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.
Treat yourself or your Valentine to these easy and sweet smelling DIY bath bombs. Once you have the basic recipe down, you can make them for every occasion.
Check out this episode of "DIY This With Jennifer Perkins" to see bath bomb making in action and learn what all the fizzy fuss is about.
- conversation heart candy mold
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 1 tbs coconut oil (or almond)
- essential oils
- food coloring
The beauty of bath bombs is you can make them in as many different shapes, colors, scents and variations as you want. Molds for candy, ice, popsicles and more will work to make bath bombs. There are even conversation heart molds.
Combine the dry ingredients and sift together. In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients except for the colorant and scent. Be sure to microwave the coconut oil so that it is liquid.
Slowly add the wet to the dry a little bit at a time until the mixture is the consistency of sand.
If you want multiple color/scent bath bombs, divide the mixture into different bowls to add color and scent.
Press mixture into molds making sure to pack tightly.
Allow the bath bombs to dry 24-48 hours or until they easily pop out of the mold.
Leave them as is or highlight the text with a food marker to make the message pop.
Experiment with different shaped heart molds.