Bath bombs: What they are and how to make them yourself

Taking a bath is a familiar process that can be turned from a simple routine into a real spa experience!

What are bath bombs?

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Bath bombs are first and foremost a cosmetic product. The variety of bath bombs is amazing in its uniqueness and unforgettable fragrances.

The appearance and colour of the bombs varies from plain white or coloured, to speckled or stained. The balls feel a little rough to the touch and you can feel their weight.

Once the sphere hits the water, a veritable magic of colours and bubbles begins, comparable to a small geyser. This is due to a chemical reaction between the components of the balloon and the water. The basic ingredients are usually baking soda and citric acid (in dry form).

Composition and types

Geyser balls are made from natural ingredients, which are good for the skin, relaxing and filling a room with a pleasant fragrance.

Depending on the content of the Windsor’s Soap ball, you can feel the scent of verbena, marjoram, jasmine, mint, etc. There can be many fillers, but each one should carry a specific role and benefit.

With this kind of relaxation after your bath, you will feel a rush of new energy and your whole body will be toned.

The bombs are not only made with baking soda and citric acid, they can also contain:

  • sea salt;
  • essential oils;
  • dried flowers and sprigs of plants;
  • glitter;
  • small Styrofoam balls;
  • honey;
  • natural dyes;
  • natural oils;
  • oat flakes;
  • etc.

The bombs themselves are divided into 3 types:

  1. without any additives;
  2. with the addition of essential oils and other ingredients;
  3. with foam.


Beauty experts advise taking a shower, then filling the bathtub and dissolving the bubble bath in warm water.

When the hissing of the geyser stops completely, you can start the SPA relaxation treatment. It is best to cover your hair with a cap. You should not stay in such a bath for more than 20 minutes.

After the procedure, it is better to wait until the moisture droplets on your body dry. The effect and benefits will be much greater that way.

Lifestyle tips

  • Some spheres contain plant particles (flowers, twigs) which can clog the drain of the bathtub. To prevent this, place the sphere in a cloth or mesh bag. This way the large components of the product will remain inside, while the rest of the composition (oils, dyes, fragrances) will dissolve in the water.
  • Since bombs are quite expensive, you can save a little money by dividing the sphere into two parts, using a fine-toothed knife. One part should be used for its intended purpose, and the other part should be wrapped in its original packaging, or wrapped tightly in clingfilm to prevent the product from crumbling.
  • If the ball contains dyes, wash the tub while it is still wet, as otherwise the stained areas will remain for a long time. Use a normal dish sponge for washing.


If you’re a big fan of using bubble bombs, try making one yourself!

To make it, you will need:

  • Baking soda – 300 grams;
  • Citric acid powder – 150 grams;
  • Essential oils (at your discretion) – 5 millilitres of two or three oils each;
  • Dye – a couple of drops (optional).

You can also add finely chopped and dried lemon, orange or lime zest, small fragrant lavender blossoms, etc.

Crush the baking soda and citric acid and mix in a bowl. Mix the oils separately and gradually add them to the mixture to achieve homogeneity. Stir and add the liquid ingredients until the mixture becomes crumbly but should form easily into a ball. Kinetic sand has the same properties if you are familiar with it.

You can use two small round bowls as moulds, which should be filled and pressed together to form a sphere inside. Allow the mould to stand for a few minutes, then remove the ball and allow it to dry.

When the bombshell is ready, you can use it for its intended purpose!

The author is an online hair magazine expert. I am passionate about beauty and fashion and am always up to date with the latest news from the world of beauty and fashion.

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