Homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb Recipe

If you’re looking for a simple beauty and bath recipe that offers an amazing fragrance, this homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb recipe needs to be on your radar. Not only is it just 6 simple steps to make from start to finish but it gives you such a wonderful scent for your skin when you’re done.

I’m a big fan of creating my own beauty products at home because that way, I’m 100% certain as to that I’m letting my body soak in. The last thing that I want to deal with is covering up my body with tons of chemicals and ingredients I’m unsure of!

And while these DIY bath bombs are great to make for yourself, they’re a fun gift that you can easily share with family and friends as well. Perfect for birthdays, holidays, and more!

Homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb Recipe

Homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb Recipe

While this is a great way for mom to relax in the tub, it’s actually a really fun at-home beauty product to make with the kids, too. This will teach them the importance of working together, following directions, being patient, and then seeing their hard work and the end result.

No matter how you decide to create this simple bath bomb at home, have fun doing so! The end result is that you’ll have a reason to end the day soaking up and relaxing in the tub!

Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb Supplies:

To get started, you’ll need to gather up the list of supplies.

  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Mica powdered soap dye
  • 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
  • 5 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 2 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 to 10 bath bomb molds
ingredients for Homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb Recipe

Directions

Once you’ve gathered up the supplies and ingredients listed above, it’s time to start in on the process. It’s not hard to do and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they’re done.

You’re going to start by whisking together the ingredients in a large bowl. The recipe below will go over the measurements and which ingredients to add, so check that for reference. You’ll notice that the sand-like texture is normal once mixed.

mixing together the ingredients to make Homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb Recipe

When you start adding in the wet ingredients to the dry mixture, you’re going to want to go slow. This is because it will start fizzing up a bit and you don’t want a lot of fizz. Just go nice and slow, like you would when you’re pouring a hot soda over ice so that it doesn’t overflow the top.

When it’s time to put the mixture into the bath bombs, just fill and press tightly. You’re going to want this to be firm so that they form and stick together well.

making the molds of the Homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb Recipe

Let the bath bombs dry for at least 24 hours. Once that time has passed, it’s time to remove them from the molds and look at your awesome work!

If you notice that bath bombs are a bit stuck, don’t worry. Just tap gently and twist the outside areas to help “pop” them loose.

How to Store Bath Bombs

Once you have your Homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb Recipe made, you’re going to want to store them in an airtight container. This will keep them as fresh as possible for as long as possible and keep their scent, too.

A glass jar or mason jar with a lid or totally fine for this. And if you’re giving this DIY bath bomb as a gift, just wrap it tightly in saran wrap or put it in an airtight jar with a cute bow. It’s just a simple as that!

Homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb Recipe

Homemade Orange Vanilla Bath Bomb

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Love bath bombs, you're going to love this simple bath bomb recipe!

Materials

  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Mica powdered soap dye
  • 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
  • 5 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 2 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 to 10 bath bomb molds

Instructions

Grab a large bowl and combine the citric acid, salt, baking soda, cornstarch, mica powder, and dried orange peel. Use a whisk and mix together.

In a different small bowl, combine the coconut oil, water, and essential oil. Whisk together.

Slowly add the liquid mix to the dry mix. Do this slowly as you're not wanting to have. any fizzing. Stir until it looks like wet sand.

Once done, transfer the mixture into the bath bomb molds as fast as possible. Pressure the mixture down tightly and add a bit of overflow to each side. Press the mold closed.

Let the bath bomb sit for at least 24 hours to dry.

To get the bath bomb out, tap the outside of the mold very gently. You can also twist each a bit and pull the bath bomb out.

More Bath Bomb Recipes

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Don’t forget to check out this post on essential oils, too!

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