DIY Calming & Soothing Bath Bombs

I recently was drawing a bath, ready for a nice relaxing start to my weekend. I had been given some festive green bath bombs for Christmas that I was so excited to use. But once they started to fizz the bathwater turned a very intense shade of unnatural green and I became so concerned it was going to stain my white bathtub! Needless to say, that was less than relaxing, and very short-lived bathing experience. Not only was the coloring concerning, but all of those artificial colors were then drained into the water system for processing!! Not ideal. 

I thought there has to be a better way to do this without all the food coloring right?! Insert these DIY bath bombs!! Made with real Lavender and Chamomile flowers to provide a wonderful aromatherapy element to aid in the relaxation. And none of that bathtub staining food coloring!! The almond oil we use provides such a silky smooth skin moisturizing element too that is so very welcome. Plus, it's so much more fun to watch them fizz in the water when you have made them yourself!!

These also make wonderful gifts for valentines day, birthdays, Christmas, you name it!! Follow the recipe below to get started: 

 Nature Restore Lavender and Chamomile Recipe

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup Citric Acid 
1 cup Baking Soda
1/3 cup Cornstarch
3 tbsp Epsom Salt 
1 tsp Water
3 tbsp Almond Oil
Few drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Other Tools:
Bath Bomb molds (or large silicone ice cube tray) 
food processor or blender 

 

DIY calming organic lavender bath bombs

Instructions:
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a big bowl. I blended the herbs a bit in a blender before adding them to the bowl, but this is optional.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix together wet ingredients.
  3. Slowly pour in the wet ingredients, mixing in quickly the entire time. Please be careful! Pouring too fast will ruin your batch!
  4. Once the ingredients are mixed, try to make a test ball in your hands. If the mixture isn’t holding together at all, try adding just a tiny bit of water and try again.
  5. Put the mixture into the bath bomb molds and allow to set for about two hours. 
  6. Carefully remove the bath bombs from the molds and wrap them for later.


Recipe modified from Modern Homestead Mama  

 

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