I’m a bath person. One of my favorite ways to relax is to run a warm bath, pop in a goodie from Lush, and enjoy a long soak as I either read a book or watch my latest netflix show obsession. Although I’d like to be able to do this little ritual every evening, my student budget often prevents me from indulging in my favorite Lush bath products. After doing a bunch of research, I’ve come up with an affordable solution. I’ll just make my own bath treats!
I’ve got a huge list of Lush goodies I want to try and recreate, so here’s the first of hopefully many DIY projects I’ll be sharing. I chose lavender bath bombs because I love the scent of lavender. It’s so relaxing and soothing and brings back childhood memories because my mom often had lavender planted in the backyard. But honestly, you can substitute any colors and fragrances in this recipe to come up with something entirely your own. Be as creative as you want! I looking to try out rose next.
I’m so happy with how these Lavender Bath Bombs turned out! The fragrance is strong enough and they bubble and fizz just like Lush’s bath bombs. I also like the idea of customizing my oils in order to select the best ingredients to fit my skin’s needs. Plus, these lavender bath bombs are super quick and easy to make. Overall, this DIY project was a winner for me!
Lavender Bath Bomb Ingredients
Here’s everything you’ll be needing. Most of these items you can pick up at your local grocery store or supermarket. Others you can order on Amazon.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid (you can substitute with cream of tartar)
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1 tbsp. lavender essential oil
- 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond or coconut oil (I prefer almond because it is hydrating and soothing for sensitive skin)
- few drops of food coloring
- dried lavender flowers (optional)
- bath bomb or Christmas ornament mold
Lavender Bath Bomb Directions
There are abbreviated directions below, but here are the complete and specific instructions.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl: citric acid, epsom salts, baking soda, and corn starch. Make sure they are all throughly combined.
- In a separate small bowl, mix your almond oil and essential oils together. Mix in a food coloring of choice.
- Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Do this slowly so that the baking soda and citric acid does not react with the wet ingredients. The mixture should be damp and have a dough-like consistency that should easily clump together when mixing by hand. Repeat steps 1 through 3 if you intend on using multiple colors.
- Pack the molds generously until they are overflowing. The pressure of this excess mixture, is what seals the bath bomb. I sprinkled lavender flowers on the bottom of some of the molds before filling them with the bath bomb mixture as decoration. Next, press the molds firmly together and hold for a few second to set the shape. Tap each side of the mold gently with a spoon to release the pressure and remove the mold.
- Lastly, leave your bath bombs out to dry. This can take a couple of days depending on the humidity. Mine took around 3 days to set completely.
- Once they are finished drying, pop one of these in a warm bath and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy recreating these fun DIY Lavender Bath Bombs! I love little projects like this. If you do end up making some yourself, please tweet me a photo of your finished product! I’d love to see how they turn out for you all! Also comment below if you want to see any other Lush inspired DIYs or if you have another good bath bomb idea or recipe!