Orange Bath Bombs Recipe to Relax

Last Updated on August 26, 2020 by Ellen Christian

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Orange bath bombs recipe made with sweet orange essential oil is the perfect choice to reduce stress and lift your mood. Make a batch today.

Bath bombs are a wonderful way to relax at the end of a long day. And, making your own bath bombs is so easy to do. Have you had a chance to try any of my other bath bombs recipes? Why not try my PMS relief bath bombs. They are a wonderful way to help alleviate the symptoms of PMS. Or, these Earl Grey and Lavender bath bombs work well for stress relief as too. Check out these Fizzy Bath Bombs if you like bath bombs that fizz in the water.

Orange bath bombs recipe made with sweet orange essential oil is the perfect choice to reduce stress and lift your mood. Make a batch today.

How to Make Orange Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are very simple to make. You basically take the ingredients and press them into bath bomb molds. When the bombs are dry, you pop them out and store them until you need them. 

You can use different types of essential oils in your recipes. And, some will have extra ingredients like spices and herbs.

I love soaking in a hot bath at the end of a long, stressful day. And, these orange bath bombs are the perfect way to unwind. The sweet orange scent will lift your mood. And, the ingredients will help soften your skin.

Store-bought lush bath bombs are really expensive. But, thankfully, you can make your own at home for just a few pennies. It’s a great way to save money without sacrificing pampering time.

ingredients to make bath bombs on a white counter

 

Fizzy bath bomb recipe

These orange bath bombs will fizz when you drop them into your bathwater. It’s a reaction between the baking soda and the citric acid. 

Ingredients

½ cup cornstarch
½ cup citric acid
2 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
½ cup Epsom salt
1 cup baking soda
5 drops orange essential oil
5 drops vanilla essential oil
1 teaspoon Mica powdered soap dye (optional)
1 tablespoon dried orange peel
8 to 10 bath bomb molds
1 tablespoon water

step by step photos to make these bath bombs

The Mica powdered soap dye is optional. It’s used in this orange bath bombs recipe to color the bath balls. But, you can leave it out if you prefer. You just won’t have orange-colored fizzies.

All you really need to do to make homemade bath bombs is to mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then, very slowly add the oils and the water until they are well distributed. 

Then, just press the mixture into a bath bomb mold and allow it to dry and harden. I typically like the round molds. But, you could make flowers or hearts or stars if you prefer.

Orange Bath Bombs on a colorful towel

Frequently asked questions

Because the baking soda and citric acid will react together when they get wet, it’s best not to make these on a humid day. The extra moisture in the air can make them begin to fizz while you’re making them. 

Should the orange peel be dried?

Yes, use dried orange peel in this recipe. Fresh orange zest will have moisture in it. And, that could cause mold to grow depending on the environment. Here’s how to dry orange peel. Or, you can buy it already dried.

Orange bath bombs recipe made with sweet orange essential oil is the perfect choice to reduce stress and lift your mood. Make a batch today.

Can I add glitter?

Yes, you can add body glitter to this recipe if you want to. It’s a fun variation if you are giving these orange bath bombs as a gift. A little goes a long way.

Help, I don’t have molds!

If you don’t have a mold it’s not a problem. Just put a cupcake liner into a muffin tin and press the mixture into that. Then, remove the liner before you use them. Just make sure to let them harden completely first.

How long do they need to harden?

When making this orange bath bombs recipe, let them harden for at least 24 hours. You can then package them in a container for personal use. Or, you can put them in gift bags with a ribbon to tie them shut.

Yield: 8

Orange Bath Bombs Recipe

Orange bath bombs recipe made with sweet orange essential oil is the perfect choice to reduce stress and lift your mood. Make a batch today.

Orange bath bombs recipe made with sweet orange essential oil is the perfect choice to reduce stress and lift your mood. Make a batch today.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Difficulty moderate
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 2 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 5 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mica powdered soap dye (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
  • 8 to 10 bath bomb molds
  • 1 tablespoon water

Tools

  • Bath bomb molds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together cornstarch, citric acid, salt, baking soda, mica powder, and dried orange peel.
  2. In a small measuring cup, whisk together essential oil, coconut oil, and water.
  3. Very slowly (to avoid as much fizzing as possible) add the water solution to the dry ingredients. Stir and mash together until it resembles sand.
  4. Immediately transfer bath bomb mixture into bath bomb molds, pressing mixture tightly into each side and adding a little to overflow each side of the mold. Press the mold together and twist until closed.
  5. Allow bath bombs to rest (and dry) for at least 24 hours.
  6. To remove the bath bombs from the molds, tap the outside of the mold gently. Then, twist each side of the mold and pull to remove the bath bomb.
  7. To give as a gift, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or place in an airtight jar.

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