Elevate your mood, make time for self-care and get into the fall spirit with this easy DIY pumpkin spice fall bath bombs recipe! These bath bombs also make great gifts for friends, teachers or just about anyone who loves bath bombs!
Everywhere I look, I see Christmas. There are decorations in stores, Black Friday ads everywhere and my Instagram feed is already packed with holiday posts. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Christmas – it’s the most wonderful time of the year and my most favorite holiday of them all!
But what about fall? What about Thanksgiving? Because I love those too!
Here’s a quick fact: the last day of fall isn’t until December 21st! Okay, okay, by December 21st, I will definitely be in full Christmas mode too! But I am 100% not pushing aside fall just yet.
I want more pretty leaves! I want more apple packed baked goods! I want more pumpkin spice! So I’ll be over here enjoying the fall… who’s with me?!
By now, you all probably know how much I love to craft. Making things makes me happy. I especially love to make useful things. When I can craft something that I can then use to make my life better- a total win! Lately I have been making bath bombs which is one way I try to improve my self-care routine.
In addition to my love of crafting, I am also a strong supporter of making time to focusing on mental, emotional and physical health. What could be better for self-care than a warm, comforting bath?! Baths are soothing for your body and for your soul. It is time to pause and think (or pause and not think) while you soak your muscles and rejuvenate. Making and using bath bombs have made my baths just so much better! They add an effervescence to the water and cover your skin in wonderful essential oils that help moisturize while also smelling wonderful. Trust me- you need bath bombs in your life.
I’m really excited to share my pumpkin spice bath bomb recipe with you and show you how you can continue to celebrate fall in a fun and relaxing way. Pumpkin spice isn’t just for lattes you know. That wonderful, spicy scent is the perfect addition to a bath bomb! Making these fall-themed bath bombs is a great way to spend a cool afternoon and then you can use what you made to warm up in a restful bath! This is self-care at it’s finest! So let me show you how to achieve this fall-themed paradise of crafting and relaxing.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SPICE FALL BATH BOMBS
To start, you will need a fall themed silicone mold. Look for one shaped like leaves, pumpkin or even turkeys! Or course, a regular round mold will work as well. Baking powder, citric acid, cornstarch and Epsom salts are the first ingredients that will be mixed together. These are the main components of the bath bomb and all serve a purpose. The baking powder and citric acid will make the bombs fizzy while the Epsom salts are what will help sooth your body after a long day.
Coconut oil is added to the dry ingredients and mixed in well. Coconut oil will hold the bath bombs together and also add a natural moisturizer. It also smells pretty good on it’s own! But we want pumpkin spice bath bombs here so next we add our pumpkin pie oil. You can easily find this online or in a local craft store that sells essential oils. I have found that 20 drops is the perfect amount to make the bath bombs smell like fall but not make me feel like I’m turning into a pumpkin while I take a bath!
Next, the witch hazel is added very slowly by spray or dropper. You want to add it slowly so the moisture doesn’t activate the bath bomb and make it fizz before it actually gets to the bath. The slower the better!
Divide the mix and then stir in the different mica powdered colors. Mica colors are a natural way to make your bath bombs pretty and shimmery. They have also been found to be agreeable with almost all skin types so even those with sensitive skin can enjoy a bath bomb dyed with mica colors. I am also just a huge fan of that pretty shine!
The dyed bath bomb mix is layered into the mold and then they are left to dry for about a day. Pop the bombs out of the mold once they harden and you’re ready to enjoy your first pumpkin spice bath! Get ready to feel the fall love!
Bath bombs are a wonderful way to moisturize and soften your skin. They are a fantastic way to make your daily bath beautiful and smell like heaven. They are also a perfect project to satisfy your need to craft. I absolutely love them on so many levels!
I hope that you are inspired to continue enjoying fall by making these pumpkin spice fall bath bombs. I love how these turned out– they’re almost too pretty to add to my bath, lol… and they are super easy to make too! These bath bombs are also great to wrap as gifts for friends, teachers or anyone who loves bath bombs!
Christmas will come soon enough, but for now, let’s keep moving forward with that pumpkin spice we all love. I hope you enjoy them! 🙂
This post was originally published on November 13, 2020. Updated: November 01, 2021.
Try my other homemade bath bombs recipes!
