This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday. Talk about inconvenient! After spending all day at work, the last thing we want to do is get all gussied up and go out to dinner with our beaus at an overcrowded restaurant. So this year, we’re staying in. A home cooked meal, a refreshing bottle of champagne, and relaxing bath sound right up our alley. To keep in line with our apothecary inspired Valentine’s Day DIYs, today I’m showing you how to create your own Lush-quality bath bombs. The dried rose petals and eucalyptus essential oil will fill your bathroom with fragrance, while the epsom salt will slowly detoxify you after a long day. Scroll down to find all the instructions and supplies you’ll need to make this Valentine’s Day the best Tuesday ever.
When choosing a fragrance combination, we knew we wanted something festive and relaxing. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like red roses, and eucalyptus was the perfect pairing to create a spa-like product.
Keep reading to download our DIY card and find out where to buy all the ingredients you need to recreate this project. Surprisingly, you may already have most of the items on hand in your pantry!
We created these cute “You’re the Bomb!” tags to tie onto each bath bomb with a piece of twine. You can download the printable file here. Print the designs on a sheet of card stock and cut to size.
If you missed Chanel’s bee sting chapstick DIY last week, you can check it out here. And stay tuned for our next apothecary DIY – citrus bar soap!
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- dried rose petals
- 3 tsp almond oil
- 5 drops rose essential oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- bath bomb molds
- 1 tsp water
- 1 large bowl
- 1 small bowl
- card stock
- printable "you're the bomb" labels
- In a large bowl, combine all your dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt).
- Tear dried rose petals into small pieces and add to dry ingredients. Mix with a whisk.
- In a separate, smaller bowl, combine all your wet ingredients (almond oil, water, rose essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil) and mix together with a spoon.
- Very slowly add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients while stirring with your whisk. If you add your wet ingredients too quickly, it will start to bubble, so be sure to add your wet ingredients as slow as possible.
- The consistency of your mixture should feel like damp sand. If it doesn't, slowly add 1 more tsp of water until it gets there.
- Fill one half of your bath bomb mold with the mixture. Make sure to pack tightly, and fill until the mold is a little overly full. Repeat with the other half of the bath bomb mold.
- Squish both halves of your bath bomb mold together. Keep your bath bomb in the mold for a few minutes and then remove it from the mold. Transfer it to a soft surface (like a fluffy towel) and leave it to dry overnight.
- Print out our "You're the Bomb" labels and attach to your bath bombs with a piece of twine.
If your bath bomb gets stuck in the mold, try sticking it in the freezer for a few minutes and then retrying to remove it from the mold. Also, coating the bath bomb mold with a thin layer of baking soda before filling may help keep your mixture from sticking to the mold.
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