Homemade bath bombs are a great fun project to make with your kids. This lemon and lavender fizzy homemade bath bombs recipe is a great choice using some of our favorite essential oils! Grab supplies to make these for your family to enjoy!
Lemon & Lavender Homemade Bath Bombs
This homemade bath bombs recipe has an added feature of using dried calendula petals so they look beautiful. With the addition of essential oils in them, they smell amazing as well! They can be made in any shape you have an ice cube tray for, so you’re not limited to making them always look the same way. If you choose to use food coloring, they can be various colors, too, so have some fun & make some great gifts while you’re at it!
- Large mixing bowl & a spoon
- Pair of rubber gloves
- Silicone molds in desired shapes
- Dried Calendula flower petals (or any other petal you choose)
- Food coloring if you’d like them different colors
- Witch hazel
- Spray bottle
- 2 cups Baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 10 drops pure lavender essential oil
- 10 drops pure lemon essential oil
- 2 or 3 large plates for drying
To begin making our homemade bath bombs, you'll pour some witch hazel into your spray bottle. Start with 1/2 cup and add more if needed.
Mix the baking soda and citric acid in your mixing bowl well, making sure to remove any lumps. Next, put on the gloves, because the citric acid is not good for the skin and can burn you if you have sensitive skin.
Now, you will need to add in your food coloring, I suggest 2 to 3 drops at a time, because a little goes a long way & you can always add more if you like. Once it’s mixed in nicely and you have an even coloring, add in your essential oils & a handful of petals.
The last part of the mixing you will do with your hands. Take the witch hazel and spray a few sprays at a time, and start mixing the powder until it begins to clump up in your hand. It is not good to get it too wet, or they will fizz before you want them to, so spray slowly. The consistency is much like a fairly dry snow when it’s not too wet out. It needs to stick together but not be dripping wet. I scrunch the mixture up in the palm of my hand, and when it starts to stay together in a clump, I know I’m getting close.
Next, you are going to pack it into the ice cube trays, making sure you get in all the corners so you get a nice shape when it’s done. Scrape off the top excess and add it back into the bowl and repeat until your trays are full.
Once you get going, you’ll get the hang of it and then it’s not hard at all. You can make them all one color, or do it in halves and make 2 different colors.
Let them sit in the trays for about 15 minutes or so to be sure they are set up nicely. If they are too dry, they will totally crumble when you flip the trays over. If this happens, just put it back in the bowl and wet a little more. That is a better option than having them be too wet, so don’t be discouraged.
Now, turn them carefully out on your plates. Usually, they will pop out by themselves. Leave them on the plate for a few hours to dry out completely.
I love making homemade bath bombs and other homemade sugar scrubs or beauty products! They are so easy and affordable to make and give as gifts or simply to pamper yourself!
Other Homemade Beauty Products:
- Vanilla Sugar Scrub With Orange Essential Oils
- Lemon Homemade Sugar Scrub
- Homemade Lavender Body Scrub
- Wake Up Coffee Scrub