Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away and what better time to pamper yourself or your loved one than making luxurious rose milk bath bombs? Take a romantic dip in the tub with a glass of sparkling Rosé, loads of sultry candles, and of course, your significant other for an evening of love and relaxation. These delightfully fizzy bath bombs are sure to please. I hope you give them a try!
How to Make Rose Milk Bath Bombs
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m obsessed with all things rose. I’ve made rose infused liqueur, honey, hydrosol, face masks, body scrub, and of course these lovely rosy milky bath bombs that make your skin silky soft.
Toss a couple of these into a luxuriant bubble bath and experience a snapshot of fresh roses, lavender, and neroli essential oils as you sink down to relax. The milk in this recipe softens skin and helps turn your bathwater a sensuous milky color like a day at the spa. They’re the perfect way to spoil yourself and those you love and are super simple to make. I hope you enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll need to make 4 medium and 1 small sized bath bomb:
• 8oz of baking soda
• 4oz of citric acid
• 4oz of powdered milk – if the mixture feels too wet, add some cornstarch (for vegans, try using powdered coconut milk or cornstarch instead)
• 4oz of Epsom salts
• Dried rose petals
• 1tsp carrier oil like jojoba, sweet almond, coconut, etc.
• 3/4tsp of water
• 2tsp essential oil (I used 1tsp rose geranium, 3/4tsp lavender, and 1/4tsp neroli. Try out some Valentine’s day inspired scents if you like too!)
• A few drops of food coloring (I used red to create a soft pink color)
Tools You Need
Loving Preparation – Rose Milk Bath Bombs
1. Using the whisk, begin by mixing all of the dry ingredients together except for the rose petals in the large glass mixing bowl. Break up any clumps.
2. Next, use the spoon to mix all of your wet ingredients together in the small glass bowl.
3. Very slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients while whisking constantly. If you add it too quickly, you will cause a reaction. I found that using a fork worked well to “mash” the ingredients together.
4. After all of the wet ingredients have been added, test the mixture by squeezing a small amount in your hand. It should clump and hold together. If it doesn’t, use a spray bottle to mist the mixture while whisking. Be careful if you do this, adding too much water can ruin the recipe very easily, to try to add as little as possible!
5. Once the bath bomb mix is ready you can start to fill the molds. Add a small pinch of dried rose petals to one side of the mold, then carefully cover them in bath bomb mix. Really try to over-fill the molds so that when you press the two sides together, they stick in place.
6. To remove the bath bomb, use a spoon to gently tap first one side, then the other. I always remove the side without the flower petals first to preserve the look.
7. Place the finished bath bombs on a plate and cure them in a dry place away from any type of humidity. In 24 hours, they will be ready to use!
8. Store cured bath bombs in a dry place to prevent them from fizzing. I like to wrap mine in cellophane or simply keep them in an airtight container.
Begin by filling your bath with comfortably hot water. You can add your favorite bubble bath and even sprinkle in some fresh rose petals to enhance the romantic effect. Once the bath is filled, drop in one or two rose milk bath bombs to infuse the water with a wonderfully rosy aroma. Climb in with your loved one or just enjoy them by yourself!
These make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for anyone who needs some romance in their lives or just some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation.
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