DIY Tension Relief Bath Bombs

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Make your own DIY bath bombs to wash away body and head tension in this easy step by step DIY beauty tutorial.

4 green homemade bath bombs in white ceramic bowl with label that reads, "DIY Bath Bombs for tension relief."

At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than taking a nice dip into a warm, relaxing bath. So I put together this recipe for bath bombs that soothe tension.

The scent combination of lavender oil and peppermint oil is both relaxing and invigorating. Together, they’re the perfect combo for tired muscles and minds.

It’s super easy to make your own bath bombs. If you’re short on time, you can also buy pre-made soothing bath bombs.

Four green colored headache bath bombs in a white bowl on the counter

DIY Bath Bombs for Soothing Tension

Learn how to make bath bombs with essential oils that soothe body and head tension away.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 3 Bath Bombs


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom Salts
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 3 teaspoons witch hazel
  • 1 teaspoon green mica powder
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil


  • Bath bomb molds
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small glass spray bottle with water


  • Put all of your dry ingredients into your mixing bowl and mix until well combined, being careful to make sure no clumps remain.
    Dry ingredients for headache bath bombs in a clear glass bowl
  • Pour the almond oil, essential oils and witch hazel into a small glass mixing bowl, then whisk until combined. Gently, pour the liquid mixture into the larger bowl with the dry ingredients.
    Liquid ingredients for headache bath bombs being added to dry ingredients in a clear glass bowl
  • The mixture will start fizzing as soon as the liquid touches the dry ingredients.
    Headache bath bomb ingredients fizzing in a clear class bowl
  • Mix with a fork (or your hands) until everything looks like it’s well combined and somewhat moist.
    Wet and dry ingredients for headache bath bombs evenly combined in a glass mixing bowl
  • Prepare your bath bomb molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly.
    Headache bath bomb mixture being pressed into a bath bomb mold with a green silicone spatula
  • Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they're firm. Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz (and start growing out of control). If you don't press down firmly enough, the bath bombs will not hold together.
    Headache bath bomb mixture in mold being sprayed lightly with water
  • Divide the remaining mixture into the molds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again.
    Two halves of bath bomb mold filled with headache bath bomb mixture
  • Close the molds, and allow them to sit on the counter for twenty four hours to set before removing from molds.
    Four headache bath bombs in a white bowl with blue and white dish cloth on wood table


Due to the mica powder and almond oil, these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery. So take caution when you’re getting out!

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