Shower Bombs (without citric acid)

Today I challenge you to think outside the box!

For example, I don’t take baths so bath salts and bath bombs aren’t hugely appealing to me. Shower bombs are great, though!! So instead of putting my empty bottles in Epsom salt, I’m putting them in baking soda that I will later use to make shower bombs!

Shower Bombs make great gifts and  are easy crafts to do with children and friends! Shower Bombs are easy way to help someone feel pampered and special.

You can shape them in silicone ice cube trays, cool silicone molds, baking trays, or even cookie cutters on parchment. A smaller size mold makes for a great shower bomb, but you could also use larger molds for bath bombs.

Shower bomb Recipe (without citric acid)


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cream of tartar (or baking soda)
  • 1/2 (or less) cup water
  • 1 Tbsp fine sea salt (optional)
  • 10-30 drops of your choice of oil(s)
  • Non-plastic mixing bowl
  • Silicone baking molds or ice trays
  • Plastic gloves (optional)


  • Step 1: Combine baking soda and cream of tartar in the mixing bowl and break any lumps with your fingers.
  • Step 2: Add essential oils and thoroughly mix with your hands (or a metal spoon) to distribute the oils in the dry ingredients. If they clump together, just break up the clump and keep stirring.
  • Step 3: Add a little water and mix. Repeat. You’ll be done when you can squeeze some of the mixture in your hand and it will hold it’s shape when you let go. (You could also choose to spritz in the water instead of pouring it.)
  • Step 4: Pack the mixture firmly into your mold and let it sit, undisturbed for about 24 hours.
  • Step 5: Gently remove the shower bombs and package them. A glass container is best.

Only use the best essential oils!

I buy my essential oils through Young Living. You wanna make sure to only buy 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Here is some more information.

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