Looking for a unique and thoughtful Mother’s Day gift? Look no further than these luxurious homemade bath fizzies infused with rose absolute and a blend of skin nourishing essential oils. Not only do these DIY essential oil bath bombs add a touch of relaxation to any bath, but they also make for a thoughtful and personalized present that any mother is sure to love. In this post, I’ll guide you through the simple steps to creating your own rose-scented bath treats using natural ingredients. You’ll then be able to adapt this recipe to formulate your own skin care products using your favorite eo blends.
Homemade Bath Bomb Gifts
Now that it’s May, hopefully we can move on from the “April showers” part of bringing those May flowers. The humidity and rain has been a constant here in Southwestern Virginia. So much, in fact, we often get more rain in a calendar year than Seattle. (I somehow think Seattle got a bad rap on that rain thing.) Anyhow, fingers crossed for sunny days ahead, because this rose essential oil bath bomb recipe makes an excellent DIY gift for Mother’s Day.
I chose to scent my fragrant, homemade bath bombs with a rose essential oil blend consisting of rose absolute, frankincense, amyris and juniper berry. Paired with the natural chocolate fragrance of roasted cocoa butter, these essential oils bath bombs offer the perfect gift combination for Mother’s Day — a mix of chocolate and roses! Scented using a natural fragrance blend you can make yourself, these essential oil bath bombs are the perfect bath time treat to help Mom unwind and relieve stress.
Don’t need a gift for mom? If you’re looking for spring inspired gifts or even a lovely treat for a summer birthday, this easy recipe for making bath bombs with essential oils is sure to delight any recipient. Plus this relaxing bath product is the perfect excuse for the recipient to take extra time out for seasonal self care.
DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs
Making bath bombs with essential oils is a wonderful way to elevate your bath experience. Essential oils are derived from plants and are known for their therapeutic properties. When added to bath bombs, they can provide various benefits such as relaxation, stress relief, and mood enhancement.
When I created this recipe, I wanted it not only smell great, but also contain fragrances with beneficial skin care properties. Therefore, I picked essential oils for my bath treats that are suitable for all skin types and have properties skin loves!
When formulating the scent for these naturally fragrant bath bombs, I chose to use a blend of four essential oils:
- Rose Absolute
- Frankincense Oil
- Amyris Essential Oil
- Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Essential Oils for Natural Bath Bombs
Following is a breakdown of each of the essential oils I chose to create these bath bombs for homemade Mother’s Day gifts as well as everyday self care! This information can help you learn more about each of the oil’s properties. Once you learn this information, it will help you to choose natural fragrances for future skin care projects and recipes that you want to perform a specific way or possess specific properties.
Benefits of Rose Essential Oil
Rose essential oil lends more than just a wonderful fragrance to bath bombs however. According to Very Well Health, rose essential oil, when used in skin care applications, is purported to hydrate dry skin, clear acne, reduce signs of aging, minimize the appearance of scars and help with conditions such as eczema and rosacea.
In addition, rose essential oil has a number of aromatherapeutic uses. It’s believed that rose oil can help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression as well as help with headaches and migraines. Users may also find it lessens the severity PMS symptoms and menstrual cramps. These benefits make rose essential oil especially suited for a relaxing essential oil bath bomb recipe.
I’d love to be able to scent my essential oil bath bomb recipe with nothing but Bulgarian rose essential oil. Unfortunately, for me — and likely many of you as well — the cost of rose essential oil makes this prohibitive. As it takes around 10,000 pounds of rose petals to make just 1 pound of oil, rose oil is one of the most expensive essential oils on the market.
Rose absolute offers a less expensive alternative to pure rose essential oil. Alternately, you can also scent your bath bombs with a rose fragrance oil if desired or if rose essential oil is cost prohibitive to cut costs without compromising quality.
Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil is known for its various benefits for the skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that can help soothe and heal the skin. It can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and can even out skin tone. Additionally, it can improve skin elasticity and firmness.
As anti-aging skin care is common among older mothers, myself included, I really wanted to include this oil to help combat the visible signs of aging. Plus it blends beautifully with the other essential oils I used to formulate my bath bomb recipe.
TIP: As this formulation doesn’t call for a lot of this specific oil, you can use the excess to make essential oil perfumes, cold process soap from scratch and even lotion and moisturizing body butters for dry skin. To create an incredibly simple skin care solution, you can also make an anti-aging essential oil rollerball bottle to gift with the essential oil bath bombs you make.
