When I first made these homemade lavender bath cubes I was planning to give them all away at Christmas but after sampling one or two, they’ve found their way to the top of my own list of bath time favourites. My family and friends all agree, and so each year I need to make a bigger and bigger batch. Not that that’s a problem though, because they’re so quick and easy to make. This easy melt and stir recipe couldn’t be more simple and the fragrance is heavenly!
When you use these homemade lavender bath cubes, you’ll find that they melt quickly as the bath runs and when you sink into the silky, steamy water, any tensions and stresses of the day are immediately forgotten.
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- Coconut oil is so wonderfully moisturising, but it also protects the skin too as it’s anti-fungal and antibacterial.
- Baking Soda balances the pH level of the skin and is a good exfoliater which is very important for maintaining even and a clear complexion.
- Epsom Salts is wonderful for soothing tired muscles and relaxing any tension. It’s a natural salt which is both antibacterial and softening so it’s always a great addition to any bath soak.
- Lavender Essential Oil is the most soothing and calming of all essential oils, in fact it’s probably best to have this bath just before bed, so you’ll have a peaceful, deep, sleep too!
- Add cornflour brings everything together with it’s binding qualities and also adds a silky smoothness to your bath water.
How To Make Homemade Lavender Bath Cubes
- 500ml coconut Oil
- 500g baking soda
- 500g epsom salts
- 100g cornflour
- 30 drops lavender essential Oil
- A handful of dried lavender
- You will need 6-8 ice cube trays to use as a mold. (depending on how big the compartments are)
- Start by standing the coconut oil in it's jar, in a pan of simmering water until it is melted.
- Mix together the baking soda, epsom salts and cornflour in a large bowl.
- When the coconut oil is completely melted, stir it into the powder ingredients.
- Blend together well, if it seems too dry add a little more coconut oil ( you could also use almond oil if you just need to add a few drops).
- Add the essential oil and scatter in the dried lavender flowers.
- If at any time the mixture seems to stiffen, you can stand it over the pan of hot water just to loosen it up a little.
- Spoon the mixture into the ice cube trays, levelling any excess off before it starts to set.
- After 30 mins in the fridge, the cubes will be harden and you can tap them out into a large container to store, or bag them up straight away for presents.