DIY Natural Bath Bombs: The Perfect Gift for a Group

Make these bath bombs in a muffin tin for a quick yet thoughtful holiday gift idea for a group.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

It’s Handmade Holidays week on I Heart HGTV! All week long, we’re sharing our favorite DIY gift ideas for groups, from BFFs to coworkers to extended family. Plus, we’ll share our favorite gift-wrap tricks.

Thinking of a group holiday gift can be challenging. What exactly do you get your colleagues or your 50 cousins that's personal, budget-friendly and quick to make? Enter: all-natural bath bombs. These DIY bath bombs take less than 15 minutes to make and only require common household ingredients. Make them in a muffin tin with cupcake liners for a cute, efficient way to make multiples at a time. Want proof? Watch the video below, then follow our step-by-step instructions:

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Peppermint Bath Bombs


  • 10 oz baking soda
  • 4 oz citric acid
  • 4 oz Epsom salt
  • 4 oz corn starch
  • 2 3/4 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa butter
  • 1 tsp water
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • ground cinnamon, lavender, orange peel, flower petals (optional)

Place Glass Bowl on Scale

Place a glass bowl (glass is non-reactive) on a food scale, and use ounces as the measurement. Hit the tare button so the scale reads zero.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

Combine Dry Ingredients

Add all dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt and corn starch) to the bowl in the exact measurements. Press the tare button to read zero before adding the next ingredient. Slowly mix with a spoon until combined.

Combine Wet Ingredients

Combine all wet ingredients (coconut oil, cocoa butter, water and essential oil) in a separate bowl.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

Add Wet Ingredients to Dry Mixture

Add wet ingredients to the dry mixture one teaspoon at a time. Use clean, dry hands to combine until mixture has consistency similar to wet sand.

Add Mixture to Muffin Tin

Place cupcake liners in muffin tin. Fill liners with a heap of the bath bomb mixture. Pack tightly using your fingers. Let sit overnight before removing. Optional: Add flower petals, cinnamon, lavender or orange peel in or on top of the bath bomb mixture.

Gift Wrap

Cut a small slit in the top of a cupcake box and loop and tie a loofah. Fill the box with tissue paper or crinkle paper, and place one or two bath bombs inside. Tie a gift tag to the loofah loop to complete.

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