DIY Amethyst Bath Bombs – How to make bath bombs inspired by amethyst stones made with sea salts and lavender essential oil.
Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a new bath bomb recipe so today I have a really fun one to share with you. This bath bomb was inspired by amethyst rocks. When my son was little he became fascinated by natural gemstones and cool looking rocks. Whenever we went on vacations in the mountains he would pick them out in small local shops as his souvenir. He’s a lot older now and has since given some of his collection to his siblings. I have a few of his amethyst and rose quartz stones on my desk and they inspired my latest bath bomb recipe. So, without further ado, here’s how you can make your own Amethyst Bath Bombs.
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- 1 cup Course Mineral Sea Salt
- ½ cup Citric acid
- 1 cup Baking soda
- ½ cup Cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons Epsom Salt
- 3 tablespoons Coconut oil , melted
- 15 drops Lavender essential oil
- Purple cosmetic mica powder
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Witch Hazel
- Optional: fine cosmetic glitter
Here’s a quick video tutorial on how I make my bath bombs
Amethyst Bath Bombs
- In a small bowl combine a few drops of alcohol with a teaspoon of purple mica powder. Pour in 1 cup of coarse mineral sea salts and mix until evenly combined; add more mica or alcohol if needed.
- Use a large bowl to combine 3 tablespoons Epsom salt, citric acid, baking soda and cornstarch.
- In a small cup mix melted coconut oil and lavender essential oil. Pour into dry mixture and mix evenly.
- Spray a few pumps of witch hazel until mixture is wet enough to hold its shape (see video above).
- Pour colored salts into one half of bath bomb mold (about 1/3-1/2 of the way full). Note: a good amount of salts will fall out when you open the mold up so firmly pack as many as you can.
- Press bath bomb mixture into remaining space and second half of mold. Firmly close the mold and allow bath bombs to dry overnight.
- Carefully remove bath bomb from mold and lightly shake off excess sea salts.
Tip: you can increase the opaque color of the salts by mixing a small amount of alcohol with mica powder and brushing the liquid on.
- Optional: lightly dust fine cosmetic glitter on top for added shimmer
Use any remaining mixture to make half bombs. My son said they remind him of geodes. To make these you will fill half of the bath bomb mold with mixture then firmly press colored salts on top. Once dry, turn mold over and lightly press the bath bomb out. I almost prefer these to the full size bath bombs! The glitter looks beautiful on the purple salts and gives it an almost luminescent feel similar to amethyst.
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