Easy Homemade Spring Bath Bombs
Mermaid Cupcake Bath Bombs DIY
Unicorn Bath Bombs DIY
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Pumpkin Spice Fall Bath Bombs
Fall-themed silicone mold
2 cups baking powder
1 cup Citric acid
1 cup cornstarch
½ cup Epsom or sea salt
⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
20 drops pumpkin pie fragrance oil
Witch hazel, as needed
Mica mineral powders for coloring the bath bombs in your desired colors
large mixing bowl
small mixing bowl
pumpkin pie spice (optional)
- Add the baking powder, citric acid, cornstarch and epsom salt to a bowl, and mix well until all lumps are gone.
- Pour the coconut oil and fragrance oil into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until well combined.
- Slowly using a spray bottle, dropper or other tool, add a tad of witch hazel to the mixture at a time, stirring quickly in between. If you add too much witch hazel too quickly, it will cause the mixture to fizz and you will lose the desired effect in your finished bath bombs.
- Continue to add witch hazel to the mixture until it resembles slightly damp sand, and stays clumped together when squeezed in your hand.
- Separate the mixture into different bowls, and add mica mineral color powder to each one. Make as many bowls as you like in as many colors as you desire. Stir to combine the color evenly with the bath bomb mixture.
- If desired, place a bit of pumpkin pie spice into the bottom of some of the fall themed molds for decoration and added scent.
- Layer the different colored mixtures into the molds, stopping to press them down firmly and compact them often. Fill them completely full and set aside for 12-24 hours to dry and set.
- The bath bombs should release easily from the silicone molds when ready.
These are too pretty to use. I love bath bombs. I’ll have to make some of these.
I haven’t attempted to make bath bombs before. But, this DIY is so tempting. I bet these bombs smell so pretty and are perfect for this time of the year. My daughter would love to do this activity alongside me.
These are so pretty! I bet they smell so good – I can practically smell them now!
Wow! This is nice. I haven’t really tried making my own bath bombs thus, I am really excited to try this DIY pumpkin spice DIY fall bath bombs. Thank you for sharing. It’s very detailed and easy to follow.
Gah, I love these! 😍😍
Those look so pretty, like edible! 🙂 I’m sure they smell great….now that we have some free time, it’s really nice to do crafts and stuff…
I bet these smell fantastic! I must make this. It’s great for Holiday gifting too. Great idea! Thanks!
Pumpkin Spice Fall Bath Bomb should be fun to make. Great step by step procedure. Will try it on weekends.
I never knew bath bombs were so easy to make. I’m going to show this to my daughter.
These look so awesome! I’m so into everything pumpkin spice. Perfect for fall!
I never knew there’s was actually an easy way to make bath bombs. This is such a great idea!
These look so cute- so cute enough to want to eat them! 😆
These look so easy to make! I really should try to make them. I know my Sister-in-law would love these
How fun! I’m gonna have to try this out
These bath bombs look amazing! I need to try making some soon!
I’ve tried them and they are so easy to make! Thank you for this step by step diy!
These bath bombs look sooo amazing and wonderful. I will definitely try make this at home.
Wow so creative hack bath bomb! Really love it
These bath bombs look like cookies! They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.
This is so fun and festive! I’ve never made my own bath bombs before but just pinned this so I can try your recipe, thank you!
I prefer to enjoy the fall too and start the holiday celebrations in the middle of December or so. These bath bombs look really adorable and would make great gifts.
can’t get enough pumpkin spice goodness. These pumpkin spice bath bombs make a great bath may not want fall to ever come to an end.
I don’t want to use this for bath 🙁 Looks yummy. Lol But this is great idea to make your bath more fun, relax with a good smell. I would love to try this recipe.
I have a friend that would love these! She puts pumpkin spice on EVERYTHING!
Oh I love this. Fall bath bombs in my favorite flavor. I need to try this DIY for sure.
I’ve never used a bath bomb. I have been most curious and this one just makes me want to try it more.
Love these cute bath bombs! I’m sure they smell amazing. I need to make some for my family.
I never would have thought that I could make bath bombs, but after reading your post it looks totally doable! Thank you!
One of my relatives loves such diy stuffs. She’ll definitely be nailing this one. Thanks!
I love diy of everything especially bathbombs, this one looks great.
