It’s Valentine’s month where love, chocolate, and roses fill the air. Where we celebrate love for one another, a romantic partner, yourself, a friend or whoever you feel you think needs it. It’s also a time to turn inward and focus on how we can love each ourselves, and how we can love others. One way I practice love is through self-care. Practicing self-love allows me to love myself and others on a deeper level. That’s where the rose milk herbal bath bombs come in.
Coming Back to Self and Connecting with Loved Ones
A common self-love ritual for me is to take a nice, warm and cozy, grounding bath. Nothing eases the stressors of the day more than being fully immersed in warm, luxurious water. Add in the healing ingredients of the rose milk herbal bath bombs, and you are hugged by the warm embrace of coconut milk and the aromatherapy of roses, geranium, cardamom, and frankincense.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been Rose anything and everything for the past couple weeks. Roses are literally all I can ever think about. Must be the feelings and energy that surround Valentine’s Day when love is celebrated in all ways and I just can’t get enough of it. The idea of self-love, romantic love, really just any kind of love, really makes my heart swell.
Today as I was having a conversation with a friend, she gently reminded me that I was overthinking and encouraged me to return to my heart, from my heart. That is the exact energetic vibes that roses give me. She’s like this beautiful friend that symbolically reminds me to keep my heart open. For me, whether it is through fragrance or sight, seeing a rose bloom or smelling the sweet scent always encourages me to keep my heart open.
Like a Moon Milk, for a bath
If you’ve been following me for a while you know I’m over the moon for moon milks (like this Hot Cocoa Schisandra Berry Moon Milk). The best part about moon milks is not only the delicious warming drink to relax from a stressful day. It’s an evening antidote to wind down, turn inward, and let the rest of the world fall away for just that moment.
When I was making this recipe, I had the intention of making a bath bomb, but with the healing ritual of a Moon Milk. Instead of drinking a Moon Milk to feel nourishment, you soak in a nice, warm and cozy bath. Enter the rose milk herbal bath bomb, with the fragrance of roses, geranium, cardamom, and frankincense. And that’s just the pleasant, grounding aromas. Add in the coconut milk powder and you will feel the hydration in your skin and how calm it feels.
Relaxing and Beneficial
The rose milk herbal bath bombs with all of these properties blended together. You get a healing, soothing, heart-opening, grounding & nurturing bath. The coconut milk will hydrate and soften the skin while the aromas will calm the nervous system and fill your bath with bliss. A stress-free life is happy and fulfilled life.
Step by step
How To Enjoy
Want to know the secret to enjoy the bliss that comes with using a rose milk herbal bath bomb? It’s easy. The first thing you do is fill up your bathtub with relaxing, warm water. Light a candle if you feel up to it, grab your favorite book or turn on your favorite relaxing music. Then take one of these bath bombs and drop it gently into the water. You will smell the beautiful aromas as they fill the air and see the herbs disperse in the tub.
The final part is to get in the tub and enjoy it! My wish for you is you will feel grounded, relaxed and ready for anything that comes your way. & you truly enjoy a magical & beautiful experience.
If you are celebrating what I like to call “love month”, may I recommend taking the time to come back to self, finding what grounds you and makes you feel whole. As a friend from a distance, I encourage you to not just celebrate yourself in the month of February, but every day. May these rose milk herbal bath bombs, be the loving & gentle reminder that a friend or loved one would give to you.
How do you plan to experience a little bit of self-love? Share with me in the comment section below or tag me on Instagram (@mytinylagunakitchen)!
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- 2 cups of Baking Soda
- 1 cup of Epsom Salt
- 1 cup White Cosmetic Clay
- 1 cup Citric Acid
- 4 tbsp of Himalayan Pink Salt
- 4 tbsp Coconut Milk Powder
- 1 tablespoon of Rose Clay
- 45 Wafers of Cocoa Butter (roasted)
- 10-30 drops of Rose Essential Oil
- 10-30 drops Geranium Essential Oil
- 10-30 drops Cardamom Essential Oil
- 10-30 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2-3 tablespoons of Dried Rose Petals
- 1 small spray bottle of Witch Hazel Extract
- Bath Bomb Molds
- Small Spray Bottle
- Large Glass Bowl
- If any of your dry ingredients are too chunky or clumped together use a strainer to get a finer material to work with. This will help with the process down the line.
- Stir the baking soda, citric acid, rose clay, clay, and milk powder together, making sure to work out any big clumps with your fingers, as needed.
- Melt the cocoa butter and stir into the dry mixture, along with essential oils.
- Sprinkle rose petals into the bath bomb molds and start pressing the mix into each half, overfill slightly & press the halves together.
- Let each one sit for 2-5 minutes, 5 minutes if you want to be on the safe side!
- Gently open the half, make sure the bath bomb is fully intact, and place onto a large tea towel.
- I recommend drying the bath bombs for 24 hours overnight that way the bath bombs completely dry out & harden.
- Start a bath, & right before you get in drop 1-2 bath bombs in.
Pro & Troubleshooting Tips:
- Work quickly! if you have more than one bath bomb mold the better, if not don't worry about it. I only had one and they worked out.
- If the mix gets dried out easily spray about 10 sprays of witch hazel extract & mix.
- If your house is very dry, the mix might get too dry too. You'll know when the cacao butter turns rock hard. To fix, put the glass bowl over a pot of water on the stove and turn on low. Do not leave this alone, keep mixing gently until the mix starts looking like wet sand. Take off & continue pressing the bath bombs.
- If the bath bombs halves aren't holding together fully, wash out the molds with warm water & pat dry. Start again.
- If the mix gets too "activated" & moist you will know if the mix starts making "fizzing" noises for long periods of time. Add 1 tbsp of the clay and mix in to calm down the bath bomb mix.
- The number of bath bombs you come up might be different than mine, as it will depend on the size of your mold.
- If you enjoy your own fragrance notes, feel free to use any other essentials oils that you wish.
- Mountain Rose Herbs has two Rose Essential Oils to choose from Bulgarian Rose which is the organic version & Rose Absolute which is not certified organic.