DIY Bath Bomb Recipe – Fall Asleep

A soothing bath bomb to relax you into a great night’s sleep

 

Fall Asleep Bath Bomb with Lavender

 

I wanted a DIY bath bomb recipe to help me sleep better. When I came up short, I created my own recipe for getting comfy and cozy. I’m happy to say that the Fall Asleep bath bomb succeeds in getting me ready for the sweetest dreams. Lavender is known to aid rest and relaxation.

Plus, the combination of oatmeal and avocado oil nourish my skin while I soak.

This is a striped bath bomb, so once I figured out how to make it, I’d added a new technique in your DIY bath bomb repertoire. If you want a beautiful bath bomb that will help you get your zzzs and teach you new DIY bath bomb skills, definitely give the Fall Asleep bath bomb a try.

 

homemade bath bomb called "Fall Asleep" in plastic ornament moldp
I’ve layered my purple and white mixture in each half of the mold. Now I add a handful of dried flowers in the middle. Then press the two halves together.

 

Resources

For a crazy amount of extra fizz, make an embed and plant it between the two spheres of your bath bomb. Making an embed is simple, so here’s the embed recipe.

To learn much more about making bath bombs, check out How to Make Bath Bombs: The Ultimate Guide. You’ll discover the secrets to bath bomb ingredients, including essential oils, carrier oils and fun extras. Also, you’ll get links to other DIY bath bomb recipes.

To order the best DIY bath bomb supplies, including everything you’ll need for this recipe, click here.

 

How to Make the DIY Bath Bomb Called “Fall Asleep”

This bath bomb involves working with two separate colored mixtures. So wear rubber gloves, and when it’s time to pack your molds, use the left hand for the purple and the right hand for the white. That way you keep the striped effect working in the bath bomb, and the colors don’t mix.

This recipe makes 2 large ornament bath bombs or 4 medium-sized bath bombs. (It will vary depending on the size of your molds.)

 

Supplies

  • Rubber Gloves
  • 2 Bowls
  • Spray Bottle for Witch Hazel
  • Bath Bomb Molds – spherical shape
  • Dried Flowers – I used mysotis and white jasmine
  • Small paintbrush

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp ground oatmeal
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 tsp mica colorant - purple
  • 1/2 tsp mica colorant - pearl white
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil, divided
  • witch hazel in spray bottle

Instructions

  1. Open your ornament mold. Place a purple flower in one half of the sphere and surround it with white jasmine flowers.
  2. Put on rubber gloves.
  3. Combine baking soda, Epsom salt, cornstarch, cream of tartar, ground oatmeal and citric acid in one bowl. Mix well with your hands.
  4. Pour half of this dry mixture into another medium sized bowl.
  5. Mix the pearl white mica into one bowl.
  6. Mix the purple mica into the other bowl.
  7. Add 10 drops of lavender oil and 1 tbsp avocado oil to the white bowl. Mix well with hands, rubbing the mixture between your open palms.
  8. Spritz the mixture with the witch hazel. Spritz 1-2 times and then mix well with hands. Take a fist full of mixture and see if it holds its shape like a snowball. If not, add 1-2 more spritzes of witch hazel. Repeat mixing and texting until mixture holds its shape.
  9. Add 10 drops of lavender oil and 1 tbsp avocado oil to the purple mixture.
  10. Spritz the mixture with the witch hazel. Spritz 1-2 times and then mix well with hands. Take a fist full of mixture and see if it holds its shape like a snowball. If not, add 1-2 more spritzes of witch hazel. Repeat mixing and texting until mixture holds its shape.
  11. Now layer the colors into your mold, alternating between white and purple. Use one hand for one color and one hand for the other. Once you put a bit of one color, pack the mixture in tight and then smooth the edges by running your finghe er around the inside of the mold in a circle. Then add some of the next color. When you are halfway through, add a handful of dried flowers. This way when the bath bomb fizzes, it will send more flowers into the tub.
  12. If you are using an embed for extra fizz and spin, place it in the middle of your bath bomb mixture. If you put it off-center, it's more likely to make your bath bomb spin.
  13. When you've filled your bath bomb with purple and white layers, set it aside to dry for at least 6 hours.
  14. Remove the bath bombs from the mold. If needed, tap gently on the outside of the mold with a spoon to release the bath bomb.
  15. Use the small paintbrush to brush away any mixture that is on the flowers.

Shana

Shana Burg is a bath enthusiast, content strategist, and award-winning writer. She is the founder of bathtubber.com.

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