Not sure about you guys, but I am a huge fan of Lush’s bath bombs. For my bridal shower I knew I wanted to share something with my friends and family that I loved but Instead of buying 40 bath bombs from Lush I decided to make my own.
Now although they were extremely rewarding, to be completely honest, they are not easy to make. The consistency was hard to get perfect. You need to create “damp” sand (without getting it too damp), So just remember, less is more. They took a lot longer than I anticipated but also, I was making 40 of them haha. If I was just making 6 – 9 of them for myself than it would have been much easier but It was well worth it! I loved getting the feedback from my friends and family telling me now much they enjoyed it, and now I got a good blog post out of it as well! hah!
What you will need
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons Epsom salt
2 teaspoons Coconut Oil
3/4 teaspoon water
15 drops Lavender Oil
Three tablespoons of Dried Lavender Buds
Plastic Ornament Mold
– Get a large bowl and mix the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, Epsom salt and the dried lavender.
– In a smaller bowl, mix the coconut oil, water, and essential oil
– Lightly drizzle the wet mixture into the dry mixture while pouring it in make sure to mix it with a whisk, so it doesn’t get clumpy. If the mixture doesn’t hold together (like the image below) lightly the use a spray bottle and whisk it while spraying the mixture. You don’t want it to be too damp, but you want it to hold together, lightly.
– Stuff the mixture into the mold and let it dry in the mold for an hour or so before removing. Tap the mold with a spoon to get the bath bomb to loosen and carefully remove the bath bomb from the mold and set it on a towel and let it dry overnight before use.