DIY Easter Bath Bombs

By Brittni • Updated on 02/23/2024

These Easter bath bombs are even easier than they sound! Not your typical bath bomb.

Bath salt mixtures inside plastic Easter eggs with flowers

When my brother and I were little, my mom would set up a part of the house with streamers, and make these elaborate little Easter baskets for the two of us, with our favorite candy and little gifts – nail polish and lip gloss for me, mini sketchbooks and markers for my bro.

And it was something that I always looked forward to, even as I grew out of the whole Easter bunny phase (who doesn’t like getting gifts?!).

Now that I’m older, and making my own traditions, I’m finding that I want to create some of those little moments for other people during the holidays.

No baskets needed –  just something small to say I was thinking of them.

So, I came up with an idea for DIY spa eggs that I thought would be really easy to whip up. Would be a cute Easter gift for friends and moms especially.

With some homemade bath salts (tutorial after the jump) and plastic Easter eggs, I made a few batches and wanted to share the results them with you too, just in case you want to make your own.

I have a few different bath salt recipes to choose from. Click through for the details.

Easter eggs and bath salts inside plastic Easter eggs in pastel colors

4 Ways to Make Easter Bath Bombs with Salts

All you really need are a handful of those plastic Easter eggs that pull apart so you can put little goodies inside, and one of the homemade bath salt recipes below.

Just mix up a batch and pour them into both halves of the plastic Easter eggs and then push the two ends back together to lock them in place.

Add a little tag to explain what’s inside or an ‘open me in the bath tub’ note, etc and they’re ready to go.

And just in case you’d rather skip the DIY part, you can purchase pre-made bath salts from some surprising places locally (I saw that my local Whole Foods has a bunch of pre-made bath salts in different scents in the beauty / makeup section).

Opened plastic Easter eggs in pastel colors, holding bath salts

Vanilla Volcanic Bath Salts / Bath Bomb Recipe

1. Mix everything together.

Mix a 1/4 cup of epsom salt, a 1/4 cup of volcanic salt (also known as black lava salt), 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda, and 3/4 cups of extra coarse sea salt (available on Amazon) into a large bowl or container.

2. Add essential oils.

Then, add several drops of vanilla essential oils.

Depending on how fragrant you want the bath salts to be, add between 4–8 drops of essential oils.

3. Add mixture to eggs.

Spoon into plastic Easter eggs.

Eucalyptus Bath Salts Recipe 

1. Mix all the ingredients.

Mix a 1/2 cup of epsom salt, 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda, and 3/4 cups of extra coarse sea salt into a large bowl or container. 

2. Add eucalyptus essential oils.

Then, add several drops of eucalyptus essential oils

Depending on how fragrant you want the bath salts to be, add between 4–8 drops of essential oils.

3. Add color and scoop into plastic eggs.

Next, spoon everything into a sealable bag, add 1-2 drops of food coloring (blue or purple), seal the bag, shake everything up and well mixed, and spoon into plastic Easter eggs.

Pastel blue bath salts inside Easter eggs and small bowls with flowers

Rose Petal Bath Salts Recipe

I made dried rose petal bath salts a while back, and shared the recipe right here: rose petal bath salts DIY.

I didn’t actually use any of this type of bath salt in the photos, but they’d be a great match for something like this.

Lavender Bath Bomb / Salts Recipe

1. Mix ingredients.

Mix a 1/2 cup of epsom salt, 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda, and 3/4 cups of extra coarse sea salt into a large bowl or container. 

2. Add lavender essential oil.

Then, add several drops of lavender essential oils

Depending on how fragrant you want the bath salts to be, add between 4–8 drops of essential oils.

3. Add food coloring if desired and scoop into eggs.

Next, spoon everything into a sealable bag, add 1-2 drops of food coloring (blue or purple), seal the bag, shake everything up and well mixed, and spoon into plastic Easter eggs.

