I am obsessed with lavender and also obsessed with DIY products that help you relax. Let’s face it – everyone could use a little relaxing, but especially moms!
As moms we don’t really get much me time – we’re on 24/7 and going to a spa is probably out of our budget or we just don’t have the time for it. But who says you need to go to a spa to relax?
There are plenty of ways you can turn your home into a little spa. For me, making DIY products with scents that I love and can use while taking a bath is even better than a spa! I really love relaxing in my tub, even if my little ones are with me.
I use lavender flowers and lavender essential oil a lot because it’s safe to use around little ones and because it smells divine. But lavender actually has some pretty amazing properties.
In this study it was found that lavender can reduce anxiety in people waiting to be seen by their dentist. If lavender can reduce anxiety this effectively in a dentist office, it can certainly relax you after a though day!
Lavender is also used by many to fight insomnia and restlessness. It’s also great for your skin and has even been used to treat different skin issues – it repairs and nourishes your skin. Plus, a lot of people also use it to relieve muscle and joint pain.
A perfect time to use these DIY Lavender Bath Bomb Fizzes is right before bedtime. It will help you relax and unwind, and it will help you sleep better.
DIY Lavender Essential Oil Bath Fizzes
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- Blue and red or purple food coloring (optional)
- 3/4 tablespoon water (only if necessary)
- Silicone mold
In a medium size bowl, mix all your dry ingredients (first 4 ingredients). Then stir in the lavender flowers.
Add coconut oil to dry ingredients and mix well. If you have solid coconut oil, heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds, or until it becomes liquid.
After it’s been all mixed, add the essential oil and food coloring (if you’re using any).
Mix together until mixture is crumbly. If it will not form a ball, add a bit water, but do so quickly or it will start to fizz!
Scoop mixture into your molds. Be sure to pack the mixture into each mold very tightly. It should be nice and compact. This is the most important step, you really need to press down and make sure the mixture is compacted into the silicone mold.
Allow to set for 2 hours and pop out gently. Let it dry overnight and it’s ready to use!
If you can’t wait, it’s fine to use it right away. I have done that several times with great results.
Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
If you’re making these to give to your friends and family as gifts, then once they’re ready, transfer them to a mason jar and decorate the jar with a cute bow.
Hope you feel like a new person afternoon soaking in your tub tub with these DIY lavender bath bomb fizzes!
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