round purple bath bombs in a basket with shredded paper

Homemade Lavender Bath Bombs

These relaxing bath bombs will make bath time that much better. Make them for you, make them for gifts.

Author Claudie Evert



  1. In a large bowl, whisk together cornstarch, citric acid, salt, baking soda, mica powder, and dried lavender petals.In a small measuring cup, whisk together essential oil, coconut oil, and water.
    dry ingredients in a glass bowl
  2. Very slowly (to avoid as much fizzing as possible) add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

  3. Stir and mash together until it resembles sand.
  4. Immediately transfer bath bomb mixture into bath bomb molds, pressing mixture tightly into each side and adding a little to overflow each side of the mold.

    filled molds
  5. Press the mold together and twist until closed.

  6. Allow bath bombs to rest (and dry) for at least 24 hours.

  7. To remove the bath bombs from the molds, tap the outside of the mold gently. Then, twist each side of the mold and pull to remove the bath bomb.

  8. To give as a gift, place in an airtight jar.