Easy DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs

by Sierra Pedro

No one needs a day at the spa more than a college student entering the last few weeks of the term. So what if you can’t afford a trip to Lush or Bath & Body Works every day? We compiled a list of DIY bath bomb blends that will be kind to your body and your bank account, too!


1 cup baking soda

½ cup citric acid

½ cup epsom salt

¼ cup coconut oil

20 drops essential oils (Avoid minty oils. They will burn!)

Food coloring (optional)


Mix together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine melted coconut oil and essential oils, then add to dry ingredients. Press the mixture into a mold or into small balls. Let sit for at least 12 hours, or until hardened. Place in bathtub and let fizz prior to getting in.

Suggested Essential Oils:

Sore Muscles Blend: Combine 15 drops of eucalyptus and 10 drops of lavender  essential oils for a healing, soothing blend.

Calm & Collected: Combine 15 drops of lavender and 10 drops of rosemary essential oils for a post-midterm, relaxing bath.

Up & Energized: Perfect for a quick morning pick-me-up, combine 10 drops of wild orange and 10 drops of lemon essential oils for a rejuvenating morning bath.