Happy Monday! I’ve got a super fun DIY-project for you today, that’s perfect for a Tuesday night (they have to dry overnight, be patient!). Or, if you’re not into that, let’s just go binge some HGTV. I have 2 different smells, lavender and rose, both of which smell amazing. Look at how pretty that are!
I’m a huge fan of Lush (check out this post for a haul), and their bath bombs are one of my favorite items. The rose bath bomb reminded me of Lush’s Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb, the dried rose petals float around the tub after the bath bomb fizzles out. The milk powder is an awesome addition, since it makes your skin so so smooth!
The steps are pretty easy, but you do have to let them dry overnight and the ingredients aren’t every-day items. But! You can buy them on Amazon. This is a great item to put into a gift bag for a family member or friend, too! This recipe makes about 2-3 medium sized bath bombs, but you can always double or even triple.
Lavender helps a lot for tense muscles and relieving stress/anxiety. It’s also a great natural remedy for acne and skin (including eczema)! And it smells so yummy! Rose doesn’t have as many benefits, but it is really moisturizing and tightens/tones your skin. It also has a really high amount of Vitamin C!
Rose Bath Bombs
Step one::: In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, milk powder, and Epsom salt. Add rose petals.
Step two::: In a small cup or bowl stir together water, almond oil, and rose essential oil.
Step three::: Combine wet ingredients with dry mixture. Test mixture by grabbing a handful and making a fist. If it holds it’s shape it’s ready to be placed in the mold. If it’s too dry (the mixture crumbles once you open your fist) use a spray bottle to LIGHTLY spray water 1-2 times, until you can form a shape. Do not overspray or the mixture will begin to fizz and not form correctly.
Step four::: Use plastic ornament molds to make the bath bombs. I like to overfill each half then press them together until the excess falls out. This way you’ll have a compact bath bomb that won’t fall apart when you open the mold. You can also use silicone molds to make a shape. This recipe make 3 medium bath bombs.
Step five::: Leave bath bombs to dry overnight before removing from mold. Allow them to dry on a towel for a few hours before using or wrapping.
Lavender Bath Bomb
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons epsom salt
2 teaspoons Sweet Almond Oil
3/4 teaspoon water
15 drops Lavender Oil
a few tablespoons of dried Organic Lavender Flowers
Step one::: In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt and dried lavender.
Step two::: In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, and essential oil.
Step three::: Pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Test mixture by pressing a handful together. If the mixture doesn’t hold LIGHTLY, with a spray bottle, spray with water once or twice. Avoid adding too much water or the mixture will fizz and not form in the mold correctly. Once it’s the right consistency press mixture into mold and allow to dry at least 2 hours before removing. Set bath bombs on a soft towel to dry overnight.
Which bath bomb are you going to DIY? Let me know in the comments!