I just love this homemade bath bomb recipe. Do you know that second when winter breaks and you finally catch your first breath of spring? Well, this bath bomb makes me feel that same way. It offers hope and renewal. Plus, it’s fun to make and it’s so beautiful.
Spring Garden is a two-tone bath bomb with dried flowers and the scent of spring. It turns my bathwater frothy and scatters dried amaranth and strawflowers across the surface of the tub.
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How to Make the Spring Garden Bath Bomb
Making this homemade bath bomb is a joy because you get to handle dried flowers and work with such pretty colors.
This recipe makes 3 large ornament bath bombs or 5 medium-sized bath bombs. (It will vary depending on the size of your molds.)
- Rubber gloves
- 3 bowls – 2 medium, 1 small
- Spray bottle
- Bath Bomb Molds – stainless steel spheres or plastic ornaments
- Small paintbrush
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup SLSA
- 1 tsp powdered mica (pearl white)
- 1 tsp powdered mica (pale red)
- 2 Tbsp sweet almond oil
- 1 Tbsp cold water
- 20 drops rose essential oil
- dried amaranth flowers
- dried strawflowers
- witch hazel in spray bottle
- Open your spherical molds. Place the dried flowers in the bottom of 1/2 of each sphere. I like to put a strawflower surrounded by amaranth.
- Mix the baking soda, Epsom salt, cornstarch, SLSA and citric acid in a bowl.
- Pour half the dry mixture into another bowl.
- Add 1 tsp pearl white powdered mica to one half of dried mixture. Mix well with hands. Set aside.
- Add 1 tsp pale red powdered mica to the other half of the dried mixture. Mix well with hands. Set aside.
- In a small dish, mix rose oil, sweet almond oil and water.
- Add half of liquid to the bowl with the white mixture. Mix well with your hands. Scoop up the mixture and try to form a ball in your hand. Does the ball keep its shape?
- If not, spritz the mixture with witch hazel, 1-2 squirts at a time. Then mix with your hands and test consistency again. Repeat spritzing, mixing and testing until you achieve the right consistency.
- Pack the white mixture tightly into the half of the sphere with the dried flowers. Pack in a little extra mixture so there is a bit of an overflow.
- Add the remaining liquid to the bowl with the pale red mixture. Mix well and spritz with witch hazel until you've achieved the perfect consistency.
- Pack the pale red mixture into the other half of each mold. Halfway through filling the mold with pale red mixture, add a handful of dried flowers. This way when the bath bomb dissolves more flowers will spread across the surface of the tub.
- Fit the two halves of each mold together and set aside for up to 24 hours.
- Remove the mold. Use the paintbrush to dust off any bath bomb that is covering the flowers. Enjoy!