How to Make a Luscious Lavender Bath Bomb

| April 16, 2015 | 21 Comments

Lavender Bath Bombs

Fragrant bath bombs make bathing so much more fun and enjoyable. For this project, I used a small muffin pan, lavender pure essential oil for a relaxing effect and some purple food colouring for my desired color. But feel free to get creative! Discover other molds to create floral or heart shapes. Select your favorite pure essential oils for the scent you’re looking for. And add food coloring to give your bath bombs some colour. These Lavender Bath Bombs are also perfect for gift giving like Mother’s Day or for a spa party with your friends!


8 ounces Baking Soda for your skin and the bath water
4 ounces Cream of Tartar 
4 ounces Corn Starch
4 ounces Epsom Salts
3/4 tsp. Water
2 tsp. Lavender Essential Oil for scent 
2 tsp. Coconut Oil 
Food coloring to make purple colored bombs 
A mini muffin pan 


In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients: baking soda, cream of tartar, cornstarch, and Epsom salts.

Bath bomb in process 1

In a separate small bowl, mix all wet ingredients: water, lavender essential oil, coconut oil, and food coloring.

Bath Bomb in process 3

Mix wet and dry ingredients. Your mixture should resemble wet sand. Adding the food coloring helps you figure out if you combined all the ingredients well. An even color means a good mix! When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add water—just a few drops at a time until a desired consistency is reached.

bath bomb in process 4

Tightly pack mixture down into your mold.

Let it dry for 24 hours. Do not remove your bath bombs from the mold until the mixture is completely dry. 

To make your bath bombs extra special, add dried flowers, non-toxic glitter, and/or sugar cake decorations

Luscious Lavender Bath Bomb


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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. KD says:

    I never would have thought of making my own bath bomb — or that it was so easy!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This sounds like fun to make and use. It also doesn’t sound too difficult to make and it certainly looks good as a present too.

  3. kathy downey says:

    Wow,this sounds easy enough for me to try it also looks so pretty

  4. Brenda A says:

    What a nice home made gift idea! I imagine it would work well with other essential oils, no? Lavender is a scent that is very low on my preference list!

  5. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Sounds lovely. I’ve never tried making my own before!

  6. thank you for this i will now be making my own bath bombs:)

  7. kathy downey says:

    I’ve never tried making my own before but next month when my sister comes home we are going to try these

  8. Anne Taylor says:

    These are surprisingly easy to make! This would make a great project for me and my daughters to do with my grandchildren! Thanks

  9. Victoria Ess says:

    I had no idea you could make bath bombs this way!

  10. kathy downey says:

    We had a blast making these

  11. kathy downey says:

    Going to have a night together with friends and make some of these next weekend,they will make great gifts

  12. kathy downey says:

    These were so simple to make and they small lovely !

  13. Wanda Tracey says:

    Wow! Thank you for this recipe! I am excited to try making bath bombs.

  14. Julie says:

    This would make a lovely gift for my sisters birthday, thank you!

  15. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    This would be a lovely Mother’s Day gift and fun experience for youngsters to get crafty!

  16. These bathbombs looks amazing!

  17. Wanda Tracey says:

    There is nothing as nice as Lavender scents.We will enjoy making these and gifting some too.Thanks for the great post.

  18. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I had no idea that making these bath bombs was so easy but I’d have to find a different scent because I don’t like lavender

  19. S. Stewart says:

    This is a wonderful idea! I especially like the recommendations of mixing in dried flowers and/or non-toxic glitter; I can imagine how truly pretty that would be!

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