21Aug

Rose Bath Bombs

Create bath bombs to suit your mood or the time of day. Here, calming rose and balancing geranium provide a perfect relaxing evening soak. Experiment with different dried flowers, such as lavender, and your favorite essential oils.

How to make

1 Lightly grease the ice-cube molds (a spray oil is ideal for this). Measure out the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix with your hands (wearing gloves).

2 Melt the cocoa butter in a bain-marie, and add the essential oils. Add the melted cocoa butter to the dry ingredients and mix.

3 Add water with an atomizer and bind the mixture with your hands until it resembles damp sand and sticks together without fizzing. If it is crumbly, add a bit more water.

4 Firmly press into the molds and allow to set for at least 1 hour.

Remove from the mold and use when you like. Keeps for up to 3 months.

Ingredients
Makes 20
Baking soda 14 oz (400 g)
Citric acid 7 oz (200 g)
Dried rose petals 1 tsp
Cocoa butter or vegetable oil 1 tsp
Geranium essential oil 10 drops
Rose absolute essential oil 5 drops
Water 1 tsp

Best uses

– In the bath Add the fragrant bath bomb to a warm bath and let it dissolve while you recline and relax.