Who is in the mood for a little DIY project that will end with you soaking in a bathtub of hot water? ME, ME, ME!! 🙂 That is why these All Natural DIY Lavender Bath Bombs are the perfect answer after a stressful day!
DIY Lavender Bath Bombs
I enjoy easy DIY projects. It is also nice when the project is all natural and makes a great gift. My girls are getting old enough that they love DIY projects that involve anything beauty or bath related! These will make the perfect gifts for their friends this year.
Ingredients Needed for All Natural DIY Lavender Bath Bombs
- 16 ounces of Cornstarch (1 box)
- 16 ounces of Baking Soda (1 box)
- 7.5 ounces Citric Acid (1 bottle)
- 2 tbsp. lavender flowers
- 2 cups Coconut Oil
- 5 drops lavender oil
- 1 cup Epsom Salt
- 5 drops lemon oil
- 5 drops peppermint oil
- bath bomb mold
Directions for Making DIY Lavender Bath Bombs
- Mix all the dry ingredients together (baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, flowers).
- Stir in 2 cups of coconut oil.
- Add in essential oils and mix. The consistency should be moldable.
- Use the bath bomb mold to create balls. To make a marbled look grab some from each bowl and create a ball with your hand, perfect shape with the mold. This recipe should create about 12 bath bombs.
- Set on a towel in some place they won't be touched. Allow two days for the DIY lavender bath bombs to dry.
A few Tips for Bath Bomb Success
So I know you will be anxious to make your bath bombs and throw them straight into the tub…..don't do it! You really do need to let these sit for 2 full days so that they work like they are supposed too.
Patience my friend, patience! 🙂 After 2 days you can store them in a container.
These don't have any food dye in them so tub stains shouldn't be an issue. If you decide you want to add food dye to the recipe so the bath bombs are colorful you will need to be a tad careful.
This recipe typically doesn't stain the tub, but older tubs are pretty porous and could pose a problem. If you do have any staining just fill your tub up with warm water and white vinegar to clean it.
DIY Bath Bombs are Great for Gifting
You can always make up a double or triple batch of these little fizzers and give some away! We have a little holiday coming up that you may have heard of….Christmas! 🙂 These would make a great gift in a fun decorated mason jar or basket. I don't know any gal who wouldn't love some homemade all natural DIY lavender bath bombs, do you?
So…have you made DIY Lavender bath bombs before? What is your favorite scent for bath bombs? Leave me a comment and let me know? You can also check out my friend's recipe for Citrus Bath Bombs for another fun afternoon.