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50 Gorgeous Homemade DIY Bath Bomb Recipes

DIY Bath bombs are exactly what you need for your next bath! Nothing is quite as relaxing as a soak in a long, hot bath. So let your worries drift away with one of these Homemade bath bombs!

Looking for more DIY Bath & Body Recipes? Check out these: 29 DIY Homemade Soap Recipes You Will Want To Make and 30 Easy to Make DIY Sugar Scrubs For Gorgeous, Glowing Skin

bright coloured bath bombs

Bath bombs are the essence of relaxation and what better way to relax than with your very own diy bath bomb full of color and fizz. I love all the benefits you can get from bath bombs, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love tossing a ball into your bath and watching it fizzle away?

I mean how awesome does this look:

This list of 50 DIY bath bombs will help you create incredible bath bombs filled with scents and sparkle to make bath time a little more exciting and great for your skin.

Plus, if you are on the look out for some homemade gifts, why not try a few from the list below! They make excellent gifts and really provide the personal touch.

In a hurry? Click here to pin these homemade bath bomb ideas to your favorite DIY or crafts board on Pinterest.

What Is a Bath Bomb?

To put things simply it’s a ball of ingredients that 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 just with pazas!

As the bath bomb breaks up it begins to release the fragrances and skin-conditioning ingredients. The bath bomb adds oils to the water which in turn helps to condition the skin.

Everything else? It’s a fancy show but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat yourself to the experience!

Below are some of my favorite DIY bath bomb recipes and ideas for homemade bath bombs including fizzy bath bombs, unique bath bombs and special bath bombs for holidays.

Homemade DIY Bath Bombs

Ready to make your own bath bombs?

I got all my bath bomb-making kit and supplies here

Buying bath bombs is great but they aren’t super cheap. Having to pay a few Dollars per bath really does add up!

That’s where DIY skills come in handy! And making your very own bath bombs has many advantages.

You get to try out various recipes according to what YOU like. You get to adjust the scents. And you can try out many different recipes for different moods!

And it is so much cheaper, after you have purchased your initial supplies, it costs so much less than shop bought. Plus, you get to choose exactly what ingredients to include to create the scent and colours you prefer.

Once you’ve mastered making bath bombs, any of these recipes would make a fabulous gift idea for Mother’s Day, Christmas, or birthdays.

50 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes

If you love relaxing in a warm bath at the end of a long day you are going to LOVE this collection because it’s packed full of gorgeous smelling DIY bath bomb recipes!

Lavender bath bombs

lavender heart shape bath bombs

You can’t start a list of bath bomb recipes off without starting with a classic fragrance, such as these adorable Lavender bath bombs. I absolutely adore the scent of lavender and that is why this Lavender Bath Bomb is going to start off our list.

DIY Geode Bath Bombs

blue, white, and black geode bath bomb

These intricate DIY Geode Bath Bombs are absolutely stunning! They’re a half bath bomb, half bath salt melt and they absolutely look like real rocks!

Cotton Candy Easter Egg Bath Bombs

Bath bombs in the shame of Easter eggs with coloured stripes

These cotton candy Easter egg bath bombs are really fun, festive, and will have your bath smelling like you just stepped foot into a candy store.

Ice Cream Bath Bomb

Bath bomb in a white polka dot box with a red ribbon and a cut out shaped as an ice cream

Give the gift of relaxation with these printable ice cream bath bomb gift boxes and “chill out” gift tags!

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino-inspired bath bombs

Starbucks themed bath bomb with rainbow coloured sprinkles

These Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino-inspired bath bombs are just so cute, with layers of pink, purple and blue. And topped with icing, sprinkles, and a classic green straw.

Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs

fizzy bath bombs in the shape of cupcakes wrapped in cellophane with a bow ribbon

How adorable are these Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs? These colorful bath bombs make the perfect gift!

DIY Grow-a-Boyfriend Bath Bombs

Bath bomb image with hearts, stretch men and a bottle of love potion

Give what looks like a regular ol’ bath bomb to your friend as a joke gift for Valentine’s Day and she’ll be happily surprised to find a new boyfriend floating around in her tub afterward!

Lemon Meringue Pie Bath Bombs

Yellow and white round bath bombs that are lemon meringue pie themed

Lemon Meringue Pie Bath Bombs are the perfect uplifting gift. Great for a busy mom or someone who just needs their day brightened a bit.

Sand Dollar Bath Bombs

Circular bath bombs in a pale orange colour with a sea star shape on top

These Sand Dollar Bath Bombs bring the ocean to your tub!

Peppermint Snowflake Bath Bombs

pale pink bath bombs surrounded by peppermint sweets and large pink bath bomb snowflakes

DIY Peppermint Snowflake Bath Bombs are fun and festive and make the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for family, friends, or neighbors, for the holidays!

Fizzy Rose Bath Bombs

Heart shaped white bath bombs with rose petals crushed on top

Fragrant fizzy rose bath bombs infused with dried roses and essential oil molded into a heart. A fun gift for all your favorite people and a great way to pamper yourself after a long day.

DIY Orange Bath Bombs

Orange flower shaped bath bombs

You will love the fresh citrus scent of these soothing DIY Orange Bath Bombs!

Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs

round dark purple bath bomb scented with lavender

These soothing Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs are wonderful for your skin and smell fantastic.

Citrus-Scented Bath Bomb

round bath bomb with yellow and green stripes.

