I decided I wanted to make some Lavender bath bombs.
There are so many recipes on Pinterest and I was not sure which would work the best.
Most of the supplies I ordered on Amazon because with Amazon prime I get free shipping and I find the prices are really competitive. The fact that it is delivered right to my door is a plus.
I used this basic recipe but added the color and more drops of oil.
1 cup citric acid ( this makes the bath bombs fizz )
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
Mix all the dry ingredients first.
12 drops of red food coloring – 8 drops of blue food coloring ( for purple color ) if you want a darker purple play with the drops a little to get the right shade.
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
10 drops of Lavender Essential oil
I doubled the recipe because the package of citric acid I had ordered just happened to be perfect for doubling it. I also added a bit more food coloring and essential oil just because.
There are so many options for pans or molds. You can use the coffee K – Cups for molds, the small plastic easter eggs, you can form them with your hands and place them on wax paper. I used my pecan tassie pan and a star cookie pan. Just make sure you pack the ingredients in tight and let it dry 24 – 36 hours before removing them.
I let mine dry out for about 36 hours they came out of the molds just fine none of the broke but they seem to be a little bit crumbly. I will let them dry out some more before wrapping them up.
When they are completely dry wrap them in plastic wrap and tie them with a tiny bow to make them cute. You could put them in a clear jar in the bathroom with a lid for some added color. Maybe set some in some drawers or in your towel cabinet for the smell.
I love trying out new things and this is something I will definitely be doing again.