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DIY Cruelty-Free Bath Bombs (Video)

Written by Ashley Palmer | July 8, 2014

I was horrified when I first learned that some cosmetics, personal-care products, and household-cleaning products are still tested on animals. A great way to avoid purchasing products that are tested on animals is to make your own, like these DIY Cruelty-Free Bath Bombs.

These tiny, fizzy, stress-relievers make great gifts, or you can use them to treat yourself! Relax your mind in more ways than one by tossing one of these scented, cruelty-free bombs into your next bath.

DIY Cruelty-Free Bath Bombs
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1 cup cornstarch
10 drops essential oil
5 drops food coloring
2 cups water
1 spray bottle
Plastic, stainless steel, or silicone baking molds or wax paper

  • Combine the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture using a dropper and slowly integrate.
  • Add the food coloring and water to the spray bottle. Lightly spray the mixture until it becomes damp. It should not fizz but should be dense.
  • Pack the mixture into the molds or roll into small ball shapes and place on a sheet of wax paper; the mixture will flatten and harden. Let sit overnight and then carefully remove from the molds or the wax paper.
  • Add 1 to 2 bath bombs (depending on size) to a bathtub filled with warm water and watch it fizz.
  • Soak, relax, and enjoy!

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  • Barby says:

    Citric Acid… you can use Lemons

  • chander kumar soni says:

    i love it.

  • Carried Away Crafts says:

    Nice Recipe. But for those who do not wish to make their own, we specialize in bath fizzies (because even though the ingredients are fairly easy, the actual process can be a bit difficult). And I completely agree that animal testing is a horrendous thing. Thanks for sharing this informative post!

  • R. Nicodemus says:

    I was wondering if you use food grade or beauty grade citric acid or if there is a difference. I would like to make sure beforing trying this great idea! Its perfect for gifts.

  • Kelmia says:

    Interesting recipe, might try it. Though Lush are the bath bomb kings and they don’t test on animals.

  • Barby says:

    Baking soda is a mild exfoliant and tends to over dry the skin if over used. The citric acid can cause also cause irritation, although the corn starch should counter act that. Be careful not to over use the product; maybe once a week and be sure to moisturize after soaking.

  • luuluu says:

    Where do you buy citric acid???