How To make Bath Bombs WITHOUT citric acid. This easy recipe is made with cream of tartar. Tutorial by The Makeup Dummy

DIY Bath Bombs with cream of tartar

Follow this easy step by step tutorial to make your own bath bombs with a kitchen favorite: cream of tartar. This recipe is made WITHOUT CITRIC ACID or lemon juice.


  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cream of tartar
  • Rubbing alcohol or witch hazel


  • liquid soap dye
  • dried flowers
  • essential oils


  1. Combine the baking soda and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Divide the mixture over 3 mixing bowls.

  2. Add a few drops of essential oil to each batch. I used a different kind of flower, color and essential oil for each batch.

  3. Dilute a few drops of liquid coloring in one teaspoon of rubbing alcohol or witch hazel.

  4. Carefully add the liquid with the coloring to the batch. Stir well to make sure the mixture doesn't start to fizz. Next, add about a tablespoon of dried flowers to each batch.

  5. Check to see if the mixture is ready by taking some in the palm of your hand and squeezing your fingers together. If the mixture clumps together like damp sand it's ready. If it doesn't, add a little more liquid until it does.

  6. Place a few dried flowers at the bottom of your bath bomb molds. Scoop some mixture into both sides and press down. Keep scooping until the bath bombs are overflowing. Push both sides together and set aside to harden. Let dry overnight.