If you’re looking for a way to use some of the lavender from your garden, these DIY Lavender Bath Bombs made with essential oil and dried lavender flowers are a great project for you. With its lovely soothing fragrance, lavender is the perfect addition to your bath.
Make some of these bath bombs for yourself, and be sure to make extras because they make wonderful gifts for pretty much any occasion.
Lavender Bath Bombs with Dried Flowers
- 2 oz Epsom salt
- 4 oz baking soda
- 2 oz corn starch
- 2 oz citric acid
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (liquified)
- ½ tablespoon of water
- 1 drop lavender or lilac soap colouring
- 20 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of dried lavender flowers
- Large bowl
- 2-3 medium size round bath bomb molds
- Small jar with lid
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Mix the dry ingredients first (Epsom salt, baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid), using the whisk. Mix well to ensure there are no clumps.
- Add half the dried lavender flowers.
- If the coconut oil is not already liquid, put it in a small glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.
- Pour the wet ingredients (coconut oil, water, soap colouring and essential oil into jar, secure the lid and shake well.
- Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture, about a few drops at time, while whisking. If you’re not pouring slowly enough, the mixture will start to fizz and you don’t want that to happen.
- Once all of the liquid has been poured into the dry mixture, mix very well until the colour is consistent.
- Put some of the lavender flowers into one side of each mold.
- Immediately fill the molds with the mixture, firmly stuffing each side full.
- Secure both parts of the mold together and let set. I always give it about a day, just to be on the safe side.
- Carefully release bath bombs from molds and put into an airtight container, or individual cello bags.