Plastic pastel Easter eggs with bath salts inside and wooden Easter eggs on table

Pastel bath salts inside Easter eggs with flowers on a white table

DIY Easter Bath Bombs and Bath Salts

When my brother and I were little, my mom would set up a part of the house with streamers, and make these elaborate little Easter baskets for the two of us, with our favorite candy and little gifts - nail polish and lip gloss for me, mini sketchbooks and markers for my bro. And it was something that I always looked forward to, even as I grew out of the whole Easter bunny phase (who doesn't like getting gifts?!). Now that I'm older, and making my own traditions, I'm finding that I want to create some of those little moments for other people during the holidays. No baskets needed -  just something small to say I was thinking of them. So, I came up with an idea for DIY spa eggs that I thought would be really easy to whip up. Would be a cute Easter gift for friends and moms especially. With some homemade bath bomb / bath salts (tutorial after the jump) and plastic Easter eggs, I made a few batches and wanted to share the results them with you too, just in case you want to make your own. I have a few different bath salt recipes to choose from. Click through for the details.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Keyword: bath bomb, diy, diy beauty, easter, Easter DIY
Author: Brittni
Cost: $15

Instructions

  • When my brother and I were little, my mom would set up a part of the house with streamers, and make these elaborate little Easter baskets for the two of us, with our favorite candy and little gifts - nail polish and lip gloss for me, mini sketchbooks and markers for my bro. And it was something that I always looked forward to, even as I grew out of the whole Easter bunny phase (who doesn't like getting gifts?!).
  • Now that I'm older, and making my own traditions, I'm finding that I want to create some of those little moments for other people during the holidays. No baskets needed -  just something small to say I was thinking of them. So, I came up with an idea for DIY spa eggs that I thought would be really easy to whip up. Would be a cute Easter gift for friends and moms especially.
  • With some homemade bath bomb / bath salts (tutorial after the jump) and plastic Easter eggs, I made a few batches and wanted to share the results them with you too, just in case you want to make your own. I have a few different bath salt recipes to choose from. Click through for the details.
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Think you’ll give this Easter DIY a try? I’d love to hear your thoughts on gifting little eggs like these to friends for the holiday.

20 comments | Click here to reply

These bath bombs are creative and make bathing more fun.

CT

wow! Such a great idea. I think these are beautiful. I love your creativity! Thank you so much for sharing this post.

Lala

Yes you’re correct Erika. These are bath salts. I used the term bath bomb as more of a descriptor in the sense that they’d be contained in the eggs until they’re ready to use. Not in the literal bath bomb sense. But I can understand how that might be a little confusing. I do a lot of play on words for titles and things. 🙂

Brittni

I’m sure its way too late now, but due to Easter right around the corner again.. Someone mentioned these falling apart (I think it was confusing because the description said, “bath bombs”. It should say, ” bath salts”. Thanks so much, though! I’d love to try this!

Erikka

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I love this! I’ve never made my own bath salts but what a great idea!

Kallie | But First, Coffee

What a lovely idea! I am obsessed with all the gorgeous DIY on this blog!

Grace | eat, write + explore

Hi Patricia,
Using clear tape around the seam should keep the eggs together. You could also try putting a sticker or two across the seam to keep the egg together. Hope that helps.

Marilyn

Hi Patricia. I’m not sure what you’re asking. Can you be more specific? Bath salts are loose pieces that you throw into a bath. The end result will look like the photos. Let me know if you need more clarification or were hoping for something different.

Brittni

I made these with my granddaughters this week. Unfortunately many of them just fell apart. What can I add to the pieces and loose to redo them?

patricia sendelbach

These look like so much fun, I can’t wait to try them!

Juliana

thse are so cuuute…definitely gonna try these…thnks for this idea….

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Thanks Michelle.

Brittni

This is a beautiful idea for a gift, so original!
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Michelle

Thank you Caroline. 🙂

Brittni

Such a cute idea to put them in the plastic eggs too!
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caroline

Thanks Tori. You totally should try this one!

Brittni

What a great diy. I totally have to try this.

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