Planet Earth Bath Bomb Recipe

Use herbal ingredients from around the world to create your own Planet Earth bath bomb.

| January 2018

  • This recipe makes 4 planet earth bath bombs.
    Photo by Elaine Stavert
  • Bath bombs transform bath time from an enjoyable experience to one that is truly pampering.
    Photo by Elaine Stavert
  • When dropped into warm water, bath bombs release any aromatic oils or herbs they were made with.
    Photo by Anthony Bailey
  • “Bath Bombs” by Elaine Stavert gives crafty readers a guide to creating basic bath bombs, as well as 15 fragrant recipes to test.
    Photo by Elaine Stavert

Bath Bombs (GMC, 2014) by Elaine Stavert whips up 15 fizzy and fragrant bath bomb projects to try out at home. Along with a basic starting bath bomb recipe, Stavert gives tips on finding objects around the house you can turn into bath bomb moulds. The following excerpt is her recipe for Planet Earth bath bombs.

These bombs use ingredients from around the world: orange blossom for tranquillity; manuka to heal; grapefruit for the immune system; and frankincense for inner peace and calm.


• 300 grams (11 ounces or 1 cup) granulated citric acid
• 600 grams(1 pounds 5 ounces or 2 cups) bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
• 1/4 teaspoon neroli (orange blossom) essential oil,
• 1/4 teaspoon manuka essential oil
• 1/4 teaspoon grapefruit essential oil
• 1/4 teaspoon frankincense essential oil
• 5 grams (approx 0.2 ounces or 1 teaspoon) melted shea butter
• 1/4 teaspoon liquid green color (or 1/4 teaspoon chromium green oxide)
• 1/4 teaspoon blue liquid


Round mould


This recipe makes 4 worlds.

Additional instructions

Scent your recipe in the usual way, add the butter and put half of the mixture into another bowl. Color one half green and the other half blue; add the water in the usual way – you will need to move fairly quickly so that the mixture does not dry out. Fill one side of a round bath bomb mould with the green mixture and the other with blue, press together and unmould the sphere in the usual way.

CAUTION: If using chromium green oxide, do not exceed the stated amount.

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