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10 DIY Bath Bombs

There’s nothing more relaxing after a stressful day than a nice warm bath, especially if you add the aromatic and skin-care benefits of DIY bath bombs. For a budget option, you can create dozens of custom DIY bath bombs in your own kitchen, using ingredients you may already have on hand. You can even experiment with different scents and styles to create your own unique bath bombs. Here are ten easy recipes for DIY bath bombs to get you started!

1. DIY Lavender Bath Bombs

These treats are perfect for stressful days, or if you have trouble sleeping. The scent of lavender is naturally relaxing, and the coconut oil in this recipe will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. You can use specialty molds to make these bath bombs into any shape you desire, but it’s just as simple to use a cupcake pan or even a small plastic container to form them.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 1-2 hours
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2. DIY Rose Milk Bath Bombs

With the classic scent of rose and the moisturizing properties of milk, this recipe is so simple it’s hard to believe it produces such a high-end result. Make sure that if you include the dried rose petals in this recipe that you choose those that are free of pesticides and other potentially harmful chemicals. Flower-shop roses leftover from bouquets are typically a high-pesticide product, so steer clear of these.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 
30 minutes to make, 24 hours to set
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3. DIY Peppermint Bath Bombs

The refreshing minty scent of these DIY bath bombs makes them a perfect Christmas gift, especially gathered into a glass jar or cellophane bag to display them. The mica powder coloring in this recipe is a perfect alternative to food coloring for those with sensitive skin, allergies, or who just want a more natural option for cheery, colorful bath bombs.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 Few hours to set
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4. DIY Grapefruit Bath Bombs

These vibrant pink bath bombs get their bright citrus scent from grapefruit essential oil and their coloring from beet juice rather than artificial dyes. You can buy beet juice or beet juice powder, but it’s also easy enough to use the liquid from canned beets or to chop up a raw beet and boil it for a few minutes. The resulting liquid will be plenty to color several batches of bath bombs.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 12 hours
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5. DIY Cinnamon Bath Bombs

Cinnamon has long been used for its health benefits, so these bath bombs, in addition to smelling amazing, may also be good for you! The anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon can help ease sore muscles and joints, making these bath time treats a great way to end a busy day.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 30 minutes
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6. DIY Milk & Honey Bath Bombs

With the nourishing effects of milk and the moisturizing of honey, these bath bombs provide serious protection for your skin. They’re great for the winter months when dry air can cause itchy, cracked, and irritated skin, so if you’re mixing up a batch to give as stocking stuffers, make sure to save a few for yourself!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 30 minutes to make, 24 hours to set
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7. DIY Galaxy Bath Bombs

Swirling with color and a hint of glitter (completely optional, of course), galaxy bath bombs are a great gift for the glamour girls in your life. This recipe also ditches the citric acid most DIY bath bombs require and opts instead for something you might already have on hand: lemon juice!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 4 hours
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8. DIY Eucalyptus Peppermint Bath Bombs

With the refreshing scent of eucalyptus, peppermint, and just a hint of lemon, this recipe makes bath bombs that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. There are no added colorants in these DIY bath bombs, they will dry pure white and perfect for anyone with dye sensitivities. As an added benefit, these bath bombs will also help moisturize your skin!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration:
 2 hours
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9. DIY Cuppacino Bath Bombs

Who doesn’t love a little coffee pick-me-up? Now you can have one in your bath as well! Not only do these DIY bath bombs smell amazing, but the caffeine and antioxidants in coffee are also actually great for your skin, helping to minimize free-radical damage while it tightens and tones. A touch of milk powder provides an extra nourishing boost.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration:
 Several days
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10. DIY Hot Cocoa Bath Bombs

What’s more perfect for the holidays than the smell of hot cocoa? These adorable DIY bath bombs, topped with a dash of “chocolate sauce,” look good enough to eat! You can use either unrefined cacao powder or the more common cocoa powder to mix up your bath bombs – both provide the antioxidant benefits chocolate offers for your skin, helping to minimize damage and the effects of aging.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 
1 hour
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Conclusion

Everyone deserves a little luxury, and it’s even better if it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to achieve it! DIY bath bombs are a quick and easy way to pamper yourself, or your friends and family since they make such great gifts! For a true pampering session, pair your lush bath with a DIY face mask. There are so many different recipes to try, and from color to scent to shape, they’re completely customizable. Do you have favorite DIY bath bomb recipes or ideas? Share them in the comments below!