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Moisturizing DIY Bath Bombs

These moisturizing DIY Bath Bombs are simple to make and are perfect for soothing dry, scaly, itchy winter skin.

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DIY Bath Bombs Recipe

Do you suffer from dry, itchy, scaly skin during the winter months? Frigid temperatures, cold wind, and dry air can wreck havoc on the skin. These homemade bath bombs are perfect to help dry skin!

These DIY moisturizing bath bombs might be small, but they pack a powerful punch thanks to each of the ingredients. They only contain 4 ingredients and are incredibly simple to make.

In this post, I’ve included instructions on how to make homemade bath bombs, as well as how to use them and ways you can switch up the scents using essential oils.

DIY Bath Bombs Ingredients

Because the ingredients list is so short and uses all-natural ingredients, these bath bombs are great for sensitive skin. Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy bath bomb recipe:

Epsom SaltsEpsom salts gently exfoliate and soften dry, rough skin.

Baking Soda — Baking soda neutralizes acids and alkalizes, and it can renew and soften dry skin.

Vitamin E OilVitamin E supports new cell generation and locks in moisture, plus it aids in helping to keep skin hydrated and glowing.

Coconut Oil — Coconut oil is a great all over moisturizer. Unlike commercial moisturizers that are full of water (and other chemicals), coconut oil’s moisturizing powers are deep and long lasting. It helps remove excessive dead cells on the skin’s surface, which transforms dry, scaly skin into smooth moisturized skin.

How to Scent DIY Bath Bombs

If you’d like to add a scent for a nice aromatherapy experience during your bath — in addition to the soothing powers these DIY Moisturizing Bath Bombs offers your skin — you can add some essential oils to the recipe.

I recommend oils like lavender, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, and roman chamomile for their relaxing and rejuvenating properties.

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How to Make Homemade Bath Bombs

  1. Add the coconut oil and vitamin E oil to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on high speed using the wire whisk attachment until the oil is whipped and fluffy (about 3 – 5 minutes).
  2. Add the epsom salt and baking soda to the bowl and stir on low speed until combined.
  3. Using a large cookie scoop (about a 3 tablespoon size), scoop mounds of the mixture into rounds.
  4. Release onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Alternatively, you can use a Bath Bomb Mold to form the balls.
  5. Chill the DIY bath bombs for 30 minutes until the rounded mounds become firm.
  6. Remove from the refrigerator and transfer the moisturizing bath bombs into a bag or jar with a lid. Store in a cool, dry place.

How to Use Bath Bombs

I love to dissolve these easy DIY bath bombs in a bathtub full of warm water and then soak in it. I always leave feeling refreshed and with soft, silky skin.

Taking a bath is a great way to detox the body (see How to Take a Detox Bath). Grab a book, fill the tub, and enjoy some relaxation — try these 16 Ways to Carve Out Me Time.

Can I Make DIY Bath Bombs Fizzy?

Yes, to make these homemade bath bombs fizzy you should add citric acid to them. Based on my research, I have found that the ratio of baking soda to citric acid should be around 2 to 1.

Tips for Making DIY Bath Bombs

To achieve the right consistency in these homemade bath bombs, you should use solid coconut oil, NOT liquid coconut oil.

Also note that coconut oil is solid at room temperature. If you’re having issues with your DIY bath bombs being too soft, it could be because your house is too warm.

If stored in an airtight container at room temperature, these DIY bath bombs will last for a few months. Consider storing them someplace cool so they don’t soften.

More Homemade Beauty Products:

Do you suffer from rough, dry skin? Try this Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub to exfoliate the body and remove dry, dead skin.

For an instant moisture boost, massage this 1-Ingredient Whipped Coconut Body Butter into moist skin after a shower or bath.

This recipe for All-Natural Lemon Kitchen Hand Scrub is great to remove dry skin and odors from the hands while leaving the skin moisturized.

Coconut oil is a great all-purpose beauty product. Read all about the 7 Easy Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine.

How do you soothe dry winter skin?

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DIY Moisturizing Bath Bomb

DIY Moisturizing Bath Bombs

Yield: 12 - 18 bath bombs, depending on the size
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

These DIY Moisturizing Bath Bombs only contain 4 ingredients, are incredibly simple to make and are perfect for soothing dry, scaly, itchy winter skin.

Materials

  • 1 cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Vitamin E Oil
  • 1 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
  • 3/4 cup Baking Soda

Tools

  • Mixer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Cookie Scoop

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add the coconut oil and vitamin E oil to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. Mix on high speed using the wire whisk attachment, scraping the sides periodically, until the oil is whipped and fluffy (about 3 - 5 minutes).
  4. Add the epsom salt and baking soda to the bowl and stir on low speed until combined.
  5. Using a large cookie scoop(about a 3 tablespoon size), scoop mounds of the mixture into rounds.
  6. Release onto the prepared cookie sheet. Alternatively, you can use a Bath Bomb Mold to form the balls.
  7. Transfer the cookie sheet to the refrigerator for 30 minutes and chill until the rounded mounds become firm.
  8. Remove from the refrigerator and transfer the moisturizing bath bombs into a bag or jar with a lid.
  9. Store in a cool, dry place.

Notes

Essential Oils

If you like a scent for a nice aromatherapy experience in addition to the soothing powers this offers your skin, you can add some essential oils to the recipe. 

I recommend oils like lavender, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, and roman chamomile for their relaxing and rejuvenating properties.

Usage Instructions

To use, add 1 moisturizing bath bomb to a tub of warm water. Soak your body in the tub for 20 - 30 minutes.

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Jessica

Wednesday 15th of August 2018

Do these harden nicely? Or remain soft due to moisturizing ingredients...

Katie

Thursday 16th of August 2018

they stay softer due to the coconut oil

Clara

Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

What should I use as a substitute for the vitamin Eat oil. I only have olive oil.

Katie

Monday 8th of January 2018

Using olive oil in place would probably be fine.

Kiara

Sunday 31st of December 2017

I’m wondering if you can use a hand mixer instead of a stand mixer with a wire whisk attachment?

Katie

Monday 1st of January 2018

I haven't tried that but it should probably work fine.

Bree

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

Is it possible to use castor oil in place of Vit. E oil?

Katie

Friday 8th of December 2017

I think it would be fine to try that.

Clare

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Hi, just wondering if it would work if I add citric acid to the recipe to make it fizz? If so, how much should I add? Thank you 

Katie

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Yes you could add citric acid if you would like. In my searching I have found that the ratio of baking soda to citric acid should be around 2 to 1.