A Pinterest Worthy Mother’s Day Gift

DIY Bath Bombs

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Bath Bombs (source: DIY Projects)

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (Sunday, 14 th May), and what better gift can you give your mother than the opportunity for some relaxation.

A DIY gift is also a great way to show your mother (or anyone really), that you love them enough to make the effort to create something just for them.

Bath Bombs are a very fun and creative gift, and who wouldn’t love to take some time off to enjoy a relaxing bath surrounded by the citrusy scent of grapefruit.

This recipe for a Grapefruit Bath Bomb is super easy to make, and even more enjoyable to use.

Time: 5 minutes to make, 12 hours to set
Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid (buy online or most health food stores carry it)
  • 2 tablespoons Epsom salts
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon beet juice (I use the juice from canned beets)
  • 4 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon water (or more if necessary)
  • Large ice cream scoop or bath bomb moulds for full circular shaped bath bombs


1. In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salts. Stir well.

2. In a smaller bowl combine coconut oil, beet juice and essential oil

3. Slowly whisk in wet ingredients into dry. It should reach a crumbly consistency.

4. Your mixture is ready when you can mould it into a shape and it sticks without coming apart. If it is too crumbly, add in water, 1 tsp at a time. Mixture should be dry but able to hold a shape.

5. To shape your bath bombs either pack them into a large ice cream scoop or use moulds.

6. Remove carefully and place on a baking sheet to dry overnight or for at least 12 hours.

To use: just drop into a hot bath and let it fizz while you soak in the suds, smells and silky moisturizing coconut oil.

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Lynette Kumar is currently completing her masters in Secondary Education at The University of Melbourne, however, her true love has always been writing. Lynette has spent her undergraduate years volunteering at the Melbourne Writers Festival, participating in a panel about Women's Writing at the 2015 Emerging Writers Festival and looking for any opportunity to get involved in the literary life of Melbourne. Lynette hopes to work as an editor one day and will spend any free time she has reading or continuing her pursuit to make the best chocolate chip cookies.