In our last blog we cover how to make Vanilla & Cocoa Sugar Scrub Cubes – check it out if you missed it. The purpose of a sugar or salt scrub is to exfoliate, get rid of dead skin (yuck) and leave room for a new layer of wonderfully soft new skin. But you do need to do some work to achieve a result – scrub.
Not with fizzy bath bombs, oh no. This is a totally passive activity, where you take your chance to do nothing other than soak in a warm bath and smell the lavender.
Here is an awesome and truly simple recipe for your own DIY fizzy bath bombs. Use Lavender Essential Oils and dry Lavender flowers, or pair Chamomile EO and dry Chamomile flowers, both combinations are great for a relaxing, before-bed bath for both adults and kids.
Play with any shapes you want: stars, squares, or the classic ball. Silicon molds are the best option for this project, they let you pop out the bath bombs easily without crumbling them.
Here’s the basic recipe:
Ingredients & equipment
- 1 cup baking soda
- 3/4 cup arrowroot powder
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup epsom salt
- 40 drops of Lavender (or Chamomile) Essential Oils
- 1/4 cup of dry Lavender (or Chamomile) flowers
- a little water in a spray bottle
- silicon soap mold of your choice
- Optional: add 1 teaspoon of mica powder of your choice if you want to add some color
- Sift the baking soda, arrowroot powder, citric cid and epsom salt in to a medium sized bowl
- Add the essential oils one drop at a time and stir well
- Add your dry flowers (you could also grind them in an herb grinder if you prefer smaller size flower particles) and stir
- Using a spray bottle, spritz the powder mixture a few times then stir. Repeat this two more times, make sure you do not use too much water or the citric acid (responsible for the fizzing) will not work as well in your bath.
- Compact your preparation in the silicon mold cavities, then set aside for a few hours until you can pop the bath bombs out without crumbling them.