These Lavender Rosemary Bath Bombs smell wonderful in a warm bath. Follow the easy tutorial to make a batch for yourself or gift to friends and family.
Have you ever tried making your own homemade bath bombs? Bath bombs are those little balls you can drop in the tub and watch fizz while you enjoy a warm soak. Making your own is not only a frugal option, but you can also add practically any scent you want.
These Lavender Rosemary Bath Bombs smell wonderful and are quite easy to make. You can conveniently leave them in a sealed jar by the tub or wrap them in cellophane and add a pretty bow for a homemade gift idea.
Lavender Rosemary Bath Bombs Tutorial
- 1 cup of citric acid crystals
- 1 ¼ cup of corn starch
- 2 cups of baking soda
- ½ cup of basic Epsom salts
- spray bottle with water
- 5-7 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of dried lavender OR 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (optional)
- bath bomb molds (If you don’t have a bath bomb mold you can use an ice cube tray.)
- mixing bowl
1. In a mixing bowl mix your dry ingredients. This includes the citric acid, corn starch, baking soda, and Epsom salt. Mix well.
2. Now add your 5-7 drops of rosemary oil. You will notice some slight fizzing which is normal. Mix quickly.
3. Stir in the dried lavender or the lavender oil if you choose. Mix again. Stir quickly to keep the mixture from bubbling up.
4. Optional: rinse and dry your fresh rosemary. Dice it up fine and sir into the mixture. You can save a few larger pieces to decorate the bath bombs if you wish.
5. To create the paste, you will now spray in a few sprays of water. In all you will add about two teaspoons at most. Start off slow and small, spraying and mixing until the mixture starts to clump.
6. When the mixture can be molded in your hands, press it into your ice cube trays or your bath bomb mold. Pack it in well.
7. Turn the mold over and let the bomb come out. Allow it to dry for 24 hours.
If you find that your bath bombs won’t stay together or you have added too much water, try adding a little more corn starch to thicken the mixture up and hold it together. You can store your bath bombs in any air tight container, baggie, or jar.
To Use: Simply drop a bath bomb into a warm bath and it will do its magic.