4th of July DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

These 4th of July inspired bath bombs make the perfect party favor gift. Or celebrate Independence Day in style with some bath time me time!

*sing along* Baaaby you’re a fiiirework, come on show ’em what you’re worth. Make ’em go aah aah aaah as you shoot across the sky-y-yyy.

It could be the theme song of this Fourth of July bath bomb recipe.

This patriotic homemade bath bomb is colored red and blue. The stars make your bath water pop and of course – like every bath bomb – it’s a fizzy treat!

What I used:

    1/2 cup baking soda – Get it here
    1/4 cup citric acid – Get it here
    1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder – Get it here
    1 tbsp coconut oil – Get it here
    Red and blue food or soap coloring – Get it here
    Star shaped cake sprinkles – Get it here
    Essential oils (optional) – Get it here


4th of July inspired Bath Bomb tutorial - great party favor gift idea! DIY by The Makeup Dummy

This recipe makes one giant bath bomb or several little ones. Double or triple the ingredients for more bath bomb fun!

1. Combine your dry ingredients

Put the baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together with a spoon.

If you’re using essential oils, this would be a good time to add them in. I used 6 drops of ylang-ylang and 6 drops of rose geranium.

2. Add the coconut oil

Add 1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil to your dry mixture. Mix all the ingredients together and make sure to smooth out all the lumps.

3. Coloring time

Divide the mixture into 3 batches. Set one of them aside. This is for the white stripes. Add of few drops of blue food coloring to one batch and a few red drops to the other. Stir well after each drop.

Take a handful of the mixture and squeeze it together with your fingers. The powder should clump together. If it doesn’t you can spritz it lightly with some water (or witch hazel) in a spraying bottle. Stir well between each spritz and make sure the mixture doesn’t start to fizz in the bowl!

Because I didn’t add any liquid food coloring to the white batch, I spritzed this batch with water until it started to clump together.

4. Create your bath bomb!

First, I put some white stars at the bottom of my mold.

Fill your mold one spoonful at a time, starting with the blue. Press the mixture down firmly with your fingers after each scoop.

Let your mold sit for a few hours or – if you can wait long enough – overnight. Carefully take the bath bomb out of its mold and wrap as a gift or keep for yourself

4th of July inspired Bath Bomb tutorial - great party favor gift idea! DIY by The Makeup Dummy

Check out my DIY Red, White and Blue Soap Dough Bars for more 4th of July Party inspiration!

3 Comments

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  2. Barbara Petrini 11 June 2018 at 21:31

    I’ve been making several of your recipes and they are awesome! The geode ones looks so beautiful. But I have a question. I’m using soap coloring and no matter how much I put in it doesn’t “take”. I can see dots of color in the mixture. Doesn’t matter how long I stir it. Is there a trick to adding the coloring? I bought Ktdorns colors and I’ve added it to the oil or to the water but it still doesn’t disperse. Went through a whole bottle of black trying to make gray bottoms for the geodes. Also, your site is beautiful!

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    1. The Makeup Dummy 11 June 2018 at 21:37

      Thank you so much Barbara! With regards to your soap coloring question: I know black coloring can be tricky. Sometimes just mixing green, red and blue coloring works better to create that murky grey color. Another great trick is adding activated charcoal to the bath bomb mixture! I hope this helps!

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