I find it very satisfying to make my own bath products, not only for the customization aspect, but for how it’s typically easy to make a bunch of them at once and they’re always a beautiful handmade gift option. This time we’re making bath bomb bars in a classic rose scent, and I’ve partnered with Canon to share free printable labels to help these sit pretty in your bathroom, or to be the finishing touch on the packaging if you plan on gifting them. It’s never too early to think about the holidays, I know.
I used a bath bomb kit that had everything pre-measured and pre-packaged which made it extra easy. Here are the approximate measurements that yielded about 14 bath bomb bars for me:
-1 cup citric acid
-2 cups sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
-1 cup corn starch
Mix the dry ingredients together and add around 50-70 drops of essential oil. The science on this seems to be all over the place and I honestly kind of eyeball it and do what feels right. I roughly estimated it to be about 3-5 drops per bar.
Add in water a little bit at a time and mix thoroughly before adding more. Be very careful about this and use only enough water so that the powder just starts to pack together like a dry snowball. If you add too much water, the bars will expand as they dry, so add sparingly and mix well. I used a little less than 1/4 cup and it was too much! Add by teaspoons and take your time.
Mix in dried rose buds/petals. I added about 3/4 cup but you can add as little or as much as you like. Just don’t add in too much or you might have problems with the bars staying intact.
Sprinkle some more rose buds and petals into the molds before packing in the bath bomb mixture tightly. Because the silicone mold has some give, the bars will bulge out in shape as you pack in the mixture, so make sure to reshape each bar by pushing on the outside walls of each cavity as you go. Allow the bath bombs to completely dry for about 24 hours.
Print out the labels here and if you’re using the clear sticker paper, make sure to place it clear side down in the main tray. Even though this sticker paper is a bit thicker, the TS8020 printer has no trouble picking it up from the main tray.
Let the labels dry for at least 5 minutes before handling and cutting.
You can definitely use regular white sticker paper, but I love the subtlety of the clear label on a clear jar. The clear labels would also look great on cellophane bags, or even glassine ones.
When placed in a jar and labeled like this, the bath bomb bars double as a decorative item. They’re both enjoyable to use and enjoyable to display, and that is exciting my friends, because you also made this by yourself. YES!
In case you missed the link, download the printable labels here!
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