Admittedly, some things are really difficult to make.

Meringues. Soufflés. Most (okay, all) of the things asked of The Great British Bake Off contestants...

Bath bombs, however, are surprisingly not one of them.


This is usually pretty shocking news to people that ask about the bath bomb process, so I thought: why not share some insider intel with all those curious to get stuck into making their own.

There are, of course, hundreds of different variations you can play around with (Orange Peel Oil and Cocoa Butter is a personal favourite) but the bare bones of the bath bomb itself?

They're the same across the the board.

That means if you've made one bath bomb, you're well on your way to being an aficionado.

Essentially, for a bath bomb to work it needs 3 elements:

The ability to fizz (to effervesce when added to water)

The ability to soothe (relax the muscles, smooth the skin etc.) ..and some kind of style (colour, scent, shape, glitter etc.) Let's start with 1) The ability to fizz. This is the very core of the bath bomb, and no matter if you're going for tropical mango or peppermint and rosemary, this part of the recipe never changes. The ingredients responsible for the bath bomb fizz are baking soda and citric acid. These 2 agents react when they come into contact with water, just like when you pop an Alka-Seltzer or Berocca into your bedside glass.