DIY Bath bombs with our friend Madie Gustafson

As we settle into the new year with our kids back in school and back to work, a lot of us feel a bit of post holiday winter blues. Many of us experience a mood shift during the colder, darker days of winter. Adding a few selfcare activities can really help us get through these colder days.  Today we would love to share a very easy DIY bath bomb recipe to help you and your kids best this season!

Baths are essential in our house. My son loves play baths on days where we can't make it outside. I love a hot soak on days where I can't seems to get warm enough. Our friend Madie and her sweet girls (Charlie and Olive) shares her foolproof and easy bath bomb recipe.

Check out our Instagram (@lalikids) where she shares a step by step process of how she makes these with her girls.

With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit a of time, your kiddos will be ready for some bath time fun (and a soothing, relaxing bath time moment to yourself)!


1 cup baking soda

½ cup Epsom salt

½ cup citric acid

½ cup cornstarch

3 Tbsp carrier oil

1 Tbsp water

10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil                     


  1. Combine dry ingredients together in a larger bowl. Mix well.
  2. Combine wet ingredients in a small cup.
  3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients whisking as you go until it’s all incorporated. Should feel like wet sand.
  4. Put into your molds and allow to dry for at least 8 hours. You can use spoons to support the bottom.

We know that bath bombs themselves cannot cure the feelings of the winter blues and seasonal depression, but it can give you a little moment of peace and pampering during these cold and dreary days.

It’s an activity that you and your little ones can do together, gives them a chance to wind down and have some fun in the bath. It’s important to be kind to yourself during these hard times. We hope this self care idea inspires you to take a moment to slow down and keep your physical, emotional and mental health aligned.

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