5 Ways to Use Bath Bombs Outside of the Tub

September 11, 2017

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Wish you could get in on the bath bomb trend, but don’t like soaking in the tub? I’m showing you 5 Ways to Use Bath Bombs Outside of the Tub with easy DIYs!

Bath bombs have become such a trendy beauty product over the past couple of years. When they’re dropped into a tub of water, they swirl with color, fill your bath with the scent of essential oils, and leave your skin feeling moisturized.  Or so I’ve been told.  I’m not much of a bath person.  So if you’re like me, you might be missing out on the bath bomb trend.

I’ve always been more of a shower person.  To be honest, the thought of sitting in bath water has never been too appealing to me.  Besides, as hard as I try, I have trouble relaxing (insert major guffaw from those who know me best).  There’s always something going on in my mind.  As soon as the bath bomb would be done fizzing, I’d probably be wrapping myself up in a towel and onto tackling my next task!

But even if you’re not much of a bath person, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on these pretty bath bombs! In fact, I just bought five lavender bath bombs from Perfectly Posh. My cousin is a consultant and, one day over lunch, we discussed some of the other things you can do with bath bombs.  No tub required!  

Let me tell ya – I almost wanted to draw myself a bath after getting these bath bombs!  Of course, I didn’t.  But they smell really nice!  I love lavender because of its calming properties (again, insert major guffaw from those who know me best) and love using lavender scents in DIYs.  

So today, I’m going to show you a few simple ways that you can use bath bombs outside of the tub.  I’m giving you five excuses to run out and buy yourself a set of bath bombs even if you don’t like to soak in the tub!

Drawer Sachets

This is such an easy DIY.  Seriously.  Just throw throw a bath bomb into an organza bag, tie it up, and place it in a drawer.  It’s a super simple way to make your drawers smell amazing!

You could also use this DIY in the shower!  Just tie the bag to a shower head.  The shower steam will allow the bath bomb to release its scent into the shower and you’ll be enveloped in fragrance!

Use Them in the Shower

Another way to use them in the shower is to place a bath bomb on the floor of the tub.  When the shower water hits the bath bomb, it’ll fizz and release its scent into the shower.  You won’t get the moisturizing benefits of the bath bomb, but you’ll be able to enjoy its nice, soothing scent!

Bath Bomb Sugar Scrub

You know I love a good body scrub!  While I probably wouldn’t make this with dark colored bath bombs or ones with glitter in them, it’s a great way to use up lightly colored bath bombs (like these lavender bath bombs)! 

Crush up a bath bomb in plastic bag (I used a small mallet to crush up the bath bomb).  Place the crushed bath bomb in a small jar.  Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted coconut oil into the jar. Place the lid back on and give it a good shake.  Use this scrub in the shower to exfoliate and moisturize your skin!

Keep Them in a Decorative Bowl

Want to keep your bathroom smelling nice?  Simply display a few bath bombs in a decorative bowl like potpourri!  If you have lavender scented bath bombs, you can also use an organza bag again and keep one next to your bed.  The lavender scent will whisk you into relaxation as you wind down at night!

Use Them as a Deodorizer 

There are a few ways you can use bath bombs as a deodorizer.  You can place them in stinky shoes or keep them in the closet.  Want to keep your car smelling fresh?  Just place a bath bomb under the seat!  

You can apparently make your own DIY Febreze with bath bombs, too!  Dissolve a small chunk of a bath bomb in a cup of water.  Then, fill a spray bottle with the mixture.  Easy, homemade air and fabric refresher! 

Want to learn more about the lavender bath bombs I got?  Check out Christina’s Posh Pampering Group!  If you love naturally based bath and body products, don’t forget to enter to win a Perfectly Posh Mystery Box!  There are only a few days left to enter to win the September box!  


What other uses can you come up with for bath bombs?


  • Reply kissmytulle September 11, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    I had never thought about taking them in the shower with me!

    • Reply Jessica September 11, 2017 at 8:07 PM

      Right?! Such a fun way for shower lovers to get in on the bath bomb action!

  • Reply Bekah September 11, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    All my bath bombs go right into the tub, but these are cool ideas!

    • Reply Jessica September 11, 2017 at 8:08 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

    • Reply Jamie N Lloyd October 4, 2020 at 1:25 AM

      When I’ve made bath bombs and added too much water to them and I had ruined my bombs&had to start over. I saw that when they were in my sink, they, well FIZZED, LOL DUH, SOOOO… I now, put in sinks to unclog and wanna know something even better?;)
      Throw them in your toilet!! Yes, they help with cleaning your toilets!!! I’m serious!! It’s amazing! Lol it literally is my new toilet cleaner! Lol

      • Reply Jessica October 5, 2020 at 10:05 AM

        What?! That’s such an awesome idea! It makes total sense, too, with all of that fizzing power. I’ve got to try that! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kendra September 11, 2017 at 11:57 PM

    So many great ideas. I would have never thought to use them outside of a bath!

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2017 at 8:22 AM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Carrie R September 12, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    The only time I actually take a bath is to use a bath bomb, and even then I can only stay in the tub for like 15 minutes max, lol. These are all great ideas! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica September 12, 2017 at 8:23 AM

      Haha! That’s probably about as much time as I could sit in there. But thanks! I hope you’ve found some alternative ways to use your bath bombs!

