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DIY Christmas Bath Bombs

Christmas is fast approaching and we have just the thing to get in the spirit. These DIY Bath Bombs are a sensory delight. Grab a friend, a carer or a family member and make your own Bath Bombs!


A bath bomb is a hard-packed mixture of special ingredients that fizz when wet. It is a sensory delight and can be used in the bath or even in a foot spa. Placing a bath bomb in warm water will activate it.


They smell amazing and are a real treat in the bath. In the spirit of Christmas, don’t they make the most wonderful Christmas gift?


  • Silicone ice cube or baking mould (Note: simple shapes work better)
  • Cup
  • Tablespoon
  • Bowl
  • Teaspoon for packing mixture into mould
  • Food grade gloves.


  • Hundreds and Thousands
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sea salt or Epsom salt
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil (eg. olive, canola etc)
  • 5 – 6 drops essential oil
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Optional: 5 – 6 drops of food colouring.


  • Put on food grade gloves
  • Lightly sprinkle Hundreds and Thousands into each mould and set aside
  • In a large bowl, mix together baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and salt by hand until combined and lump-free
  • Add vegetable oil, essential oil and food colouring (if using). Work through with hands until well blended
  • Spray with water a couple of times while working through with hands. Spray a further time and work through with hands. Repeat the process until slightly malleable, like the texture of magic sand but not wet. Do not spray until mixture fizzes, as this will activate your bath bomb
  • Very tightly pack mixture into moulds. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, then carefully tap bath bombs from moulds onto parchment paper
  • Allow to dry for 24 hours before use
  • To use, add your bath bomb to warm water and prepare to be dazzled!
    Tip: Wrap individual bath bombs in clear cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon to give as gifts.


Click here to download the step-by-step guide.



If you make your own Christmas Bath Bombs, take a photo of them and email [email protected] for the chance to be featured on the Baptist Care SA Facebook page.

We’ll be sharing your wonderful creations but hurry, entries close Friday 11 December 2020.

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