Coffee Bath Bombs may just be the best DIY gift for coffee lovers that they can't drink. To add to the coffee bath benefits, this recipe also includes powdered milk. The addition of milk soothes the skin and creates a foaming action as the bath bomb dissolves in warm bath water.
Coffee Bath Bomb DIY
This is actually one of my easier bath bomb recipes to make, like my "Vanilla Milkshake" Milk Bath Bomb, milk powder is used rather than cornstarch as a binder. I find this easier to work with in general and creates a bubbly foam in the bath tub. Of course, Coffee and Cream are a fun and natural combination too.
Coffee Bath Benefits
The caffeine in coffee will not have the same effect as drinking a cup, but it can absorb through the skin causing a mildly energizing effect. The primary benefit of taking a coffee bath is the improvement of blood circulation in the skin, which aids in healing and elasticity. Coffee baths are currently popular in Japan as a detox bath and some studies point to a possible use as a skin cancer preventative.
DIY Coffee Lover Gift
While a coffee bath bomb itself makes a wonderful DIY gift itself, team it with my simple recipe for Coffee Soap or exfoliating Coffee Scrub and perhaps a bag of coffee or a coffee shop gift card and make a fantastic coffee lover gift basket!Print
Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe
- Total Time: 10 minutes
Enjoy the benefits of a coffee bath without having to clean up a bunch of grounds with my fun diy coffee bath bomb recipe.
1 cup baking soda
½ cup citric acid
¼ cup powdered dry milk
2 tbsp instant espresso powder
2 tsp jojoba or fractionated coconut oil
¾ - 1 teaspoon water
Whisk together all the dry ingredients.
Add the oil and water to the dry mix while stirring briskly. This is especially important while adding the water, as it creates a fizzing reaction. Start with ¾ teaspoon and only add more if the bath bomb mixture is not holding a clump when a handful is squeezed in your hand.
Fill each half of a bath bomb mold, gently pack and overfill each half then press firmly together to create each coffee bath bomb.
Set aside to let the bath bombs air dry. Lower humidity days are ideal.
Once the coffee bath bombs are dry, package them for later use or gifts.
- Prep Time: 10 min
Keywords: coffee bath bomb, coffee bath, coffee bath bomb diy
Beauty Crafter is there anyway to message you with questions?
It is better to ask here, in case someone else has the same issue. If it is very specific to you, then message on FB... I rarely read the email attached to this blog.
May be a silly question, but do they have alot of coffee fragrance? I was hoping to make some for a craft sale and want that aroma to come through the packaging. Thanks
In your case I would add some coffee fragrance oil. Without it the bath bombs will release some scent in the bath, but not much dry.
How many Bath bombs does the recipe yield?
It will vary based on the size of the mold you use. I got 3 medium and enough for a small one as well out of the recipe.
Could this recipe also be made into shower melts? I don’t do baths anymore. (I can’t get up out of the tub.)
I would suggest starting with one of my shower steamer tablet recipes and adding some coffee fragrance oil.