DIY : Bath Bombs! Step by Step Guide.

1 Jul

Hi peeps! Shall I tell you a new hobby of mine (some of my Keek followers may know this already)? Making bath bombs!! I’m so crazy about this lately, they are so easy to make and would make a great gift for your loved ones and friends. And, i must add that it is a good stress buster as well (not that Im stressed-out at the moment). I’m making this for a friend of mine whose birthday was more than a week ago, but both of us had been busy. Dr. Karmini whom I’ve known the last 5 years is also my personal doctor…oh yes, I dont treat myself, it’s a principle of mine 🙂

So, let’s start …

1. Take 1 part of citric acid and pour it into a big mixing bowl. Citric acid is what gives the bath bombs fizzing action. I bought mine at Soap Artisan at Publika, KL. The pack was priced at RM10. It’s cheap and 1 pack can make many!


If you cant find citric acid, use cream of tar tar. Easily available at the supermarket. You would need half part instead.


2. Add 2 parts of baking soda. RM5.80 / box. There are many brands available, just check out your supermarket.


3. The next step is up to your preference. I added 1/2 part of Epsom salt because it’s rich minerals and helps reduce muscle aches. Great for relaxing after a long day at work, guys!  Bought mine at the pharmacy for RM5.80.


4. If you have been a reader of my blog for some time, you know that I’m obsessed with oats! I added oatmilk in this concoction because it helps to soothe and calm the skin. Use 1/2 part.


Mix all the dry ingredients well. Remove any clumps, make sure you take some time to do this well because baking soda is quite clumpy.

You may omit epsom salt and oatmilk if you want to do a simple one. I’m just feeling rather complicated right now.. :p haha. Alternatively, you may want to add cornstarch or milk powder.

5. Now, the wet ingredients. Add into a cup, 2 tablespoon of sweet almond oil ( or grapeseed oil, or whatever oil actually ) and 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil or essential oil. I use Lavender. The last time i did this, i only added a few drops but after mixing the dry and wet ingredients, it ended up being unscented. This time I ended up wearing an N95 mask because the scent was so overwhelming!


6. Mix the wet and dry ingredients. Separate them into different bowls depending on how many colours you wish to do. I use mica and organic clay coloring. Alternatively, you can use food coloring. Dont use pigments, they may stain your bath tub.



7. As I added the coloring, i sprayed some witch hazel (I put the witch hazel extract in a spray bottle) and sprayed intermittently while mixing the colors. The aim is to get a consistency as below, clumpy yet not too wet . You can use water if you cant find witch hazel but be careful not to add too much. It’s better to be on the drier side.


8. Then , put them into the moulds and leave overnight, preferably.


9. Remove the moulds. It’s ready for use. But I wanted to take it to the next level so I added frosting on top.



I’ll share the frosting part next time. I still need to improve on it. Regardless, looks yummy right? I feel like eating them!!!!

Some ideas you may wanna try :





5 Responses to “DIY : Bath Bombs! Step by Step Guide.”

  1. Hanisah July 11, 2013 at 03:16 #

    creative doctor!! 😉

    • zavanitydresser July 14, 2013 at 02:09 #

      Tq Hanisah!

  2. emilia July 14, 2013 at 01:55 #

    Lush has these but in round balls form. Bn wanting to try but Cant get it here in malaysia. Love yours too. Creative. Do they bubble up?

    • zavanitydresser July 14, 2013 at 02:13 #

      Yes! I was inspired by Lush , really though i could not find the round mould. Haha. Nope, they dont bubblr. t’s actually fizzes n releases d ingredients into yr bath e.g epsom salt to give the mineral soak which is good for health. But will b making bubnle bars once i get my ingredients!

  3. Bazilah Balqis July 16, 2013 at 15:57 #

    OMG..great hobby Dr Za..mesti buat nih..excited tau *hope menjadi* 🙂 wish me luck !

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