Posted on by Nicholas Stoll


Are you loving the idea of making your own bath bombs to sell? Perhaps you want to add them to your handmade product line. There are tons of recipes online, so how do you make yours better than the others?

Picking the best bath bomb ingredients is one key. And using the right mold so they're perfect will enhance their beauty. Bath bombs are easy to make; however, an efficient process means they'll be profitable if you want to turn your craftiness into a business. 

Read on to find out how to make the best bath bombs and stand out from your competition.

Make the Best Bath Bombs

Some bath bombs are better than others. It takes the right combination of the best bath bomb ingredients, the right amounts of each, how well you press the bombs, and what kind of molds you use. You want to make the best bath bombs possible, and all-natural, organic ingredients are going to make a superior product.

While it's easy to make bath bombs, it's worth thinking through your process if you want to get crafty and make money. Consider the variety of bath bombs you've seen on the market. Some beg to be taken home, and others, well, let's just say, we'll pass.

Bath Bomb Recipes

It's a chemical reaction between the citric acid and baking soda that causes the fizz in bath bombs. Consequently, there's a basic recipe that you can customize with the binder oil, essential oils, coloring, and even dried flowers to create unique varieties. Now, the citric acid, aside from helping with the relaxing fizz that makes bath bombs so enjoyable, also leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

And the baking soda and binder oils add another level of luxury. Understanding the science behind what you're doing will also inform how you're product turns out in the long run. The thing is, you'll need to adjust the recipe according to scale.

It pays to keep notes. Here's a basic recipe that you can adjust and experiment with until you've discovered the perfect combination for your custom bath bombs.

  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 tsp Carrier Oil (ie. Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, MCT etc.)
  • 1 tsp essential oil 
  • Mica powder for color
  • Spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol until you achieve the consistency of wet sand and the material begins to stick together when you squeeze it. 

Make sure to use one part citric acid to two parts baking soda regardless of how big a batch you make. Now comes the fun part. It's time to choose all the bath bomb ingredients that will make yours stand out from the crowd.

Oils and Additives

You have a choice of carrier oils such as olive, almond, grapeseed, avocado, or even hemp seed oil. Remember, each of them has a scent and their own unique qualities. What this means for you is that if you want to add essential oils to the mix, you should consider how they will blend with your carrier oil for a pleasing scent.

There are a variety of essential oils that are perfect for the bath. Consider the effect of each before you choose which ones to add to your product. For example, a lightly-scented lavender essential oil is relaxing and pairs beautifully with a coconut oil binder.

You may love the floral scent of rose essential oil. It also helps with anxiety and depression. Plus it has other health benefits such as enhancing your libido, stimulating circulation, and it even helps sharpen your memory.

That's a lot of good stuff that can happen in the bathtub. Plus rose essential oil lends itself to some pretty crafty additions, such as flower petals. Try using grapeseed oil as a binder for a stress relief bath bomb that your customers will love.

On the other hand, you may choose citrus or peppermint for a mood booster bath bomb, and combine it with the more neutral smelling avocado oil. You could also mix a unique scent with a combination of essential oils and the light nutty smell of hemp seed oil as the binder.

Color Choices

Finally, if you want to add color and ingredients to make your bath bombs pretty, why not keep it natural? Why choose artificial food coloring when you have options? Instead, try naturally coloring herbs such as beetroot or peppermint powder.

You'll find that these natural coloring's provide other health benefits as well. Truthfully, there are all kinds of sources for natural color, from fruits and vegetables to seeds and more.

Bath Bomb Maker: Molds

Of course, preparing the mix is only part of the procedure. The next question is how to make a perfectly packed bath bomb. If you've bought many or had friends gift you their homemade bath bombs, then you've likely had one fall apart before it did its magic in the bath. 

After you've mixed the dry ingredients and added the oils, color, and whatever extras (flower petals perhaps?)—The next thing to do is pack the mix into molds. 

Getting your mix to the right consistency is key to making high quality bath bombs. There's a fine line that you'll discover with practice.

What's more—there are a variety of molds to choose from, aside from the well-known sphere shape. At Bath Bomb USA, we offer a variety of aluminum and HDPE Bath Bomb Molds. 

We not only have the spheres for your bath bombs, but you also have a choice of cubes and other shapes such as hearts, donuts and a variety of others.

Making bath bombs is all about being creative. To that end, we also provide custom bath bomb molds. You can have a custom bath bomb mold with your logo or a design that is unique to your brand.

Think about all the ways you can use a custom bath bomb to promote your business.

Bath Bomb Press

By now, you might be wondering if there's a bath bomb maker or a bath bomb press mold that will help you create your product quicker. After all, you'll need to make plenty of bath bombs to distribute to local suppliers. Or, perhaps to sell online.

You're in luck because you can get an affordable bath bomb press that will make producing higher quantities easier and a whole lot more efficient.

If you're new to bath bomb presses, Bath Bomb USA can help. We have user-friendly options to help you make all the bath bombs you need for your new crafty business. For example, you can start with an affordable and durable BBP-1000 Pneumatic Bath Bomb Press.

This single output press is perfect for the beginner or seasoned vet. All of our bath bomb presses comes fully assembled. Keep in mind that you will also need a three to a six-gallon air compressor.

Bath Bomb Machine

Now, if you're looking to increase your productivity even further, check out our new QuadPress-HD Bath Bomb Press Machine. It's easy to operate and makes for fast production. The bath bomb machine is an all pneumatic operation, and it includes a two-hand safety system. 

Plus, it has a complete input air system and comes with four, 2 1/2 inch bath bomb molds. The best part is that whether you're a seasoned bath bomb maker or just starting—you can take your production to a new level with the QuadPress-HD Bath Bomb Press Machine.

That means high tech for your crafty bath bomb business.

A bath bomb machine is an ideal platform for tightly packed, uniform bath bombs. Each pull of the lever gives you a perfect bath bomb, that you can rarely produce by hand. Don't forget though, that it also depends on how closely you follow the instructions.

Also, your recipe and its consistency ultimately are the deciding factor in the success of your bath bombs. Prepare to experiment until you have the perfect mix. 

Make Professional Quality Bath Bombs

Are you busy dreaming up unique combinations for your new creations? You want to make the best bath bombs around. And you can, using these ideas and methods. Now, if you're going to get crafty and earn money with your luscious new bath bombs, a bath bomb machine will pay for itself many times over.

Think about how efficient you can make your production. Not only will you be able to create unique all-natural bath bombs, but you can also make them in a variety of shapes and sizes. Not to mention the fact that you can get custom molds that include your logo and other branding images.

Make sure to drop us a line if you have any questions. We can't wait to see what you make with all your new bath bomb ideas.