Essential Oil Bath Balls


Toss two of these in the bathwater to delight your children or give yourself a treat. A basket of these fragrant little wonders also makes a nice addition to a bathroom shelf or vanity.


What you need:

1/2 cup citric acid

1 cup baking soda

3/4 cornstarch

1/4 Epsom salt

10 to 15 drops essential oil (good choices: jasmine, lavender, patchouli, vanilla, and ylang-ylang)

6 drops food coloring of your choice

2 ounces water


  1. Stir together the citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch, and run them through a sifter or sieve to be sure they’re thoroughly combined.
  2. Add the Epsom salt, and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the essential oil and food coloring to dry ingredients, using your fingers to break up any lumps.
  4. Lightly spray the mixture with the water to dampen it. If you use too much water, the mixture will fizz and expand.
  5. Form the dampened mixture into round balls about the size of an egg.
  6. Place the balls on a baking sheet and leave them to dry overnight.
  7. And there you go bath balls ready to use!


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Sources: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press

ISBN #9780989558693

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