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DIY Matcha Green Tea Bath Bombs with swirls

DIY Matcha Green Tea Bath Bombs with swirls

Matcha lattes should come with a warning.

Something like: acquired taste needed.

Drinking matcha tea for the first time is like trying a new vegetable for the first time when you’re a kid. You have to try it at least a few times to appreciate it.

Matcha is everywhere these days.

You can add it to smoothies, lattes and sauces. Even desserts color bright green these days.

And with good reason.

As it’s said to have about 10 times more antioxidants than green tea, it’s no wonder this green powder has made it to super food status.

Needless to say I just HAD to try a matcha latte when I first saw it on the menu at a local coffee bar.

This probably doesn’t come as a surprise but the bright green brew tasted nothing like what it looked like.

You can’t really describe it. It tastes like … matcha.

After many trials and error, determined to not give up on this power food, I’ve finally found a version that works for me: a vanilla matcha latte made with almond milk and a pinch of cardemom. Delish!

Now that I’m a believer and a fan of all things Matcha I want to add it to EVERYTHING. Starting with bath bombs!

Watch the video tutorial to see how I made these bath bombs:

How To Make Matcha Green Tea Bath Bombs:

Ingredients I used:

1/2 cup baking soda – Get it here
1/4 cup citric acid – Get it here
1/4 cup corn starch – Get it here
1 tbsp. rubbing alcohol
1 tsp. Matcha powder – Get it here


a few drops of essential oil – Get it here

Bath Bomb Molds – Get them here
pointy object to make swirls (like chopsticks)

How to make your own:

Mix your baking soda, citric acid and corn starch in a bowl.

Add a few drops of essential oil – I added 6 drops of ylang ylang.

Mix well with a spoon or whisk to combine.

Slowly add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol. Check regularly to see if your mixture is ready.

You can do this by taking a handful of mixture and squeezing it in the palm of your hand. The mixture should clump together like damp sand.

If the mixture starts to fizz in the bowl or you see the citric acid turning into little bubbles you’ve added too much.

Scoop 3 tablespoons of the white mixture into a separate bowl and set aside.

These look AMAZING! How To make your own DIY Matcha Green Tea Bath Bombs! Tutorial by The Makeup Dummy

Add 1 teaspoon of matcha powder to the remaining mixture. Mix well to combine all of the ingredients.

Start filling one side of your mold. Add just enough of the green matcha mixture to cover the bottom. Push the mixture in place so the whole half is covered with a thin layer of bath bomb mixture.

Next, scoop 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of the white bath bomb mixture on top of the green mixture, depending on the size of your molds.

To make it look more like a real latte, I added some swirls to make it look like the foam art you see at coffee bars.

To make them, draw swirls in the mixture with a pointy object (I used a chopstick). Make sure to touch the bottom of the mold while you do this. Now you’re creating swirls at the top of your bath bomb!

Watch my video tutorial if you want to see how exactly I created these swirls.

Fill up this half of the mold with more of the green mixture, until it’s overflowing. Press down firmly.

Next, fill up the other side of the bath bomb mold with the green mixture. You can also add swirls on this side of the bath bomb if you want.

When both sides or packed, push them together to form a bath bomb.

Let dry for several hours or overnight.

Now they are ready to turn your bath water into matcha bath tea!


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Thursday 10th of December 2020

Hi, Ina! I am just starting to experiment with essential oils and bath bombs and I love the recipes I’m finding from The Makeup Dummy! I was wondering, though, if you could tell me why this recipe calls for rubbing alcohol to moisten the mixture. Is there a benefit from using that, as opposed to a carrier oil, witch-hazel, or even just plain water? Thanks for posting such great and easy recipes!

Ina from The Makeup Dummy

Friday 11th of December 2020

Thank you so much Kari! I like to use alcohol because it evaporates which shortens the drying time. Using too much carrier oil can make the bath bomb too heavy, but witch hazel or even a small amount of water work just as well! Let me know how your bath bombs turned out!!


Saturday 24th of November 2018

Where do I get the molds from?

The Makeup Dummy

Monday 26th of November 2018

Hi Kate, I used plastic bath bomb ornaments. You can find these at craft supply stores (especially around this time of the year!) or online. I've added a link to the ingredients listed in the post to make it easier for you to find them!

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Hi! I made these yesterday and turned ok. Left overnight to dry but today are cracking, any idea what could have gone wrong? Thanks

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