How to Make Conversation Heart Bath Bombs for Valentine's Day

Nothing says Valentine's Day like conversation hearts. Take that concept to the bathtub with heart-shaped bath bombs.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Treat yourself or your Valentine to these easy and customizable DIY bath bombs. The beauty of bath bombs is you can make them in as many different shapes, colors, scents and variations as you want. Once you have the basic recipe down, you can make them for every occasion.

You'll Need:

  • conversation heart candy mold
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons Epsom salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil (or almond)
  • a few drops of skin-safe essential oils
  • food coloring

1. Combine Ingredients

Begin by combining all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate, microwavable bowl, add the coconut oil. Microwave until the oil is liquid and not gelatinous (Image 1). Slowly add the coconut oil to the dry ingredients a little bit at a time until the mixture is the consistency of sand (Image 2). If the mixture is too dry, add a few dashes of witch hazel.

2. Add Color and Scent

For more than one scent or color, divide the mixture into different bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring and a few drops of essential oil to the mixture and combine. Add more coloring and fragrance to your preference. Use your hands to knead the mixture like dough to thoroughly combine. Optionally, add dried flower petals or skin-safe glitter.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

3. Press Into Molds

Press the combined mixture into the molds, making sure to pack them tightly. Allow the bath bombs to dry 24-48 hours or until they pop easily out of the mold.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

4. Enjoy

Leave the bath bombs as they are (Image 1) or highlight the text with a food-safe marker to make the message pop (Image 2). Then, wrap them as a gift or pop them in the bathtub and enjoy your hard work.

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