Rose Milk Bath Bomb Recipe | It's Me Laura Lee

February 21, 2019

Rose Milk Bath Bomb Recipe


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This beautiful Rose Milk is the second bath bomb that I created.  I got the Wild Rose fragrance oil as part of a sampler from Bramble Berry and fell in love with the scent.  I just had to come up with a way to use it.  After seeing a maternity photoshoot with a mama-to-be in a milk bath with rose petals floating on top, I had my inspiration!  It’s a stunner for sure, and if you want to, you can add extra whole milk and fresh flowers to your tub for an even more luxurious bath.



The scent of rose is sensual, uplifting, and intoxicating.

All my bath bombs, or fizzies, are really butter bombs because of the amount of skin nourishing butter and oils that I use.  I just can’t resist adding them.  My skin always feels so great when I exit the bathtub and one of my grandsons, who has eczema, gets a little relief, too, after using one.


Rose Milk Bath Bomb

3 Cups Baking Soda

1 ½ Cups Citric Acid

¾ Cup Coarse Pink Himalayan Sea Salts

¾ Cup Dried Pink Rose Petals

½ Cup Powdered Milk

½ Cup Cornstarch

Measure the following on a digital kitchen scale:

2 Oz Shea Butter

1 ½ Oz Almond Oil

1 Oz Witch Hazel

1 Oz Wild Rose Fragrance Oil

6 mL Polysorbate 80


Mix baking soda, sea salts, rose petals, powdered milk, and cornstarch together in a stand mixer like a KitchenAid using the whisk attachment.

Melt shea butter and almond oil together in a microwave safe container on short bursts of 20-30 seconds at a time, mixing between each burst.  Set aside.

Combine fragrance oil, P80, and witch hazel in a separate container.

Once butter and oil have cooled slightly, add the fragrance oil/P80/witch hazel to the oil and butter mixture and stir.

With stand mixer on setting 2 or 3, using the paddle attachment, add liquids to the dry ingredients and mix.  Add citric acid.  If mixture starts to react, increase speed of mixer until reaction stops.  Mix for a couple of minutes until thoroughly combined.

Humidity levels will affect this recipe.

I use stainless steel molds to mold my bombs.  The number of bombs depends on the size of your mold.




I’m still a newbie when it comes to making bath bombs, but I’ve done my research and I have a system that works for me….most of the time.  It’s extremely satisfying and lifts my mood when I can stand back and see my creations and package them up to give away as gifts.  And yet I still have failures, too.  I get extremely frustrated when my bath bombs fall apart, stick to the molds, crack, or prematurely react, and believe me, they’ve done all of the above.

If this happens to you, don’t fret!

The best type of failure is when they just won’t hold their shape.  If this happens, fill a bowl or the sink with water, throw some of your mix into it and see if it fizzes like it’s supposed to – even if you had some premature fizzing, it might still have some fizz left in it.  If so, then package the mix in jars with a nice ribbon.  Call it something like “Fairy Dust” or “Dragon Breath” instead of a bath bomb and scoop it into the tub as desired.  Problem solved.

P80 helps to disperse the butter and oils so they don’t stick to the tub, but please always use caution when entering and exiting so you don’t slip.



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    1. Meagan says:

      Wow! I will have to have a pampering day and try this!

    2. angela says:

      My daughter wants to learn how to make these. Saving this for later so she can read and we can maybe do this one weekend together.

    3. I’ve been wanting to try a bath bomb! That’s awesome that you make your own!

    4. Robin says:

      So pretty and great pics! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

    5. Malia says:

      Where do you get your dried rose petals? These sound fabulous! I can’t wait to try make one.

      • Laura Lee says:

        Malia, I purchase them either from Bramble Berry or Mountain Rose Herbs. If you download the PDF, I have all the information there!

    6. Holly Bird says:

      Oh my goodness, this looks like a wonderful bath bomb! I can’t wait to try and make them! Thank you so much!

    7. Charlene says:

      I LOVE bath bombs! This one looks great! Unfortunately our current place does not have a bathtub…I’ll have to keep this in mind for when we get a place with a tub!

    8. Anna says:

      These look just amazing and even from the post so relaxing. I am totally making them! Thank you for sharing

    9. I wish I could pin this for later! Do you have any pinnable images I could post to my pinterest account? Let me know!

      • Laura Lee says:

        Lauren, I’m able to pin from the site. If you hover over the photo, the pinterest “save” option should show up in the upper left corner. Do you have pinterest installed on your toolbar? Let me know if it’s still not working for you.

    10. Brittany says:

      Ohhh I LOVE a good bath bomb! They are definitely a fav of mine and something I consider a “mom treat!” Love the idea of making my own and the rose makes the bath absolutely gorgeous!

    11. Tricia Snow says:

      This sounds lovely. So does the bath. I am feeling under the weather so you have inspired me.

    12. Heather says:

      As I was reading, I could actually smell how heavenly this must be.

    13. I think those are the prettiest bath bombs I’ve ever seen. Love it!

    14. jen says:

      I love making things like this!!!

    15. Lina says:

      I would love to take time for a long relaxing bath. This is great that you make your own bath bomb. It looks so pretty.

    16. Ramae Hamrin says:

      What a lovely idea. I’ve never used a bath bomb before, because I didn’t know what was in them. This looks like a perfect recipe. Sounds so relaxing!

    17. Brittany says:

      I can virtually smell this!! Looks so easy, even I can do it! 🙂

    18. Jennifer says:

      These look so beautiful and luxurious. I have never made a bath bomb before, but my sister in law does regularly. I will have to give theses a try.

    19. Pauline says:

      These look so pretty! This would be fun to make with my girls.

    20. Leigh Ann says:

      This actually sounds like something I might be able to do! Love the idea.

    21. Michele says:

      How beautiful! They certainly inspire bath taking!

    22. Carolina says:

      This is so cool. This bath bomb is so beautiful. I would love to learn how to make them. They are perfect for gifts!!!

    23. Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef says:

      Wow these are so beautiful, thanks so much for sharing the recipe to make them! 🤗

    24. T.M. Brown says:

      I have friends who make their own bath bombs and I’ve always been curious how to do it. I’ll be keeping this post as a reference for sure!

    25. Cindy says:

      Very nice! These would make great gifts!

    26. Shanna says:

      What a great recipe! Now I just have to go gather my ingredients! I love love love bath bombs!

    27. I’ve always wanted to try to make bath bombs! I love a relaxing bath but living in an RV, we don’t have a bathtub anymore. So sad!

    28. Jane says:

      This is amazing and saves you money as well! I love the fact that you can improvise the ingredients to your liking!

    29. Lisa says:

      This looks amazing. I’ll have to try this.

    30. Good to know that works too! I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

    31. It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

    32. Like!! Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

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