How to Make Rose Petal Bath Bombs
Learn how to make a rose petal bath bomb with dried rose petals. These bath bombs are made with real rose petals and a wonderful rose scent. Use them for the aromatherapy benefits and the skin benefits. They make cute Valentine's Day gifts, or use them any time of the year for rose bath bombs benefits.
Rose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe
Valentine's Day is close, so it's time for all things roses. However, roses aren't just for Valentine's Day. Roses have been used for centuries for their skin and aromatherapy benefits.
This rose petal bath bomb DIY is made with real dried rose petals to promote skin health. I also used an essential oil blend that smells just like roses and has similar skin benefits, but it's a lot easier on the wallet.
I made mine heart shaped, but you can make them in a traditional ball shaped bath bomb mold.
Whether you are making these rose bath bombs as a gift or for yourself, they are easy to make and smell amazing.
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What is Rose Bath Bomb?
A rose petal bath bomb recipe is either made with rose petals or rose essential oil. I use both to make this recipe.
Rose essential oil is very expensive, so I used a blend called Smell the Roses. It has rose essential oil in, and it smells just like a fresh bouquet of roses.
How Do You Put Rose Petals in a Bath Bomb?
Full sized rose petals are too big to work with for bath bombs, so I recommend either cutting the rose petals with herb scissors or otherwise making them smaller.
You can also use mini rose buds like those used for herbal tea.
Can You Put Fresh Rose Petals in a Bath Bomb?
No, you can not use fresh rose petals in a rose petal bath bomb. Fresh rose petals will soon rot in the bath bomb, and you'd be bathing in dirty water.
Can You Use Rose Water in Bath Bombs?
I don't recommend using water or rose water in bath bombs. The baking soda and citric acid are activated by water, and the rose water will cause them to start to fizz as you're making them.
Instead, I use either isopropyl alcohol or witch hazel to wet my dry ingredients. This doesn't activate the bubbles, and it evaporates and doesn't leave behind a smell.
What Are the Benefits of Rose Petals in Bath?
There are several rose petal bath benefits.
- Roses are hydrating without making your skin oily.
- Rose petals promote skin health with vitamins A and C.
- Roses promote healing from minor scraps, cuts, and dry skin.
- Roses have anti aging properties due to the high amount of antioxidants.
- Roses are natural anti inflammatory.
I also used rose petals in this rose petal salve recipe, rose petal bath salts, and rose milk bath tea.
You can also use rose petals to make your own rose oil or make your own rose water.
Best Essential Oils for Rose Bath Bomb Recipe
Rose essential oil is a great choice for making this rose bath bomb recipe. However, rose essential oil is one of the most expensive essential oils.
Instead of using rose, I use Smell the Roses from Revive. It's a blend of Geranium, Ho Leaf, Ylang Ylang, Clove, Eucalyptus, and Rose.
It has several skin benefits similar to using rose essential oil, but it's cheaper. It also smells just like fresh cut roses.
Here are some more rose essential oil alternatives:
I also have more rose essential oil substitutes to try to get the benefits of the oil without spending so much.
Use my printable essential oil substitution chart to learn how to substitute different essential oils based on function or aromatherapy.
To make 9 rose petal bath bombs, you will need:
Baking Soda and Citric Acid - Baking soda and citric acid release carbon dioxide when they get wet with water.
Epsom Salts - Epsom salts have magnesium in them. Your body can absorb magnesium through your skin, so I like to add it to my bath bombs.
Arrowroot Powder - Arrowroot powder is used as a hardener to help the bath bombs hold their shape. You can also use corn starch.
Sweet Almond Oil - I used sweet almond oil as a carrier oil for the essential oils. You can use your favorite liquid carrier oil. Learn about different carrier oils and their benefits.
Rubbing Alcohol - I use rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to bind the dry ingredients together without activating the baking soda and citric acid.
Essential Oils - I used Smell the Roses. You can also use your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend.
Dried Rose Petals - Use only dried rose petals. I cut regular sized petals or use mini rose petals and remove them from the bud.
Heart Mold - This is the heart shaped mold that I used. This made 9 bath bombs. You can also use round metal molds.
Combine the baking soda, Epsom salts, arrowroot powder, and citric acid in a medium bowl and whisk together until combined.
Combine the almond oil and essential oils. Slowly add the oils while whisking. Pour slowly and keep stirring.
Spray with rubbing alcohol as you stir. Spray enough so that the mixture holds it shape when you squeeze it.
Place cut dried rose buds on the bottom of 9 of the mold cavities. Spoon the rose petal bath bomb recipe into the molds and press down firmly but gently to pack the mixture in the molds.Let sit until completely hardened. I like to let them sit overnight. Unmold and store your real rose petal bath bombs in an airtight container away from humidity.
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- 4 oz baking soda
- 2 oz epsom salts
- 2 oz corn starch
- 2 oz citric acid
- 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
- Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
- 25 drops Smell the Roses
- 1 tbsp rose petals
- Combine the baking soda, Epsom salts, arrowroot powder, and citric acid in a medium bowl and whisk together until combined.
- Combine the almond oil and essential oils. Slowly add the oils while whisking. Pour slowly and keep stirring.
- Spray with rubbing alcohol as you stir. Spray enough so that the mixture holds it shape when you squeeze it.
- Place cut dried rose buds on the bottom of 9 of the mold cavities. Spoon the rose petal bath bomb recipe into the molds and press down firmly but gently to pack the mixture in the molds.
- Let sit until completely hardened. I like to let them sit overnight. Unmold and store your real rose petal bath bombs in an airtight container away from humidity.
- Baking soda
- Epsom salt
- Citric acid
- Rose petals
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