This Lush bath bomb recipe makes amazing bath bombs similar to what you can buy at Lush, but for a fraction of the price. You do not want to eat these!! But this recipe is for the best bath of your life.
Lush Bath Bomb Recipe
I am so excited to share our Lush Bath Bomb recipe! This is not a typical Favorite Family Recipe, you do not want to eat these!! As you know, we very, very rarely do non-food recipes, but this one is too good not to share.
These little bath bombs are so easy to make, you will never need to buy them from the store again. Not to mention, they are so much cheaper to make them yourself, especially if you buy some of the larger bulk ingredients. I got a giant box of baking soda and corn starch so even though I have already made three batches, I have plenty of supplies to make more. Check out the picture below of how the fizz up in the bath water, they are so much fun.
What are Lush Bath Bombs?
If you aren’t familiar with it, Lush is a store that sells amazing bath products. It’s all handmade in batches and is eco-friendly. I love their stuff!
My favorite thing to buy from Lush is bath bombs. They are these ball-shaped things that are meant to be dropped into the tub while you take a bath. The bath bombs will fizz and turn your bathwater a fun color—and they smell absolutely amazing.
Well, I should say it was my favorite thing to buy. Thanks to this copycat recipe, I can make my own for just a fraction of the price!
Ingredients You’ll Need
This Lush bath bomb recipe has just a few ingredients. You’ll need:
- Baking soda
- Coarse sea salt
- Cream of tartar
- Coconut oil
- Flavor extract or essential oils – see the section below
- Food coloring
- Plastic molds or Ice Cube Trays
Make it Your Own
One thing that I love about these is that you can customize them to your favorite scents. There is no need to go out and buy expensive oils. I just used flavor extracts, the kind that I have on hand for cooking all the time and they worked perfectly.
If you really want to use scented essential oils, just use about one third as much. Basically, one tablespoon of the flavored extract is as potent as one teaspoon of scented oil.
I had some awesome girls help me make these and we made up an orange creamsicle (orange and vanilla) batch, a coconut almond batch, and a cherry almond batch. They all smell so good!
How to Make Bath Bombs
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil warmed and softened so it’s runny.
- 2 tablespoons flavor extract I like to do 1 Tbsp of 2 different flavors- like coconut and banana, or cherry and almond
- 1 tablespoon water
- Food coloring- a few drops of any color you want
- Plastic molds you can use fun shapes or even ice cube trays.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and all the wet ingredients in a small bowl. Slowly pour and whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Firmly press the mixture into molds then turn over onto a large cookie sheet to dry. If the mixture is crumbling when you turn over your molds, try whisking in a little more water.
- Leave molded bath bombs out to dry for at least 24 hours.
- Add to a warm bath and enjoy!
- Candy Molds
- Ice Cube Tray