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Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe - Create a Relaxing Spa Experience at Home

Updated: Apr 27


Lavender bath bomb in a bath with bubbles and lemon

Self-care and relaxation are essential components of a balanced lifestyle. One simple way to elevate your self-care routine is by incorporating natural ingredients, like lavender, into your bath products. This article will explore a luxurious lavender bath bomb recipe that you can easily create at home using quality lavender from Hereward Farms. Not only will you enjoy the calming benefits of lavender, but you'll also experience the satisfaction of crafting your spa-like experience. 


The Magic of Lavender 

Lavender has been a staple in self-care rituals for centuries due to its calming aroma and numerous health benefits. Its history dates back to ancient civilizations, where it was used for medicinal, spiritual, and cosmetic purposes. Today, we continue to reap the benefits of this magical plant in various ways, especially in creating soothing bath experiences with lavender bath bombs. 


When it comes to the health benefits of lavender, there are three main areas where it shines: 


  •  Relaxation and stress relief: The calming scent of lavender helps to alleviate stress and anxiety, providing a sense of tranquillity and serenity. 

  •  Sleep aid: Incorporating lavender into your bedtime routine can help improve sleep quality and encourage a restful night's rest. 

  •  Anti-inflammatory properties: Lavender has been known to reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin, making it an ideal ingredient for bath products. 


Lavender Vanilla Bath Bombs

When crafting your lavender bath bombs, it's essential to use high-quality ingredients for a truly luxurious experience. Hereward Farms, an Ontario-based lavender farm, offers premium dried lavender bunches that can elevate your bath bomb creations. Their lavender is sustainably grown, hand-cut, and air-dried, ensuring the best quality for your at-home spa experience. 



Hereward Farms dried lavender

By incorporating Hereward Farms' dried lavender into your bath bomb recipes, you're treating yourself to a relaxing and indulgent experience and supporting a local, eco-friendly business. So go ahead and unleash the magic of lavender in your next bath bomb creation. 



 




Hereward Farms Lavender Bath Bombs

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe 

Creating a relaxing and luxurious bath experience at home is simple with this lavender bath bomb recipe. Using high-quality, natural ingredients like dried lavender from Hereward Farms treats your skin and senses to a truly delightful spa-like experience. Let's dive into the ingredients, equipment, and step-by-step instructions for making your own lavender bath bombs. 


Ingredients 

To make these indulgent lavender bath bombs, you will need the following ingredients: 


  •  1 cup baking soda 

  •  1/2 cup citric acid 

  •  1/2 cup Epsom salt 

  •  1/2 cup cornstarch 

  •  20-30 drops of lavender essential oil 

  •  1/4 cup dried lavender from Hereward Farms 

  •  3 tablespoons carrier oil (e.g., coconut, almond, or olive oil) 

  •  1 teaspoon alcohol


 Equipment 

You'll also need a few simple tools to make your bath bombs: 

  •  Mixing bowls 

  •  Measuring spoons 

  •  Bath bomb moulds or silicone moulds 

  •  Spray bottle filled with alcohol to adjust the formula


 Step-by-step instructions 

  1.  Mixing dry ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, and cornstarch. Stir until well mixed. 

  2.  Mixing wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, combine the lavender essential oil, dried lavender from Hereward Farms, and carrier oil. If using alcohol, add it to the wet ingredients.

  3.  Combining wet and dry ingredients: Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and blend with your hands or a spoon. Adjust as necessary by spritzing alcohol using the spray bottle while mixing. The final mixture should feel like damp sand and hold its shape when squeezed. 

  4.  Moulding the bath bombs: Firmly pack the mixture into your bath bomb moulds or silicone moulds. Allow them to dry for at least 24 hours in a cool, dry place or until they feel solid and can be easily removed from the moulds. 

  5.  Drying and storage: Once your bath bombs are completely dry, store them in an airtight container away from moisture. They will maintain their freshness and potency for several months. 


Pro Tip: Check the humidity level, which will impact your bath bombs. Anything over 30% is risking your bath bombs won't hold.


Now that you know how to create your lavender bath bombs, you can enjoy the relaxing and soothing benefits of lavender at home. For an even more luxurious experience, consider using other Hereward Farms products, such as lavender bath salts and body oils. Happy crafting and happy bathing! 


Bath Bomb in a Bath

Additional Lavender Bath Bomb Variations 

While the classic lavender bath bomb recipe will provide a soothing and relaxing experience, you may want to explore different scents and combinations to elevate your at-home spa experience further. Here are three additional lavender bath bomb variations that you can try, incorporating other calming and luxurious ingredients: 


Lavender Vanilla Bath Bomb Recipe 

For a hint of sweetness and warmth, try adding vanilla to your lavender bath bomb recipe. To make this variation, add ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract or lavender fragrance to the wet ingredients when mixing them. Remember to purchase high-quality dried lavender from Hereward Farms for a luxurious and natural experience. 


Lavender and Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe 

Chamomile is another popular ingredient for relaxation, often used in teas to promote sleep and ease anxiety. To create a lavender and chamomile bath bomb, add 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers to the dry ingredients. You can also use chamomile essential oil by adding 5-10 drops to the wet ingredients. Don't forget to use Hereward Farms' dried lavender for the ultimate relaxation experience. 


Lavender Jasmine Bath Bomb Recipe 

Jasmine is a beautiful, fragrant flower known for its calming and stress-relieving properties. To make a lavender jasmine bath bomb, add 10 drops of jasmine essential oil to the wet ingredients. You can also include a few dried jasmine flowers if you have them available, adding them to the dry ingredients. Use the finest dried lavender from Hereward Farms to ensure a truly indulgent and relaxing bath experience. 


Feel free to experiment with these variations or create your unique combination of scents to suit your preferences. Regardless of the recipe, using natural ingredients and top-quality dried lavender from Hereward Farms will ensure an unforgettable at-home spa experience. 


Tips for a Relaxing Lavender Bath Experience 

Creating a calming atmosphere is key to enjoying a relaxing lavender bath experience. You can easily transform your bathroom into a personal spa oasis with a few simple additions and adjustments. 


Spa bath at home with flowers, candles and water with flowers floating

Setting the Mood with Candles and Music 

 To create a serene and inviting ambience, begin by dimming the lights and lighting some candles, such as the luxurious lavender candles from Hereward Farms. Soft, soothing music can also help calm the mind and set the tone for relaxation. 


Using Additional Hereward Farms Products for a Complete Spa Experience 

Enhance your lavender bath experience by incorporating other lavender-infused products from Hereward Farms: 



Proper Bath Temperature and Duration 

For optimal relaxation, aim for a bath temperature between 100-104°F (37-40°C). This warm temperature can help soothe aching muscles without causing discomfort. It is also recommended to soak in your lavender bath for at least 20-30 minutes, giving your body and mind ample time to unwind and enjoy the calming effects of lavender. 


Post-Bath Relaxation Techniques 

After your lavender bath, relax by performing gentle stretches, practicing deep breathing exercises, or enjoying a cup of warm herbal tea. These calming activities can help prolong the soothing effects of your bath and create a lasting sense of tranquillity. 


candles and towels with incense

Time to Relax and Unwind 

Creating your lavender bath bomb offers a relaxing and rejuvenating spa experience at home and allows you to harness the benefits of natural ingredients. We encourage you to try our lavender bath bomb recipe and experiment with additional variations for a personalized bath experience. 


For the most luxurious and authentic lavender experience, purchase dried lavender from Hereward Farms and explore their variety of lavender-based products. Treat yourself to a sustainable, farm-to-skin, and farm-to-home spa experience with Hereward Farms today. 

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