These soothing lavender oatmeal bath bombs are lovely for dry skin and smell fantastic. These homemade oatmeal bath bombs make a great homemade gift with an old fashioned appeal.
Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs: A Soothing DIY Gift
Making this lavender oatmeal bath bombs recipe along with my lavender oatmeal soap would make for a wonderfully giftable combination. It is also a great way to make a variety of homemade bath products while not having to buy too many entirely different ingredients. Both lavender and oatmeal are soothing to the skin, and the lavender and epsom salts are relaxation inducing. Both lavender and oatmeal are therapeutic for dry itchy skin too. Just what you need for a relaxing bath.
These diy bath bombs make the bathwater a pretty purple tint, but the coloring can be skipped if you prefer (just add a few more drops of oil or water to make up the difference). I simply wipe up any stray remaining flakes of oatmeal after the bath. Pulsing the oats in a food processor would avoid this, but I personally prefer the look of the oats floating in the bath.
Supplies you will need to make Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs (measures below in recipe)
You will also need cornstarch and baking soda (not shown)
Organic Lavender Flowers (Extra Grade – Dried) – 4oz Resealable Bag – 100% Raw From France – by Feel Good OrganicsViva Naturals French Lavender Essential Oil, 4 fl oz – 100% Pure & Therapeutic Grade for Relaxation, Sleep & Happy MoodBob’s Red Mill Organic Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats, 22 OunceViva Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil, 16 oz – Ultra Hydrating Massage & Aromatherapy Oil, Hexane-Free6 Food Color US Cake Supply by Chefmaster Liqua-Gel Paste Cake Food Coloring Set – The 6 Most Popular Colors in 0.75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesMetal Bath Bomb Mold – DIY – Make Lush Bath Bombs – 2 Molds (4 pieces) – 2.56Ajent Citric Acid 100% Pure Food Grade Non-GMO (Approved for Organic Foods) 2 PoundEpsoak Epsom Salt 2 Lbs – 100% Pure Magnesium Sulfate, Made in USAPrint
Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs Recipe
Here is the easy recipe for these homemade lavender oatmeal bath bombs. Both oatmeal and lavender have a soothing effect on the skin, so these are great for those with dry or irritated skin,
- Yield: Makes 4 bath bombs in 2.5-2.75″ spherical molds.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup epsom salts
- 1/2 cup quick cook oats
- 1 1/2 tbs fractionated coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp lavender essential oil
- purple gel food coloring
- **1/2 tsp water, only if needed (I didn’t)**
- dried lavender flowers (mostly decorative, so consider them optional)
- bath bomb mold
- Whisk together the baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid, epsom salts and oats.
- Add the fractionated coconut oil, lavender essential oil, and purple gel food coloring. Mix thoroughly. Add the water ONLY IF NEEDED while mixing to avoid a reaction. Grab a handful of mixture and squeeze if it stays together it is plenty moist enough.
- Sprinkle a pinch of dried lavender flowers on one side of a bath bomb mold, then top with the lavender oatmeal bath bomb mixture and press down firmly. Top off and fill other side. You actually want to overfill the molds then press together with a good amount of pressure. When using metal sphere molds, I twist slightly while pressing, this helps excess mixture fall back into bowl and ensures a tight pack and easy release.
- Remove the bath bombs from molds gently and set out to air dry before storing in airtight container or shrink bags.
Packaging supplies (shrink wrap for airtight seal & organza bags to dress them up)
6″ x 6″ Shrink Wrap Bags for Soap Making, Bath Bombs, Bottles, Arts Crafts & homemaking Products by Mighty Gadget (R) – 100 packAnleolife 50pcs Purple Lavender Organza Bags 7×5 inch Bushiness Sample Display Bag Wedding Favors Gift Bag Jewlery Candy Bag Velvet Drawstring Pouch(50pcs purple)