Lavender Lemon Bath Bombs
How to make your own bath bombs.
Yield: 4 bath bombs
- 1/2 cup Citric acid
- 1 cup Baking soda
- 3/4 cup Cornstarch
- Purple soap colorant
- Lemon essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- 1 tablespoon Dried lavender
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 set Plastic molds
In a large mixing bowl combine your corn starch, baking soda and citric acid and mix well.
In a small glass bowl, combine your water, a few drops of purple soap colorant and 5 drops of lemon essential oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
Slowly mix your water (with colorant and oils) into your dry ingredients and mix while pouring.
Place a 1/2 teaspoon of dried lavender in the bottom of one circle halve and then fill that side up with your bath bomb mixture.
Then fill up your second halve with your bath bomb mixture
Press your 2 circle halves together.
Let the molds set overnight.
Place bath bomb in a warm/hot water bath and relax with the fizzing scent of lavender lemon.
A few tips to create a better bath bomb.
Use the molds. It's hard to create a nice sphere when molding by hand.
Also, let dry for at least 24 hours. I'm one that tends to like to rush EVERYTHING, but you have to let everything harden.
If you can wait 48-72 hours that's even better.
Don't substitute the corn starch. Corn starch keeps the bath bombs from getting lumpy and they won't crumble as easily.
If at first you don't succeed try again. There is a little bit of science involved with this recipe. Depending on your altitude you may need to adjust the liquid.