These oatmeal bath bombs are super easy-to-make and are great for treating dry skin and symptoms of eczema. The oatmeal has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, and any butter or oil that you choose to mix in will also provide lots of hydration. Your skin will be so soft afterwards that you won’t need to use any more body lotions. I’ve also used these on my older son Leo and he loved playing with all the oatmeal bits and flowers floating in the bath, whilst I was happy he was getting all the goodness on his eczema-prone skin. I’m also testing a baby version of these bath bombs so do watch this space 🙂

DIY skincare oatmeal bath bombs

What you need:


  • 60g bicarbonate of soda
  • 30g citric acid (food grade) – found in most supermarkets
  • 30g oatmeal (or simply milled porridge oats)
  • 20g melted shea butter/ cocoa butter or alternatively coconut oil (I personally prefer the first two)
  • (optional) 20 drops of essential oils of your choice – I used 10 drops of lavender and 10 drops of frankincense 
  • (optional) dried flowers or loose herbal tea flowers – I also used dried hibiscus flowers


  • mixing bowl
  • double boiler (i.e. heatproof glass bowl over a pan of hot water)
  • kitchen scales
  • mixing spoon
  • silicone muffin cases

DIY skincare oatmeal bath bombs

DIY skincare oatmeal bath bombs


  1. Melt your butter/ oil of choice in the double boiler. Let it cool down.
  2. Mix the bicarbonate soda with citric acid.
  3. Add oatmeal and mix thoroughly.
  4. Once the butter/ oil is cool, add essential oils (if using them) and mix.
  5. Add the melted oils to the dry mixture, as well as dried flowers, and combine thoroughly.
  6. Transfer into muffin cases and refrigerate for a few hours. 
  7. To use – just drop the bath bomb under running hot water and let it dissolve.
  8. Enjoy the velvety soft feeling of your skin as you emerge from the bath 🙂

Note: when emptying your bath, ensure you use something to catch the oatmeal remnants and dried flowers, to prevent drain blockage.

How does that recipe sound? Will you be making your own bath bombs from now on?

DIY skincare oatmeal bath bombs

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