DIY Lavender Bath Bombs
These lavender bath bombs make a great inexpensive gifts for family, friends and teachers. They are a heavenly addition to your warm, relaxing bath and everyone loves them. The best part? They are super easy to make!
DIY Lavender Bath Bomb – yields 3 bath bombs
1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup Citric Acid 1/2 cup cornstarch 3 tablespoon epsom salt 2 teaspoons Sweet Almond Oil 3/4 teaspoon water 15-20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Dried Lavender (optional) food coloring (optional)
Silicone Mold (you can get different shaped silicone molds at Amazon)
Clear Plastic Ornament Ball (you can get these at craft stores, the ones that open up)
In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and epsom salts.
In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring.
Pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Put a teaspoon of dried lavender into mold. This is optional but it is really pretty and a nice addition. Use your hands to press bath bomb mixture into mold.
You can use the ornament balls I mentioned above or make creative shapes with baking molds. I used a silicone mold from Amazon for mine.
Tip: carefully press the mixture into the silicone mold, try not to press too hard to avoid having the mold widen and distort the design. I let the ornament balls set for 2 hours before removing the plastic ornament ball, then setting them on a towel to dry overnight.
For the silicone mold I let them dry overnight. The dry time will depend on the humidity in your area and home.
Wrap in tissue or plastic wrap for gift giving.