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Nap Series: DIY Bath Bombs

I love a good bath. There's something about soaking after a long day, a candle burning, a glass of wine and a sizzling bath bomb to end the day after work or running after a baby all day. I've found that I cherish my bath bombs so much that sometimes I try to break them in half to not waste them, knowing my stash is lessening every bath.  I decided to make my own (thank you for Pinterest) when I was inspired by the lavender tree that we needed to clip, in order for it to bloom again. I love the smell of lavender and knew that I could either make potpourri {what do you even do with this though} or use it in some sort of DIY project. Bath bombs! The recipe I created took 45 minutes from start to finish and I'm super excited at how easy they were to make. I can't want to make more scents and colors now that I've learned the basic steps in making these at home.

What you will need: 
1 cup of citric acid (I found mine on Amazon)
1 cup of baking soda
1/2 cup of cornstarch

8-10 drops of essential oils
food coloring (optional)
1/2 cup of melted coconut oil

Bath bomb molds (only $8 on Amazon) or cupcake liners
1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl (baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid). Stir them thoroughly and set aside.
2. Melt the coconut oil in a glass container. Add the essential oils.
3. Add the dried herbs to the dry ingredients and stir. This is also where you can add food coloring to the dry ingredients, if you are choosing to do so. Use a spoon to get the color dispersed evenly. Be careful of using a wooden spoon or your fingers, as the coloring can stain!
4. Slowly stir in the oils to the dry ingredients, stirring rapidly. Be patient with this step, as a chemical reaction can occur if you don't do this slowly.
5. You can use a spoon or your fingers to mix the ingredients, to resemble wet sand.
6. Scoop them into bath bomb molds (found ours on Amazon, I choose the multi sized pack) or into cupcake liners. Make sure to pack them down with the back of a spoon. Close the molds, if using, or shape into balls to dry in the cupcake liners.
7. Let dry for 24 hours.
8. Enjoy!

I've included pictures below to see some of the steps! 
 We added the dry mix with the dried lavender we clipped from our lavender tree. Smells amazing! 
 The end product should look like this! 
Let dry for 24 hours!

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