DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs – Christmas in July

I am a professional bath taker.  Seriously.  I put them on our family calendar to ensure that I am able to take one at least once a week, if not more.   Because of that, I have filtered through a variety of bathing products: salts, fizzs, soaks, ect, trying to find the best experience. But, this is one  DIY recipe that is so easy and inexpensive, I had to share! Plus it feels ahhh-mazing!

DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs

DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs


  • ½ cup oil- Olive oil, liquid coconut oil, almond oil or grapeseed oil.
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup citric acid*
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • peppermint essential oil**
  • molds- I used little cupcake liners, but you can use plastic Easter eggs, silicone molds or chocolate molds.


*Citric Acid can be found in most health food or kitchen stores and in the canning isle at major grocery stores.

**Make sure you use a super high quality essential oil. One that you trust because it will be absorbed through your skin the tub.



Mix dry ingredients.


Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to the ½ cup of oil.


Mix everything together.


 When all mixed it will have the consistency of wet sand.


Spoon into your molds, it should stick and shape together really well. Let dry for 24 hours. This recipe made about 20 of the little cupcake liner size.


After they are dry, you can package in to cute little gifts, but be sure to save some for yourself, because you don’t want to miss out on the indulgence!

DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs

DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs

Notes:  You can use any essential oil to scent your bath bombs.  Some other favorites of mine are, wild orange, lavender, and lime and rosemary mixed! Yum! Avoid the “hot” oils like cinnamon and clove and oregano (who would ever want a oregano bath is beyond me, but just saying!) as i will affect your tender bits. ;)  Again, make sure you have a really high quality essential oil to use, what goes on you goes in you.

About Tricia Crookston

Tricia Crookston is a disciple of all things natural health and vibrant living. She believes that organic chocolate, epsom salt baths and free range chicken eggs are the answers to nearly everything. She is also the creator of is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in provide health solutions and happiness with essential oils. When she is not happily laboring over the creation of amazing new articles or consulting with clients, she is tending her 2 year old who also happens to be her guinea pig for many of her healthy experiments. Join her for a free webinar focusing on effectively using essential oils on Facebook, Twitter, and at


DIY Candy Cane Bath Bombs – Christmas in July — 8 Comments

  1. These are such a good idea!! I love how easy it looks too! What essential oil brands do you use? I’ve been a skeptic of the oils but more and more I see all the great things you can make with them and I think I may want to give them a try!

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