Got a bath?

Make some bath bombs.

They are really not complicated, the one ingredient you’ll probably have to look a bit for is citric acid but you can buy it easily online, or you may be able to get it in a health food shop – I found mine in a DIY store (Leroy Merlin – I live in France).

I came across this recipe on a website called She Uncovered. It’s a little more complicated (as in, more ingredients) than the other one I’m going to share with you, but still only takes 5 mins to make. Here’s the link:

A slightly simpler one comes from James Wong’s book Grow your own drugs, which I’ve tried and tested with lavender from my own garden.

lavenderLavender Bath bomb

1 tsp dried lavender flowers

1 tbsp citric acid powder

3 tbsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda for Americans)

10 drops lavender essential oil

1 tsp vegetable oil

Biscuit cutters

Remove the lavender flowers from the stalks.

Make sure your bowl and hands are completely dry or you’ll set off the fizzing of the bomb! In a glass bowl mix together the citric acid and bicarbonate of soda. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil and1 tsp dried lavender flowers, along with the vegetable oil. Mix together with a metal spoon.

Place the biscuit cutter on top of a sheet of baking paper. Put the mixture into the cutter and press down with the back of the spoon. The oil now needs to evaporate so the bomb can set as a dry, hard block – leave for a minimum of 30 minutes and preferably overnight.

Store in foil to keep out moisture.