DIY Lemon Bath Bomb – create your own lemon bath bombs with lemon essential oil and a sugar daisy on top.
Hey crafty friends! With Mother’s Day quickly approaching I’d like to share a few handmade gift ideas that are easy to make. Some of my favorite gifts to give for Mother’s Day are sugar scrubs, bath bombs, and handmade soaps. These are great for pampering mom and can be made for a fraction of the cost to buy them in store. If you’ve been a reader for a while you know how much I love bath bombs, like borderline obsessed with Lush and making my own. They’re really simple to make and you can customize them to your favorite scents. Today I’m sharing a Lemon Bath Bomb made with lemon essential oil and a sugar daisy.
This might be my favorite bath bomb recipe so far. I love the vibrant lemon scent and the sugar daisy on top. I added this by placing the daisy upside down on the mold. When you press the mixture in, the bath bomb will dry around the daisy. You can find most ingredients for this recipe at your local grocery store and Amazon – I’ve included affiliate links below.
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 corn starch
3 tablespoons epsom salt
3/4 teaspoon water
2 teaspoons Almond Oil
Yellow food dye (optional)
Wilton Icing Daisy
Plastic ornament mold
Meat Baller (optional)
I made a quick video tutorial with the updated recipe – find the new recipe HERE. Hope this helps! :)
Step one: In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and epsom salt.
Step two: In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, dye 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. Use a spray bottle to LIGHTLY spray water once or twice if the mixture doesn’t hold. 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.
Optional: you can use a meatball tool to make small bath bombs. I’ve tried this tool a few times in the past and I’ve yet to perfect it. The bath bombs are a little easier to make with the plastic ornament molds but this is great for smaller bath bombs. It has a hold on both sides of the mold so you can continue to fill it until it’s compact.
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