I’ve been making various bath products lately – so I can save money and so I can still indulge a bit. I have a few teacher gifts in mind, and I think this Lemon Lavender Mini Bath Bomb recipe would be perfect in this season. These mini bath bombs can be wrapped in cellophane and included in a cute basket (along with a gift card or some other small item.) After the year my kid has had in kindergarten, I feel certain his teachers might appreciate these.
Also, lavender and lemon are two of my favorite essential oils (with peppermint being my all time favorite.) This mix is great for relaxing. Lavender and Lemon essential oils are both great for sleep, so this is a great mix for the end of the day and when you want to wind down. If you aren’t into the large bath bombs, I highly recommend these mini bath bombs! They’re fairly simple to make. Store in a jar in your bathroom or package them for easy gifts.
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
1/4 cup epsom salt
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tbs jojoba oil or coconut oil
1.5 teaspoons witch hazel
1/2 teaspoon purple mica powder (or color of choice)
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
Small spray bottle with water
Directions to make the mini bath bombs:
- In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Make sure there are no clumps.
- In a small glass bowl, combine the jojoba oil, essential oils and witch hazel. Whisk.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl, it will fizz once the liquid touches it.
- Begin mixing using a fork (or your hands) until everything looks combined and somewhat moist.
- Prep your silicone molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly. Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they’re firm.
- Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz. If you don’t press down firmly, the bombs will not hold together.
- Divide the rest of the mixture into the molds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again.
- Let sit on the counter for twenty four hours to set before removing from molds.
- Note: from the mica powder and the oil these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery- so take caution when getting out!
Have you tried making your own bath bombs? I’ll be making another batch this week and hope to share my teacher gifts (in final form) this weekend!