How to Make Your Own Bath Bombs: Lavender Fizz Recipe

Sep 2017

Self-care is so important to the quality of your overall daily life. With the run-and-gun busyness of the world today, it’s hard to remember to slow down and do something nice for the most important person in your life: you. A bath is a perfect way to stop and give yourself some focus. Whether you use the time to meditate, listen to music, catch up on some reading, or simply zone out for a while, it can really help you slow down. And nothing makes a soak in a bathtub more relaxing than a bath bomb.

Not only does it add a delightful scent to your bath, but the sound and feel of the fizz, the beautiful colors, and the cleansing properties help to fully complete a relaxing copper bathtub experience. But, bath bombs can be experience and the less expensive options can sometimes contain chemicals that can be harsh on your skin and your plumbing. Luckily, bath bombs can be made at home inexpensively and easily.

If you have a copper bathtub from Sinkology, you don’t have to worry about damage to the tub from a bath bomb: each Sinkology copper bathtub is sealed to ensure the copper stays looking as beautiful as the day you got it.

Ingredients

For homemade bath bombs, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • 1 cup of cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons of Epsom salt
  • 2 mixing bowl
  • 1 large spoon
  • 1 tablespoon of dried lavender
  • Lavender oil
  • Coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • Spray bottle filled with water 
  • Silicone ice cube mold, size large (optional) 

Yields: 8 2×2 inch bath bombs (unless a different mold is used)

Step 1: Combine baking soda, cream of tartar and Epsom salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

Step 2: Add 2 tablespoons of dried lavender, 20 drops of lavender essential oil, and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix well. 

Step 3: Test mixture by squeezing a small piece in your hand. If it crumbles, add a spray of water until the mixture compresses without crumbling. If it’s still crumbling too much after about 5 sprays, add an additional teaspoon of coconut oil and mix well. 

Step 4: Press the mixture tightly into the silicone molds. Tip: You can place dried flowers or sprigs in molds before adding the bath bomb mixture for a decorative top.

Step 5: Allow 24 hours for homemade bath bomb mixture to dry in the mold.

Step 6: Carefully remove homemade bath bombs and allow them to air dry undisturbed for another 24 hours.

Step 7: Draw a bath, drop a homemade bath bomb in, and enjoy your fizzy soak!


A copper bathtub from Sinkology is a statement-making piece for any bathroom. Made from hand-hammered pure, solid copper, these beautiful freestanding bathtubs are centerpieces in your personal spa retreat. Practice a little self-care; take a bath and soak with Sinkology.

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