So the other day we were mid-meltdown with one of my kids. I won’t name names… It was one of those irrational, hysterical, over-tired, didn’t even remember what he was crying about kind of meltdowns. Moms know what I’m talking about.
Something I learned relatively early in parenting is the cure all to a bad mood, bad day, meltdown situation is a bath. The bath has this magical way of making everyone feel better.
So, a lightbulb went off in my head and I remembered a bath bomb I had stored in the back of one of my drawers that I was saving for myself but never got around to actually using because #momlife. I enticed him into the bath, really hyping the awesomeness of this bath bomb, with it with hopes of snapping him out of this ehem… mood. And it worked like a charm. He loved as it fizzed and dissolved and made his bath fun colors.
And it was at that point that I made a mental note that I need to always have a stash of bath bombs on hand.
But then I started thinking that actually, homemade bath bombs are a great homemade gift, and with Mother’s Day and graduation coming up, I should probably get some bombs on the blog so you can make your favorite lady (or gent) some fizzy fun.
After I made a batch of these rose petal bath bombs I immediately jumped in the bath for the first time in about 5 years and indulged in some skin-soothing self care. OMG not only do these smell heavenly, but they made my skin insanely soft and hydrated AND! There’s something about taking a bath with flower petals floating around that makes you feel like a pretty pretty princess.
Also, don’t let the petals go down your drain. Try to gather them up or strain them as your water drains and discard them in the recycle bin, compost, whatever feels right.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the rose oil, coconut oil, water, and food coloring. I used natural food coloring that was a powder, but mixed it in with the wet ingredients. You can add ad much or as little as you want!
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients a little at a time, whisking after each addition.
Form balls with your hands, or use these molds that I bought off amazon. You want to fill each half of the mold until it’s overflowing and then press it together and pack it tight. The mix will seem a bit dry. The first time I made them I felt like it needed more water because the mixture seemed too dry. BUT! Don’t do this because it just expands and doesn’t keep form. I know the mixture will seem dry, but try to press it into the molds as tighly as you can! I let mine sit on the tray, in the mold for about five minutes.
Gently tap each end of the mold and pull it off. Allow the bath bombs to sit on a baking sheet or plate and completely dry out.
Store at room temp until you’re ready to use them, or package them up for a gift!
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 1/2 cup dried rose petals
- 1 teaspoon rose oil
- 3 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon water
- food coloring
- Combine the dry ingredients: baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, and dried rose petals.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the rose oil, coconut oil, water, and food coloring.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients a little at a time, whisking after each addition.
- Form balls with your hands, or use bath bomb molds. You want to fill each half of the mold until it’s overflowing and then press it together and press it tight.
- I let mine sit on the tray for about five minutes.
- Gently tap each end of the mold with a spoon and pull it off.
- Allow the bath bombs to sit on a baking sheet or plate and completely dry out.
- Store at room temp until you’re ready to use them, or package them up for a gift!