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

Related To:

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:

DIY All-Natural Bath Bombs 01:06

Gift a spa day at home with these easy all-natural bath bombs.

Peppermint Bath Bombs

Ingredients

  • 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.

70 Handmade Gift Ideas

See All Photos

Shop This Look

Next Up

Chocolate Bark 5 Ways: An Easy, Edible Holiday Gift

Mix and match flavors for surprising twists on this classic holiday treat, like matcha green tea bark and s'mores bark. 

7 Festive, Holiday Pillows You Can Make THIS Weekend

Add instant holiday cheer with these non-cheesy pillow ideas.

DIY Hand Warmers: Give the Gift of Toasty Fingers

Make these stocking stuffers for the always-cold person(s) on your list.

Sending a Thank You Gift? 10 DIY Ideas to Steal

Nothing says "thank you" like a handmade gift.

Step Up Your Stocking Stuffer Game With This Mini Vanilla Cranberry Mojito Kit

Desperate for a last-minute gift that's both thoughtful and inexpensive? Skip the wine aisle and give your loved ones this creative cocktail kit filled with all the ingredients needed to make a delicious, wintry mojito.

Scents of the Season: Make Your Own Holiday Candles

Skip the overly fragrant, store-bought candles and make your own for just a few bucks.

DIY Stocking Stuffers: Turn Thrifted Flannels Into the Ultimate Cozy Bracelet

Christmas is coming! Even if you're cash- or time-strapped, it's not too late to turn old flannel shirts into fashion-forward handmade gifts for coworkers and friends.

4 Easy + Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Boxes

You've still got time to craft one of these last-minute card holders.

Meet the Team

Get to know the talented writers and editors of HGTV's show and design blog. 

Go Behind the Blog

From the Archives

Take a look back at our past posts, from entertaining and design trends to up-and-coming HGTV shows.  

Read All Our Past Posts

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

On TV

Watch Live TV

Don't miss your favorite shows.

Live Stream HGTV Now

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.