This lavender bath bomb is the perfect DIY project for some natural aromatherapy and stress relief. The star ingredient here is a lovely calming lavender essential oil to ease your worries and help you relax.
This lavender bath bomb recipe is simple to make and can be enjoyed with a hot evening bath. Bath bombs are such a treat and can make pampering yourself that much more special.
Unlike store-bought bath bombs, this recipe is free of toxic ingredients and fragrances. Make simply with natural ingredients and calming essential oils. It is gentle enough for sensitive skin and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Erika Bragdon is a Certified Essential Oil Coach from the Essential Oil Institute.
Lavender Bath Bombs
When I was dreaming up these bath bombs, I knew instantly what scent I wanted to use! I decided to use lavender essential oil in this DIY recipe since it is so calming and gentle. This lavender-scented bath bomb is perfect for those stressful days when you need a little pick-me-up.
Because this recipe includes only the purest ingredients, you can enjoy soaking in your bath without worrying about harmful chemicals. Plus, every ingredient serves a purpose and helps to create a natural skin care treatment you can enjoy.
What Is A Bath Bomb Good For?
Bath bombs can have a bad reputation as they can sometimes contain harmful and even toxic ingredients. But homemade bath bombs can actually be very beneficial, as long as they are made with natural and skin-friendly ingredients.
This lavender bath bomb recipe is a real treat for your skin and can make a bath even more relaxing and enjoyable. Here are some of its benefits:
Moisturizes Your Skin
This bath bomb recipe contains sweet almond oil, which is a wonderful moisturizer. The addition of this oil helps to hydrate your skin as you soak in your bath. Without this added ingredient, your skin would likely end up feeling dried out from the hot water.
Baking soda and cornstarch also help to add moisture to your bath water and can cleanse your skin with gentle exfoliating properties.
Of course, lavender is also excellent for your skin! In fact, it’s one of my top essential oils for dry skin.
Provides Aromatherapy Benefits
Since this bath bomb is scented with that lovely lavender essential oil, you can use it for aromatherapy. As the bath bomb dissolves into the water, it will release the essential oil to scent the water and steam.
This is a wonderful way to ease anxiety and relax your nerves. It can also help to ease tension in your body.
Lavender Bath Bomb Ingredients
I created this lavender bath bomb recipe to be simple and easy to make with the best ingredients possible. Each ingredient helps to make these bombs wonderfully fizzy and fun.
When it comes to bath bombs, it is best not to make any adjustments to the recipe as that can result in bath bombs that don’t set correctly.
The adjustment that you could make safely would be to leave the mica out if you do not care about the color. Or you could decrease the amount of essential oil if you prefer a lighter scent.
Here’s what you’ll need to have on hand (you can view the measurements in the recipe card below):
- epsom salt
- baking soda
- citric acid
- sweet almond oil
- silk purple mica powder
- lavender essential oil
- Silicone mold with flowers, butterflies, and hearts
How To Make Lavender Bath Bombs
First, pour the Epsom salt into a large glass bowl and add the baking soda.
Next, add the corn starch into the mixture.
Then, add the citric acid to the bowl. Using a whisk, blend ingredients until completely combined.
Next, add mica powder and stir again. After the dry ingredients are combined, set them aside.
In a small jar, add the sweet almond oil, water, and essential oil. Make sure the lid is secure and shake well.
Very slowly, while whisking, add this liquid mixture to the dry mixture. Continue whisking until it is all combined.
Next, fill each of the flower molds or your mold of choice evenly with the mixture.
Allow the mixture to set in the mold for about 24 hours.
Enjoy your lavender bath bombs one they have set!
How To Use And Store Homemade Bath Bombs
To Use: Start by running a warm bath, then drop your bath bomb in. If you enjoy watching it fizz and dissolve, wait until you have turned off the water to add it to the bath.
To Store: You will want to keep your lavender bath bombs in a completely dry area. Store them in airtight containers or plastic bags in a cool area that is safely tucked away. This not only preserves the scent but keeps them away from unwanted moisture.Print
Easy DIY Lavender Bath Bombs
This lavender bath bomb is the perfect DIY project for some natural aromatherapy and stress relief.
- First, pour the Epsom salt into a large glass bowl and add the baking soda.
- Next, add the corn starch into the mixture.
- Then, add the citric acid to the bowl. Using a whisk, blend ingredients until completely combined.
- Next, add mica powder and stir again.
- After the dry ingredients are combined, set them aside. Then, add the sweet almond oil, water, and essential oil to a small jar. Secure the lid, and shake well.
- Very slowly, while whisking, add this liquid mixture to the dry mixture. Continue whisking until it is all combined.
- Next, fill each of the flower molds evenly with the mixture.
- Finally, let the mixture set in the mold for about 24 hours.
- Once your lavender bath bombs have set, you can enjoy them as soon as you like!
FAQ’s About This Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe
Are bath bombs good for you?
Recipes like this homemade bath bomb are very good for your skin and add benefits to your bath. The only bath bombs to worry about are some store-bought ones as they may contain unnatural ingredients.
How do bath bombs work?
Citric acid is really the key ingredient as it is responsible for the fizzing effect that bath bombs are known for. Once it makes contact with water, the citric acid will create a fizzing reaction. It’s fun and relaxing to watch!
Can I use other essential oils?
Yes, you can use all kinds of essential oils in your bath bombs. Just make sure that you are not using too much essential oil…remember, less is more! Plus, you also will want to steer clear of any EOs that might be irritating to the skin, like peppermint.
Why didn’t my bath bomb set?
If your bath bomb didn’t set, it might have something to do with the humidity in the air. Or, you might have added too much liquid. Try using more baking soda or citric acid next time to encourage the bath bomb to harden and hold its shape.
Why isn’t my bath bomb fizzy?
If your bath bomb is set but isn’t very fizzy when you drop it in the water, there could be a few reasons why. Either too much moisture was added, which dissolved the citric acid, or you have an excess of the other ingredients.
Too much cornstarch or oil can create a bath bomb that doesn’t fizz very well. Bath bombs can be very finicky, so it is best to follow the exact recipe when making your own.
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