Rose Bath Bombs are the most luxurious of bath bombs to make. This DIY recipe features: rose absolute and rose hip oil for the most amazing fragrance and skin nourishing properties. Dried rose petals add an elegant touch. The bath bombs can make a romantic gift or a lovely DIY gift for someone who could simply use some pampering.
Rose Bath Bombs
There are so many reasons to love rose bath bombs.
Since ancient times the fragrance of roses has been among the most coveted of scents and often associated with love and romance. The scent of the rose is as reported to have an uplifting effect on the spirit, relieving depression and anxiety.
Health Benefits of Rose in the Bath
In addition to the scent related benefits, there are numerous other health benefits of adding various rose extracts to the bath via a bath bomb.
- Rose has often been used homeopathically to help regulate menses.
- As an antispasmodic, it may help with muscle cramps.
- It is said to help remove toxicity in the body.
- Anti-aging properties for the skin.
- Helps fade scars.
- Rose extractions may help fight infection of small scratches and such on the body, due to it’s antibacterial properties.
DIY Rose Bath Bombs: Making them Affordable
As rose essential oil is prohibitively expensive for many people, rose absolute is used to make these bath bombs. Absolute is a little stronger in fragrance than rosewater by volume, most brands are in the range of 3-5% actual rose oil diluted in carrier oil. While rose otto is steam distilled from rose petals, absolute uses a solvent to extract the oil from the petals. The process is more effective, thus making absolute both slightly stronger in scent and less costly. This makes it a great choice for use in handcrafted bath products.
Grab Your Supplies!
Full recipe with measures and directions below.
Ajent Citric Acid 2 Pound. 100% Pure Food Grade (Approved for Organic Foods)Food Coloring Liqua-Gel – 12 Color Variety Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesBob’s Red Mill Baking Soda, 16 OunceBob’s Red Mill Baking Soda, 16 OuncePrint
Rose Bath Bombs Recipe
Here is the easy DIY recipe to make these lovely fragrant and skin nourishing bath bombs.
- Yield: 4 bath bombs in suggested mold.
- Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch.
- Add the rose absolute, rose hip oil and colorant. Mix these in very well. It may take a few minutes to ensure they are smoothly disbursed.
- Quickly whisk in 1/2 of the water. Test the bath bomb mixture by grasping a handful and checking to see if the mix holds together readily. You will probably need 1 tsp to reach the proper consistency, but humidity and other factors can effect this, so quality may need to be adjusted slightly. Whisk in more as needed.
- Drop a few dried rose petals on the bottom of each side of the bath bomb mold, then top with some of the mixture. Add a few more petals near edges as you fill the mold. Gently press down on each side, then overfill each side before pressing them together firmly to create each bath bomb. Gently remove from mold and brush away excess from the seam, then leave out to dry overnight before packaging.
- Store your rose bath bombs in a sealed jar or package in shrink wrap bags to retain the fragrance.