Lavender + Vanilla Essential Oil Bath Bombs

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24 Hours

Make these simple natural essential oil bath bombs at home. Only using the best essential oils for bath bombs, with lavender and vanilla you can’t go wrong!

Our DIY Lavender + Vanilla Bath Bomb recipe is a relaxing blend that will not only soften your skin, but it will calm your mind and help you fall fast asleep.

Using the dried lavender is optional. We pulled this from our garden, but if you don’t grow your own, you can get it on Amazon. We’ve also found that antique shops typically have vendors that will sell dried lavender, as well as locals on Facebook Marketplace.

Also, you want to make sure that you are buying proper essential oils to get the full benefits lavender has to offer. A lot of companies that make bath bombs use fragrance oils (many made with chemicals).


  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid, buy it here
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/4 cup dead sea salt, you can buy it here
  • 4 tsp organic coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender
  • bath bomb molds – we like to use these stainless steel molds
  • optional: skin safe colorant

Step 1: In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients: baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, Epsom salts, dead sea salt, and dried lavender.

Step 2: Mix all of the wet ingredients, coconut oil, water, vanilla, and essential oils in a small bowl.

Step 3: Slowly add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. The mixture will still look dry and crumbly, but it is enough to get the mixture to hold together.

This is what your mixture should look like, so don’t be alarmed if it’s not what you expect. All we want is for the ingredients to be packable. If we add too much water the citric acid and baking soda combination will already begin to fizz, which defeats the purpose.

Step 4: Pack in both halves of the bath bomb mold.

Step 5: Slightly overpack one side, then push both sides together. Twist together to make sure they hold.

You can see in the image how tight you should pack the mixture when adding it to the mold with both the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients. I added purple pigment powder to the second half of the mixture to make the bath bombs a nice lavender color (which is totally optional). It’s a nice touch if you’re making these as a gift.

Step 6: Let cure overnight, remove molds in the morning, store in a dry place and you’re done!

You should be able to easily pop the bath bombs out after letting them cure overnight. That’s one of the best things about using the stainless steel molds is that they are obviously sturdier and clean more easily.


  • Optional: For even more calming benefits add 15 drops of lavender and 15 drops of chamomile essential oils.
  • If you don’t have dead sea salt, replace the 1/2 cup with an additional 1/2 cup of epsom salts.
  • If you don’t want the crease lines from the molds, use the back of a spoon to easily rub them out.

Now you can relax without overpaying since you can make them at home!

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