Lavender Chocolate Bath Bombs

Last Updated on June 18, 2022 by Ellen Christian

These chocolate bath bombs with lavender are an easy DIY bath bombs recipe for beginners. With this tutorial, you can make lavender bath bombs with the scent of chocolate.

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These chocolate bath bombs with lavender are an easy DIY bath bombs recipe for beginners. With this tutorial, you can make lavender bath bombs with the scent of chocolate.

Lavender Bath Bombs

I love the expensive Lush Bath Bombs that I’ve tried, but I just can’t justify buying lavender bath bombs when I can make them at home so quickly.

What are bath bombs?

Bath bombs are little balls of baking soda, citric acid, and other ingredients that fizz and dissolve in your bathtub. As they dissolve, they release essential oils, color, and sometimes glitter into the water.

Bath bombs are a fun way to add luxury to your bathtime routine. They can make your skin softer, help you relax, and make your bathwater look and smell amazing.

This recipe for chocolate lavender bath bombs is one of my favorites. The lavender essential oil is relaxing, and the chocolate scent is delicious.

a woman relaxing in the bath tub

What does a lavender bath bomb do?

Lavender is a relaxing essential oil, and it’s often used to help with anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Adding lavender to your bath can help you relax and get a good night’s sleep.

The chocolate scent in these lavender bath bombs is just for fun. It doesn’t have any aromatherapy benefits, but it does smell delicious!

Can you use fresh lavender in bath bombs?

I wouldn’t recommend using fresh lavender in this recipe because it could make your bath bombs moldy. If you want to use lavender, I would add dried lavender buds to the top of the bath bomb after you’ve formed it.

Can I add cocoa powder to bath bombs?

Yes, you can add cocoa powder to this recipe. I recommend adding 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients.

These chocolate bath bombs with lavender are an easy DIY bath bombs recipe for beginners. With this tutorial, you can make lavender bath bombs with the scent of chocolate.

Is there chocolate essential oil?

There is no such thing as a chocolate essential oil. So, you can add hot chocolate fragrance oil to increase the chocolate scent. Most people use cocoa powder to make a chocolate bath bomb.

Do bath bombs expire?

You can extend their shelf life depending on how you store bath bombs. Bath bombs will last several months if stored in a cool, dry place. If you live in a humid climate, I recommend storing them in the fridge to prolong their shelf life.

How many bath bombs does this make?

This makes four medium lavender bath bombs and one small bath bomb. This lavender bath bombs recipe will make more than four if you make mini bath bombs.

supplies in glass bowls

Supplies for lavender bath bombs

These are the supplies you need for my lavender bath bomb recipe.

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup Epsom salts
  • ¼ tsp lavender mica powder
  • 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 1 tsp water
  • 20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa butter, chopped into small bits for quicker melting and easier measuring
  • 1 tbsp food-grade cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender buds

a box of essential oils and exfoliating scrubber

Other essential oils

If you want chocolate lavender bath bombs with a hit of mint, try peppermint or wintergreen in this lavender bath bomb recipe.

Or, if you want more of a chocolate scent, you can add hot chocolate fragrance oil and make a hot chocolate bath bomb.

These bath fizzies have a delicate lavender chocolate scent and fizz in the water due to baking soda and citric acid reactions.

How do you make chocolate bath bombs?

So, this recipe is super easy and only takes a few minutes to make. You will need a silicone or stainless steel mold, so they pop free easily once they are dry. Most bath bomb molds are round, but you can experiment with different shapes.

Prep time is about 15 to 30 minutes.

white powder in a glass bowl

How to make homemade bath bombs

First, add the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, Epsom salt, and mica powder to a large mixing bowl and whisk until the color is thoroughly blended.

adding mica to powder

Then, add the sweet almond oil, water, and essential oil to a small jar and shake well.

oil in a glass jar

Very slowly, drip the liquid into the dry mixture while whisking continuously. (You want to be slow so that you do not activate the fizz and ruin the mixture, in which case you would have to start over.) 

adding liquid to dry ingredients

Too much moisture will ruin the bath bombs recipe and make the citric acid start to fizz.

Overfill each half of the bath bomb mold with the mixture, press bath bomb halves together, and twist slightly.

filling bath bombs with dry mixture

Allow bath bombs to set for a few hours or overnight.

Remove the homemade bath bombs from the round bath bomb mold, and set them on a disposable paper plate or plastic wrap because this next part gets messy!

melted cocoa butter in a glass jar

How to make the chocolate bath bomb drizzle

Add the cocoa butter to a small heat-safe bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove, and stir well. Continue heating in 10-second bursts, stirring well after each heating session, until it is fully melted.

mixing cocoa powder and oil

Add the cocoa powder to the melted cocoa butter and carefully stir to combine. (cocoa powder can be messy, so be sure to do this slowly and carefully!)

Finally, allow it to cool off and slightly thicken for a few minutes while stirring occasionally.

spooning chocolate over bath bombs

To decorate chocolate bath bombs, use a small spoon to “drizzle” the chocolate mixture onto the top of each bath bomb. You will want to do this slowly and in tiny amounts so you don’t drizzle too much chocolate.

Finally, after each drizzle, immediately top the bath bombs with a sprinkle of dried lavender buds, as the chocolate drizzle sets very quickly.

Let it sit for at least an hour before you move it. Store lavender bath bombs in an airtight container.

How to use bath fizzies

First, fill your bathtub with warm water and drop the lavender chocolate bath bomb in your bath water.

Enjoy the fizzing, swirling, and relaxing as the lavender and chocolate scent fills the air!

After you are finished bathing, be sure to rinse off any residual mica powder from your skin, so it doesn’t stain your tub.

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Lavender Chocolate Bath Bombs

These chocolate bath bombs with lavender are an easy DIY bath bombs recipe for beginners. With this tutorial, you can make lavender bath bombs with the scent of chocolate.

These chocolate bath bombs with lavender are an easy DIY bath bombs recipe for beginners. With this tutorial, you can make lavender bath bombs with the scent of chocolate.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Difficulty moderate
Estimated Cost $10.00

Materials

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup Epsom salts
  • ¼ tsp lavender mica powder
  • 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 1 tsp water
  • 20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa butter, chopped into small bits for quicker melting and easier measuring
  • 1 tbsp food-grade cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender buds

Tools

  • whisk

Instructions

  1. Add the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, Epsom salts, and mica powder to a large bowl and whisk until the color is thoroughly blended.
  2. Add the sweet almond oil, water, and essential oil to a small jar and shake well.
  3. Very slowly, drip the liquid into the dry mixture, while whisking continuously. (You want to be slow so that you do not activate the fizz and ruin the mixture, in which case you would have to start over.) 
  4. Overfill each half of the bath bomb mold with the mixture, press together, and twist slightly.
  5. Allow bath bombs to set for a few hours or overnight.
  6. Remove bath bombs from a mold, and set them on a disposable paper plate because this next part gets messy!
  7. Add the cocoa butter to a very small heat-safe bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove, and stir well. Continue heating in 10-second bursts, stirring well after each heating session, until it is fully melted.
  8. Add the cocoa powder to the melted cocoa butter and carefully stir to combine. (cocoa powder can be messy, so be sure to do this slowly and carefully!)
  9. Allow it to cool off and slightly thicken for a few minutes while stirring occasionally.
  10. Then, use a small spoon to “drizzle” the chocolate mixture onto the top of each bath bomb. You will want to do this slowly and in very small amounts, so you don’t drizzle too much chocolate.
  11. Finally, after each drizzle, immediately top with a sprinkle of lavender buds, as the chocolate drizzle sets very quickly.

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