Gingerbread Bath Bombs DIY

Sorry for my absence on the blog last Thursday. I was having technical difficulties with the site and I couldn’t post anything. Thankfully it seems like mostly everything has been sorted out by now. Onward!


I am already so tired of feeling cold all the time. The weather recently dove into the negatives, and I am seriously unimpressed. Usually I’m not much of a bath person, but I have to admit that soaking in a really hot bath does warm you right through. That’s worth it to me in the winter, but of course a regular bath is boring. Bath bombs always spice things up, and I thought that gingerbread would be especially spicy (see what I did there) and perfect for the holiday season. Here is the Gingerbread Bath Bombs DIY recipe.

Homemade Gingerbread Bath Bombs DIY Recipe

Gingerbread Bath Bombs

1 c baking soda

1/2 c citric acid

6 tbsp sea salt

3 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tbsp + 2 tsp castor oil

1 tsp water


In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (first 7) with a whisk.

In a small dish, combine oil and water together with a fork or small whisk.

Using a table spoon, pour the wet ingredients into the dry one spoonful at a time. Whisk into the dry ingredients between each spoonful.

Once all the ingredients are whisked together, it should be similar in consistency to that of moon sand.

Pour and firmly press into your molds. To make the gingerbread man shape I actually used cookie cutters.

Allow to dry for a few hours. I let mine dry overnight.

Test their structure before you try to remove them from the molds. Carefully do so and store somewhere very dry.


To use, just add to your bath water and watch the fizz.


The spices actually add a few beauty benefits to your bath. Cinnamon is antibacterial, stimulates circulation, and increases collagen levels. Ginger also increases circulation and is packed with antioxidants. Similarly, nutmeg is antibacterial, stimulating, and also anti-inflammatory. Clove as well is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and full of antioxidants. The little bit of castor oil makes these bath bombs slightly moisturizing as well.


Are you a bath person? What kind of bath bomb would you like to see?

Homemade Gingerbread Bath Bombs DIY Recipe

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    December 16, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Oh I’m definitely a bath person Grace. I love a loooooong soak with a good book and lots of candles. Unfortunately there’s water restrictions in South Africa so showers are the only way to go. I’m saving your bath bomb recipe though to try when the restrictions are lifted. I can’t wait 😉

    1. Reply
      December 17, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Oh, wow! We’ve had water restriction on things like not watering our yards before, but never baths. I hope that you get the rain you need so you can enjoy your baths again – especially with these bath bombs.

  2. Reply
    Kirstee @ This Whole Home
    December 19, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Oh my! Aren’t these just adorable 🙂 And I have everything in my cupboard already. I have a sneaky feeling these may make it into our Christmas gift baskets 😉
    Thank you so much for sharing on the Homesteader Hop

    1. Reply
      December 20, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Oh, yay! That’s so perfect you’ve already got all the ingredients. Awesome, I hope you and all the other recipients enjoy them! 🙂

  3. Reply
    K J
    November 22, 2017 at 6:22 am

    How many bath bombs does this make?

    1. Reply
      November 22, 2017 at 9:33 am

      That depends on the size of your molds and/or cookie cutters. I estimate it makes around 2 cups of powder. However, when you put it in the molds, you pack it in very solidly so that will decrease the volume.

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