Craft: Bedtime Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe

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I have been compensated by JOHNSON’S® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. #MommyMustHaves

Bedtime Lavendar Bath Bombs Tutorial

When my kids were babies, we struggled in the sleep department. No one was sleeping at night and it took us awhile to develop a bedtime routine that worked for us. I did what most new moms do, I called my own mom for advice. She mentioned that when I was a baby, she’d add a drop of Johnson’s® Baby Oil to a warm bubble bath before bedtime and advised to keep a consistent routine. Mother knows best, because from that day on bedtime has been a breeze for us. Here’s a run down of what our bedtime routine typically looks like:

6:30pm Bubble Bath with JOHNSON’S® Baby Oil (or a bath bomb)
6:45pm Brush Teeth and Pajamas
7:00pm Bedtime Stories
7:30pm Hugs, Kisses and Lights Out

After years of sticking pretty closely to this tried and true routine, our kids know what to expect and bedtime is rarely an issue. We always make sure that our kiddos get in a lot of physical activity before bath time, so they’ll be ready to get a good night’s sleep. If we don’t have time for outdoor play or if it’s too hot, we improvise with crab walks around our kitchen island or living room yoga. Keep on reading for our bedtime bath bomb recipe. My kids love making these bath bombs with me and love using them in our bedtime routine even more!

SUPPLIES (makes 2 large bath bombs)

1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
1/4 cup epsom salts
1/4 cup corn starch
2 teaspoons Johnson’s® Baby Oil
1/2 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon lavender essential oil 
5 drops purple food gel
bath bomb molds


Step 1: Head to Walmart to grab a bottle of JOHNSON’S® Baby Oil (found in the baby aisle) and the rest of your supplies. JOHNSON’S® Baby Bubble Bath & Wash is also part of our bedtime routine.

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Step 2: Combine the baking soda, citric acid, epsom salts and cornstarch together in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the water, essential oil (we used lavender), JOHNSON’S® Baby Oil and food coloring together.

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Step 3: Combine the wet with the dry ingredients, using a whisk or spatula. Mix until the ingredients are smooth and the food coloring is evenly distributed.

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Step 4: Pack the bath bomb ingredients into 2 bath bomb molds. Tightly squeeze together, discarding any extra ingredients, until the 2 halves touch. Gently remove the bath bomb from the mold and allow to dry overnight.

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Step 5: Place a bath bomb in the tub and relax before bedtime! 

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Head to Walmart for JOHNSON’S® Baby products. What does your bedtime routine look like?

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.