Bath bombs are one of my favorite things to use in my baths. They can get expensive though and many have ingredients that I don’t like. Even the natural ones often contain scents I’m sensitive to.
I’ve wanted to make my own for a long time but never got around to it. Surely it must be hard to make them, right? Wrong! They are very easy to make. It’s so much fun to play around with what you put in yours.
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You can dye them but I prefer to just leave them as is. The dyes can be a pain to clean off of your tub and serve no function, they are just pretty.
I like my baths to be very relaxing so lavender is one of my favorite bath scents, so that’s what I choose to use. You can easily mix up what scent you use, just be sure it’s one that is safe for your skin.
Lavender Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 2 teaspoons lavender essential oil
- 3 teaspoons apricot oil
- spray bottle with water
- silicone mold
- Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix the lavender essential oil and apricot oil in a pourable container.
- Slowly add the oils to the dry ingredients and mix.
- Slowly spray a little water in the dry ingredients, mixing well after each spray. Water activates the citric acid and makes it fizz, adding the water too quickly will make it fizz.
- Once the mixture feels a bit like damp sand and can hold it’s shape, press into your mold and let dry overnight. Mine were quite big and took a bit longer than just overnight to dry.
- Store in an air tight container.
I find these bath bombs to leave my bath smelling amazing and to add just enough oil to my bath to leave my skin soft but not enough to make the bath slippery.
These bath bombs make fun gifts. Simply package them up in a cute way and give alone or as part of a spa themed gift basket. You can even get different shape molds for different occasions. The heart shaped ones like I made are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
What are your favorite scents for bath bombs? Have you ever made your own?
Want more lavender bath goodies? Try my lavender fizzing bath soak.