Are you looking for an easy bath bomb recipe that works? Give our Strawberries Bath Fizzies recipe a try.
This is the updated version of my original Strawberry Bath Bombs recipe. It has just a couple of minor tweaks. The bath bomb ingredients are the same, except the updated recipe uses Witch Hazel instead of water.
The updated directions are a little different because I am using a stand mixer to mix the bath bomb ingredients. The recipe can still be mixed by hand. However, I think using a stand mixer helps the ingredients to mix together better.
Another small change in the directions is that the citric acid powder does not go into the bath bomb ingredients mix until the rest of the dry and wet ingredients have been mixed together.
Adding the citric acid last helps prevent it from activating. If the citric acid gets too wet, you may hear it start to fizz. That’s not what you want to hear.
Finally, I am including instructions for what to do if your bath bombs crumble and fall apart. They are simple: Don’t throw away your crumbly bath bombs.
Instead of wasting any “failed” bath bomb ingredients, crumble them up and store them in an airtight bag or container. Then, use them in the bath water as Bath Bomb Powder. Trust me, Bath Bomb Powder is a thing people make and sell on purpose on Etsy!
Even if your bath bombs don’t dry into a perfect round shape, you can still enjoy a fizzy bath experience with bath bomb powder.
Easy Bath Bomb Recipe Ingredients
Ingredients for Pink Strawberry Bath Bombs
- Strawberry Fragrance Oil
- Epsom Salts
- Citric Acid
- Baking Soda
- Almond Oil (or use your favorite skin-friendly light oil)
- Corn Starch
- Bath Bomb Molds
- optional for color: Dehydrated Strawberries (ground into powder)
I still use the same set of round metal bath bomb molds. They work great for me and have lasted years! I like that this set includes 3 different sizes.
I like to make more of the big size, which is 2.37 inches diameter. It’s all personal preference, though!
- 2 Tablespoons Almond Oil
- 4 teaspoons Witch Hazel
- 1.5 teaspoons Strawberry Fragrance Oil
- 2 Cups Baking Soda
- 1/3 Cup Epsom Salts
- 1/3 Cup Corn Starch
- 1 Cup Citric Acid
- Optional for natural pink color: 2 Tablespoons Crushed Freeze Dried Strawberries
- In a stand mixer bowl, stir together all the DRY Ingredients EXCEPT for the Citric Acid (Baking Soda, Epsom Salts, Corn Starch, Optional Strawberry Powder.) Let it stir several minutes to mix everything well.
- NOTE: You can easily grind up freeze dried strawberries by pulsing in a blender or put strawberries into a ziplock bag and crush them by pressing them with a spoon until they crumble into dust. The smaller pieces, the better. The tiny pieces will swell up as they rehydrate when you add the finished bath bomb to bath water.
- Put all the WET Ingredients (Water, Almond Oil, Strawberry Perfume Oil) in a small jar with a lid. Close the lid and shake to mix.
- Add the WET ingredients from the jar into the DRY ingredients in the stand mixer bowl and continue to let mix until all ingredients are well mixed.
- Slowly add the Citric Acid to the stand mixer bowl ingredients and let it mix well with the rest of the ingredients.
- Use your hands to knead the mixture. The mixture should feel like damp sand and hold its shape when squeezed together. If it does not, add a drop of oil and stir. Keep adding a single drop of oil until the right consistency is reached.
- Fill each half of the bath bomb molds with the bath bomb mixture. Do not overpack the molds. Use your fingers to gently press the mixture to lightly pack it into each mold. Press each half of the mold together to make a sphere and set it down.
- Repeat to fill all bath bomb molds. Allow the bath bombs to sit in the molds for 3-5 minutes before attempting to remove them. A slight twist on the top part of the mold will help the bath bomb come free easily from the mold.
- Once a bath bomb is successfully removed from the mold, allow it to dry on a flat surface for at least 24 hours in the least humid area you can find. *Bathrooms are humid so don't put them in there to dry.*
- NOTE: Bath bombs should dry solid and hard in 24-48 hours, depending on the humidity in your area. Once dry, they are ready to use or store in an airtight container.
- The humidity of your environment can affect your bath bombs' creation and drying times. The lower the humidity, the better. High levels of humidity can cause the citric acid to activate prematurely.
- Bath bomb recipes may require minor tweaking to perfect. Every environment is different - even on different days in the same place!
- Allow bath bombs to dry and harden at least 24 hours.
- Store in an airtight container.
- For best results, use fizzy bath bombs within 6 months.
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Good luck making this easy bath bomb recipe. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below and I will be happy to answer them as quickly as I can.
If you love homemade bath bombs and lemons, check out my Lemon Vanilla bath bomb recipe.