Learn how to make relaxing lavender bath bombs anytime you need some self-care!
I have been making bath bombs for about 8 years now! My favorite part of making bath bombs is getting to try a variety of different ingredients, essential oils, and shapes.
This week, I’ve had a particularly rough time at work, and my kids are spending the weekend with their dad, so I figured I was in due for some self care.
Self care can come in a lot of different forms, but for me, it’s a long relaxing bath and a big glass of wine.
Lavender Bath Bomb Benefits
Because these lavender bath bombs are made with all natural ingredients, there are many benefits!
- Stress reduction
- Anxiety reduction
- Promotes sleep
- Reduce pain and swelling
Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe
To make these super awesome lavender bath bombs, you’ll start by combining the following ingredients in a medium bowl:
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1 tsp purple coloring pigment (optional)
In another bowl, mix:
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp water
- 25 drops lavender essential oil
Slowly add the coconut mixture to the dry ingredients, incorporating fully. Mixture should be the consistency of wet sand.
Pack bath bomb mixture into each half of a bath bomb mold, then press molds firmly together. Set aside and let dry for 15 minutes.
Remove from mold, then store in glass container for up to 6 months.
Lavender Bath Bombs
DIY relaxing lavender bath bombs made with all natural ingredients
In a large bowl, combine baking soda, Epsom salt, cornstarch, and citric acid. Stir in coloring pigment, if using, then mix well.
In a small bowl, combine melted coconut oil, lavender essential oil, and water.
Add the coconut oil mix SLOWLY to the dry ingredients, then mix until combined. It should be a similar consistency to wet sand, and it should stick together.
Pack one half of your bath bomb mold and fill it half way with the bath bomb mixture. Fill the second half of the bath bomb mold with your mix. Close the bath bomb and press firmly to seal. Set aside and repeat for remaining 3 bath bombs.
Let bath bombs set for 15 minutes before removing mold. Store in a glass container for up to 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to get Bath Bombs out of Mold
Let the mold sit for 15 minutes. Use a spoon to tap the outside of the mold, on both sides, to loosen the bath bomb. Open the mold and gently remove the bath bomb and place on parchment paper to dry, for 24 hours.
How Long Will Homemade Bath Bombs Last?
As long as you keep them away from moisture, your homemade bath bombs should last up to 6 months.
Can I use Food Dye in Bath Bombs?
Adding coloring pigment to this recipe is completely optional. These bath bombs turn out beautifully without the addition of coloring pigment.
I have seen some bloggers use food dye in their bath bomb recipes, but I find it doesn’t mix well and the results aren’t reliable. I personally wouldn’t recommend it.
Can I Gift These?
Of course! These lavender bath bombs make wonderful gifts for Christmas, birthdays, showers, or Mother’s Day. I love wrapping them in plastic baggies, tied with twine.