The Best Essential Oils for Bath Bombs


There’s only one thing better than sinking into a warm, relaxing bath, and that’s adding a sumptuous essential oil bath bomb to your tub time.

Bath bombs add spa day vibes to an everyday bath within seconds. With unique fragrances and believed by many to boost our wellbeing, we love essential oil bath bombs. That’s why so many of you are already making your own handmade bath bombs.

It’s no secret that bath bombs tend to come with a luxury price tag on the High Street. We believe that soothing bath bombs with unforgettable fragrances should be something we can all enjoy whenever we need a little pampering. Creating your own gives you the freedom to choose the scents and oils that make you feel fabulous, without the damage to your wallet.

Choosing the right essential oils for bath bombs can be a little bamboozling at first, so here are eight of our favourites to help get you started…


Top 8 essential oils for bath bombs

There are squillions of essential oil combinations for bath bombs. So, if you’re ready to create your own for the first time ever, it’s easiest to start with the ones that appeal most to you. After all, it’s your bath they’ll be dissolving in.

Lavender Essential Oil

Our pure lavender essential oil is one of our most popular. With a medium strength scent, it’s an essential oil that conjures dreams of carefree days spent under cloudless skies. A floral scent with balsamic woody undertones, lavender is believed to reduce anxiety and boost general wellbeing. If you’re not sure where to start, this one’s an all-rounder and a bestseller.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Say goodbye to tired limbs and hello to rejuvenation with our peppermint essential oil. Our premium peppermint oil combines spearmint and watermint plants to create a crisp minty fragrance that permeates the senses. Promoted for its rumoured ability to relieve aching joints, coughs, colds and stress, add peppermint essential oil for bath bombs that pack a punch.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Next up, it’s the irresistible sweet orange essential oil. Said to have anti-inflammatory properties, our sweet orange essential oil is derived from real orange peels. With a strong citrus scent, it’s perfect for creating uplifting bath bombs with a zesty clean fragrance. Just the thing if your mood needs a little lift.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Wild-crafted from the tea trees of Australia, our tea tree essential oil is a go-to product for many of our customers. We all know that tea tree has been a natural remedy for centuries, and its fragrance alone is said to promote healing. With a strong, middle note scent, tea tree can be successfully blended with many other essential oils for a unique homemade bath bomb.

Bergamot Essential Oil

If you want to create a bath bomb for the chap in your life, bergamot could be a great place to start. One of the flavourings in Earl Grey Tea, bergamot is a fragrance often favoured by men. This essential oil will add a slightly sweet note to your homemade bath bomb, complete with a relaxing spicy quality for an exotic touch.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

If your homemade bath bombs are going to soothe your mind after a hectic day, this is the essential oil for you. Ylang Ylang is said to promote relaxation, and it has a heady and exotic scent that will whisk you to another world while you bathe. Ylang Ylang blends well with bergamot, and it’s great for adding a little touch of luxury to your DIY bath bomb.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Wild-crafted in China from the Blue Gum tree, our eucalyptus essential oil will add a powerful fragrance to any homemade bath bomb. If you’re after a distinctive scent to help harness your senses, this is the one. This oil blends nicely with lavender or tea tree oil too, so why not use it as a starting point if you want a one-of-a-kind bath bomb that combines fragrances?

Lemon Essential Oil

Imagine stepping into a soothing bath with a citrus scent before a busy day. Our lemon essential oil has a fruity fragrance that helps you to recharge before or after a long day. This oil is pressed straight from the peel of Italian lemons, and it makes a powerful addition to your homemade bath bombs.

To find out more about combining various scents and blending essential oils, check out our comprehensive blending guide.

Top tips for amazing bath bombs

Alternatively, check out our selection of ready-blended fragrance oils for bath bombs. If you want to create your own bath bombs without experimenting with the essential oil blending, we’ve already done the work for you. Whether you opt for floral, designer, or foodie-inspired scents, you’ll find just the fragrance to suit your bath bomb style.

Our vegan fragrance oils make it easy to add long-lasting and professional smelling scents to your own bath bombs, making them impressive enough to give as gifts or share with your nearest and dearest.

If creating your own blends is the way you want to go, our essential oil starter kits make it easy to create simple blends for your first DIY essential oil bath bombs. Our starter packs include carefully selected collections of essential oils, perfect to get you started creating your own bath bombs. Choose from a collection of our best-sellers, or a seasonal selection to capture the scents of summer or winter. Whichever you go for, you’ll be on the right path to make inspiring bath bombs for indulgent bath times.

It’s time to start your DIY essential oil bath bombs

Knowing where to buy essential oils for bath bombs is the first step to creating your own. We have everything you need to create DIY essential oil bath bombs for yourself, your partner and wider family.

The best bit about creating your own bath bombs is that you get to pick and choose the essential oils and fragrance oils that work for you. That means you can craft unique products that are specially created around your lifestyle, your favourite fragrances and any ailments that crop up.

So, it’s time to pick your oils, get started and enjoy your DIY bath bomb journey!

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