Homemade pumpkin spice bath bombs will make a small stocking gift. I have friends who will love to receive them.
i will never want to get out of the bathtub!!!
Never have I ever thought to make Bath Bombs before!!! Not going to lie, now you have me wanting to take a bath, ha!
Wow what an interesting recipe, pumpkin and spices for a really good dessert!
THese look so cool! I bet they smell amazing too!
Such a fun idea! Would be cute to give to friends and family!
Ha in your first few photos I thought these were cookies and was drooling over them until I realized they were bath bombs. My girls will love these and it seems easy enough for them to do on their next PA Day
My daughter loves bath bombs. This would be a fun craft to try.
These sound like they smell amazing, and I love how cute they are too! What a fun idea for a fall treat.
These look amazing and easy to do!!! I can’t wait to try it!
These bath bombs look really easy to make! I bet they smell totally amazing.
I bet these bath bombs smell amazing. We have made some on our own and it was super easy. But they don’t last as long as the ones you by in the store.
These pumpkin spice fall bath bombs look really cute! They’re a fun way to get some fall decor in the house without going broke, and I cannot wait to try to make these soon.
This looks like a lot of fun to make. I can’t wait to try this recipe.
This is such a great gift idea. I just love pumpkin stuff, so it’s perfect. Bath bombs are the best!
I’m with you and that I’m not QUITE ready to push fall off to the side yet, but I do love putting up the Christmas decor. LOL. Of course, I really do love the idea of these pumpkin bath bombs. What a great way to make your bathroom smell like the best parts of autumn!
This makes me want a bathtub. The kids bathtub is way too small for soaking in
I love unique handmade Christmas gifts, because it’s fun to do something different than baking, and they can be so much more useful Thanks for sharing!
my dd loves bath bombs and these look so cute.. i am sure i can tempt her to make some 😉
I have never tried DIY bath bomb, this seems quite easy to make. I’ll surly try this.
These turned out so cute! I need to make some more bath bombs for sure.
Wow! It’s so easy to make Pumpkin Spice Fall Bath Bombs! I can’t wait to ask my niece and nephews to help me do it on weekends.
Hehe….2020 is the year for experimenting; so, how about it? I will make myself one of these, real soon!
I only can immagine me in a relaxing bath with these pumpkin spice bath bombs! I need them!
I love this time of year and had never thought about doing my own bath bombs before. what a good idea x
These look so good!! I have pinned them so I can have a go at making them with my daughter.
These are excellent! Now I’m wishing my bathtub was a bit bigger to fit me so I can try and enjoy this haha. Very creative though!
DIY bath bombs are awesome! Such a perfect time of year for these as well. I don’t take baths but know people that will love these.
This is genius! Since all the SPAs are closed at this moment, I’m taking baths to relax – and these autumn-treasures will make my bath even better!
I love bath bombs. I bet these ones smell amazing too. I’m going to have to make them. I’ve never made them myself before. I can’t wait to try it.
I love DIY Christmas gifts! These bathbombs sound amazing. Thank you for sharing them with us ♡
Oh wow, what a lovely idea. It’s nice to be able to make this sort of thing yourself. They must smell great!
Tis’ the season for pumpkin spice and these bath bombs sound so luscious and relaxing. -I definitely need this in my life.
I have never tried using pumpkin spice bath bomb before. I bet it smells good.
This is perfect for my next craft day with my daughter!
So cute! I love using bath bombs of different colors and designs.
These bath bombs are so darn cute!!! I never take a bath but I can totally see this as a great present. Your creativity is fabulous.
This would make such a great gift idea! I’m definitely going to make some with my kids!
Christmas is definitly coming out earlier than other years. I’m sure people need some extra joy. However, I’m with you. I can’t skip over Fall!
What a great way to relax. I love pumpkin spice but I would never think to use that scent in a bath bomb. I bet it smells fantastic!
Those are adorable! They almost look like little cookies. I know several people who would love to receive these.
These are fantastic. I’m going to make a day of churning out a ton of these and then give them to all my friends as gifts this year. They’re adorable.
These sound like such delicious smelling bath bombs, is there anything quite like relaxing in the bath with a bath bomb having been used.
I’m going to make up a bunch of these for my GF. It’s going to be an awesome gift for her. She’s going to love it.
I would love to make one of these pumpkin bath bombs. My showers could be so interesting with this fragrance to work with.