These lavender DIY oatmeal bath bombs will help soothe dry skin and relax your mind. All you need is oatmeal, baking soda, sea salt, citric acid and coconut oil. These easy bath bombs are great for even sensitive baby and toddler skin.
Is Oatmeal Good For Dry Skin? YES!
Georgia isn’t exactly known for it’s cold winters and dry air but the minute that heat comes on in the fall, I start battling dry skin. It’s a good thing I don’t live in Minnesota or my skin would seriously resemble alligator scales by the time spring rolled around again!
I have decided that the best way to treat dry skin is to moisturize it multiple times a day. Once is NOT enough, at least for me. That means morning lotion and evening lotion and hand lotion about 15 times a day.
I get sick of lotion, to be quite honest! Well, there is another easy way to moisturize your skin and that is with things you put in your bathtub water. Bath bombs (especially ones that contain oatmeal, essential oils, and Vitamin E like these do) are a fun way to moisturize your skin while you soak away the stress of the day.
You can also use dried oatmeal in bathtub teabags to help moisturize skin.
Tips for Making Oatmeal Bath Bombs
I chose to add lavender flowers and lavender essential oil to these oatmeal bath bombs since I am always looking for natural ways to get a good night sleep. Lavender is very relaxing and perfect for an evening bath. If you prefer other scents, these bath bombs are very flexible.
Try dried rose petals and rose essential oil. Or maybe you are fighting a cold and need a bit of decongesting? Add in dried eucalyptus and some eucalyptus essential oil. The possibilities are endless!
These bath bombs also make a great gift. Just tuck them into a mason jar tied with some pretty ribbon and you have yourself an inexpensive homemade gift for a new mom, stressed out mom, or whoever else might need soft skin and a good night sleep!
It takes only minutes to make these bath bombs in a food processor. I pressed them into a mini muffin tin that was lined with mini muffin cups. You could use silicone molds if you had those available as well.
Heart shaped ones with rose petals might make a nice Valentine’s Day project! To use these bath bombs, just peel off the paper and crumble them in your hand under warm, running bath water. They break up almost immediately and your skin is left soft and smooth after your bath.
Oatmeal Lavender Bath Bombs Recipe
Oatmeal baths are incredibly therapeutic. These lavender bath bombs are a great way to soothe dry skin while you soak. If you want to skip the mess, toss them into the tub wrapped in a small piece of pantyhose.
- 1/4 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/4 Cup Oatmeal
- 2 Tbsp Citric Acid
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 3 TBSP dried lavender flowers
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil
- 2 tsp Vitamin E oil
- 1 Tbsp Water
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Glass bowl
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Combine the oatmeal and the dried lavender flowers in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground
- Add remaining ingredients and pulse until mixture holds together. Add more olive oil if mixture seems too dry. You want it damp but not wet. Too much liquid and it will take forever to dry.
- Press mixture into desired molds.
- Let harden
- Use one bath bomb in tub of warm water
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.