Your child’s teacher works hard all year, so why not follow these simple instructions and let them enjoy a little relaxation time with our DIY Christmas bath bombs, also great for a secret Santa or small gifts for party hosts.


  • 1 ½ cups McKenzie's Bi-Carb Soda
  • ½ cup McKenzie's Citric Acid
  • 1 scoop Potpourri (Glitter or Holly leaves Optional)
  • A few drops of Sweet almond oil (from chemist)
  • A few drops of Essential oil, such as Peppermint or ginger
  • Red and Green Food colouring
  • Moulds – see tips for options


  1. Sieve together the McKenzie's bi-carb soda and the McKenzie's citric acid in a large mixing bowl, then add.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 6 drops of your chosen essential oil with 1/2 teaspoon of sweet almond oil and food colouring as you desire.
  3. Step 3 – Take 1/2 cup of dry mix and stir in the oil mixture slowly so things don't start fizzing!
  4. Wearing rubber gloves, work the oil mixture into the dry ingredients with your finger tips until it stays compressed when squeezed.
  5. Wipe a little sweet almond oil inside the mould and fill with the mixture, packing in firmly.
  6. Repeat from Step 2 to make your other bath bombs and leave to set for 24-36 hours before removing from mould.


If you want to add extra festive treats, get creative with Christmas extras. If you don’t have any sweet almond oil, light vegetable oil will work. You can purchase moulds from craft shops or you can use items that might be around the house, such as jelly moulds, decorative ice cube containers, muffin tins, patty pans or any plastic container that will hold a shape.

The simpler the shape of the mould, the easier it will be to remove the bath bomb. Be creative with colours, swirl red and green or do half green half red. Hot water activates the fizz in the bombs - cold water does not work.

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At McKenzie's, we continue a family tradition of supplying generations of Australians with high quality food products. From humble beginnings as a Melbourne grain store in 1852, the McKenzie's of today has grown and evolved into one of the oldest Australian family owned and operated food manufacturers.

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  • This would be awesome to do with the kids.


  • OMG, will be giving these a try, thank you for sharing.


  • This is a lovely gift idea. Thanks.


  • These are so easy to make. And if you make a mistake, you just crumble it all down and start again


  • I love playing around with different recipes for bath bombs, I’ll give this a go too thanks


  • These look so professional, thanks for sharing


  • Wow, this would make great Xmas presents


  • Great gift idea. Just got some Christmas themed essential oil blends that I might use to make these. Thanks for sharing :)


  • I thought I might add coins to some for the grandkids. I’m also going to try make some in deflated balloons and try attaching string somehow so they actually look like bombs. Wish me luck


  • As a teacher, I don’t need that I would want to use these. Great personal touch – but you never know what has gone in it!


  • Great idea for a personal present. Thanks for sharing.


  • An ideal gift for Grandmas, Aunties, Cousins etc. We never gave teachers gifts. Some schools don’t like the idea as some Mums have a lot more finance than others to spend. Some children notice the differences in what is given to the teachers


  • Yes! What a great teacher present!


  • That’s a great idea! And easy to make.


  • What a beautiful gift, sounds great.


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