These natural, do-it-yourself bath bombs from our healthy friends at NOW Foods make any bath a lavish and relaxing spa experience! They’re the perfect handmade gift for any occasion, including Mother's Day, birthdays or even just a gift-to-self! 


½ cup cornstarch

1 cup baking soda

½ cup NOW Citric Acid

2 teaspoons NOW Liquid Coconut Oil 

¾ teaspoon water  

16 drops NOW Rose Absolute Oil 

6 drops NOW Ylang Ylang Extra Oil 

Small spray bottle filled with water

Soap molds, silicone molds, or small muffin tins

Dried flowers or tea leaves (Optional, but we love opening these tea bags and sprinkling in the leaves.) 


1. In bowl, stir together dry ingredients: cornstarch, baking soda and citric acid, breaking up lumps.

2. Separately, mix together wet ingredients: liquid coconut oil, water and essential oils

3. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients; mix very thoroughly. The mixture should be the consistency of fine, moist sand when you squeeze the mixture in your palm. 

(TIP: If the mixture crumbles too easily, you can use a spray bottle to spritz water gradually to desired consistency.)

4. If using dried flowers or herbs, place some in the bottom of each mold!

5. Fill each mold with the damp powder mixture, pressing everything in the mixture down firmly.

6. Allow the molds to sit overnight to dry and harden before removing from the molds.

7. For a fragrant and calming spa experience, add a bath bomb to your bath... Or, give away as sweet gifts!

*Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care. Do not exceed dilutions recommended for this recipe. For adults only. Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult healthcare practitioner before using if pregnant/nursing. Not intended for use with pets. Discontinue and consult your healthcare practitioner if rash appears after skin contact.