How To Make A Dog Bath Bomb

Are you looking for a way to make your dog’s bath time more luxurious? Why not try a bath bomb for dogs!?

If you’ve tried a bath bomb for yourself, then you know that they make baths feel extra special. Bath bombs are filled with emollient ingredients that soften the skin and make the water smell like a high-end spa. 

And believe it or not, dog-safe bath bombs are great for your dog too! The benefits are endless. Essential oils like lavender and chamomile can have good skin benefits for your dog. Some combinations of essential oils can help ease anxiety. There are numerous skin and coat benefits your dog can get from the addition of a dog-safe bath bomb to their water. 

Bath bombs made for people contain ingredients that can be harsh and irritating to your dog’s skin at best and toxic at worst. Why not try a little DIY, and make your own bath bombs with totally dog-safe ingredients?

We’ve put together a recipe for DIY bath bombs that are safe for your dog. Ready to get crafting? Keep reading to learn how to make a dog bath bomb!

Why Try A Bath Bomb For Your Dog?

Bath bombs are a game-changer when it comes to skin and coat care. These fizzy little guys deliver ingredients directly into the water, so all you have to do is pour the treated water over your dog to ensure the treatment gets to all of her skin and coat. Plus, the scent creates a more pleasing atmosphere, making bathing a more pleasant experience for everyone. 

Your dog can get natural skin moisturizing benefits without you having to struggle with another bottle of product. You can learn even more about why you should consider incorporating bath bombs into your dog’s bath routine here.

How To Make A Dog Bath Bomb


3 tbsp melted coconut oil

10 drops lavender or any other dog-safe essential oil

2 tbsp cold water

300g baking soda

110g Epsom salts

70g colloidal oatmeal

Food coloring (optional, coloring may temporarily dye hair on lighter dogs)

Bath bomb molds or cookie cutters


In a medium bowl, mix together the coconut oil and essential oil, then add the cold water. If you are using food coloring, add it at this stage, and mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated.

Add the Epsom salts, baking soda, and oatmeal. Stir until everything is combined and the mixture has the texture of wet sand. This may take several minutes, and the mixture will be very stiff.

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Alternately, place all ingredients together in a glass jar with a lid and shake until thoroughly blended. 

Take the mixture and see if it holds together when you squeeze it in your hand. If it falls apart, mist it with water. Try not to spray too much water at a time, you don’t want to make the mixture too wet. 

Spoon your mixture into the molds. Make sure everything is tightly packed so it holds together. You will need to work quickly so the mixture stays damp until placed in the molds. 

Allow the bath bombs to dry for 24 hours before removing them from their mold. 

Important Notes

If your mixture is too dry, it will not hold together properly and will crumble when you remove the molds. If the mixture is too wet, it will expand in the mold. 

Use only therapeutic-grade essential oils. Lower-grade oils may be mixed with things that are irritating to your dog's skin. Do not use fragrance oils in bath bombs since these are irritating to the skin and have ingredients other than essential oils. 

Fido Fizzies Dog Bath Bombs

Making a bath bomb or two might be a fun DIY project, but it is also time-consuming and messy. There’s a learning curve to making bath bombs, and getting it exactly right might be more time than you have to spend on a “quick” DIY project. 

If you’re looking for long-term results from your dog’s bath products, a bath bomb every once in a while won’t get your dog there. You will need repeated applications for your dog to receive the full benefits of moisturizing and anti-itch products. This means you will have to constantly repeat the process of mixing, molding, and waiting for the bath bombs to dry. 

Instead, why not get a bath bomb where all the work has been done for you? All the research, mixing, and molding has been done. You can run your dog’s bath and pop a great smelling bath bomb right in the water, no tracking down a scale to measure ingredients to the gram. 

Fido Fizzies dog bath bombs have been carefully formulated to meet the specific needs of your dog. They contain only therapeutic grade essential oils in blends that address everything from anxiety to repelling insects

Fido Fizzies bath bombs for dogs are the industry leader for a reason! We only use high-quality ingredients, and a lot of work goes into perfecting our blends before we release them. Our bath bombs for dogs are small batch for careful quality control, and we stand behind everything we make. 

Our bath bombs don’t just have baking soda and Epsom salts. We’ve found the right balance of beneficial ingredients like:

  • Colloidal oatmeal
  • Himalayan salt
  • Plant extracts
  • Almond oil

Our bath bombs also incorporate fun colors that won’t leave you with a pink dog. 

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If your dog is suffering from dry, itchy skin, give our Stop The Itch bath bomb a try. If you have an anxious dog, try the Zen Puppy bomb. Just want to see what a high-quality bath bomb is like? Try our Pawfection Variety Pack, loaded with our top sellers!

DIYing a bath bomb at home can be a fun project, but it can’t replace the skin benefits and the quality of a well-made bath bomb by Fido Fizzies. So try it out, and when you're done, hop into our shop to see all the amazing products Fido Fizzies has to offer!