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The BEST Bath Bomb for Kids

We love bath bombs over here. We love making them, we love using them, we love playing with the toys hidden inside them. They make bath time more fun, and creating them is a creative process my three year old and I both enjoy.

We have tried a lot of recipes over the past year, and after fine tuning our process, have landed on this equation as the BEST way to make bath bombs at home. They harden relatively quickly, are easy to pack into molds, and all the ingredients are fun and safe for kid baths.


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite oil (we use Burt’s Bees belly oil—you can use any oil you feel comfortable putting in your kid’s bath)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • Optional: bath confetti, sprinkles, liquid soap color, essential oils, TOYS (I use small animal figurines).


  1. Mix the cornstarch, baking soda, citric acid and any optional dry ingredients together.
  2. Add your liquid soap color and any kid safe essential oil to your oil and mix as well as you can. (The soap dye is water soluble, so it won’t mix completely).
  3. SLOWLY add your oil mixture to your dry mixture. It will have the consistency of wet sand.
  4. Pack your mixture into molds, hiding any toy surprises in the center. We use silicone cupcake liners. You can add some sprinkles, epsom salt or bath confetti to the bottom of the liners for decoration.
  5. Put your bath bombs in a cool, dry place to harden for a day or two. Enjoy!

This is a sure fire way to keep bath time fun. I hope you find some time to try this recipe out with your little artists! Have fun!

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