Luxurious DIY Bath Bombs Recipe You Can Make Today

This is a DIY Bath Bombs (also know as bath fizzies) recipe that doesn’t contain any citric acid.  This means that it’s easier to find the ingredients at your local store and you don’t have to order citric acid or try to locate it online.  You’ll be able to make a great fizz without it!

Make Your Own Bath Bombs With No Citric Acid

Are you a bath person?  Some people take baths often and some people rarely or never take one.  

A bath is one of my favorite ways to wind down at the end of a stressful day and I have been purchasing bath bombs for years. 

That was until I found out how easy they are to make at home. 

And even better, we’ve got a recipe that contains No Citric Acid.

Make bath bombs without using any citric acid.  WildflowersAndWanderlust.com

One of the best things about making your own bath products is that you can control the ingredients that you’re using.  It’s easy to use organic compounds and avoid harsh chemicals when you make DIY bath bombs with this recipe. 

This is the best recipe we’ve tried with no citric acid in it.

Citric Acid is expensive and you may not be able to just pick it up at your local grocery store.  If you’ve got sensitive skin you may not want to use products that contain citric acid so this is a great alternative.  

This recipe leaves that out but still gives you a great fizz when you drop them into your tub.

It’s a guilty pleasure to treat yourself to a bath and the smell of the essential oils just adds to the relaxation.  So fix up a few DIY bath fizzies, pour yourself a glass of wine and light a candle. 

We’ll have you soaking and relaxing in no time.

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DIY Bath Bomb Ingredients | WildflowersandWanderlust.com

You can make these with only a few ingredients and you may already have them on hand. 

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Cream of Tartar
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil

Optional ingredients:

  • Your Choice of Essential Oil (optional) We recommend Plant Therapy!
  • Food Coloring (optional)

We used a melon baller to shape our bath bombs but you can easily shape them with your hands. 

They’re also pretty if you roll them in Himalayan salt or some crushed rose petals for more interest.

It was fun to shape them into hearts for Valentine’s Day!

How to DIY Bath Bombs

The first thing that you’ll do to make these is mix your dry ingredients together in a bowl. 

Once they’re combined well set them aside to work with your wet ingredients.  You’ll want to mix these together well before you combine them with your dry ingredients.

Add your wet ingredients slowly to your dry ingredients.  If you’re not adding any oils or food coloring to your recipe then you can just add your coconut oil directly into your dry ingredients.

DIY Bath Bombs Mixture | WildflowersandWanderlust.com

For our pink bath bombs, we added beet juice for coloring.  A couple of drops of food coloring works great if you’d like to add some color or you can try pomegranate juice to get a nice pink shade.

We used a melon baller to scoop our bath bombs into a sort of round shape.  They look a little like scoops of ice cream and they were the perfect size.

You could also use a silicone mold, like this heart one.   Or you can purchase traditional molds and make the round bath bombs that you’re used to seeing.

After we formed our shapes we pressed them into Pink Himalayan Salt.  

We only added the salt onto the bottom of our bath bombs, but you could also roll them in salt.  The salt helps soften the water when you drop these into the bath, so it’s an added bonus.

DIY Bath Bombs with Himalayan Salt | WildflowerandWanderlust.com

After You Create Your Bath Bombs

You’ll need to let the bath bombs sit overnight so they can dry out a bit before you use them.  They should keep just fine for around 6 months. 

Ours don’t usually last that long so we can’t confirm this but if they change color or scent you should probably pitch them.

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can completely customize them to your liking.  Change the color or the essential oil that you use and you’ll have a different bath experience.  Add in dried herbs or flower petals to give them a different scent or texture.

There are endless ways to customize your bath bombs so that they’ll be your favorite recipe too.

Yield: A dozen Small Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bombs Recipe

DIY Bath Bombs Recipe
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Cream of Tartar
  • 3 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • Optional:
  • 1 tsp beet juice or pomegranate juice
  • 6 drops of blood orange essential oil (or your preferred scent)
  • Himalayan salt
  • Crushed petals or dried lavender


  • Melon Baller or Silicone tray
  • Water Dropper or Spray Bottle


  1. Combine dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. Add wet ingredients. Use the water dropper or water-filled spray bottle as needed to create a wet crumbly mixture.
  3. Use a melon baller to create small bath bombs or push the mixture into a silicone mold. Top with Himalayan salt, crushed petals, or dried lavender
  4. Let dry overnight & Enjoy!!
We would love to hear your experience with our recipe and how you customized yours! Also, if you love baths as much as we do, make sure you check out our Himalayan Salt Bath review here and don’t forget to pin the recipe below. 

One final thought – you know your skin better than anyone so if it’s sensitive or you’re trying an ingredient that you haven’t used before do a patch test.

Also note that you can add rose petals, orange or lemon zest or other pretty things to your fizzies, but don’t forget that it will leave residue in your tub when you’re finished so be sure whatever you use is something that’s fine enough to go down the drain. Or big enough to clean out with a towel!

Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for lot’s more great ideas and inspiration!

DIY Bath Bomb Recipe Pin | WildflowersandWanderlust.com

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  1. Bert Devaney says:


    I had visited your store last month, and I saw a verry nice DIY product i wanne buy.
    But I have a question, today I wanted to order it, but can not find the item anymore in your store.
    Mail me if you are going to sell it again.
    I hope soon so that I can place an order.
    I’ll wait.


    1. Hi Bert:
      I’m sorry that you can’t find the item that you’re looking for. We have links to many of the items we feature on the blog! Hope you can find what you’re looking for!

  2. Junie Stephano says:

    thanks for sharing

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