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DIY Rose Bath Bombs

Learn to make fragrant, all-natural DIY rose bath bombs with this easy recipe. No synthetic fragrances or colours necessary! You can feel good knowing that your bathwater will be free of chemicals, dyes and other harmful ingredients. Sensitive skin-friendly.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: DIY Body Care
Cuisine: DIY Products
Servings: 4 bath bombs
Author: Kim | alifeadjacent.com

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Decoration

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, place all the dry ingredients, including the beet powder. Mix well with a whisk or large spoon, making sure to remove any clumps.
    Woman's hand stirring bowl of DIY bath bomb ingredients
  • Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan on low heat. Slowly add the oil to the dry ingredients. If you notice a bit too much fizzing of the dry ingredients, add the oil even slower. Whisk gently as you go.
  • Add the water next, then the essential oils. Again, whisk as you go and always add the wet ingredients slowly.
  • Once the mixture is ready, scoop approximately 1 tablespoon of the dried rose petals into one half of your bath bomb mold.
    Woman's hand spooning rose petals into DIY bath bomb mold
  • Then, add the bath bomb mixture. Firmly pat the mixture to conform to your mold, slightly overfilling it. Do the same with the other half of the mold, omitting the petals on the bottom portion. Put the two sides together and press firmly over the mixing bowl, allowing the excess mixture to fall back back into the bowl.
  • Place on cookie sheet or cutting board to set. Don’t leave the bombs in the mold too long or they will be harder to remove. We learned this the hard way. If you remove them too soon and they crumble, simply place them back in the mold and give them more time to set. We determined that 3 hours of curing time is about right.

Notes

Be sure to use food-grade organic dried rose petals to avoid pesticides. Also, please remember that you will have to remove the rose petals from your tub after bathing. You definitely don’t want to deal with dried flowers clogging your drain.
We chose stainless steel bath bomb molds instead of the typical aluminum molds. Not only are they far more durable, but we prefer to avoid aluminum due to its link to Alzheimer's and other health issues. We also recommend not using plastic molds, which are easily cracked and not very eco-friendly.
These bath bombs will turn your bathwater a lovely shade of pink. We achieved this using beet powder, but for an even more potent rose aroma, you can also use rose petal powder.