DIY Botanical Bath Bombs For That Spa-Like Feel At Home


There’s nothing quite as relaxing and soothing as a bubble bath. However, finding natural and good bath bombs isn’t an easy task. Especially not if you’re someone who, like me, tries to avoid all of those harsh and toxic ingredients. But who says that you can’t make a Lush worthy botanical bath bomb yourself? All you need are some simple ingredients from your kitchen, and some of your favorite plants and flowers from your garden. So let us guide you through the simple steps to create your own bath bombs using all natural ingredients.

Gather your ingredients

To create your own botanical bath bombs, start by gathering the essential ingredients. Choose natural and nurturing components that are gentle on your skin. You’ll need baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, cornstarch, essential oils of your choice, dried botanicals such as lavender flowers or rose petals, and carrier oils like coconut oil or almond oil. These ingredients work together to create a fizzy and aromatic bath experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Combining the ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients – 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of citric acid, 1/2 cup of Epsom salts, and 1/2 cup of cornstarch. Mix them well to ensure they are evenly distributed. In a separate small bowl, mix together the wet ingredients – 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil or almond oil and 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oil. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, stirring continuously. The mixture should hold its shape when squeezed together. If it feels too dry, you can add a few drops of water to achieve the desired consistency.

Now it’s time to add a signature scent to your bath bombs. Gently fold in a handful of dried flowers, such as lavender flowers or rose petals, into the mixture. These do not only make your bath bombs look pretty, but they also release their natural scents as the bath bomb dissolves in the water. And who doesn’t want a gorgeous smelling bubble bath?

Shape and mold

Once your mixture is well combined, it’s time to shape and mold your bath bombs. You can use specialized bath bomb molds or simply shape them with your hands into small and cute balls. Press the mixture firmly into the molds, ensuring they are tightly packed. If you want to add an extra decorative touch, press in some additional dried flowers on top. Allow the bath bombs to dry and harden for at least 24 hours. This will ensure they hold their shape when used in the bath.

It’s time to finally use them

Now comes the exciting part – transforming your bath into a spa-like retreat. Fill your bathtub with warm water, and when you’re ready to indulge, drop one of your homemade botanical bath bombs into the water. Watch as it fizzes and dissolves, releasing the gorgeous scents and essential oils into the water. Step into the bath and let the soothing fragrances spoil your senses. All that while the nourishing ingredients also soften and pamper your skin. Close your eyes, relax, and enjoy the experience. After all that hard work — you absolutely deserve it.

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