I have another fun homemade Bath Product for you to check out today. These Bath Bombs are so easy to make and they are fantastic gifts when you stack them in a mason jar and tie with a ribbon.
I decided to make Oatmeal for these bath bombs for a few reasons- I thought some of you might like a fragrance and color free option- and that cream and white color looks so pretty and fresh for spring.
Another benefit is that this particular recipe is really great for any skin irritations or if you happen to get a little too much sun this summer.
This is a very soothing bath bomb to use in the tub.
There are a few things to gather up to make these but really these products will come in handy for all sorts of DIY bath products so once you have them you will be all set.
- ¼ Cup Baking Soda
- ¼ Cup Oatmeal
- 2 Tbsp Citric Acid– this can be found in either the baking aisle or where Ball Mason Jars are in stores like Walmart. Available online here as well as from Walmart here (I do strongly suggest buying online if you can just to save yourself from running all around to find this stuff. It is used for canning so it might be next to the spices and gelatin in stores or next to mason jars.)
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp Carrier Oil — any that you have. I like Coconut Oil but Olive, Almond etc… all work.
- 1-2 Tbsp Water
- Food Coloring, Optional
- Essential Oil for Fragrance, Optional– you might add Rose or Lavender
- Silicon Mold, Optional– these can be found at craft stores, at stores like Ikea and occasionally Target or buy online here
So there you have what you need and now it is easy going:
In a bowl, combine baking soda, oatmeal, citric acid and cornstarch.
Add in your oil, and if using, essential oil and colorant. Mix until combined and when pressed together the mixture holds it shape.
If the mix is too crumbly, add a bit of water 1 tbsp at a time. (The more liquid you add, the longer the drying time.)
Press firmly into a silicon mold or mold by hand.
Allow to dry for 24 hours. If using a mold, remove from mold after 12 hours and allow to dry for an additional 12 hours.
Break one fizzy up under running bath water and relax!
These are great Homemade gifts too- just stack them in a mason jar (I like to cut small squares of parchment to put in between or you can use cupcake liners too) and tie with a bow!
You can change this up to have any colors or fragrances you like. Renew your bathroom with high quality products and tools from Lowe’s Weekly Ad. These can be very fun for little ones to make and use in the tub too! I have seen these made in little plastic Easter eggs as the molds for children.
Here are a few other homemade beauty and bath products you might like:
Homemade Hand Scrub-– this is awesome for crafters, gardeners, painters or just if you have dry winter skin.
Homemade All Natural Makeup Remover
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Just curious…..wouldn’t this leave quite a mess in your tub?
Natasha, I didn’t have that issue 🙂
Approximately how many bath bombs will recipe make? I was thinking about using foil cupcake liners as a mold. Thanks!
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is it okay if i skip the citric acid? and are there any substitutes?
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Hi, stopping by from Munching Mondays, what a great idea! 🙂
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I love this idea and it sounds so easy to make! Pinning this so I can make soon. Thanks for sharing your wonderful homemade beauty recipes!!
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Stopping by from the DIY Sunday Showcase link party. These are really intriguing, it’s a shame I don’t have a bath. Pinning, Diane @ Mrs U Makes
These sounds so easy to make. I will be adding citric acid to my grocery list to make these. Thanks for linking up with #WakeUpWednesdayLinky Stop by this Wednesday to see if you’ve been featured.
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Made these Oatmeal Bath Bombs this evening. After mixing my dry ingredients and adding the coconut oil and essential oil, the mix was to crumbly so I added a tablespoon of water, as the instructions stated. The instructions neglected to say that if you add water to this mixture it will start fizzing. I don’t know how well they are going to turn out after they dry but I guess we’ll find out later. I think, next time, I’ll add more coconut oil instead of water. My only concern about adding more oil is t it might be too oily
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Hi MSellers. I saw your comment about water causing fizzing. Try using witch hazel in a spray bottle. I got a little fizz while I was mixing them, but they fizzled great in the tub!
Thanks for the tip Beth!
Just wondering how many bath bombs this recipe actually makes? I am wanting to do this with my students at school for Mother’s Day.
If you mix all your other ingredients first then slowly add your citric acid last, then the fizzing will be less.
I doubled the oil to make it more of a a cookie dough consistency, pressed it into a jelly roll pan and used a cookie cutter to make western boot and bell shapes for a country themed bridal shower – worked great!
What a cute idea Michele!
Is there a way to make these oil-free?
Did you use quick oats or not quick? Just so I know what to buy 🙂 Thanks
Marisela Valenzuela says
If this is used for eczema, why would citrus acid be added? I thought it was suppose to be avoided for sensitive skin.
Hi Marisela, thats what creates the fizziness in the tub. My daughter has eczema and crazy sensitive skin and this doesn’t bother her but I found a recipe here that doesn’t require citric acid:
I am not a dermatologist though so you might consult your Doctor with questions 🙂
did you ground the oatmeal?
This looks so good! What a fun gift to make for friends or to enjoy yourself!
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
I have just tried these and the fizzing is horrendous. I shall try adding the citric acid last as suggested, and also replacing the water with oil. The quantities given made 3 “bombs” but it has expanded so much, I could probably have made 6.