Rose petals in the bath may be luxurious, but they’re not exactly kid-friendly. These Beauty and the Beast-inspired Rose Bath Bombs are a fun alternative and make a great DIY Mother’s Day gift, too!
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We’re a Disney family, with biweekly Disney movie nights, annual passes to the parks, and frequent Disney craft sessions – so even though we already made some Belle-inspired Bath Bombs, I welcome the opportunity to make another (easier) version to share with you!
Beauty & The Beast Fizzy Rose Bath Bombs
Bath Bombs are a favorite in our house – a great way to incorporate essential oils, epsom salts and other relaxing aides into your bath time routine – and after unintentionally buying an $11 bath bomb a year ago, I am 100% dedicated to homemade bath bombs.
If you have tried to make circular bath bombs before and had bad results, this method is way easier and can be adapted to just about any silicone mold for a completely customizable bath bomb. (I just ordered these Star Wars molds so I can’t wait to make some yo-da bombs or millenium fizzies.)
I made homemade rosewater to use for this recipe (because I already had roses on hand for making our Beauty and the Beast sugar scrub) but you can use store-bought rosewater or
These are a great bath bomb to make with older kids as a special mother’s day present or teacher appreciation gift (or younger kids with appropriate supervision and ensuring they wash their hands well after helping).
How to Make Rose Bath Bombs
You will need:
- Rose-shaped silicone mold
- 1/4 cup citric acid (if not ordering online, citric acid can be found at pharmacies, but we got the best deal ordering ours through a home brewery store — it is a food additive, nothing to be worried about)
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/4 cup epsom salts
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp water
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tsp essential oils or rosewater
- Red food dye, optional
Combine the citric acid, corn starch, epsom salts and baking soda together.
Add 1 Tablespoon of the coconut oil and stir well.
If using food dye, add it directly to the water and stir into the mixture quickly and carefully to prevent fizzing. Add the essential oils or rosewater for a beautiful scent.
Test the texture – you want it to be similar to the texture of wet sand. Add a bit more coconut oil or water as needed.
Next, press the mixture into the cavities of the silicone mold, ensuring they are packed tight. Scrape the back with a spatula or butter knife to smooth it down.
Let harden – at least 2 hours or overnight.
Test to see if they are fully hardened by popping one bath bomb out of the mold. If it is solid without crumpling, pop out the rest – if it crumbles, let the rest set for longer.
Store in an airtight container in the bathroom for the best shelf life.
We also made this cute printable that you can use if you decide to give your bath bombs as gifts. Print these out, cut out the labels and attach to the lid of a mason jar. You can use card stock and tape/glue, or print them onto mason jar sticker sheets.
Who would you make these Beauty and the Beast Rose Bath Bombs for?