DIY Bath Bombs!


DIY Beauty Recipe: Shea Butter Flower Bath Bombs

Recipe Essentials:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup powdered milk
  • 4 teaspoons unrefined shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons warm honey
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon essential oil
  • Plastic candy sheet mold

Step 1

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“Sometimes a relaxing bubble bath is all it takes to seize the day,” explains lifestyle expert Jasmine Stringer of “To make these bath bombs successfully, it is important to have your ingredients measured out and ready to mix.”

Step 2

Combine and stir the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and powdered milk in a bowl.

Step 3

Melt the Out of Africa Pure Unrefined Shea Butter along with the honey and oil over a low heat in a small pot on the stove. The Out of Africa Shea Butter is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A, E, & F along with healthy fatty acids and valuable phytonutrients.

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Step 4

Add the melted ingredients to the dry mixture, using a whisk to thoroughly combine everything. For an enhanced spa feel and fragrance, place a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix well.

Step 5

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The ingredients should begin to hold together. Working quickly, use your hands to press the mix firmly into the molds. Leave the mixture in the mold for a couple of minutes and then pop out. While one tray is drying, work on the next.

Tip: “I put a cookie sheet over the trays, flipped them over and then lifted the mold off. If you have anything leftover, just dry the product out, leave it loose and turn it into a bath powder. Simply leave the mixture in the bowl for 24 hours, periodically mixing the ingredients to break up the clumps. Once all of the moisture is gone, place in a mason jar with a colorful ribbon.”

Step 6

Let the bath bombs dry overnight. The next day, place them in a decorative bag or drop 1 to 2 bombs into your tub and relax.

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I plan on making tons of these to give as gifts this Christmas!

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  1. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    OMG, those are beautiful! You made them??!! I need to get some new raw shea butter and give this a try. Looooooove them!

  2. These are adorable! I need some cute moulds and some pure shea butter asap!

  3. This is perfect! I need to find some molds that I like to do this… lord knows I spend enough on bath bombs I should be making them at home!

  4. I love this. I can’t wait to try it. How cool.

  5. Chelley Martinka says

    These sound great and they look so cute! I think they will make great holiday gifts!

  6. I want to try making these!

  7. What a cute and fun gift these would make!!

  8. What a great idea. I love the idea. I’ll have to give it a try.

  9. Norah Salazar says

    Such a cool way of creating bath bombs! So cool

  10. Omg! That’s so cool. I’ve never even attempted to make a bath bomb before!!! I’d love to try this too.

  11. Oh WOW! These look like so much fun, and such great stocking stuffers! thanks so much!

  12. I’ve wanted to try making my own bath bombs. I just may “steal” your recipe. Yours look awesome.

  13. FabZilla_Kath says

    Wow, I love your DIY! I should try it one of these days

  14. How clever! I would make a bunch of these as stocking stuffers, but I’m afraid I’d end up keeping them all to myself haha 🙂

  15. Karlyn Flores says

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I want to try this

  16. rika agustini says

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I always want to DIY my own soap..

  17. TheL's Mum says

    I have always wanted to know how to make bath bombs as I love them and find them amazing in the bath. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Oh who knew you could do this yourself!!! Cool 🙂

  19. These sound fabulous. Must try?

  20. Ooooh I definitely need to try these. I so need to relax in the bath and have some me time.

  21. Oh, what a fabulous idea. I bet this smells really nice. I want to try making this.

  22. These are really cute! I would like to do this one. I love your DIY this is a smart idea.

  23. My sister and I used to do bath bombs for holidays and these are always so fun to create and share. 🙂

  24. I could actually do this, I think. Plus, they turned out so pretty and nice enough for gift giving.

  25. Lisa Marie Heath says

    This seems easier than I would have guessed!

  26. What cute bath bombs. I think they’d make excellent gifts.

  27. Kelly Tomlinson says

    I have sensitive skin and love making my own bath products – this looks like a fun recipe to try!

  28. That will be nice to give those for Christmas gifts.

  29. These seem easy enough to make, I’ll have to get some supplies and give it a go.

  30. Debbie Yoder says

    Im going to make these!