If you didn’t come here from my Lush Dupes and Perfect DIY Bath Bombs 101 page, I highly recommend you check that out first for a decent overview of my start in making my own bath bombs and trying to imitate the perfection of Lush scents. I also rec a few online shops to buy bath bomb ingredients that you’ll need every time you make a batch. Personally, I hate when people call a chemical “natural” and then jack the price when it’s the same damn thing. I don’t slap a green sticker on my H20 and call it “natural” water, and I don’t appreciate chemical stores doing basically the same thing with bath bomb DIY equipment. So we’re going to steer clear of all that.
The descriptions on-site, combined with the ingredient lists provided on the Lush website, make it possible to scent-dupe a copycat recipe pretty easily. HOWEVER we have another option.
Lazy butts can just order a bottle of the scent already dissolved in oil.
…and read a review of how some of the scents turned out here. If you order a premade scent, you may need to “tweak” it a bit in the end regardless, but at least it will start you on the right track. That blog also has a list of how to “convert” the scent names to “Lush” names. Of course Lathers n Lights can’t market “We are LUSH!” as that would be totally illegal. So they change the name and the scent oh-so-slightly. But if you can’t figure out the connection (Avabathe to Avobath is one of the most obvious, but others are a bit tricky) you may find the guide useful.
If you specifically want the Butterball Bath Bomb Recipe click here, but this is my…
Check out my Amazon list to see what I’ve used in the past:
You can also use a different mold if you aren’t fixated on spheres like me. Plenty of people use chocolate or cupcake pans to shape their bombs.
NOTE: some people say that Witch Hazel creates a stronger bind than water for keeping a bomb together. If using Witch Hazel in your bath bomb, either use a spray bottle or add a few drops at a time while mixing constantly and checking consistency by squeezing with your hand. When it holds together- stop adding hazel. Do not add both watch and hazel.
At this point, your mixture should resemble wet sand. Adding the food coloring helps you figure out if it’s well-mixed, an even color means a good mix. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add water a few drops at a time until desired consistency is reached.
I recommend not removing from the mold until the mixture is completely dry. However, depending on your mold shape, you may have success with early removal so you can reuse the molds more quickly. I know that this is DEFINITELY dangerous to the structural integrity of spherical bombs, but cupcake or flat shapes can turn out alright.