We’re Making Lavender Bath Bombs!

We have said it before over here, we love LUSH products, however, unless it is a special occasion, we can’t always justify the cost.  Therefore, we went in search of how to make the coveted bath bomb!

Our first attempt at making the bath bomb was a total bust! We followed the directions to a tee, or at least we thought, but all we ended up with was a big mess that looked like a second graders volcano experiment! But if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

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epic fail!

After a third try, we had success! Bonus from the first failed attempts, it seriously makes your whole room smell amazing while you make these!

We got 8 using the silicone cupcake liners.

Materials:

4 oz. baking soda

2 oz. corn starch

2 oz. citric acid

2 oz. Epsom salt

1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons water

1 teaspoon essential oil

1 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil

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How-to:

In a bowl combine the dry ingredients (the first four listed above).

Whisk to remove any clumps, corn starch tends to be clumpy. IMG_2591

In a small glass jar stir together the wet ingredients (the last four ingredients listed).

If you’re using coconut oil, give it a quick melt in the microwave or stove top first so it will more easily combine with the other ingredients.

Slowly pour the liquid mixture in with the dry mixture, whisking as you go.

If you see the mixture fizz or foam, you may be adding the liquid too quickly.

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it’s getting all foamy!

Once all the wet ingredients are combined with the dry, take a small amount in your hand and squeeze it together.

It should stick together fairly well in one or two big chunks.

If it’s still too powdery to hold together, just add a tiny bit more water and mix until it does hold together.

Then fill each  of your silicone molds half full with the mixture. These will expand!

Allow them to dry out for 8 hours or overnight.

Once very dry, you can wrap them in plastic wrap and store in a dry place until you are ready to use them, or you can gift them to friends!

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In case you’re curious, we made ours with lavender oil and dried lantana petals. Just remember to use food grade dried flowers to avoid flowers that might have been grown with pesticides as you don’t want to soak in a bath with that.

These  were really fun to make, even when the first batches failed! These cost between $5-$10 depending on where you buy your bombs, but with this recipe, one will cost you less than a dollar!

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