DIY: Lush Inspired Jelly Bath Bomb – Experiment # 2

DIY: Lush Inspired Jelly Bath Bomb – Attempt # 2 – A FAIL by my definition.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there is no question that Lush’s Jelly Bombs have left an impression. I being ever up for a good experiment decided to take on a project to imitate and make my own variation. The goal to create a jelly bath bomb as good if not better than those that inspired it. This is the chronicle of the pursuit for my version of the perfect jelly bath bomb. Share your thoughts and suggestions with me by commenting and be sure to subscribe to see other experiments and the final product.

Experiment two utilized a mixture that was approximately 4% sodium alginate by weight. While it generated a much better jelly layer than experiment one, the volume was still too small to be practical when scaled to a bathtub level. Someone looking for only a minor amount of jelly would appreciate this version.


Lush Inspired Jelly Bomb Experiment
Lush Inspired Jelly Bomb Experiment 2 – FAIL

Baking Soda – 150 grams
Citric Acid – 100 grams
Sodium Alginate – 10 grams
Color – Yellow #6 Lake dye
Binder: 91% Isopropyl Alcohol

As I get time over the coming days to pull together the videos and upload, I will be sharing those experiments – the good, the bad, and the oh so ugly. All so you can learn from my failures and successes.

The jelly bombs themselves are cheap and easy to make with ingredients that you can quickly get through amazon or even local grocery or health food stores. In truth, as a whole these jelly bath bombs unmolded better than any other bath bombs I have ever made – I typically didn’t have any that failed to hold their shape or tried to crumble on me.

For most, I am making the mini-bombs as a proof of concept test model. I did this primarily so that I did not have to waste as much water to get a sound test.

Music: ‘Summer’ from Bensound (

Post Author: Digital Fairy