How to Make Colorful Easter Egg Bath Bombs

I’ve seen people make bath bombs and found it completely intimidating. Me + Science = Not a good combination. But I guarantee the hardest part of making these is figuring out where to buy citric acid. (Hint: Whole Foods sells it in bulk.) The fizzy fun payoff is so completely cool my kids have been begging for bath night.

Easter Egg Bath Bombs | Henry Happened

How to Make Bath Bombs – Colorful Easter Egg Style!

Bath Bomb Recipe | Henry Happened
You will need:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid powder
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup of light oil, like canola
  • About a dozen drops of essential oil – I used lavender. Peppermint would also be nice.
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic egg molds

Mix all of the ingredients together (minus the food coloring) in a big bowl. Separate out a small bit of the mixture into another bowl and add a few drops of food coloring. It will fizz a bit but don’t worry. Mix in the color with your hands. Then pack the mixture into each side of an open plastic egg. Close the egg and shake it to help it form the egg shape.

Fizzy Bath Bombs | Henry Happened

Take the top part of the lid off and let the eggs dry for overnight. Then gently pry the bath bombs from the bottom mold and dry another day. To use, just drop an egg in the bath and watch it fizz! The water will turn the color of the egg you use.

DIY Bath Bombs | Henry Happened
I had the best luck with the red and blue colors. An attempt to combine them to make purple ended in a sad mud color.

Homemade Bath Bombs | Henry Happened

Have you started playing with Easter eggs yet? I’ve been wanting to try photo transfer or nail polish marbling. What would bloggers do without holidays to geek out on? :)


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  1. Charlene says

    Thank you, Thank you So interesting cannot wait to start making

    Some of these scrubs, afraid of the

    Marshmallow :-0

    So looking forward in keeping up with you

  2. Charlene says

    Thank you, Thank you So interesting cannot wait to start making

    Some of these scrubs, afraid of the

    Marshmallow :-0

    So looking forward in keeping up

  3. Veronica says

    We are planning on doing this craft in our MOPS group. Do you know approximately how many egg bombs this recipe will make?

  4. says

    I just love you !!! your blog is amazing, and omg, it’s so funny, the way you write ! i really really enjoy it ! I’ve pinned everything you posted !

    • gerbermom says

      Mine have! And they loved it :) It’s probably not the best for every bath – maybe a fun treat – since I know doctors don’t recommend bubble bath for kids. But there’s nothing in this that would harm them.

  5. says

    I have been wanting to make these forever (they were supposed to be a Christmas gift 2 years ago–oops), but I’ve never gotten around to it. Now I’m feeling all jazzed about doing it again. Making them into egg shapes is such a cute idea!

    • gerbermom says

      I’ve been scared of them too but they are shockingly easy. It’s so cute to watch the kids get all giddy at bath time now :)

    • gerbermom says

      I found mine at Whole Foods – they sold it in the bulk section. But if you don’t have a Whole Foods you can probably also order online.

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