Chamomile Lavender Bath Bombs
Relax and unwind with these calming and soothing chamomile lavender bath bombs!
Servings 7 Bath Bombs
- 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)
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.