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 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.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Supplies: 

  • 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

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

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. 

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

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.

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Jennifer Perkins

Slowly add the wet to the dry a little bit at a time until the mixture is the consistency of sand.

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Jennifer Perkins

If you want multiple color/scent bath bombs, divide the mixture into different bowls to add color and scent.

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Jennifer Perkins

Press mixture into molds making sure to pack tightly.

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Jennifer Perkins

Allow the bath bombs to dry 24-48 hours or until they easily pop out of the mold.

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Jennifer Perkins

Leave them as is or highlight the text with a food marker to make the message pop.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Experiment with different shaped heart molds.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Next, try these Allergy and Sinus Relief Bath Bombs and how about a Rainbow Soapsicle!

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