These herbal bath bombs are such a fun addition to a relaxing bath.They're pretty as a picture, make great springtime gifts, and are so easy to make - you can even have the children help! Add one to your tub as you fill it with water and you'll have a lovely, aromatic bath in just a few minutes.
To make your bath fizzies, you will need:
- 4 cups aluminum-free baking soda
- 2 cups citric acid
- 8 teaspoons organic Cocoa butter
- 3 teaspoons distilled water
- organic dried Rose petals (or herbs of your choice - I used Rose, Lavender, and Sunflower petals for this batch)
- organic Lavender (angustifolia) essential oil
- a cupcake mold (silicon or metal; to shape your bath bombs)
- a glass stirring rod
Note: This recipe is very similar to our Cottage Garden Bath Bombs recipe. Check it out if you want more bathtime inspiration.
Melt your Cocoa butter in a double boiler over low heat. While it's melting, combine your baking soda and citric acid in a large mixing bowl.
Next: Once your Cocoa butter has melted completely, stir in 35 drops of Lavender essential oil.
Pour your wet ingredients into the mixing bowl of dry ingredients. Your ingredients will probably fizz a little bit for a moment, but don't worry - it's supposed to do that and it'll calm down shortly! Mix everything together really well until the mixture reaches the consistency of wet sand. When you squeeze a handful of it, it should hold its shape.
Add your dried herbs (Rose, Lavender, and Sunflower petals are the herbs I chose) to the bottom of the mold you are using, then pour (or use a spoon or spatula) the bath bomb mixture into the mold and press it in until it's firm.
Leave the mixture in the mold for 1-2 hours, or until it's feeling pretty dry on the outside. Then you can remove the bath bombs from their molds and leave them to finish air drying in a safe place overnight.
These are my favorite bath bombs to give as gifts. They can be packaged up in such cute ways and folks love the recipe! The Cocoa Butter adds a little bit of skin-moisturizing goodness to the bath and the petals make everything feel so luxurious. The Lavender essential oil is calming and soothing - perfect for relaxing for a few minutes after a long day. If you're not keen on wiping up the petals when your bath drains, you can place the whole bath bomb in a little muslin pouch to keep the herbs contained. I hope you'll give this recipe a try. =) Enjoy!
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