DIY Valentine's Day Inspired Rose Bath Cubes

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10 Hours
You all know how much we love bath bombs, so if you’re looking for another simple and fun DIY project, you’ve come to the right place!
These all-natural rose bath cubes made with essential oils, rose petals, and  coconut oil are so relaxing and make for awesome gifts.Or make them for yourself, you can always use a little bit of pampering. Why not take a hot bath and relax with the scent of rose petals floating around you!
The rose flower is another amazing plant that has many healing benefits for your skin and body.

Have you ever seen or heard of people using rose water as a skin tonic? Or maybe you use it yourself? It works as a great facial toner to soothe skin irritation and redness but is also used in many lotions because it contains antioxidants, it enhances your mood and of course, it smells amazing.

So, for this recipe, you can either buy dried rose petals, dry your own, or skip using them altogether.I like to have the lovely rose petals floating around in the tub, it makes it seem a bit more relaxing and special, so I dried my own buds to use for this project.

You can do it two ways:
  1. Hang dry the roses, or
  2.  Use a food dehydrator

For the first method, you can take a few rose stems, like what you would get in a bouquet and hang the flowers upside down for a week, I used twine to hang it. Then simply shake or peel the petals off.

If you are short on time and have a dehydrator, then this is the perfect way for you! Tear the petals off of the rosebuds and scatter around the dehydrator trays. Let the machine run for two hours and you’re all set.
  1. In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients: baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, Epsom salts, and dried rose petals.
  2. Mix all of the wet ingredients,  coconut oil, water, rose water, and colorant (optional) in a small bowl.
  3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. The mixture will still look dry and crumbly, but it is enough to get the mixture to hold together.
Once you mix all of your dry ingredients and slowly add in the wet ingredients, you can add a few drops of the optional skin safe colorant. The goal is to make the mixture packable. It’s key to be careful about how much water is being added to the citric acid and the baking soda so that it doesn’t begin to fizz before it hits your bath water.You want your mixture to look like the picture.
  1. Pack in the ice cube trays tightly and cover the ice cube tray with plastic wrap.
  2. Let cure overnight, remove from the mold the next day.
  3. Store in a dry place before use.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, these are also great gifts for friends or a great hint at a romantic evening with your significant other.
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  • Ellen Reed Ellen Reed on Feb 06, 2020

    Where do you buy the citric acid

    • Stephanie Stephanie on Feb 11, 2020

      The canning section in your local grocery store or Wal-Mart. You can also purchase it online at Amazon.

  • Debra Van B Debra Van B on Feb 20, 2020

    I would love to make this project. However, being just diagnosed diabetic I have to now be very careful with Epsom salts. Can this be excluded?

    • Cassie Benzinger Cassie Benzinger on Feb 21, 2020

      Yes, I believe you can substitute for additional corn starch and baking soda :)