These soothing lavender oatmeal bath bombs are lovely and smell fantastic. A great homemade gift with an old fashioned feel.
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. Just what you need for a relaxing bath.
You will also need cornstarch and baking soda (not shown)
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Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs Recipe
Here is the easy recipe for these homemade lavender oatmeal bath bombs.
Makes 4 bath bombs in 2.5-2.75″ spherical molds.
Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bomb Ingredients
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)
Directions to Make the Bath Bombs
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.
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