The Best Essential Oils for Bath Bombs

Essential oils are a great addition to DIY bath bombs. They add an all-natural scent you'll love, and they're easy to use. Learn which ones are best for bath bombs below!

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Which essential oils are good for bath bombs?

You can't go wrong with these ones.

  • Lavender 40/42 essential oil - What better way to relax? This one adds a fresh and floral scent to your recipes, and works especially well with a cool color palette. We chose lavender 40/42 specifically because it's made from a blend of essential oils, which creates a dependable scent. You don't have to worry about crop variation.
  • Orange 10X essential oil - This one is the ultimate crowd pleaser. The bright and juicy citrus notes are perfect for bath bombs, and it can add a slight orange tint as well. A little goes a long way - it's concentrated 10 times so it stays strong in bath and body products.
  • Eucalyptus essential oil - If you need a morning pick-me-up, try this one. It has a fresh and woody scent that's slightly sweet. It's also super strong, so start with just a drop or two in your recipe! A eucalyptus bath bomb is a great way to start the day.
  • Ylang ylang III essential oil - This sweet and floral essential oil works with a variety of additives and color palettes. It's mixed with 20% nature-identical oils to boost the scent and ensure it stays consistent. That means it'll stick around in your bath bombs.
  • Sandalwood essential oil - If you've ever smelled sandalwood essential oil, you probably can't get enough. It has a creamy, woody scent that's hard to beat. It's great for bath bombs! Adding one to hot water will make it feel like you're bathing in the woods.

This is just the tip of the iceberg! There are plenty of bath bomb essential oils to try, and you can even create your own custom mix. Learn How to Blend Essential Oils Safely in this article.

Also, make sure to read the product descriptions closely. Some essential oils, like cinnamon and peppermint, aren't recommended for bath bombs because they can cause irritation.

How to add essential oils to bath bombs

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This is easy to do with our Fragrance Calculator. Just plug in the essential oil you want to use and the weight of your recipe. In the "what are you making?" box, select salts.

We recommend starting with the light recommendation. Essential oils are nice and strong, so start with the smaller amount and go from there. You can measure it out into a glass container or use a dropper.

Once all your other bath bomb ingredients are incorporated, add the essential oil. Mix well for a few minutes - it takes a bit to get that oil fully blended. It helps to squeeze any clumps smooth. Then, pack into molds and enjoy.

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Ready to get started? Find bath bomb projects made with essential oils here!