With just a few minutes and some simple ingredients, you can make your own relaxing lavender bath bombs at home for a fraction of the cost. Use them yourself, or give them as gifts!
Not only am I going to show you how to make bath bombs, I’m including some free printable gift tags so you can share them with your friends and loved ones.
I don’t care what age you are, there’s just something satisfying about watching a fizzy bath bomb bubble and dissolve as it hits the water. And of course it’s even better when it smells amazing!
Lavender is known for being calming, so this is the best bath bomb recipe to use at the end of a long day when you are ready to relax and unwind. Just let all your trouble wash away in the warm bath water, and inhale the calming fragrance.
If you aren’t a bath person, you can make smaller bath bombs and just use them as a foot soak. I have a small bin that I use just for this purpose. You can just soak your feet in the hot fizzy water while you watch your favorite show. I recommend putting a towel under the bin to catch any splashes.
Are Bath Bombs good for your skin?
Yes, they can be good for your skin. The oil in these bath bombs will help moisturize your skin, and epsom salt is soothing to the skin. Baking soda can also help alleviate itchy skin.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BATH BOMBS WITH LAVENDER
Bath Bomb Ingredients:
- baking soda (It’s alkaline, so it reacts with acid to create the fizzy bubbles when you add your bath bomb to water.)
- citric acid (the acid needed to react with the baking soda)
- cornstarch (It binds to the soda and citric acid, slowing down the reaction so that the bath bombs dissolve more slowly.)
- epsom salt (Made of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen, it is not only good for your skin, it has many other health benefits as well!)
- coconut oil (for softening your skin)
- lavender essential oil (the scent is very relaxing)
- purple food coloring (optional)
- water (You only need a bit of water; too much will cause your bath bombs to fizz as you are making them. I recommend using a spray bottle, it makes it so much easier to disperse the water evenly.)
- Combine baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and epsom salt in a glass mixing bowl. Whisk till free of lumps.
- Melt coconut oil in a small glass bowl in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat. Add the lavender essential oil and food coloring.
- Add the oil mixture to the dry mixture and mix well with your hands.
- Using a spray bottle, lightly spritz the mixture with water a couple of times to get it to barely hold together. Don’t add too much or your mixture will fizz before you have a chance to use it!
- Press the mixture firmly into both halves of the bath bomb mold, overfilling it just a little. Press the halves of the mold together very firmly.
- Carefully pull off the top half of the mold by gently squeezing the rim and pulling up while you twist. Flip the bath bomb over and gently remove the bottom half of the mold. If it cracks or fall apart, no worries – just start again. It took me a few tries to get it right.
- Let bath bombs dry for at least 6 hours. I like to let mine dry overnight.
Looking for a great hostess gift, teacher appreciation gift, or just a way to let a friend know you are thinking of them? These relaxing bath bombs make wonderful gifts! This recipe makes three 2 1/2″ bath bombs, so there’s one for you and two to give.
I made up a cute little tag so that I could share them with my friends. I like to just place a bath bomb in a clear cellophane bag, tie it off with ribbon, and attach the gift tag. So easy!
To download the gift tags, just click the link below. It will take you to a PDF file. Download it and then print it either on your printer or at your local copy shop. I like to print mine on white cardstock.
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LAVENDER BATH BOMB RECIPE
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup epsom salt
- 1/4 cup coconut or almond oil
- 16-20 drops lavender essential oil
- Purple food coloring (optional)
- Combine baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and epsom salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk till free of lumps.
- Melt coconut oil in a small glass bowl in the microwave. Add the lavender essential oil and food coloring if desired.
- Add the oil mixture to the dry mixture and mix well with your hands. Lightly spritz with water a couple of times to get the mixture to barely hold together. Don't add too much!
- Press the mixture firmly into both halves of the bath bomb mold, overfilling them just a little. Press the halves of the mold together very firmly.
- Carefully pull off the top half of the mold by gently squeezing the rim and pulling up. Flip the bath bomb over and gently remove the bottom half of the mold. If they crack or fall apart, no worries. Just start again. It took me a few tries to get it right.
- Place bath bombs on a tray or pan. Let dry for at least 6 hours.
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