DIY Lavender Bath Bombs. How to make lavender bath bombs with lavender essential oils.
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.
How to make Lavender Bath Bombs
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.
- In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt and dried lavender.
- In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, and essential oil.
- 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.
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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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Hi ! :) Love your bath bomb recipes, however I do have one question -can i replace the citric acid for real lemon juice or real lemon zest? We have a HUGE tree and always looking for new ways to use the fruit – thank you!
Have a beautiful holiday
What is a good substitute for sweet almond oil? I’m allergic to nuts. Can I leave it out?
Going to try making these, I love lavender. It is also a wonderful thing to help you get a good night’s sleep. Homemade gifts are the best. Thank you for sharing.
Your video shows coconut oil but your recipes use sweet almond oil. Do you have a preference? The video also includes witch hazel rather than water. Again, is one better than another? Thanks for your advice!
I made these, and they turned out exactly like the picture! Thanks!