I have been on a bath bomb making kick lately. It’s fun to experiment with different scent combinations and oils. This Strawberry Bath Bomb Recipe is one of my favorites so far. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
You won’t believe how I got them to be a natural pink color. Well, maybe you will believe it because it makes sense… I used real Strawberries!
I got the idea because my kids love to snack on dehydrated Strawberries so much that I buy them in big #10 cans. Every time we get to the bottom of the cans, there is a layer of “Strawberry dust.”
Adding the red strawberry “dust” to the bath bomb ingredients turns it a light pink color.
You can easily make your own Strawberry dust by putting dehydrated strawberry slices into the food processor or blender. It’s important to crush the dehydrated Strawberries into tiny dust-like strawberry particles because the strawberries will re-hydrate once it hits water.
If the strawberry pieces aren’t tiny specks of dust, they will swell up into actual pieces of strawberry. Strawberries are good for your skin, but would be messy to clean out of the tub.
If that just talked you out of using the dehydrated Strawberries, don’t worry! The strawberry dust is optional. It gives the bath bombs a natural pink color. You can leave it out and have white bath bombs, or use a few drops of soap colorant to turn them pink.
This Strawberry Bath Bomb Recipe gets its sweet Strawberry scent from a Strawberry perfume oil. This oil is not an essential oil. It is a perfume oil made to add fragrance to soaps, bath bombs and other homemade beauty products. The best way to describe this particular scent is that it smells just like Strawberry candy.
Strawberry scented bath bombs was a special request from my kids. They really enjoy bath time when I let them use our homemade bath bomb. Fizzy baths are super fun for kids!
Strawberry Bath Bomb Recipe | What You’ll Need To Make Strawberry Bath Bombs
- Strawberry Perfume Oil
- Epsom Salts
- Citric Acid
- Baking Soda
- Almond Oil (or use your favorite skin-friendly oil)
- Corn Starch
- Bath Bomb Molds
- optional: Dehydrated Strawberries
One reason I have been making a lot of bath bombs lately is because I bought a set of Caydo Bath Bomb Molds on Amazon. They were only about $8, so I figured I may as well see if they worked better than my other method of using plastic round ball ornaments.
I’m not even exaggerating when I say these metal molds are a GAME CHANGER for me. They make bath bombs so easy. I have used them to make dozens of bath bombs already. I will probably pick up another set of them soon, so I can make bigger batches at the same time.
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Vegan Mango Butter Lotion Bars makes the most lux lotion bar EVER.
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- 2 Tablespoons Almond Oil *can sub another skin-friendly oil
- 4 teaspoons Water
- 1.5 teaspoons Strawberry Perfume Oil
- 2 Cups Baking Soda
- 1/3 Cup Epsom Salts
- 1/3 Cup Corn Starch
- 1 Cup Citric Acid
- 2 Tablespoons OPTIONAL FOR NATURAL COLOR: Dehydrated Strawberry "Dust"
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the DRY Ingredients (Baking Soda, Epsom Salts, Corn Starch, Citric Acid, Optional Strawberry Dust.)
- Put all the WET Ingredients (Water, Almond Oil, Perfume Oil) in a small jar with a lid. Close the lid and shake to mix. NOTE: If you are using a soap colorant to color your bath bombs, be sure to add it in this step.
- Slowly (a teaspoon or two) at a time, stir the WET ingredients from the jar into the DRY ingredients in the bowl. Use the whisk to continously stir as you add in the liquid ingredients. This will help you avoid activating the Citric Acid. It's OK if it fizzes a little bit, but try to stir quickly so it doesn't happen.
- Use your hands to knead the mixture and make sure the wet and dry ingredients are combined. The mixture should feel like barely damp sand and mostly hold its shape when squeezed together. If it does not, add a drop of oil and stir. Keep repeating this until the right consistency is reached.
- Fill each half of the bath bomb molds with the bath bomb mixture. 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 10 minutes before attempting to remove them.
- Carefully lift to remove the top and bottom molds from each bath bomb. Allow bath bombs to dry and cure (harden) for another 12-24 hours before using. Store bath bombs in an airtight container. Use within 2-3 months.
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Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
I’ve been wanting to try to make bath bombs for a while now…but they make me nervous LOL Maybe this recipe will be my ticket! Love partying with you at the #homemattersparty 🙂
Hi Kristen — I have had lots of fails, but this recipe is one of the easiest that actually works for me. Humidity plays a big factor in making bath bombs, so it seems like I always have to tailor the recipe to the humidity levels and be careful when I add anything wet to the mix.
If you have any questions or ever need help troubleshooting, let me know. I have had lots of failures, but most bath bombs are fixable unless too much moisture is added and sets off the fizzy citric acid reaction. Thank you for stopping by! –Nicole
These bath bombs are really neat. I didn’t even know you could buy dehydrated strawberries. My kids eat strawberries all the time, it’s their favorite. #HomeMattersParty
Thank you, Jenny! I bet your kids would love dehydrated strawberries, too. My kids literally eat a handful of dehydrated strawberries for a snack. We also add them to our cereal and then the strawberries re-hydrate with milk. It’s really good with Wheat Chex and Cheerios. Buying the dehydrated strawberries in a #10 Can is a lot cheaper (at least that is what I have found, it significantly cheaper to buy in bulk) than buying the 2-4 ounce bags at the store. You’ll have to let me know if you try them. –Nicole
Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle says
How fun! I’ll be trying the lemon bath bombs. I would literally die if I put the strawberry one in my tubby! 😉 (Berry allergies blow!) Thanks for sharing with us! #HomeMattersParty
Oh my gosh! That is scary about your strawberry allergies. Yes, lemons all the way for you!!! :)))) Thanks for stopping by! –Nicole
That looks like a yummy bath bomb idea, Nicole. My SIL is into making bath bombs lately, I will share this recipe with her. #HomeMattersParty
Melinda Prince says
I trying this recipe right now hopeful with work.Bath bombs are hard to do.But like you said you can usually fix the problem. Thanks for sharing your recipe with others.
This looks so good! What a great gift to make for friends or to enjoy yourself!
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
The homemade bath bombs should be good and fizzy for up to 6 months if properly stored in a dry place. Thank you for your question. Hope that helps! –Nicole
Hi! This recipe says it makes 8 bath bombs. What size mold do you use?
Hi Deanna, Great question! The molds I use are about 2 inches diameter. Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by. – Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out
This looks so good! What a fun craft to make with kids !
Thanks for sharing! Can I make other scents with this recipe?
Thank you for your question. Yes, you can change the scent by using a different perfume oil. Just keep in mind that using the real strawberries will add a soft strawberry fragrance to whatever perfume oil you decide to use. Luckily a lot of scents smell nice with strawberry. I would think any fruit or berry scent or vanilla could work well. Good luck with your project. –Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out