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
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.