold
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Small spray bottle with water

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Make sure there are no clumps.
  2. In a small glass bowl, combine the almond oil, essential oils and witch hazel. Whisk.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl, it will fizz once the liquid touches it.
  4. Begin mixing using a fork (or your hands) until everything looks combined and somewhat moist.
  5. Prep your silicone molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly. Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they're firm.
  6. Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz. If you don't press down firmly, the bombs will not hold together. 
  7. Divide the rest of the mixture into the molds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again.
  8. Let sit on the counter for twenty four hours to set before removing from molds. 
  9. Makes 9 cupcake style bombs. 

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These mood boosting bath bombs are perfect after a long day. Not only are they full of natural ingredients but they relax the muscles and give your brain a citrus-y boost! 

For more homemade bath product recipes, check out our Citrus Mint Shower Melts or our DIY Donut Bath Bombs.

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