Bath bombs are fun and frizzy creations that transform your bath from a simple soak to a tranquil experience. The heavenly aromas and exciting colors make bath time a new experience, but bath bombs can be quite costly. If you’re a budget-conscious person and enjoy making your own beauty products, give yourself, and your skin, a gift by making these lavender oatmeal bath bombs.
Lavender is the perfect scent if you need to invite relaxation into your life. Combine the calming scent with the skin-soothing properties of oats, baking soda, Epsom salt, and the other ingredients in these bath bombs, and you’ve got one great DIY product. Lavender, oats, and Epsom salt are excellent for dry or itchy skin, so these bath bombs are quite therapeutic, both for the mind and body. You can keep them for yourself, or you can package them nicely to give as gifts.
How To Make Homemade Bath Bombs:
Ultimately, it’s a lot easier than it seems. We just want to make that very clear. It’s essentially a combination of dry ingredients with some liquid ingredients that you compress in sphere molds. The key instruction in this process is to add the liquid ingredients, specifically water, to the dry ingredients very slowly. This is to avoid any fizzing because you want that to occur in the bath and the bath only. Once they are firm, they are ready to make a splash in your bath. The reason that they fizz is because they contain baking soda.
Benefits Of Oats For The Skin:
Oats are some of the best breakfast ingredients that offer fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates, but they’re also great for the skin. If you have dry skin, acne, or excess oil production, oats have the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to calm these conditions. When it comes to dry skin, which is all to common in colder weather, oats work to naturally remove dead skin cells and moisturize. Additionally, the mild pH level work to cool inflamed skin that occurs during a rash or infection.
Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil For The Skin:
The legendary lavender flower has a fragrant aroma that helps to naturally calm the mind. It has popular use in aromatherapy and is a favorite among essential oil enthusiasts. Since acne is often caused by dry skin that produces excess sebum, you need an ingredient that helps to gently hydrate and moisturize. Lavender essential oil works to gently moisturize the skin and is non-comedogenic for your pores, which helps to decrease acne. Lavender essential oil is also an anti-inflammatory superstar, helping to calm inflamed areas on the skin, for example, rashes, eczema or psoriasis.
Benefits Of Baking Soda For The Skin:
Can baking soda solve your skin problems? For some people, the answer is, “Yes!” Baking soda is a safe ingredient to use on your skin, as it works to clear up acne, remove dead skin cells, tighten pores, and fight skin infections. The anti-inflammatory properties of baking soda help reduce the frequency of acne, and may even discourage pimples from appearing again. Baking soda also helps to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells to contribute to a healthier glow.
DIY Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup quick cook oats
- 1.5 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon water (only if you absolutely need it)
- bath bomb mold
- In a large bowl, whisk the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, Epsom salt, and oats.
- Slowly but surely, add the coconut oil and lavender essential oil. Mix thoroughly and only, we repeat only, add the water if necessary. And do so slowly if you add the water.
- The way to test whether or not you need water is by grabbing a handful of the mixture, squeezing it, and seeing it it stays together without falling apart. If it does, you don’t need water.
- Compress the mixture into sphere molds and make sure to press down firmly in order to ensure that the bath bombs are compacted. You can either use metal sphere molds or silicone molds.
- After compressing the bath bombs, remove them from the molds and set them out to air dry before storing them in an airtight container.
- To use, drop one bath bomb in a warm bath and allow yourself to slip into a relaxed state of mind.