Simply combine 5 drops rose essential oil (or rose absolute,) 5 drops frankincense oil, 3 drops helichrysum essential oil, 2 drops myrrh essential oil and 2 drops lavender oil in a rollerball bottle. Then top with rosehip seed oil. Shake to mix. To use, simply roll on under eyes and gently massage in. This blend also works great on scars!
Benefits of Amyris Essential Oil
Amyris essential oil is known for its skin care benefits, making it a popular ingredient in many beauty products. This oil has a calming effect on the skin, helping to soothe inflammation and reduce redness. It is also a natural moisturizer that can help to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
One fun way to incorporate amyris essential oil into your skin care routine is by using it in your bath bomb recipes. Bath bombs are a great way to relax and unwind while also providing your skin with some much-needed pampering. By adding amyris essential oil to your bath bomb recipe, you can create a luxurious and spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. Not only will the oil help to nourish and moisturize your skin, but it will also leave you feeling calm and relaxed after a long day.
Benefits of Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Juniper berry essential oil has numerous skin care benefits that make it a popular choice for many people. Its antiseptic and astringent properties make it an effective treatment for oily, acne-prone skin. It helps to reduce inflammation and redness, while also promoting clearer and smoother skin.
In addition to its acne-fighting properties, juniper berry essential oil also has anti-aging benefits. It contains antioxidants that help to protect the skin from free radical damage, which can cause premature aging. It also helps to improve skin elasticity, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Overall, juniper berry essential oil is a powerful ingredient that can help to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. And, if you’re like me and your hormonal acne breakouts didn’t stop at puberty, you’ll definitely appreciate this addition when you learn how to make natural bath bombs with essential oils.
Rose Essential Oil Bath Bomb Recipe
This rose bath bomb recipe features luxurious ingredients worthy of your favorite people. Ideal for luxury gifts, this bath treat is created using a unique blend of essential oils, roasted cocoa butter, and coconut oil. With these natural ingredients, you’ll be able to create a relaxing and nourishing bath time experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. So, gather your materials and get ready to indulge in some much-needed self-care!
Bath Fizzy Ingredients:
Now that you understand why I chose the essential oils I did for this bath bomb recipe, here are the amounts you’ll need for each oil in addition to the other ingredients:
- 16 oz. baking soda
- 8 oz. citric acid
- 1 oz. Epsom salt
- 0.25 oz. cream of tartar
- 2.5 oz. coconut oil
- 1.25 oz. roasted cocoa butter
- 0.5 oz. polysorbate 80
- 1/2 Tablespoon (lip/eye safe) pink cosmetic mica powder
- 24 drops rose absolute
- 16 drops juniper berry essential oil
- 8 drops frankincense essential oil
- 8 drops amyris essential oil
- dried cornflowers, to suit
Supplies & Materials:
In addition to the ingredients necessary for this project, you’ll also need a few basic tools and equipment. They are as follows:
- digital scale
- round bath bomb molds
- two medium glass bowls
- fork or whisk for mixing
- microwave or double boiler
- respirator face mask
- disposable gloves
Essential Oil Bath Bomb Substitutions:
- If you want to tint the bathwater with your essential oil bath bombs, then use a pink lake dye (at the manufacturer’s recommended percentage rate.)
- Essential oils out of your price range for this project? You can use a fragrance oil over an essential oil blend. Simply replace the essential oils in my essential oil bath bomb recipe with .5 oz. to 1 oz. of rose fragrance oil. Use less for a lighter scent or more for a heavier fragrance.
- If you are allergic to coconut oil, you can use another carrier oil of your choice. (I personally love both argan oil and rosehip seed oil for maturing skin!)
- There’s no need to use regular coconut oil for this skin care recipe. You can also use fractionated coconut oil, which is always liquid at room temperature. Not only is this a simple swap, but it’s a great alternative if you’re looking for a lighter feeling oil in the tub.
- For an all natural bath bomb recipe without synthetic ingredients, you may swap out the Polysorbate 80 for glycerin. For the colorant, then opt for pink rose clay, beetroot powder or hibiscus powder. Alternately, if you are omitting a colorant, you won’t need Polysorbate 80 or glycerin at all as these are used to evenly disperse the color throughout the bathwater and prevent staining.