Create the perfect citrus-scented bath bomb for summer with layers of lemon and lime essential oils.

Birthday Cake Bath Bombs

Bath bomb with a purple and pink theme in the shape of a birthday cake

These cool birthday cake bath bombs with soap icing and sprinkles make a fun birthday gift!

DIY Mermaid Bath Bomb Popsicles

Bath bombs on a lollipop stick that are bright blue, with a chocolate topping appearance with sprinkles

These DIY Mermaid Bath Bomb Popsicles with sparkle dip will have you feeling like you are at the beach in no time.

DIY Surprise Rainbow Bath Bombs

Found at YouTube

Mermaid Bath Bombs

Blue sparkly mermaid bath bombs

Mermaid Bath Bombs create a stunning blue-green bath that not only smells and feels magical but will definitely bring out your inner mermaid.

DIY Matcha Green Tea Bath Bombs

green and white swirled bath bombs with a matcha green drink

If you love the soothing properties of green tea, then you will definitely love these DIY Matcha Green Tea Bath Bombs!

DIY Watermelon Bath Bombs

pink bath bombs with black spots in an ice cream cone

These vibrant DIY Watermelon Bath Bombs look good enough to eat! You’ll love the yummy watermelon scent.

Conversation Heart Bath Bombs

Found at YouTube

Unicorn Horn Bath Bombs

unicorn horn bath bombs with gold sprinkles

Bring some magic to your bath with these glittery DIY Unicorn Horn Bath Bombs!

Candy Hearts Bath Bombs

Heart bath bombs with pink sprinkles placed in a blue bowl

These DIY Candy Hearts Bath Bombs are scented like cotton candy and are just about as sweet as can be! The perfect gift idea for Valentine’s Day.

DIY Donut Bath Bombs

pink and white donut shaped bath bombs with sprinkles

An awesome food-themed bath bomb you might actually mistake as real, these DIY Donut Bath Bombs are super pretty and make a fun gift!

Snow Cone Bath Bombs

blue, yellow, and pink striped bath bombs in a snowcone

These colorful Snow Cone Bath Bombs make a great homemade gift idea for friends, family, neighbors, teachers, and more! 

Found at Happiness is Homemade

Black Charcoal Bath Bombs

black bath bombs in a tub

Found at Creative Green Living

DIY Amethyst Bath Bombs

white bath bombs with purple sprinkles

Found at A Pumpkin & A Princess

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe

Bright blue bath bomb with large flowers

Found at Soap Deli News

Rose Milk Bath Bomb

white and pink bath bombs surrounded by pink roses

Found at A Pumpkin & A Princess

Grapefruit Bath Bombs

speckled orange bath bombs with a chopped grapefruit

Found at Pennies Into Pearls

Pumpkin Spice Latte Bubble Bath Bomb DIY

brown, white, and pink bath bombs with black spots

Found at Soap Queen

DIY Milky Way Galaxy Bath Bomb

galaxy themed bath bombs

Found at Do It Better Yourself

Blue Lagoon Bombs

blue bath bombs with blue, green. and purple spots

Found at Tweak And Tinker

DIY Butterbeer Bath Bombs

Found at A Pumpkin & A Princess

Lemon Vanilla Bath Bomb

white bath bomb with yellow speckles and lemons in the background

Found at Mom Always Finds Out

Vanilla Milkshake Bath Bomb Recipe

white bath bombs on a wooden table

Found at Beauty Crafter

Beauty and the Beast Bath Bomb

beauty and the beast themed bath bomb that are yellow with a red rose inside

Found at A Pumpkin & A Princess

Natural DIY Rose Milk Bath Bombs

white heart shaped bath bomb with rose sprinkles

Found at The Nerdy Farm Wife

Therapeutic Orange Bath Bombs Recipe

orange bath bombs on a white cloth next to oranges

Found at Beauty Crafter

Santa Bath Bombs

santa themed bath bombs next to peppermint and holly

Found at Tweak And Tinker

Easy Snowman Bomb

white bath bombs decorated with faces like snowmen

Found at Happiness Is Homemade

Rose Lavender & Oatmeal DIY Bath Bombs

3 white bath bombs decorated with flower petals on a table

Found at Lovely Greens

Painted Berry Bath Bomb

painted pink bath bombs with purple, blue, and green stripes

Found at Soap Queen

DIY Mulled Wine Bath Bombs

red berry bath bombs with star anise inside

Found at Fizz The Season

Herbal Bath Bomb

white bath bombs speckled with herbs on a table

Found at Modern Homestead Mama

Everyone Loves Bath Bombs!

Okay, we’ve no idea if everyone loves bath bombs but we’ve yet to meet a person to tell us they don’t like them so therefore it’s safe to assume that everybody loves bath bombs.

The fun thing about bath bombs is that you can pretty much customize them any way that you want.

BUT, if you enjoy a shower over a bath then why not try these shower steamers instead?

white bath bombs in a glass container

Bonus Bath Bomb Recommendations

If you are looking for some ready-made bath bombs, because maybe you really don’t have the time to make them, here are a few that I love and recommend:

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5 types of bath bombs

Vickie Louise is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of A Crazy Family. She is a stay at home mom of a little boy with a big personality. After having her son, she realized how important it is for moms to take care of themselves, physically and mentally. Vickie believes in the power of using social media and her online presence for good and is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.