Your child’s teacher works hard all year, so why not follow these simple instructions and let them enjoy a little relaxation time with our DIY Christmas bath bombs, also great for a secret Santa or small gifts for party hosts.


  • 1 ½ cups McKenzie's Bi-Carb Soda
  • ½ cup McKenzie's Citric Acid
  • 1 scoop Potpourri (Glitter or Holly leaves Optional)
  • A few drops of Sweet almond oil (from chemist)
  • A few drops of Essential oil, such as Peppermint or ginger
  • Red and Green Food colouring
  • Moulds – see tips for options


  1. Sieve together the McKenzie's bi-carb soda and the McKenzie's citric acid in a large mixing bowl, then add.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 6 drops of your chosen essential oil with 1/2 teaspoon of sweet almond oil and food colouring as you desire.
  3. Step 3 – Take 1/2 cup of dry mix and stir in the oil mixture slowly so things don't start fizzing!
  4. Wearing rubber gloves, work the oil mixture into the dry ingredients with your finger tips until it stays compressed when squeezed.
  5. Wipe a little sweet almond oil inside the mould and fill with the mixture, packing in firmly.
  6. Repeat from Step 2 to make your other bath bombs and leave to set for 24-36 hours before removing from mould.

Notes... If you want to add extra festive treats, get creative with Christmas extras. If you don’t have any sweet almond oil, light vegetable oil will work. You can purchase moulds from craft shops or you can use items that might be around the house, such as jelly moulds, decorative ice cube containers, muffin tins, patty pans or any plastic container that will hold a shape.

The simpler the shape of the mould, the easier it will be to remove the bath bomb. Be creative with colours, swirl red and green or do half green half red. Hot water activates the fizz in the bombs - cold water does not work.

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At McKenzie's, we continue a family tradition of supplying generations of Australians with high quality food products. From humble beginnings as a Melbourne grain store in 1852, the McKenzie's of today has grown and evolved into one of the oldest Australian family owned and operated food manufacturers.

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  • Gift idea there!! christmas coming sooooooon!


  • Such an easy but thoughtful present idea. I can’t wait to make these for Christmas presents!


  • They look amazing and would be very relaxing. Great idea to save costs too. Thank you.


  • Very cool. Great present idea.


  • Might try this before Christmas time some practise one’s ????


  • That is a great idea for end of school presents

    • Even Mother’s Day or Birthday would be great


  • can’t with to try this out, love my bath bombs and to make them myself will be so economical


  • A beautiful idea; we would love to create these at home.


  • looks like a fun to do with the kids.


  • looks like a fun project for young and old.


  • I’ve always wondered what was in a bath bomb. Now I know and can make my own. Awesome


  • These are the best! Have made them before and gave them as gifts to family and friends..all very happy to get them!


  • I have some great Christmas Moulds I could make these in, will have to give a go


  • would make lovely presents

    • Agreed! You could even add some essential oils to it to a make it smell beautiful too!


  • Well there you go. You can make bath bombs. What a great project. Thank you


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