Lavender Bath Bombs

We love the relaxing scent of lavender and thought it would be the perfect accent to add to one of our favorite DIY projects... bath bombs! Create a set of handmade lavender bath bombs with a few simple ingredients and put them in water to create a fizzy reaction. These would make a lovely gift for anyone in need of a little relaxation! What's happening? It's a few ingredients in our bath bombs that create the fizzy reaction: baking soda, citric acid, and bathwater. When the two dry ingredients, baking soda, and citric acid, hit the bathwater, they react and create carbon dioxide bubbles. The bigger your bath bomb, the longer this reaction will last.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    (Optional) Add the dried flowers or colorful sprinkles to the bottom of your mini paper cups.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine the citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    In a cup or small bowl, mix together the lavender oil, food coloring, water.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Add the mixture to the large bowl and mix together until slightly crumbly. Add more water if the mixture doesn't clump together. Tip: Be careful not to add too much oil as it can leave an oily residue in the bathtub when you use it.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Scoop the mixture into the paper cups and allow them to dry for 24 hours. Pack it in tightly.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    After 24 hours, gently tear away the paper cups to take out your lavender bath bombs!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    Place your bath bomb in the bathtub and enjoy a fizzing, bubbling bath!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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