Bath Bomb Favor

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Bath Bombs are are form of bath fizzie, or a ball of powder which, when placed in bath water, dissolves partly or completely and effervesces, also in some cases adding scent, color, and/or other properties or materials to the water. Sometimes manufacturers hide tiny toys or printed messages inside, or include dried botanicals - like herbs or flower petals - that are released into the bath as the bomb dissolves.[1]

Bath Bomb Favor Molds

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Suggestions for bath bomb molds that you might find around the house or can easily be purchased.

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  • Silicone bakeware molds for mini cupcakes, chocolate cups, etc.
  • Molds for clay or “push” molds
  • 2-part plastic Easter eggs
  • Candy or lollipop mold
  • Ice cube tray
  • Soap mold
  • Gumball machine trinket containers
  • Popsicle mold

Bath Bomb Basic Ingredients

  • 1 part citric acid *
  • 2 parts baking soda
  • Witch hazel
  • Coloring[2] (Optional)
  • Fragrance oil (Optional)
  • Dome Shaped Mold

*Citric Acid, usually produced in powder form, is an organic acid found naturally in citrus fruits. Citric acid is found in a variety of cleaning products and especially in beauty products.

Citric acid, combined with sodium bicarbonate, is used to make bath fizzies or bath tablets — the combination of the two produces carbon dioxide, producing a pleasantly effervescent water.


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk or mixer with whisk attachment
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Any small bottle that will allow you to squirt small amounts of liquid into the dry ingredients.
  • Sieve or sifter
  • Spoon
  • Spray bottle of distilled water
  • Mold for the bombs
  • Cookie sheet covered with paper towels or waxed paper

Basic Instructions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients (citric acid, cornstarch, baking soda) in the bowl.
  2. If using fragrance or coloring - In a separate bowl or small cup, mix the vegetable oil, fragrance, and coloring together.
  3. Slowly incorporate the oil mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Tamp the mixture into your mold. The more you pack your mixture into your mold, the longer lasting and harder your bath bombs will be.
  5. Turn the formed bath bomb onto the cookie sheet.
  6. Allow to dry. They will be semi-hard within 2-3 hours, but allow 24-48 for them to fully dry before storing or wrapping the bath bombs.

For complete step-by-step instructions, go to Candle and Soap - Bath Bombs.

Bath Bomb Favor Packaging

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There are a wide variety of ways to creatively wrap your bath bomb wedding favor.

  • For a formal wedding favor, you can place it in a small drawstring bag or clear box.
  • For an eco-friendly wedding favor, the bag can be cotton or hemp.
  • You could wrap it in a small washcloth or bandana for a more colorful presentation.
  • Metallic foil comes in different colors and could be used to tightly wrap the ball. A ribbon or sting can be added as an accent.


  1. Wikipedia - Bath Bomb
  2. Icing Gel Colors

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