DIY Lavender bath bombs

When it comes to Mother’s Day, all the mamas out there deserve some serious recognition for their year-round hard work. Whether you’re celebrating your own mom or loving on the one’s around you, I think we can all agree that these selfless ladies are overdue for a little rest and relaxation. With that being said, today I’m excited to introduce a DIY that will leave your mama feeling like she just left the spa. Say hello to homemade bath bombs…

Let’s be honest, taking a bath is way more fun with a fizzy bath bomb working its magic in the tub. This Mother’s Day, my team and I thought what better way to celebrate our selfless mamas than by bringing them a luxurious spa experience right in their own homes? These DIY bath bombs make the absolute perfect Mother’s Day gift, and they’re super simple to recreate. Keep scrolling to see how you can spoil your mom with homemade rose and lavender bath bombs. Roll up your sleeves and let’s get working…

DIY Lavender bath bombs you can make at home

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • rose-shaped silicon molds
  • mason jars
  • ribbon

For the rose bath bombs:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup dry milk
  • 3 tablespoons Epsom salt
  • a handful of dried rose petals
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 15-20 drops rose oil

For the lavender bath bombs:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup dry milk
  • 3 tablespoons Epsom salt
  • a handful of dried lavender
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3-4 teaspoons almond oil
  • 15-20 drops lavender oil

DIY Rose bath bombs made from molds

Here’s how to make them: 

1. In two separate bowls (one for the lavender and one for the rose bath bombs), mix together the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, milk powder and Epsom salt.

How to make bath bombs at home

How to make rose and lavender bath bombs at home

2. Separate from the dry ingredients, mix the water, almond oil, and rose and lavender oils together.

3. Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. You may need to add a couple of extra drops of almond oil so that the mixture sticks together without crumbling.

4. Your bath bombs are ready to be placed into the rose silicon molds once you can make a ball with the mixture and it doesn’t fall apart.

How to make bath bombs from home

5. Fill your rose-shaped silicon molds with the rose and lavender bath bomb mixture. Let the bath bombs sit in a dry, safe place at room temperature for a minimum of 3-4 hours before attempting to remove them. Note: Letting them sit even longer will help them to solidify in the molds.

6. Once you’ve let your bath bombs sit for a few hours, remove them from the silicon molds and place them into a mason jar sprinkled with leftover rose and lavender petals. Place a bow around the jar and you’re ready to give these fun DIY bath bombs to someone special!

DIY Bath bombs made of rose and lavender

These will be a real treat for any mama that receives them this Mother’s Day!

Will you be trying your hand at these homemade bath bombs?

Let me know if you do in the comments!

XO Lauren

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