This recipe is fun to make and super easy so great to make with your children. The bath bomb fizzes and the lavender smells divine whilst the bicarbonate of soda works to soothe the skin.
What you will need:
300 g (10.5 oz) bicarbonate of soda
100 g (3.5 oz) citric acid
50 ml (2 fl oz) sunflower oil
2 tbsp (24 ml) lavender petals
30 drops lavender essential oil
Grease proof (wax) paper
Bowl and metal spoon
Small moulds such as ice cube trays, cookie cutters or cupcake shapes.
What you do:
Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix them together with a metal spoon.
Pour the sunflower oil over the mixture and stir in well, you need to achieve a consistency like wet sand so if it is too dry add a splash more oil. Then add the essential oil.
Now spoon the mixture out into the moulds. Pat the contents of the moulds down well with the back of a teaspoon, the firmer the better. Then gently tip the mould upside down and place the bombs carefully out onto the greaseproof paper.
Leave them to dry on the greaseproof paper which will absorb any excess oil. In a few hours they will be dry to the touch and ready for use. Store them overnight for a really firm bath bomb.
To use, simply pop them into your bath. Store them in an airtight container or glass jar to exclude any moisture and they will last for a month or two.
*You can interchange any flower and /or essential oil to make your own fragrance bath bomb. These are especially nice as a present, moulds can be heart shaped and placed in a cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon.