What could possibly be better than ending your day with a long hot bath? Not a lot.
With Christmas just around the corner these quick & easy DIY bath bombs make for a heartfelt handmade gift or stocking stuffer! Perfect for anyone who needs a little relaxation during the holiday season. Even if that person is you!
1 cup of baking soda
1/2 cup of citric acid
2 tbl of epsom salt (You can even find lavender epsom salts at some stores, I just used regular)
3 t/l of coconut oil (you can use other oil as well, but my favorite is coconut)
Roughly 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon of water
Dried Lavender (optional)
Bath bomb mould (you can get them online. I used large ice cube trays for mine, you can also use things like cupcake liners! Use your imagination)
– Bowls, Spoon, and food colouring if you want a special added look!
Place all the dry ingredients together into a bowl. This includes the baking soda, epsom salt and citric acid.
Blend all the wet ingredients together into a bowl as well. This includes coconut oil (I had to melt mine in the microwave before adding it) water, and lavender essential oil. This is where you would also add the food colouring if you wish.
Mix together both the wet and dry ingridients into a bowl and stir. This is where I added the dried lavender for added effect (This is optional)
Make sure the mixture packs together and holds a form almost like a snowball, try squeezing it with your hands to double check! If not add an extra 1/2 a teaspoon to the blend until you get the desired texture.
Take your bath bomb moulds (whatever they may be) and place your mixture into them, packing them really tight.
Let them dry for a long time (I left mine overnight) and once they are dry and harder in texture, very gently and slowly remove them from your mould, place them in your bath and enjoy!
Remember there are tons of different ways to make these, try experimenting with different oils and try adding things like dried flowers, berries or even sparkles! Get creative, and share your ideas with me!