Homemade rose bath Bombs make a great natural gift and are surprisingly easy to make. I say ‘easy’, it takes time to get this recipe down, but if things go smoothly you’ll find yourself wanting to save money rather than buy expensive bathbombs.
These Rose Bath Bombs spin and swirl in your bath creating a relaxing scent and the natural ingredients soften skin.
Rose is an amazing astringent and facial toner that works in a similar way to witch hazel. It tightens up wrinkles and quite literally ‘tones’ so it makes a great addition to the bathbomb.
Check out our article on how to make rosewater for a quicker way to experience the gentle uses of rose and it’s great to include in the recipe to fully get the most out of it, but you can use a generic witch hazel or just plain water if you prefer.
1 small sized cup of Citric Acid
2.5 small sized cups of Pure Baking Soda
Die/Coloring of your choice
Rose essential oil (Great Organic choice here)
Dome Shaped Mold (such as this)
1. Blend the citric acid and baking soda really really well. It is important to ensure it’s completely combined and stirred for a while. If it isn’t done right the bath bomb will be brittle and grainy. It shouldn’t take long to get the hang of it.
2. Once you’ve blended really well, add your colorant. Dry pigments or a specialty bath fizzy colorant work best. Blend in the mix until you have a consistent pigment.
3. Add about 25 drops of Rose essential oil
4. Slowly, little by little and keep mixing, spray some of the witch hazel liquid on to the mixture. Be careful and keep mixing to prevent it fizzing up too much inside of the bowl. Again, be careful as you’ll want to only add just enough water or witch hazel to have the combination start to hold together in your hand.
5. Assess the mixture by squeezing some very gently in your palm. It should not be wet or too damp, only just enough to stick together slightly in your hands.
**Watch out! Don’t leave the mixture or it will start to slowly set solid**
6. Put the bombs in molds – allow a few minutes to pass and then remove the molds.
7. Airing time can take anywhere from 40 minutes to 3 hours so let them air for a while. After they should be set hard. Really pack down the mold and the more dense it is the heavier more durable the homemade rose bath bombs!
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