If you ask us, one of the best ways to treat yourself any time of year is to have a self care night with the whole home spa treatment. We used to go and buy all the things we needed for that, but ever since we got more and more into DIY, we’ve felt much better making things ourselves! Lately, for example, we’ve been feeling really enthusiastic about making our own DIY bath bombs, which is why we’ve had our eyes peeled for all different kinds, scents, and tutorials to help us out. We’ve been particularly interested in fruity smelling bath bombs, since it’s summertime!
Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, scents, and recipes that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Strawberry bath bombs
Have you always been a berry lover in just about any department, whether we’re talking about tastes, smells, or just about anything else? In that case, we think we might have found just the right tutorial from you right off the bat! Check out this tutorial from Mom Always Finds Out to see how these lovely homemade strawberry bath bombs were made.
2. Sparkly orange crush bath bombs
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make your very own bath bombs from scratch, would you rather make one that really has it all; scent, colour, and maybe even a little something extra? Then we think you’ll really get a kick out of the way Mom Foodie made these orange crush inspired bath bombs that are also sparkly!
3. Lemon bath bombs
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about citrus scented bath bombs because those are usually your favourite but the sparkly orange idea just didn’t quite appeal to you? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with this recipe from A Pumpkin and A Princess that smells like fresh lemons instead! We also love the way created the flower detail.
4. Misty berry bath salts
Of course, bath bombs aren’t the only kind of summery spa product you can make yourself if you’re going to have a self care night! We’ve always been big fans of the way relaxing bath salts make our skin feel too, all smooth and velvety after our soak. That’s why this recipe for misty berry bath salts outlined on Savvy Naturalista appealed to us so much (that and it’s bright colour)!
5. Orange blossom vanilla bean bath salts
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about bath products that smell like oranges but you’re pretty sure you’d prefer bath salts to making a solid bath bomb? In that case, we think you’ll be rather pleased indeed to come across this fresh smelling bath salt tutorial from Mary Makes Good that’s scented like orange blossom and vanilla!
6. Tropical pina colada bath salts
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make your very own bath salts from scratch, would you rather make something that smells a little more tropical, since those are your favourite kinds of fruits? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along a little better with this tropical pina colada recipe from Honey & Lime.
7. Coconut lime bath salts
Just in case we really caught your attention when we started talking about tropical scented bath salts but you’ve never been a huge pina colada fan, here’s another alternative for your consideration! We actually tried this recipe from Raining Hot Coupons at home and we loved how fresh the combination of coconut and lime smells.
8. Fruity homemade bath jelly soap for kids
Perhaps it’s not actually you that you’re hoping to make an awesome bath product for and you’d rather get your kids involved in making something really cool to make bath time more fun? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how DIY Natural made these cool soaps that are not only colourful and fruit scented but that actually have a jelly texture to them too!
9. DIY grapefruit bath bombs
Are you actually scrolling through our list and thinking about how much you still like the idea of making a fruit scented bath bomb after all? Well, if citrus is still your favourite but you’ve already tried orange and lemon before and you want something else, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how She Uncovered made these ones that smell just like grapefruit!
10. Lemon, grapefruit, and poppy seed bath melts
Now that you’ve seen quite a few suggestions, are you feeling caught in a decision between grapefruit and lemon but you’re just not sure bath salts or bath bombs are really the way you want to go? Then perhaps you’d prefer to try your hand at homemade bath melts instead! We like how smooth they make the water feel. The bonus is that these ones smell like both or the things you like! Get the full details for making these lemon, grapefruit, and poppy seed bath melts on Biome.
11. Passionfruit tea sugar scrub
If you’re going to make yourself a custom bath product, would you rather create something that will actually benefit your skin in a way you’ll feel tangibly and for a little longer? Then maybe a bath scrub is the best idea for you! We’ve actually tried making this passionfruit tea sugar scrub featured on A Pumpkin and A Princess before and we were very happy with it indeed.
12. Homemade lemon salt scrub
Have we really piqued your interest now with this concept of making an exfoliating scrub but you’re just not sure you want to make it using sugar because you’ve always found it a little too sticky when it starts to melt in the water? Then we have a solid feeling that you’d get along a little better with this fresh smelling lemon salt scrub outlined step by step on DIY Natural.
13. DIY mini lemon lavender bath bombs
If you’ve ever read anything about aromatherapy before then you’ve probably already heard, just like we have, that lavender has proven calming properties and is great for relaxation. That’s why these miniature lemon and lavender bath bombs outlined in detail on Love Jamie caught our eye so well. Now they’re one of our favourites to make, and we find they really work!
14. DIY watermelon bath salts
Just in case you’re still thinking about how much you’d love to make a fruity bath salts mixture but you just haven’t seen the fruit scent that really appeals the most to you? Then here’s another deliciously fresh smelling recipe for you to think about! We’re huge fans of the way Crafts Unleashed made these DIY watermelon bath salts that will make your whole bathroom smell great.
15. Homemade lemon foot soak
Are you the kind of hard worker who is on your feet all day so, if there was ever a part of your party that you’d like to pamper, your feet would definitely be it? Then we’re pretty sure Dreamstime has just the tutorial for you! They teach you not only how to make it smell like lemons but also how to blend the perfect ingredients to make your feet feel nice and soft afterwards.
Have you made other awesomely fruity scented homemade bath and spa products before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you made and how you did it so we can try it out ourselves or link us to photos of your finished projects in the comments section!