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Make It Yourself Lavender Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or even for a friend or family member’s birthday: make it yourself lavender heart-shaped bath bombs! Is there anything better than the relaxing smell of lavender, which can ease tension, improve sleep, and ease anxiety? Add lavender to a hot bath and that water becomes a healing, restorative health measure.
Lavender is known to kill toenail fungus, ease aching muscles, soothes the itch of bug bites, stops headaches, helps stop dry skin, and eases the pain of sunburned skin. Lavender is also known to help fight allergies, so breathing in the steam from a bath filled with your own lavender bath bombs can help stop that annoying sneezing and itchy eyes this spring. Find out 8 ways lavender kepps you free from colds and flu.
These are so easy to make, you will find yourself making them as present for just about everyone! Place them in a pretty, glass container (readily available at dollar stores or yard sales) and you have a beautiful, healthy gift that everyone will enjoy. You will be making plenty of these for yourself as well, so buy an extra big jar for your own bathroom!
Ready to get going? Check out the ingredients you will need:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- ¼ cup sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of almond oil or coconut oil
- 6 teaspoon of dried lavender flowers and buds
- 50 drops of lavender essential oil
- Lavender hydrosol in a spray bottle (start with 1 tablespoon)
- Heart shaped silicon baking mold (you can use other shapes if you like)
- Add the baking soda, sea salt, and citric acid to a flour sifter and sift together into a bowl. Be sure there are no clumps, repeat if necessary.
- In a separate bowl, add the lavender essential oil into the almond oil and mix well.
- Drizzle the oil mixture over the dry ingredients and whisk well until well combined.
- Lightly spray the dry mixture with just a spray or two of the lavender hydrosol and whisk well. You want the mixture to be moist, but NOT WET. If you get it too wet, you will activate the baking soda and all you will have is a fizzy mess.
- Go very slowly with the hydrosol. Just spray once or twice, and then mix, just so that the ingredients will clump together.
- Press the mixture into the silicone baking mold. You can add a pinch of the dried lavender flowers to the bottom of the mold before you start and then another pinch on the top, so they have pretty flowers on the both sides of the mold when you take it out.
- Allow to fully dry at room temperature for a few hours. If you live in an area with high humidity, this might take a bit longer. Many people like to let them sit overnight.
- Once they are hard, you remove them gently from the molds and store in an air tight container.
- Add one or two to your bath and enjoy!
Super simple, aren’t they? You and your friends are going to love these. Enjoy!