  • Reply Annie September 13, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Hi Jessica,
    My kids love this “5 Ways to Use Bath Bombs Outside of the Tub” and they share this article with their friends and my blogs too. They tried this “Use Them in the Shower” and it really worked for them too. They are really too happy. Thanks
    You can check my article too. It about makes twilight bath bombs: http://iteenworld.com/twilight-bath-bomb-lush-review/

    • Reply Jessica September 21, 2017 at 7:46 AM

      I’m glad you’ve all found different uses for your bath bombs! Enjoy!

  • Reply Richelle September 19, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    My friend gave me some lavender bath bombs and I haven’t know quite what to do with them since I don’t take baths. These are great ideas!

    • Reply Jessica September 20, 2017 at 8:54 AM

      Thanks so much! I hope you get some use out of those bath bombs now!

  • Reply Rebecca September 19, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    What great ideas for bath bombs. I love the idea of using them as sachets because then you could always use it in the bathtub later, so it’s like a 2 for 1.

    • Reply Jessica September 20, 2017 at 8:47 AM

      Thank you! Yes! The sachets work great to scent your clothes. Since they’re all bagged up, they should be perfectly fine to use in the tub later! Definitely a win-win!

  • Reply sizzlesue15 September 21, 2017 at 3:41 AM

    Hi Jessica thanks for sharing your ideas with us at #overthemoon link party. I’ve never even thought of using bath bombs out of the bath! I love your images by the way.

    • Reply Jessica September 21, 2017 at 7:47 AM

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy some of these new uses for bath bombs!

  • Reply Sam Taylor August 1, 2018 at 6:15 AM

    These ideas are amazing!! We have a shower room instread of a bath, however the more bath bombs became trendy, the more i was given them for christmas and birthdays! Now they dont have to sit at the bottom of my drawers!

    • Reply Jessica August 1, 2018 at 8:15 AM

      Thanks so much! I’m not much of a bath person, but bath bombs look like so much fun. I didn’t want to miss out! I hope you make some great use out of your bath bombs! 🙂

  • Reply Christen Mitchell November 6, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    Do you put bath bombs in the bath ? sup

    • Reply Jessica November 6, 2018 at 8:19 PM

      Yes. Bath bombs go in the bathtub. They fizz and release relaxing essential oils into the tub.

  • Reply Marcy November 25, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Is it possible to make it a salt scrub instead of a sugar scrub? If so, what would the recipe be?

    • Reply Jessica November 25, 2018 at 5:37 PM

      Yes! All you need to do is use a semi-coarse sea salt. The measurement is the same as the sugar, 1/2 cup.

  • Reply Suzanne S May 10, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    I loved this article. I just received a few bath bombs as gifts for Teacher Appreciation week and I don’t take baths. This article really came in handy! Thank You!

    • Reply Jessica May 10, 2019 at 7:08 PM

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad this post could be helpful to you! I’m glad you can enjoy your bath bombs after all! 🙂

  • Reply Patricia Kovacs May 12, 2019 at 1:51 AM

    couldnt you do a peppermint bomb in some foot soak???

    • Reply Jessica May 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM

      I think that would be a great idea! Perfect for an at-home pedicure!

  • Reply Taylor Anderson July 23, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    I love the idea of break bath bombs and adding in sugar and coconut oil for a scrub. My skin is pretty bad at exfoliating on its own, so this sounds like a great way to use bath bombs. Thanks for all the great ideas on how to use bath bombs.

    • Reply Jessica July 24, 2019 at 3:11 PM

      No problem, Taylor! Using bath bombs to exfoliate is one of my favorite ways to use them! Just make sure the bath bombs you use are made with natural ingredients. 🙂

  • Reply Maria October 1, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    I was wondering what I was going to do with all my bath bombs I got from FJ. Now I know. I also get the scrubs so might just save me a tiny amount of money. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Jessica October 2, 2019 at 7:58 AM

      No problem! I’m glad you can finally make some good use of your bath bombs + maybe save some money on scrubs!

  • Reply milagros crespo December 25, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    omg i used them so my bathroom can smell good and it works kool

    • Reply Jessica December 26, 2019 at 12:22 PM

      So glad they work as easy air fresheners for you!

  • Reply Fiona December 27, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    These are so cool! Great way to use up bath bombs and save some 💵 !
    ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 these ideas Jessica!

    • Reply Jessica December 27, 2019 at 7:18 PM

      Thank you, Fiona! I’m so glad you enjoyed this post! Hope you can put those bath bombs to good use now! 🙂

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  • Reply Ashley Thurston September 10, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    What can I use for the sugar scrub if I don’t have coconut oil

    • Reply Jessica September 11, 2021 at 9:53 AM

      Hi! You can substitute olive oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, or avocado oil (think carrier oils you would use for homemade essential oil skincare).

  • Reply Anthony March 5, 2022 at 9:18 AM

    What if I dropped a piece of bath bomb in a pot of warm water, will it be hard to wash the fragrance out of the pot??

    • Reply Jessica March 5, 2022 at 11:02 AM

      I wouldn’t think so if you use a bath bomb with natural essential oils. If there is fragrance left over, rinse the pot with a little diluted white vinegar. That might handle any leftover scent.

  • Reply Michelle December 8, 2022 at 3:01 PM

    I use them in the shower. I put a portion of it in a mesh bag. When I’m finished in the shower I wet the bath bomb, shut off the water, then apply the fizzing contents all over myself. This way you do not lose the moisturizing benefits!

    • Reply Jessica December 8, 2022 at 5:19 PM

      Interesting idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

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