It is time for some self care and celebration! Enjoy making these Lavender Bath Bombs to spoil yourself. You deserve it!
Taking a long relaxing bath surrounded by sweet scents, soothing sounds, and soft candle light has got to be one of the most luxurious experiences we can treat ourselves with.
Lavender is a wonderful relaxing scent to choose for your bath bombs, but you can use any scent that you desire. We have many pure essential oils and blends in the shop to help you find the perfect blend.
Crafting your Bath Bombs
- 8 ounces baking soda
- 4 ounces cream of tartar
- 4 ounces cornstarch
- 4 ounces epsom salts
- ¾ teaspoon distilled water
- 20-30 drops lavender essential oil (or try one of our blends)
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- Dried lavender
- Mixing bowls (large & small)
- Mini muffin pan
- Food coloring (optional)
- Hold your intention in your mind as you gather your items!
- Cleanse your space using your preferred method.
- Be sure to Infuse all of the items with your Intention!
- In the large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (epsom salts, baking soda, cornstarch, cream of tartar, and lavender flowers).
- In the small mixing bowl, combine the water, oils, and food coloring (optional).
- Next, combine the wet and dry ingredients. Your mixture should resemble wet sand at this stage. If you’re using food coloring, you should be able to tell it’s well mixed when the coloring is even.
- It should hold together when you squeeze some in your fist. If it does not hold together, add a few drops of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
- Once the right consistency is reached, tightly pack the mix into your mold (the mini muffin pan).
- Allow the bath bombs to dry for 24 hours – It is Not recommended to remove them from the mold until the mixture is completely dry.
- Once completely dry, remove from the molds and store them in an airtight container until you are ready to use.
- They will store indefinitely as long as they are kept dry.
Let’s get creative!
There are so many different shapes and sizes of silicone molds available. Get creative and make bath bombs for your ritual baths out of shapes that match your intentions.
Bath bombs make a great gift or a small addition to any gift. Just make sure that your packaging is airtight, so that they last longer.
Add Glitter, Anil, or various herbs to your bath bombs for some extra sparkle, for a cleansing ritual bath, or to match your intentions.
Consider creating multi-layer bath bombs with different colors and scents in your molds. Simply make a few different batches with various oils and herbs, then pack them into the molds in different combinations and layers.
Fizzy Bath Bombs
Want to add some fizz to your bath? Here is a different combination of ingredients that is sure to get those natural bubbles in your bath.
The combination of baking soda and citric acid, often called sour salt, create the fizzy reaction in this recipe.
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup arrowroot powder
- ½ cup organic citric acid
- 20 drops essential oils
- Witch Hazel in a spray bottle
- Mix together baking soda, arrowroot powder and citric acid.
- When well incorporated, add essential oils, mixing thoroughly.
- Alternate spraying mixture with Witch Hazel and mixing.
- Continue spraying and mixing until the mixture begins to stick together.
- Spray ice cube trays, muffin cups or candy molds with Witch Hazel.
- Pack mixture tightly into molds, pressing down firmly.
- At this point you can either turn packed bombs out onto a flat surface such as a cookie sheet to dry and cure, or leave them in the molds to dry. (24-72 hours)
- Your bombs are ready to pack up and use when they are dry and hard.
- Keep your fizzy bath bombs in an airtight container until you are ready to use them. Your bath bombs will keep indefinitely in very dry conditions, but moisture in the air will cause them to crumble over time
Skin Care Benefits of Citric Acid
- Helps to unclog your pores.
- Promotes exfoliation of dead skin cells.
- Leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.
- Helps to hydrate your skin, therefore reducing wrinkles.
- Balances your skin’s pH levels.
- Has been known to balance out skin tone.
- Promotes growth of new skin.
- Helps to remove build up from your hair.
- Coats the hair to seal in moisture, therefore leaving it shiny and hydrated.
Curious about Ritual Baths?
Check out our Cleansing Ritual Bath Class, Guide and Kit or our Complete Ritual Bath Class to learn all about the various types of ritual baths that you can create.
We also have an article on Spiritual Baths for Cleansing and Sweetness. This article may give you some alternative ideas for the perfect herbs and essential oils to consider for your bath bombs.