Southern Mom Loves: Make LUSH-ious DIY Rose Gold Shimmer Bath Bombs!!!

Make LUSH-ious DIY Rose Gold Shimmer Bath Bombs!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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If you've been reading a while, you know how much I LOVE this Lush-style bath bomb recipe. I used it for my DIY Orange Blossom Bath Bombs and I've been thinking of fun new bombs to make. I wanted something to give me a golden shimmer, but not be "glittery", so I grabbed some ultra-fine golden glitter and got to mixing. Keep reading for that recipe used in a pretty rose-scented, rose gold shimmer bath bomb that will leave your skin extra soft, moisturized, and beautifully scented!

I had no idea how hard it would be to photograph this glitter. Do you see the tiny white specks? Super-fine, shimmery, golden glitter. These are so much prettier in person.

If you don't mind rinsing the tub when you're done it will give your skin the perfect shimmer whether in daylight or for a night out.

This recipe will make 8 LARGE Lush-style bath bombs. I've had people tell me that they've tried to cut the recipe in half and it was too wet. I haven't played around with the amounts because when I make bath bombs, I want enough to last me for a while.

A good rule is to mix the dry, then mix in a little of the wet at a time until you get the right consistency, then discard the rest of the oil/fragrance mixture. Or wear it as perfume. Whatever. :)

A note about the glitter I used. I found cosmetics-grade ultra-fine glitter online in lots of pretty colors (I'll link to it in the ingredients). One small jar is enough to make two large batches of these bombs. I would not try to use craft glitter!!!

Also a note about scents: I used rose fragrance oil in mine, but watch out when shopping for oils that they aren't only for candlemaking, but are also safe for use on skin in bath products. PSA over.

Rose Gold Shimmer Bath Bombs
Makes: 8 large (2.56" diameter) bath bombs.

Ingredients & Supplies:

You can watch this quickie video or check out the written steps underneath it. 

  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together the citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch.
  2. Add in the glitter and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the gel food coloring to the dry ingredients and mix together by hand until you reach your desired shade of golden rose. I used one part golden yellow + two parts pink. Keep in mind that the color will deepen dramatically when the wet ingredients are added.
  4. In the medium bowl, mix together the coconut oil and fragrance (or essential) oil. I used around 40 drops for this large batch because I wanted well-scented bath bombs, but you can add more or less to your scent preference.
  5. Very gradually add the oil mixture to the dry mixture, rubbing it in by hand. When it is thoroughly mixed, you'll be able to squeeze a handful together and it will hold that shape. (Feels like Moon Sand if your kids have ever played with that.)
  6. Scoop and pack the bath bomb mixture into each half of the mold, overfilling it.
  7. Push the two halves together while twisting it back and forth until the two halves *almost* meet, then squeeze them together as tightly as you can.
  8. Use the spoon to gently tap on the top of the mold until it releases.
  9. Let them dry on a paper towel-lined pan for 24 hours before use and enjoy!


I hope you love these as much as we do!

Have you tried making bath bombs? Will you be making these rose gold shimmer bath bombs? I love to read your comments!

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