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How To Make Lavender, Milk & Honey Bath Bombs

 

 
How To Make Lavender, Milk & Honey Bath Bombs
 
Whether to add whimsy and fun or to create a calming oasis in your tub, bath bombs are a great addition to bath time. Store-bought bath bombs can include surfactant, a surface-acting agent that, although is intended to add bubbles and assist with clean up of any added dyes or glitter, can also be an irritant to sensitive skin. Instead, try this recipe, which uses natural, mostly organic, and non-GMO products, and is inspired by two official symbols that represent our home state of Kentucky: milk and honey bees. Read on to learn how to make Lavender, Milk & Honey Bath Bombs.
 
 
  SUPPLIES NEEDED  
  • Bath bomb molds – you can purchase these or use halved tennis balls, ornament halves, or ice cube molds instead
• 3 bowls – one for mixing dried ingredients, one microwaveable for mixing wet ingredients, and one larger one for mixing all together
• A whisk
 
     
  INGREDIENTS  
  • 1 cup of baking soda
• 1/2 cup of non-GMO citric acid
• 1/4 cup of organic cornstarch – this will help your bath bomb float
• 1/4 cup of organic powered milk
• 2 teaspoons of organic cocoa butter
• 1 tablespoon of raw honey, warmed
• 1 tablespoon of organic extra virgin olive oil
• 1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil
• 1/8 cup of lavender buds
• 1/8 tsp Wilton Icing Color (optional)– We chose purple. The icing color mixes better since it is not as wet as typical food coloring
 
 
 
   Step 1  
     
  Supplies layed out on a table. To move quickly so the ingredients retain the correct texture, measure out all your ingredients first. Then mix all the dried ingredients – baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and powdered milk – in one bowl.  
     
   Step 2  
     
  Mixing wet ingredients in a bowl. In your microwaveable bowl, add the cocoa butter, warm honey, and olive oil. Melt them in the microwave on high for about a minute. Stir and add time if necessary, but don’t let it boil.  
     
   Step 3  
     
  Mixing dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the dried ingredients and wet ingredients together. While combining, add the lavender essential oil and lavender buds. Make certain the mixture can clump when you make a ball. OPTIONAL: If you want to add color you could add the icing color here. To get the swirled, two-tone effect, split the batch after the wet and dry ingredients and essential oil have been mixed and add the coloring to one half.  
     
   Step 4  
     
  Molding the ingredients into bath bombs. At a fast pace so that your ingredients don’t dry out too quickly, press the mixed ingredients into your molds. Let them sit in the molds for a few minutes before popping out. OPTIONAL: Layer your two different colored mixes in while packing the molds.  
     
   Step 5  
     
  Bath bombs resting on a table to dry out. Let your bath bombs completely dry overnight.  
     
 
How to Clean Your Tub After Bath Bomb Use
 
When adding dyes, or using a store-bought bath bomb, you may have a colorful ring around your tub or glitter all over after the bath water has drained. Simply add a gentle soap or body wash to a paper towel or wash cloth. Rub the wash cloth around the bathtub to loosen the product, then rinse away. We do not recommend the use of any abrasive chemicals on any tub and recommend avoiding acidic cleaners on copper, stainless steel, and stone tubs.
 
 
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