What Can You Use Instead of Bath Bomb Molds

A bath bomb mold is an essential item when you are making bath bombs. But what if you cannot access one? Does it mean you can no longer make bath bombs? No. There are many items that you can use instead of molds.  

ice cube trays as bath bomb molds

You do not need to buy a mold from the store; you can easily use your household items and still create some fantastic bath bombs. Here are some alternatives to get you started.

Ice Cube Trays

One of the alternatives is the ice cube tray. It allows you to create many bath bombs at once, thus, saving you time. Once you are done making your mixture, just press it into the tray and flatten the top. To remove your bath bombs, gently turn the ice tray and tap it to get your amazing collection.  

Measuring Cups

There’s another use for your measuring cups. If you have smaller cups, then they will be perfect molds for your DIY bath bomb project. Use the 1/4 and 1/3 cup pieces so that you get just the right size. Place your mixture into the cups and level off. Make sure that you press the mixture firmly. Turn it over and tap it gently to remove the bath bombs and give them time to dry.  

Cookie Cutters

If you love making cookies, then you no doubt have cookie cutters. You can use them as your bath bomb molds. Press your mixture into the cookie cutters. Make sure that you fill them up nicely. Remove your bath bombs and allow them to dry. Cookie cutters will give you an amazing products. They come in different sizes and shapes. They also come in handy when making themed bath bombs, for instance, when you have parties.  

Milk Caps

It probably did not cross your mind that you can use milk caps too. They will help you create small bath bombs. Rinse the lids thoroughly before using them. Once they are clean, fill them with your mixture. Level it off and tap gently to remove your bath bomb. Leave them to dry before you can use them to enjoy a relaxing bath.

Muffin Tins

Muffin tins will be perfect bath bombs molds. Go for the regular or the mini muffin tins. You can choose any size, and it will help you make many items at a time. Place your mixture in the tins and level it off. Turn over your tin so that the bath bombs come out. You will have enough of them to share with your loved ones.


If all else fails and you are unable to get any of the above items in your home, then you can make bath bombs even without molds using only your hands. Just make sure that you wear latex gloves to protect your hands. Simply roll the mixture in your hands to form a ball. Place your ball in a cookie sheet and allow it to dry for 24 hours.  

You have no excuse for not creating your bath bombs. Just look for any of the above items and create the perfect bombs for you and your loved ones.

How to Make Your Own Bath Bombs

There‘s no better way to relax than soaking in a warm bath. Adding a DIY handmade bath bomb makes the experience more pleasant. You get a relaxing environment without spending money on it. Since bath bombs can be costly, making your own ensures that you enjoy a luxurious spa treatment on a tight budget and in the comfort of your bathroom.

make your own bath bombs

Making bath bombs is an easy and fun undertaking. You are also in control and can add the fragrances and colors you love. The best part is that you can get most of the ingredients from your kitchen. However, if you want to add more ingredients, your nearest food store can come in handy. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow to make your bath bomb.


  • Dust mask
  • Mixing bowls
  • Vinyl or latex gloves to protect your hands
  • Eye protection
  • Sieve for removing lumps
  • Molds for shaping the bath bombs


  • 2-3 drops food coloring
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 tsp. essential oil
  • 3tsp. Water
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 3/4 cup corn starch

 If you are new to this, it is advisable to start with small bath bombs since they are more robust. The bigger ones will give you a hard time since they crumble easily.


Step 1

The first thing is to mix the dry ingredients (corn starch, Epsom salt, baking soda, and citric acid) in a separate bowl. Make sure that the mixture does not have any clumps. Next, mix the wet ingredients in another bowl (food coloring, essential oil, and water). You have the freedom to use any essential oil or fragrance you like. You also get to choose your favorite color, or you can mix different pigments. Isn’t that exciting?

Step 2

The second step is to combine the dry and wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients slowly. Make sure you pour in a small amount at a time so that it does not activate the solution. The mixture starts to clump, and you have to keep mixing until you get a uniform texture.  

Step 3

Now it’s time to fill the bath bomb molds. You have to be fast in this step to prevent the mixture from drying out while still in the bowl. Make sure you have enough molds to make many bombs at once. Press the mixture so that it holds firmly into the silicone mold.  

Step 4

Leave it to dry overnight, or you can choose to refrigerate it for about 30 minutes. In case you have put a lot of details in your mold, then you should give it the whole day to dry out. Pop them out once they’re completely dry.

There you go! Now you have made your bath bombs just by following a few simple steps. Go ahead and throw them into the bathtub and enjoy a relaxing bath. Store the remaining ones in a shrink wrap so that they remain fresh for longer. If you need more, simply repeat the process. Enjoy!

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