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Chamomile Lavender Bath Bombs

Relax and unwind with these calming and soothing chamomile lavender bath bombs! 

Servings 7 Bath Bombs

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Baking Soda
  • 2 Tbsp White Kaolin Clay
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA)
  • 1/2 tsp Purple Mica Colorant
  • 2 Tbsp Sweet Almond Oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp Polysorbate 80 divided
  • 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Citric Acid, divided
  • Witch Hazel in a Spray Bottle, scant amount as needed
  • 2 1/2" Round Bath Bomb Molds
  • 1 Chopstick (or similar item)

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine baking soda, white kaolin clay, and SLSA.
  • Divide the dry mixture evenly into two medium bowls, and stir the purple mica into one of the bowls. Leave the second bowl uncolored.
  • In a small container, combine 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil, 1/2 tablespoon of polysorbate 80, and 15 drops of lavender essential oil. Stirring constantly, slowly mix the liquids into the purple dry ingredients until they are completely combined.
  • In another small container, combine the remaining sweet almond oil, polysorbate 80, and Roman chamomile essential oil. Stirring constantly, combine the liquid ingredients with the dry white ingredients.
  • Add 3/4 cup of citric acid to each of the bowls, and stir until it is fully incorporated into the mixture.
  • Test to see if the mixture is a moldable consistency - it should feel like slightly damp sand and hold together when squeezed in your hand.
    If the mixture is not quite wet enough to mold, spritz two to three times with a spray bottle of witch hazel and mix well. Repeat as necessary until the proper consistency is reached.
  • Fill both halves of the bath bomb mold with alternating areas of purple and white. Use a chopstick (or similar item) to swirl the colors inside each half of the mold. Make sure to overfill both sides of the mold just a bit. Press both halves of the mold firmly together.
  • Carefully release the bath bomb from the mold (tap the mold lightly with a wooden spoon if needed) and allow it to dry for 24-48 hours depending on the temperature and humidity of your location.