DIY Bath Bomb Recipe with Lemon Juice

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

This Bath Bomb with Lemon Juice recipe will provide you with a beautiful bath bomb releasing both the lemon juice and lemon essential oils for a clean and fresh refreshing bath time experience.

The beauty of bath bombs is sometimes, it is possible to make a Lush quality product without even leaving the kitchen.

This bath bomb recipe with Lemon Juice should be achievable from items you have in your kitchen including the molds

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 3-4 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp. water
  • 1 tsp. lemon essential oil
  • Few drops food coloring (optional)

OK. have you got everything you need?

Let’s have you get to work and create this wonderfully aromatic bath bomb with lemon juice.

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If you are still wondering about where to find a mold from, this bath bomb mold guide should help you out

How to Make Lemon Juice Bath Bomb

So, you have all you ingedients, some other things you will need are

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk or Spoon (Something to mix with)
  • Did you find that Mold yet?

We are ready to roll!

Step 1

Mix together all of the dry ingredients you have. That’s your baking soda and cornstarch! Just mix them around in the bowl until they have pretty much become one.

Step 2

This is the part where you add your oil. The coconut oil and your choice of essential oil (Lemon is best for this bath bomb of course). Also add in any food coloring at this stage. Just a drop to start with. Yellow I would guess is the aim, but if you want to pass this bomb off as Lime I guess you could go with green. Hell, go for whatever color you want girl!

Step 3

  1. Add your Lemon Juice
  2. Add your Water [Slowly – Very Slowly]
  3. Mix very quickly

So this is the tricky part. If you have made bath bombs before then you know this and will be adding your water at a very slow rate, part by part so as not to activate your dry ingredients and to ensure you do not add too much, thereby ruining your mix.

The reason you are mixing very quickly is to try to prevent the fizzing beginning, or at least tor educe it to as little as possible. The more fizz you lose here, the less you will get in the bath!

Your bath bomb with lemon juice mixture is ready for molding when it just about sticks together.

Step 4

You’ve got those molds now haven’t you? Tell me you’ve got the molds ready!

Your mixture is ready to pop in the molds when it can stick together. It should be a long way from being a paste, it should be just about sticking together. Just over the line of not sticking, and now sticking

Now press the mixture into your molds. Let’s imagine you are using half a tennis ball. Get as much in that tennis ball as you possibly can and then add another 10% and get that pressed in too!

Step 5

The bath bomb doesnt need to sit in the mold for a huge amount of time. it will probably be set and ready to come out in about 10 minutes, but there is no harm in leaving them in longer.

The important part is what you do when you remove the lemon bath bomb from the mold.

Now you need to set it on something absorbent, kitchen towel or parchment paper and let it dry further for 24 hours at least.

What Next?

If you are using this bath bomb for yourself, there is nothing more to do than store it until you are ready to use it.

If you are looking to make these bath bombs as gifts, then you might want to consider various ways to wrap a bath bomb.

Lemon Juice Bath Bomb Skin Benefits

There are a number of benefits of lemon juice for your skin, hence the appearance of the product in so many beauty and cosmetic products.

Let’s take a look at just a few.

Anti-Bacterial Properties

Lemons have some natural anti-bacterial properties. You’ll not be using it in huge quantities in your bath bomb, but just those few drops will contain enough to gain some benefits.

Exfoliating Benefits

The natural levels of citri acid in lemon juice can help with exfoliation, helping to remove dead skin cells, and brightening your skins tone.

There are some theories regarding psoriasis and dandruff, but as not clinically proven, let’s just treat them as theories for now. Besides, you’re not about to wash your hair with your DIY Bath Bob with Lemon Juice anyway!


Because of the astringent qualities contained in lemon juice, it has been used in treatments for acne. Now, I’m not suggesting you rub that lemon on your face while you are making this bath bomb, but those few drops released as part of your lemon bath bomb into the bathwater will get around your body. If you have any other areas on your body affected, it’s not going to cure it, but it is not going to do any harm either,


What smells fresher than lemon juice? Not much I can tell you. You’ve used lemon scented detergent, shower gel or soap in the past, I’m sure. It leaves such a wonderfully fresh and clean smell on your skin, you’ll be good enough to eat.

Lemon Juice and Direct Contact with Skin

We should be mindful we are using a very small amount of lemon juice here and it is being mixed with other ingredients. Some people use neat lemon juice directly on their skin for bleaching purposes. I would very much recommend against this

Lemon Juice Bath Bombs: Things to consider

Whilst this bath bomb uses only a very small amount of lemon juice, if you have any reaction to this bath bomb it may be that you have some allergy to lemon juice itself.

If that is the case, you may already have noted when making the mixture with your bare hands in the beginning, and it very unlikely that the amount used will create any real problems. If they do, see your doctor.

We would absolutely not recommend using lemon juice on its own on your skin for any reason

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Full Instructions for the Perfect DIY Bath Bomb with Lemon Juice


  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 3-4 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp. water
  • 1 tsp. lemon essential oil
  • Few drops food coloring (optional)


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together with a spoon or whisk until they become one
  2. Add the coconut oil and essential oil, along with the lemon juice and mix
  3. Add water slowly and mix quickly to avoid fizzing until the mixture sticks (Don’t make it to wet)
  4. When the mixture holds together it is ready for the molds
  5. Press as much mixture into the mold as you can and compress as much in as possible
  6. Leave in the mold for 10mins – 1 hour
  7. Remove from mold, stand on absorbant paper for at least 24 hours
  8. Use in the bath, or wrap as a gift or for sale

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