If you are looking for a beautiful and fragrant DIY bath bomb recipe, you have come to the right place. These rose petal bath bombs are colorful and fragrant, and also contain dried rose petals that will release once the bath bomb is activated in your bathtub water. Following this tutorial will make 3-4 medium size bath bombs, and you can easily double the recipe if you would like to make even more bath bombs.
What does a rose petal bath do?
Of course, we all have seen how lovely a rose petal filled bathtub can look. However, a rose petal bath is more than just this pretty image of love and luxury. Rosewater can actually enhance your skin by brightening your complexion and tightening its pores. It can also soothe irritated skin.
How much are real rose petals?
Believe it or not, rose petals are actually really inexpensive and can be purchased at a craft store for a few dollars. You can also purchase dried rose petals in larger quantities at online stores such as Amazon.
Where do you buy citric acid?
You may be surprised to learn that you can buy citric acid practically anywhere. Check your local grocery store and even chain stores like Target and Walmart. You will find it in the canning supplies section.
Can I substitute cream of tartar for citric acid?
You certainly can substitute the two when making your own bath bombs. You may want to switch up the amount though if you plan to switch our cream of tarter for citric acid in this rose petal bath bombs recipe.
Why are my bath bombs sticking to the mold?
If you are having issues with your bath bombs sticking to the molds, it means that they are too wet. The mixture is actually expanding as it sits in the mold, and you will likely have to re-do them. Using the right amount of liquid when making bath bombs is crucial, and adding the wet mixture to the dry mixture at a very slow pace, while constantly stirring with a whisk is of utmost importance. However, you do not have to toss it in the garbage. Simply store the mixture in a mason jar, or even a Ziplock bag, and add it to your bath. It will provide the same effect, though it will not be in an actual bath bomb form.
- 2 oz Epsom salt
- 4 oz baking soda
- 2 oz corn starch
- 2 oz citric acid
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tbsp water
- 15-20 drops Rose fragrance oil https://amzn.to/2R4cYOV
- 1 drop Peach soap colorant https://amzn.to/353SdaF
- ¼ cup dried rose petals
- Large bowl
- 3-4 medium-size round bath bomb molds https://amzn.to/33tHR29
- Small jar with lid
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- In a large bowl, combine the Epsom salt, baking soda, cornstarch, and citric acid. Mix well with a whisk, making sure to remove any clumps.
- Pour the olive oil, water, fragrance oil and soap colorant into a jar. Secure the lid and shake well to form the color.
- Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture. Add just a few drops at a time, while continuously whisking. If you’re not pouring slowly enough and whisking while pouring, the mixture will start to fizz and the bath bombs won’t form correctly.
- Once all of the liquid has been poured into the dry mixture, mix very well until the color is consistent.
- Add the rose petals and give the mixture a quick stir.
- Immediately fill the molds with the mixture, firmly stuffing each side full.
- Secure both parts of the mold together and let set. I always give it about a day, just to be on the safe side.
- Carefully release bath bombs from molds and put into an airtight container, or individual cello bags.