Rose Redemption

So the V-Day chocolates have been eaten, and the bottle of wine is dry… but the vase of roses are still sitting pretty on the kitchen table. Now I don’t know about you, but I feel extra special anytime I’m lucky enough to receive some rosy reds! Here are 2 creative ways to make your bouquet last even longer, so you can enjoy them time and time again! Get ready to be pampered!

Rose Petal Bath Bomb

If you’re familiar with the magical store called LUSH you’ll know how important this first idea is… DIY rose petal bath bombs! Although amazing, bath bombs from LUSH can be a teensy bit pricey, so here is a great way to incorporate your V-Day flowers into a decadent bath time treat!

Product image courtesy of: Lush USA

Product image courtesy of: Lush USA

 
Product image courtesy of: A Pumpkin and A Princess

Product image courtesy of: A Pumpkin and A Princess

These all-natural bath bombs dissolve into a fizz when dropped in water to turn your bath into a full-on spa experience.

 

1 cup baking soda

½ cup lemon juice

½ cup corn starch

¼ cup dry milk (this will make your skin super soft)

3 tbsp. Epsom salts

1 teaspoon water

Handful of dried rose petals

15-20 drops of essential oils for scent (rose oil recommended)

3-4 teaspoons of almond oil (olive oil will clog your drain)

Silicone mold (to shape)

Step 1: In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, milk powder, and Epsom salt. Cut the rose petals into small pieces and toss them into the mixed ingredients.

Step 2: In a small bowl stir the water, almond oil and essential oil together.

Step 3: Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. You can test the mixture’s consistency by grabbing a handful and making a fist. If it holds the shape of your fist it is ready to mold. If it crumbles in your hand, lightly spritz it with water until you can form it into a shape. Trust me, if it’s too dry your masterpiece will turn to dust once its done!

Step 4: Compress your mixture into its shaping mold. This is where your creation can become unique! You could try chocolate molds, silicone ice cube molds, cupcake tins or even ornament molds. Choose whatever you like. For the truest LUSH bath bomb shape use the ornament mold. Don’t have one? Simply cut a tennis ball in half and use the shell as a mold! So easy! This mixture should get you 3 full sized bath bombs or about 8 small bath bomb fizzies.

Now if you are compressing two halves into one shape you need to make sure both sides will stick together. This is important if you’re making the true bath bomb shape. I would add a spoonful of the mixture between the two halves and compress them against each other (this will be easy if you’re using an ornament mold).

Step 5: Voilá, the PERFECT bath bomb!! Let both sides of the molds dry with one on top of the other. Let the bath bombs dry overnight before removing it from the mold. Once removed, allow them to dry on a towel for a few hours before using or wrapping them as a gift!

Thank you to A pumpkin and A Princess for the recipe!

Rose Infused Body Scrub

This idea is so simple yet super luxurious! Use this scrub do exfoliate dry skin and get ready for your next hot date!

There’s one a few things needed for this one:

1 cup fresh rose petals

1 ½ cups sugar (white sugar will give you a baby pink colored end result)

¼ cup baby oil

Food processor/blender

Mason Jar

This is how simple this one is – throw all of the ingredients into the food processor, pulse until the ingredients are evenly mixed and pour into a jar! This smells super pretty but looks even more amazing!

Image courtesy of: Smart School House

Image courtesy of: Smart School House

Have fun making these post-Valentine’s Day bath time treats!