DIY Gifts: Simple and All-Natural Lavender Bath Bombs
I think we can all agree that one of the best feelings in the world is coming home to take a long bath to unwind after a long day from school or work. This experience is taken up a notch when bath bombs are introduced. Whether it’s the aroma or the moisturizing properties, bath bombs are always a fun addition to your routine. If you have a friend, family member, or loved one who would love to experience the bliss that bath bombs bring, then you’ll be happy to hear that you can easily make them yourself! Watch our video and then read on to find out how.
- Two tablespoons of liquid coconut oil for moisture (About $5 for 14oz.)
- One teaspoon of water
- One cup of baking soda (About $1 for 16 oz.)
- ½ cup of citric acid (About $5 for 4oz.)
- ½ cup of Epsom salt (About $5 for 3lbs)
- ½ cup of cornstarch (About $6 for 35oz.)
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil for fragrance (About $7 for 10ml)
*All average prices were found on Amazon.
* These measurements are meant to yield six bath bombs.
- Large bowl
- Small bowl
- Muffin tin or bath bomb molds
- Measuring cups
- A whisk
- A spoon
- A stylish stand-up ziplock pouch
- Gather all of your ingredients in front of you and put on your gloves.
- Place your baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, and cornstarch in a large bowl.
- Whisk the dry ingredients together to mix them well.
- Add your coconut oil, water, and lavender oil into a small bowl.
- Stir the liquid ingredients together with your spoon to mix well.
- Return your attention to the dry ingredients and start whisking them again.
- As you are whisking your dry ingredients in the large bowl, slowly pour the liquid ingredients in the small bowl into the dry ingredients. Make sure to keep whisking until the dry and liquid ingredients are combined.
- The correct result should look like sand. Your mixture should not be wet!
- Start transferring your bath bomb mix into your muffin tray or bath bomb molds. Pack them in tightly. There should be no sparse spaces.
- Leave the molds to dry overnight and you’ll come back to custom bath bombs the next morning!
- Place the finished bath bombs in a stand-up ziplock pouch to keep them fresh. Be careful when handling the bath bombs because they will be a tad fragile.
- Feel free to decorate your pouch with stickers or hand-written notes!
There you have it! Your very own homemade bath bombs that you can gift to anyone you want to. We chose lavender for our recipe, but feel free to substitute it for a scent that the receiver of your gift loves. Will you be trying this out? Let us know by commenting below!