DIY Lavender Bath Bombs – handmade gift ideas.
Hey crafty friends! Are you ready for another bath bomb recipe? As promised I’m sharing new bath bomb, sugar scrub, and soap recipes every week leading up to Christmas. If you’ve been a reader for awhile you know how much I love making and gifting bath bombs and sugar scrubs. Bath bombs are really inexpensive to make and are great handmade gift ideas. Because really, who doesn’t love a relaxing bubble bath with an essential oil infused bath bomb? Whether you’re a Lush addict like me who wants to save a few dollars or looking for a last-minute gift ideas, this lavender bath bomb recipe is a must-try. Infused with lavender essential oil and dried lavender flowers you’ll find yourself relaxing after a long day with this easy DIY bath bomb recipe.
This recipe is similar to the peppermint bath bombs I recently shared. For the lavender bath bombs I used the plastic ornament molds like last time. You can also use silicone molds like I did with the snowflake mold. Have fun and play around with different molds and sizes. I’ve been a bath bomb making machine lately and I can’t wait to give these to friends and family this holiday season. I plan to individually wrap them in cellophane bags and personalized gift tags. Want to make your own bath bomb gifts this year? Here’s an easy recipe with Amazon affiliate links to the products I used.
Lavender Bath Bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons epsom salt
2 teaspoons Sweet Almond Oil
3/4 teaspoon water
15 drops Lavender Oil
a few tablespoons of dried Organic Lavender Flowers
plastic ornament or silicone mold
I made a quick video tutorial with the updated recipe.
Step one: In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt and dried lavender.
Step two: In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, and essential oil.
Step three: pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Test mixture by pressing a handful together. If the mixture doesn’t hold LIGHTLY, with a spray bottle, spray with water once or twice. Avoid adding too much water or the mixture will fizz and not form in the mold correctly. Once it’s the right consistency press mixture into mold and allow to dry at least 2 hours before removing. Set bath bombs on a soft towel to dry overnight.
This recipe will make 3 bath bombs. They’re about the same size as a Lush bath bomb so they’re pretty big. Dry time and quantity will depend on the size of your mold.
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