Learn how to make this natural lavender and chamomile bath bomb recipe for a relaxing soak in the tub! Hand crafted using real botanicals and lavender essential oil, this lavender and chamomile bath bomb recipe utilizes ingredients prized for their soothing skin care properties.
The ingredients include lavender and chamomile flowers, colloidal oatmeal, clay, shea butter and lavender essential oil. Chamomile and colloidal oatmeal soothe skin while mineral rich, French green clay helps to detox skin.
The inclusion of lavender essential oil then naturally eases stress with its relaxing aroma while shea butter works to soften and hydrate skin.
And of course, there’s also baking soda and citric acid that give this lavender and chamomile bath bomb recipe its fizz!
If you’ve never made homemade bath bombs before, or you’ve had trouble with your bath bombs staying together in the past, then this is your recipe!
The addition of both the clay and the shea butter in my lavender and chamomile bath bomb recipe help to create aromatherapeutic bath bombs that stay together when unmolded – even in heat and humidity!
Ready to get started? Awesome!
Lavender and Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe
You will need a scale to weigh out all of the ingredients for this recipe.
Using a digital scale, weigh out 1 oz. shea butter into a large glass bowl.
Gently heat the shea butter in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)
In a separate bowl, weigh out and combine 8 oz. baking soda, 4.5 oz. citric acid, .5 oz. French green clay, .3 oz. chamomile flowers, .25 oz. colloidal oatmeal and .1 oz. lavender blossoms.
Mix the ingredients together with a fork until they are evenly incorporated throughout.
Allow the shea butter to cool slightly.
Then weigh out .2 oz. of lavender essential oil and stir into the melted shea butter.
Now pour the dry ingredients into the liquefied shea butter.
Mix well with a fork until all of the dry ingredients are evenly coated and the consistency of wet sand.
Step #5 :
You are now ready to create your lavender and chamomile bath bombs using the mold or molds of your choice.
I chose to use two different sized round plastic bath bomb molds when I made my bath bombs.
The smaller mold has a diameter of 1.75″ and the larger mold is a 2.75″ round bath bomb mold.
These molds yielded one large bath bomb and three mini bath bombs. Here is a set of bath bomb molds you could use.
To create your lavender and chamomile bath bombs, fill one side of your mold with the bath bomb mixture. Loosely pile the ingredients into the mold half until there is a rounded mound on top.
Don’t press the mixture into your mold at this point. If you do, your two sides won’t stick together.
Repeat the process with the other half of your bath bomb mold, loosely piling the ingredients into the mold and forming a mound on top.
Now quickly, and precisely as possible, press the two halves of your bath bomb mold together as firmly as you can. Twist to remove the excess from the sides.
If you aren’t able to get the two halves of the mold to snap together, you can tape them together with masking tape to ensure the mold doesn’t come off the bath bomb.
Repeat this process with your additional bath bomb molds until you’ve used all of your bath bomb ingredients.
Set your lavender and chamomile bath bombs aside in a safe location out of the way. The next day, your bath bombs are ready to unmold.
Gently remove your bath bombs from the molds and gently dust off the ring around the middle of each bomb.
And that’s it! You’ve now made your own relaxing, skin-soothing bath bombs!
To use your lavender and chamomile bath bombs, simply drop them into the tub with warm running water, ease into the tub and relax in a long hot bath!
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- Lavender and Magnesium Bath Melts Recipe
- Lavender Mint Body Butter Recipe
- Lavender Bergamot Salt Bar Recipe
- Chamomile Bath Salts Recipe
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Rebecca Dawn Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. Find more of her homemade skin care and soap recipes at her blog, Soap Deli News. You can subscribe to Soap Deli News blog here for updates on future DIY projects and skin care recipes.