The Lush Sex Bath Bomb is called the aphrodisiac on the bath bombs. I've upgraded it with the use of pheromones to make it the bath bomb that stays with you and draws your significant other to you as well.
I've recently been on a bath bomb binge since my friend bought me some for Christmas. Mix that with a gift card to Lush and I'm in bath bomb and bubble bar heaven. While I was thinking about bath bombs I wanted to make I discovered the Lush Sex Bomb. It has a handful of essential oils but there was one thing I was surprised that it didn't have, pheromones. I sold Pure Romance a few years ago and one of the best selling products was a pheromone roll on that I still purchase and use to this day because it's so great. The oil soaks into your skin and mixes with your body's chemistry to amplify your scent. It says right on the bottom, sex attractant, or at least it did when I sold it. I would roll this on the ladies at the party and they would go home and their husbands were all over them and they would call the next day to order more. It's that good. There was also a bubble bath so I thought, why not a bath bomb!?
While it is Valentine's Day this week, this bath bomb is great any time of year. Aside from the pheromones in it, jasmine, clary sage, and ylang-ylang are powerful aphrodisiacs. I hid a cute mini rubber duck in one of my bath bombs because I thought it would be the perfect little surprise. I bought a bath bomb mold set that had three different sizes to choose from.
You'll want to blend your dry ingredients first in a big bowl with a whisk. In a smaller bowl blend your oil, water, food coloring, and essential oils. Mix them up well also to blend the food coloring throughout. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry while mixing with your whisk one teaspoon at a time. I even pour slow, if you mix it in fast, the mix will activate and start to fizz. Your arm will be tired, but you will have lots of yummy bath bomb.
In my molds, I added a little red sugar to the mold before I put in the mix. This gave it a little highlight or accent feature. The Lush Sex Bomb has a rice paper flower that dissolves, but I didn't have any of those laying around. You want to make sure that anything you place in your bath bomb is food safe or biodegradable. If it doesn't dissolve it goes into the sewer and can be potentially harmful to the environment and any animals. Not to mention to you! Don't put crazy stuff in there, especially glitter. Look for food grade edible glitter or luster that dissolves. My duck will float to the top and become a bath toy 😉
Here is what you need to make your bath bombs:
(Because I was making these for myself, I made half batches)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup Epson salt (optional)
1 tbsp oil – I used almond oil
1/2 tbsp water
5 drops jasmine essential oil ( It is actually an absolute or essence, not really an essential oil. Something about the process.)
3 drops ylang ylang
3 drops clary sage
10 drops pheromone oil
I found the mini heart rubber ducks at Oriental Trading.
Blend dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Blend oil, water, essential oils, and food coloring in a small bowl.
Spoon wet mix slowly into dry while whisking vigorously to blend.
Pack the mix into the bath bombs into the molds. Lightly tap the mold to release the bath bomb and set it aside to dry.
Let them dry overnight.
Notes: The bath bomb mix should be the consistency of moon sand or slightly damp sand. Squeeze it in your hand, does it hold its shape. If your mix is too dry added a tiny bit of oil or use a spray bottle to spray in a little more moisture. You'd rather start with your mix too dry than too wet. If it is too wet it will “melt” or change shape after you take it out of the molds to dry. If it is, don't panic, it will still work, you just won't have a perfectly round bath bomb.