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Bath Bombs with NO Citric Acid

I’ve been told in the past by several people that they’ve always wanted to try to make their own bath bombs, but they don’t have any citric acid and they didn’t want to go out and get some. 
Well, it is in fact possible to make your own bath bombs without the citric acid. The fizzing effect won’t be as awesome, but you’ll still get some bubbling and the colored bath water and scent. 


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup epsom or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cream of tartar or baking powder 
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • A few drops of food or soap coloring 
  • A few drops of essential oils


  • Combine all the dry ingredients until well mixed.
  • Melt coconut oil in separate dish and add essential oil (I used peppermint) and food coloring. 
  • Slowly add in a few drops of the oil mixture to the dry ingredients. BE CAREFUL to only add a few drops at a time and don’t dump all the oil into the mix, or you’ll set off the fizzing reaction early and ruin it.
  • Once the mixture stick together when pressed, it’s ready to mold.
  • Press the mixture into any shapes mold of your choosing. I used a sphere. 
  • Make sure you pack it in really tight so it holds shape after it’s released from the mold.
  • Let your bath bombs dry for 24-48 hours. 


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