Every once in a while, we all deserve to treat ourselves a little bit. Taking a nice, long bath is an indulgence for me since time is so precious these days. So when I do take the time to enjoy a bath, I like to make it extra special.
One way to do that is to use bath salts or bath bombs. I like to control what goes into my bath though, so rather than buying pre-made items, I will often make them myself. That way I can make sure everything is natural and control the quality.
These DIY Lavender bath bombs are very easy to make, and if you cook and bake a lot, you may just have all of the ingredients in your pantry already!
How to Make Your Own DIY Lavender Bath Bombs
- 8 ounces baking soda
- 4 ounces cream of tartar
- 4 ounces non-GMO corn starch
- 4 ounces epsom salts
- 3/4 teaspoon filtered water
- 20-30 drops of lavender essential oil (or your favorite essential oil)
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- Natural food coloring (optional)
- Dried organic lavender flowers (or non-toxic glitter or other decorative items)
- A small mini muffin pan
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (epsom salts, baking soda, corn starch and cream of tartar)
- In a another small mixing bowl, combine the water, oil and food coloring.
- Next, combine the wet and dry ingredients.
- Your mixture should resemble wet sand at this stage in the process. If you're using a natural food coloring, you should be able to tell when it's well mixed once the coloring is even. Also, it should hold together when you squeeze some in your fist. If it doesn't hold together, add a few drops of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
- Once it's the right consistency, tightly pack it down into your mold (the mini muffin pan).
- All the bath bombs to dry for 24 hours.
- I recommend not removing from the mold until the mixture is completely dry. However, depending on your mold shape, you may have success with early removal so you can reuse the molds more quickly. Cupcake and Flat shapes work great removing them from the mold early. More intricate designs do not.