How to Make Essential Oil Bath Bombs
Follow these steps to make essential oil bath bombs scented like rose:
- Begin by weighing out roasted cocoa butter and coconut oil. Then combine in a heat safe container.
- Heat at 30% power in the microwave, or using the double boiler method, until melted. Remove from heat.
- Now weigh out the polysorbate 80 and stir into the melted butter and oil. Add the essential oils, using a dropper, then mix again to combine. Set aside.
- Next, weigh out the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt and cream of tartar into a separate container.
- Then measure out and add the pink mica powder to the other dry ingredients. Add your desired amount of dried cornflowers in with the mica and other dry ingredients.
- Mix well to ensure all the ingredients for your essential oil bath bombs are evenly distributed throughout.
- Now add the liquid bath bomb ingredients to the dry ingredients, slowly, mixing as you go. Mix until the entire concoction is the consistency of wet sand.
- To make these rose scented bath bombs, pile the mixture into one half of a round bath bomb mold. Do not pack the mixture into the mold. Leave it loose but piled high. Repeat with the other half of the round mold. Then firmly mash the two sides of the bath bomb mold together. Unmold.
- Repeat this process with the remaining essential oil bath bomb mixture. Then set your bath bombs aside in a cool, dry location to dry.
Once the rose bath fizzies have dried and hardened, they are ready to wrapped and labeled. I wrapped my finished bath bombs with essential oil tightly in foodservice film. However, you may package your bath treats as desired.
They are now ready for your own use. Or give these bath products as homemade Mother’s Day gifts or as an everyday surprise for a spa day at home!
Ways to Gift Bath Bombs
Giving the gift of self-care has never been easier with these fizzy, fragrant, and colorful spheres. To make your gift even more special, consider packaging your DIY bath bombs in creative ways that will make the recipient feel extra loved and appreciated. Here are some ideas to help inspire you:
- Mason jar: Fill a mason jar with colorful bath bombs and tie a ribbon around the lid.
- Flower pot: Place your bath treats in a small flower pot and top with tissue paper and faux flowers.
- Mini suitcase: Use a mini suitcase as a gift box and fill with bath fizzies and other pampering goodies created from these easy recipes for an at home spa day.
- Wooden crate: Arrange them inside a small wooden crate and tie a bow around it.
- Clear ornament: Fill a clear ornament with small bath bombs and decorate with ribbon and glitter as was done with these bath bomb ornaments and bath salt ornaments.
- Gift box: Use a decorative gift box and fill with fizzing bath truffles and other spa essentials.
- Glass jar: Fill a glass jar with your rose scented creations and decorate with a label and ribbon.
- Mini bathtub: Use a mini bathtub as a gift box for your self care treats and other bath accessories.
- Tote bag: Fill a reusable tote bag with everything you need for an at home spa day and tie a bow around the handles.
- Book box: Use a decorative book box as a gift box and fill with relaxation items.
How to Store Bath Bombs with Essential Oils
If bath bombs are accidentally activated, they will start fizzing and dissolving in water. This is caused by the mixture of baking soda and citric acid reacting with water. The reaction produces carbon dioxide gas, which creates the fizzing effect.
Therefore, bath bombs made with essential oils should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. This will ensure that they maintain their scent and fizziness for longer. It will also help to prevent accidental activation.
Where to Buy Essential Oils
Buying essential oils can be confusing. There are a lot of products are the market that aren’t what they claim to be. To ensure you are receiving pure essential oils and not ones that have been diluted with fragrances or other cheap fillers, I recommend that you purchase your oils from Mountain Rose Herbs.
I love this company and have been using them as an essential oil supplier for two decades now. Not only do they sell the highest quality products, many are also USDA certified organic. They also put a huge focus on sustainability and fair trade products and support their community through financial contributions, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours. You can shop with Mountain Rose Herbs here.
How to Save Money on Essential Oils for Bath Bombs
If you’re looking for an affordable to start and grow your essential oil collection, there are several options. You can purchase an essential oil sampler or starter kit from Mountain Rose Herbs to make homemade bath bombs and other skin care recipes.
Alternately, you can also sign up for the monthly Simply Earth Recipe Box in order to receive new essential oils to grow your collection each month! Use coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE to receive a free bonus box with your first order plus a $40 discount on your next order. Get yours now! Or click here to learn more about this company.
Rose Essential Oil Recipes
If you like my rose essential oil bath bomb recipe, then you may also like my other rose scented skin care recipes.
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