Your Voice, Our Headlines

Download Folkspaper App with no Ads!


A fast-growing newspaper curated by the online community.

Design Your Own Custom Bath Bomb Boxes with These Steps?

  • tag_facesReaction
  • Tip Bones

If you’re looking to start your own bath bomb business, one of the first steps to take is designing your custom bath bomb boxes. Whether you want to design them yourself or use a template from another company, it’s important to have a consistent style and message in order to market your products successfully. Here’s everything you need to know about creating your own custom bath bomb boxes!

The Basics Of A Bath Bomb Box

The first thing you need to know when creating a custom bath bomb box packaging is that they are generally made from cardboard. The sides of these boxes are generally white or clear, depending on which side will face out once your custom bath bombs are inside them. If you choose a white box, your bath bomb boxes will be wrapped in colored paper so that they can match any décor you may have. Otherwise, if you prefer clear boxes, then you don't have to worry about wrapping them. As for what type of material makes up these sides and holds your bath bombs in place?

Sizing of Bath Bomb Boxes with Cardboard Pieces

The first thing you’ll need to do is cut out all your cardboard pieces. Measure your bath bomb and use a ruler to mark off an appropriate size on your cardboard. Cut out that shape, then continue cutting rectangles in different sizes, but always using a ruler to ensure straight cuts. What should you cut? At least six large rectangles, four medium rectangles and two small ones (one for each side of your box). If you want to get fancy, you can also cut out one or more triangles (for a top flap) and ovals (for a bottom flap). Don’t worry about being too precise—you don’t have to make these flaps perfect.

Order Cards And Glue

If you want to create custom bath bomb boxes, your best option is to order card stock and glue. Card stock can be expensive, but you’ll need it to make a sturdy box that won’t fall apart during shipping. Also, don’t forget a hot glue gun; there are several DIY tutorials online that can teach you how to use it and even have step-by-step instructions on how to assemble your box and apply labels. Plus, these tutorials are relatively inexpensive and easy enough for anyone—even if you aren’t an expert crafter or design artist.

Assemble the Pieces

Most craft stores sell wooden kits to create bath bomb boxes wholesale. But, if you want a more one-of-a-kind look, there are ways to make them yourself. For example, shop around your home and see what extra items you might have that can be repurposed into a custom box. For instance, could an old jewelry box be converted into a bath bomb holder? Or maybe a tin cookie canister will work just as well.

Paint, Add Designs And Decoupage Supplies for Bath Bomb Boxes

When you’re designing a custom bath bomb box, it’s good to know that paint and other supplies are really quite inexpensive. Even if your budget is super tight, you can definitely afford them. When creating custom bath bomb boxes, one of your main considerations should be what type of paint will look best. The best types to use are acrylic paints. Acrylic paints dry faster than regular oil paints which is great for those who don’t have a lot of time on their hands but want to get projects done quickly.

Decide on a Budget

Because custom packaging can get expensive, it’s a good idea to know in advance what your budget is. Many companies provide custom bath bomb boxes for products and gifts, but some may charge more than others. Talk with multiple companies about what you are looking for and discuss their prices with them. Once you have a better idea of how much these services will cost, you can choose which company to go with by comparing their costs against one another.

Pick an Attractive Theme of the Website

Creating a unique and engaging design can be challenging, especially if you don’t have experience designing your own products. But you don’t have to go it alone; there are a lot of resources available that can help make your custom bath bomb boxes stand out.

Pinterest: is a great place to start—just search for custom bath bomb boxes and you’ll find plenty of examples to get inspired by.

Etsy: is another great resource, with more than 20 pages of items tagged as bath bombs. These will give you more specific examples of what types of themes customers are looking for, making it easier to focus on their tastes when creating your design.

Create A List of Supplies

Now that you’ve got your concept, it’s time to put together a shopping list of materials. For bath bombs, there are just three components: A mold, baking soda, and citric acid. In addition to those supplies, though, you will need a few other tools as well. Most notably, any kind of stirring utensil will help you make sure each of your bath bombs turns out evenly mixed and without chunky bits in it.

A pair of gloves is also useful for handling dry chemicals—citric acid can be rather acidic if it gets into your skin or eyes. Finally—and most importantly—you will need some kind of surface for mixing your chemicals on top of.


Designing your own bath bomb boxes is a fun way to get creative, but it also allows you to stand out from other retailers. If you’re interested in getting started with bath bomb packaging, we recommend buying small quantities of plain white gift boxes and working from there. Additionally, you can use sticker paper or stickers to create your own designs on these boxes if you prefer those overprint methods. This is a great way to get started with low cost and minimize the effort, so if you have some time on your hands and want to try something new, custom packaging could be right for your business!