Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Recipe: Lavender Bath Bombs

This is for Bec at wild nectarine dreams and all the kindred spirits out there who might chance upon this space.  And for my kids with love, who I hope will one day scour this blog for traces and recipes of favourite lotions potions and edible childhood treats!

Lavender Bath Bombs

makes 3 small - medium sized bombs

10 - 12 sprigs of dried lavender - flowers only
2 tbsp citric acid powder
6 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
20 drops of lavender essential oil
2 tsp almond or vegetable oil

3 x small/medium shaped biscuit cutters

Use a completely dry bowl (and hands) to mix the bicarbonate of soda and the citric acid together (the slightest bit of moisture could set the mixture fizzing!).

Add the essential oil, almond/vegetable oil and the lavender flowers and mix with a metal spoon

Place the biscuit cutters on some baking paper and spoon the mixture in.  Press down firmly with the back of the spoon and add more to top up if necessary, pressing it down to form a compact 'block' inside the cutter.

Leave to dry and harden for at least thirty minutes, over night if possible but not essential.

Add to a bath, lay back relax and enjoy!

** Definitely more favourite recipes to come **

Peace X


  1. Ahh you're a star! Wonderful, thank you so much for sharing lovely. Can't wait to try these! xx

  2. Lovely. I have just posted a similar 'recipe' that I made with my daughter. So nice to make your own and kids love it!