DIY Holiday Scented Bath Bomb Recipes + Gift Labels

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It’s the best time of the year — the holidays! Many people will be starting to think about gifts for their family and friends and what better way to say you appreciate someone than with the gift of self-care.

Bath bombs are the perfect gift that you can make in bulk with ingredients that don’t have to break the bank. Even better? You can use essential oils to make your bath bombs smell like the holiday season.

From pumpkin spice to peppermint, these gifts are sure to make your loved ones feel like they are transported to a winter wonderland.

These bath bomb recipes are super easy to make too, just follow the instructions below and then print out some of our printable holiday gift labels and you’re ready to play Chris Cringle!

list of holiday bath bomb ingredients

How to Make DIY Bath Bombs

To start, you’ll need to learn the bath bomb recipe. The process is the same no matter what scents you use, so once you master the process you can repeat it with as many different holiday scents as you like! The following recipe makes 4 bath bombs.

Ingredients + Materials:

  • Baking Soda – 1 cup
  • Citric Acid – ½ cup
  • Epsom Salt – ½ cup
  • Cornstarch – ½ cup
  • Coconut Oil – 2 ½ tablespoons, melted
  • Water – ¾ tablespoon
  • Essential Oils – 12-15 drops
  • Coloring Pigment – Optional
  • Bath Bomb Molds (these work well)

Mix the ingredients slowly.

Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a large or medium-sized bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together. At this point, you can add some color pigment if you like to achieve the desired look. For the holidays we suggest frost blue or red and green.

Mix the Wet Ingredients

In another, smaller bowl, mix the wet ingredients together. This includes the melted coconut oil, the water and your essential oils.

Combine the Ingredients

Once both bowls are mixed well, it’s time to combine them. You will want to add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients very slowly.

It’s important to combine them slowly because this will allow the citric acid to activate which is what will create the fizzing, bath bomb effect. Mix until the ingredients are the consistency of wet sand.

Mix. Mold. Let them sit.

Mold Your Bath Bombs

Now it’s time to fill each half of the bath bomb molds. You should fill the mold completely, packing the mixture in until it’s slightly overflowing. Once both halves of the molds are tightly packed you can press the halves together firmly.

Let the mold sit for one to two minutes and then lightly tap the mold and pull apart the halves to remove the bath bomb. Be careful to pull the mold apart gently so that your bombs don’t crumble — they will be fragile!

Once you have your bath bomb finished, set it somewhere safe to dry for 24 hours before it can be enjoyed. If you’re giving them as gifts, wrap them up in clear cello sheets and tie with a ribbon. Don’t forget to add one of our printable gift tags!

bath bomb sitting next to gift labels

Holiday Scented Bath Bomb Recipes

You can flavor your bath bombs however you would like, but we thought it would be fun to create holiday bath bomb recipes that you can give as gifts. Don’t forget we have printable gift labels to go with them!

Here we’ll cover some essential oil mixtures that smell just like your favorite classic holiday scents.

Candy Cane 

  • 8 drops of wintergreen
  • 4 drops of cinnamon

Holiday Tree 

  • 5 drops of balsam fir
  • 3 drops of pine
  • 5 drops of cedarwood

bath bomb sitting next to gift labels and cinnamon sticks

Sugar Cookie

  • 4 drops of cinnamon
  • 4 drops of peppermint
  • 4 drops of lemon

Gifts of the Magi Blend

  • 5 drops of frankincense
  • 5 drops of clove
  • 5 drops of tangerine

Winter Wonderland

  • 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • 2 drop sage essential oil

bath bombs sitting by unopened gifts and wrapping paper

Warm and Cozy

  • 4 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 4 drops clove essential oil
  • 4 drops white fir essential oil

Apple Cider

  • 3 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops ginger essential oil

Gingerbread Man

  • 6 drops ginger essential oil
  • 4 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 4 drops clove essential oil
  • 1 drop nutmeg essential oil

Download Printables

Print on any printer using heavy card stock. Cut tags, punch a hole and attach to your bath bombs. 

You’re all set to make your very own holiday scented bath bombs. Since you can make them in batches you should have no problem making them for all of your loved ones. For those who you’d like to give a little something extra to, our perfume selection is a great place to start. Looking for a gift for the special guy in your life? Try one of our best selling colognes!

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